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Writers in the Schools seeks a Program Team Managing Director to lead and set the vision for our program year. Reporting to the Executive Director, this leader will serve as a trusted partner and an integral member of the Leadership Team. The Program Team leader will drive the mission-critical function of leading the program team which develops and manages all writer engagements with schools and communities. Both a wordsmith and a clear oral communicator, the ideal candidate is a transformational change agent with an experienced lens for equity-minded solutions, a deep belief in the power of creative thinking, a respect for the arts in its many forms, and a passion for educational equity for all children. A strategic thinker able to see the big picture, this leader has exceptional communication skills, high EQ, an understanding of group dynamics, a facility for creating systems to move the work forward transparently and equitably, and an understanding of data-informed solutions. Experience within the school system at the campus or systems-level preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Minimum 10+ years of professional work experience, with a successful track record of managing and nurturing the development of rising and veteran leaders.
ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT RESUMES TO JANETTE HENDRIX AT JHENDRIX@WITSHOUSTON.ORG