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District Support Consultant

Company: The Holdsworth Center
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

District Support Consultant

The Holdsworth Center seeks a District Support Consultantwho believes in the promise of public schools to deliver excellent andequitableresults for students, and who believes their unique skills and inner purpose would be a great match for Holdsworth's mission, culture, and values.

Our organization & mission

Driven by the belief that teachers and students thrive with great leadership, The Holdsworth Center builds stronger leaders for Texas public schools. Founded as a nonprofit in 2017 by H-E-B Chairman Charles Butt, Holdsworth provides world-class leadership development programs and services within districts and at its Campus on Lake Austin, a one-of-a-kind place dedicated to the idea that public education holds worth.

Our founder Charless Butt believes educators deserve rigorous professional learning in a world-class setting and envisioned the Campus as a gift to hardworking educators and a testament to the importance of public schools. The serene and peaceful setting allows teams of educators to step back from the day-to-day and see their challenges and opportunities more clearly.

Our work

Leadership is not a skill people are born with-it can be taught.That's why we offer world-class leadership programs, coaching and other services unparalleled in the education field.

In our programs, superintendents, principals, teachers and other educational leaders engage with some of the nation's top experts in their fields from a variety of sectors, including preK-12 and higher education, government and business.

In some of our partner districts, we embed Holdsworth consultants to work hand-in-hand with central office leaders to define what great leadership looks and help them build custom solutions to identify and develop future campus leaders, place them in leadership roles and support them as they progress in their leadership journey.

Our culture & values

We have three corevalues at Holdsworth: Drive for Excellence & Equity, Be of Service and Believe in People. Our values flow from the vision and beliefs of our founder, Charles Butt, and guide our daily words and actions, bringing meaning to the work we do.

About the Position

This full-time position works alongside Holdsworth Partner District teams to develop and implement high quality leadership development systems that enable a strong principal pipeline. Partnering with school leadership, human resource, and other central office and campus-based teams, District Support Consultants help districts to assess and address strengths and weaknesses in their systems for identifying, developing, placing, and supporting new principals in order to ensure every school is served by an excellent leader. Over the course of four years, our team works to ensure these systems are built, implemented, strengthened, and set up for ongoing success beyond the life of the Holdsworth Partnership.


  • Assess the current state of our partner-district's principal pipeline through quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis of their leadership development systems
  • Support partner-district leaders in creating a compelling vision for the future state of specific leadership development systems, including measures of success, key behavioral changes, and requirements for sustainability
  • Develop and manage clear plans to transform and build high-quality systems for leadership development, including systems to identify high-potential future leaders, professional development for aspiring leaders, transparent and rigorous selection processes, effective onboarding, and sustainable distributed leadership in campus roles (e.g., teacher leaders and assistant principals)
  • Produce ready-to-use tools and detailed recommendations that demonstrate best practice in leadership development and lay the groundwork to achieve the district's principal pipeline aspirations
  • Support key district leaders to implement, perform, and continue to iterate on systems to ensure sustainability and long-term success through rigorous project and change management Desirable candidates will have a range of prior experience and capabilities to include:
    • Mindsets and Knowledge:
      • Desire to work with mission-driven peers in a dynamic, outcomes-focused environment
      • Working knowledge of education systems and belief in the potential for excellence in public education
      • Drive to deliver polished, detailed, practical deliverables quickly and independently
      • Highly collaborative work style and openness to feedback in support of mutual learning and continuous improvement
      • Leadership and Technical Skills:
        • Strong strategic thinking supported by the ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data and synthesize actionable themes
        • Relationship-building that instills confidence and can align internal and external partners to work together and make decisions
        • Project and change management that includes setting clear goals and benchmarks and managing diverse individuals against delegated activities, as well as changing mindsets, building skills, and strategic communications
        • Effective meeting facilitation and design
        • Very strong written communication skills that can bring nuance and life to things like guiding documents, project plans, goals, parameters, etc., including comfort working in PowerPoint to communicate ideas and facilitate meetings. Desired Qualifications

          Strong candidates for the District Support consultant role have a range of prior experiences and capabilities. As we seek to build a team with a diverse set of experiences and qualifications, we're currently particularly looking for candidates with prior experience in the following areas:
          • Human Resources
          • Leadership Development
          • Education leadership
          • Human capital consulting
          • Management consulting
          • Public education consulting Experience in campus-level leadership preferred.

            Additional Responsibilities and Expectations

            This is a full time, individual contributor role that may involve changing assignments with multiple districts over time. Weekly, in-state travel is required for meetings and convenings with our partner districts. Typical travel requirements include two to three per days per week of travel, including at least 1-2 overnights.

            The Holdsworth Center is based in Austin, Texas. Candidates not residing in the Austin area will be required to travel to Austin for another 2-3 days per month for staff development and collaboration opportunities.

            How to Apply
            Interested candidates can submit a current resume and cover letter, detailing their interest in this position and how their experience will contribute to the work of The Holdsworth Center by clicking here.

            Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Applications will be screened regularly until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified.

            Compensation & Benefits
            • Salary Range: $100,000 to $110,000
            • Compensation for the role will depend on several factors, including but not limited, your qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience. The Holdsworth Center also factors internal pay equity in evaluating compensation.
            • This position is eligible to participate in in company benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision coverage, life and AD&D, short-term and long-term disability coverage, four-weeks of paid time off, employee assistance program, participation in a 401k program that includes company match, and many other additional benefits.

              The Holdsworth Center is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. All employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Keywords: The Holdsworth Center, Austin , District Support Consultant, Professions , Austin, Texas

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