SF Bay Area, New York, NY

Associate, Strategy & Development, New Teacher Center
The Organization

New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning by guiding a new generation of educators. Founded by teachers in 1998, NTC works in conjunction with school districts, state policymakers and educators across the country to increase the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders at all levels. These programs are built upon research-based principles for teacher on-boarding, mentoring and ongoing coaching, and are proven to accelerate teacher effectiveness, reduce teacher churn and improve student achievement. NTC has made it their mission to overcome challenges students and teachers face by providing all educators with the support and resources necessary to succeed from their first day to their last. NTC now supports over 6,500 mentors and coaches and 24,000 teachers and is improving the learning of over 1.8 million students across the country. For more information, please visit: http://www.newteachercenter.org/ Position Overview

NTC is seeking a dynamic Associate, Strategy & Development who is committed to NTC’s mission to disrupt the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students, from preschool through high school, by accelerating educator effectiveness.

The Associate, Strategy & Development is a role that helps leaders across the organization make ideas a reality by helping to secure philanthropic support. This role oversees the development of a grant from A to Z, helping our staff to further NTC’s mission, vision, and strategic drivers. This role requires a diverse skill set to connect the strategy dots across departments, dive into the minute details of grant proposal requirements, and engage in strategic, cross-functional projects such as market research, literature reviews, and landscape analyses.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

The following is an overview of the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. The employee may perform other duties as required.

Strategic Agility

  • You are committed to disrupting patterns of inequity and oppression. You strive to be a fully self-actualized leader. You address issues of race, class, and privilege because equity leads to better results for everyone, most importantly teachers and students. Essentially, you are woke.
  • You embrace data. You are a strong strategic thinker with the ability to understand and translate overall business goals, while continually measuring strategies and tactics related to data, information, to ultimately help take opportunities to close.
  • You help NTC to put their best foot forward externally. You are willing to jump in and help plan and execute Funder’s Briefings conducted at various locations nationally. Additionally, you will work to identify and/or attend occasional funder convenings, meetings, and networking events.
  • You achieve quick wins while always keeping the long game in mind. You are energized by doing the tough work today while also keeping your eye on the ball ten years from now because when you do, you ask bigger, more important questions and deliver better short-term success.

Grant Development

  • You are an internal orchestrator. You dive in and partner with leaders across the organization to develop a deep understanding of NTC’s products, and services and help craft pitches that will advance our collective work. You will engage with departments such as Program, Learning & Innovation, Marketing & External Affairs, and Finance to ensure grant proposals have accurate impact outcomes, communications considerations, and budgets.
  • You are an external scout. You seek out funders and grant opportunities for leaders across the organization to consider and assess.
  • You are a great writer. You love to make the complex simple with the written word. No matter what the product or service, you are a quick study and can co-develop and write compelling narratives that help further NTC’s mission, vision, and strategic drivers.
  • You live and breathe Salesforce. This CRM tool is our one-stop shop to track funder engagement, pipeline opportunities, and proposals. You are committed to using Salesforce to input, track, and guide our interactions with every opportunity and funder.
  • You have a “gentle pressure, relentlessly applied” mantra: At the end of the day, what ultimately helps NTC meet our philanthropic revenue goals is meeting deadlines and ensuring every T is crossed and I, dotted. You can anticipate what needs to get done today to meet deadlines four weeks from now, and you help mobilize people and teams to get it all done with high-quality.

**This is a Bay Area or NYC Preferred, remote role.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree a plus
  • 4+ years of professional experience requiring external written communication, strong analytical skills, and leadership of complex, group-based projects with concrete deliverables
  • 2+ years of development and/or grant-writing experience
  • Ability to lead project management and manage up
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Adept at synthesizing info from a variety of sources into a compelling and persuasive narrative
  • Quick study; self-reflective and strive for continuous improvement
  • Ability to think at both a big-picture and detailed level
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Motivate a group to remain schedule-driven, even when they are not under the same deadlines that you are experiencing
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills that inspire confidence from a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including funders, client partners, and junior and senior members of NTC staff
  • Ability to create and refine a program/project budget in Microsoft Excel, and help design budget modifications and tradeoffs when necessary
  • Ability to multitask, especially in managing multiple proposals simultaneously; outstanding time-management skills
  • Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, and particularly in MS Excel
  • Experience in the non-profit and K-12 education sectors a strong plus

ADA Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Work normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Limited physical effort required
  • Hearing, repetitive hand motions, sitting, talking, typing

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