director of education


About us:

People Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness in Minnesota and a dedicated leader in homeless prevention. If you want to help transform communities and see families thrive, then People Serving People is the place for you.

What do we need?

The Education Director has overall programmatic and administrative responsibility for the Education Department. This includes bridging the programs and staff across two locations, leading department level priorities, facilitating meetings, and proactively engaging staff and parents. Additionally, the Education Director invests in staff professional development. The Education Director is also an organization leader. They contribute to the organization’s strategic priorities, transformation, fundraising efforts, board and other ad hoc working committees, and engagement in cross-departmental projects. The Education Director bridges the programmatic work of the Department with external community and serves as the public face of the Department in various capacities.

Responsibilities for Director of Education:

  • Responsibility for all early education and school age education programs provided to People Serving People guests and Center of Excellence Preschool and Learning Center children and families
  • Responsive to community and guest needs to refine and develop new programs for People Serving People and to build upon current People Serving People educational programs
  • Invests in staff professional and leadership development directly or indirectly across the department, includes directing training and staff development for all Educational Services Managers
  • Budget responsibility for all educational programming areas, assists managers in preparing and managing their budgets
  • Responsibility for licensing, accreditation, and program contracts for all early education and school age education programs and assists managers in completing inspection and reporting requirements as needed
  • Works directly with the Development Department to help align education program development with funding development
  • Provides accurate educational program information to the Institutional Giving Manager for grant submissions
  • Participates on the Strategy and Transformation Board Committee and at board meetings and retreats as requested
  • Represents People Serving People as a public face for the organization’s Educational Services work which includes participation in presentations and/or presenting on areas of expertise and the program, participating on panels, intentional networking and relationship building with organizations and practitioners in the field, and participating on related working groups, committees, and/or boards outside of the organization
  • Develops and maintains (both directly and indirectly) partnerships with community leaders, community organizations, governmental agencies and others that can provide support to or enhance People Serving People’s educational programming efforts

Requirements for Director of Education:

  • BA/BS/MA in Education or related field OR 6-8 years of relevant experience
  • 5 years’ management or supervision experience supervising a multi-cultural, socially diverse population
  • 5 years’ experience providing leadership in a school or early childhood program setting
  • 3 years’ experience with child care licensing, inspections, accreditation and reporting
  • Training, public speaking, and/or facilitation experience and tools
  • Strong racial equity lens and cultural competency
  • Public policy or systems change experience, orientation, or interest
  • Experience and competence with Microsoft Office and CRM systems

Pay and Benefits for Director of Education:

  • $70,000 – $73,000 annually
  • Medical Insurance
  • Company paid dental, life, and disability insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Start with 27 days of PTO per year
  • Reduced cost parking or metro pass
  • Reduced childcare rates
  • Free lunch every day
  • The chance to make a real difference in the community

To Apply and Learn More:

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