Chief Partnership Officer

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Impact Public Schools | Puget Sound Elementary






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Impact Public Schools (IPS) invites passionate and experienced leaders to join our team as the Chief Partnership Officer. Leading at Impact is a unique opportunity. We are deeply committed to achieving our mission of preparing a diverse population of students to succeed in college and impact communities as the next generation of equity-driven, innovative leaders. Our schools are tightly-knit families where every child is known, loved by an adult mentor and guided to achieve their unique, limitless potential. Our strong community is rooted in joyful rigor and committed to the following core values:

  • Bold Ambitions – We envision self-driven students and adults who develop the skills, habits and mindsets to impact communities and invent the future; we support one another in achieving step-by-step excellence along the way.

  • Brave Solidarity  – Diversity strengthens and enlivens us. Dissatisfied yet optimistic, we bring a lens of equity and inclusion to each decision and each day.

  • Team WA – All of Washington is our team. We are powerful when we work together, so we build relationships based on empathy and strive together towards outstanding outcomes for all public school students.

  • Everyone Grows – We approach each day as an opportunity to learn and grow. We work hard towards our own just-right goals, cheering each other on as we redefine potential.

  • Play Big – We celebrate. We wonder. We ask. We make and invent and imagine. We play big.

  • Intention – In the tiny and the huge, we keep the end in mind and reflect on the potential effects of our choices.

Through consistent, high-impact coaching, and personalized career pathways, we are deeply committed to each team member’s growth.

Responsibilities of the Chief Partnership Officer

Create the Family & Community Engagement Vision, Model & Plan:

  • Collaborate with the  Impact Leadership Team to highlight best practices from around the country, and ensure family engagement decisions align with Impact’s goals and values.

  • Support all members with building structures across org to actualize this vision at the Home Office & school sites.

  • Collaborate with the CAO on the master calendar to align Family & Community Engagement with Impact’s instructional vision.

  • Develop school leader structures for sustained VAC & SAC collaboration including developing the scope and sequence for the year, drafting the selection process, timeline and agendas, drafting communications and coaching school leaders on execution and strong follow through.  Model and collaborate with School Leaders when needed.

  • Create and support each school site with implementing a Family Room (dedicated space) within each school building.

Support Execution of the Family and Community Engagement Plan at HO and All School Sites:

  • Collaborate with School Leaders to identify a school needs assessment.

  • Develop and support school leadership with sustaining a Partnership School Model.

  • Lead org-wide Family Engagement Sessions re: curriculum, SEL, and school culture.

  • Develop and co-lead Title I family engagement session annually with each School Leader at each school site.

  • Work with principals  to ensure FEP (aligned to Title 1 requirements) is monitored and adjusted each quarter.

  • Partner with Lead Team to organize and host ongoing Listening Tours with all key stakeholder groups.

  • Observe the model weekly and provide implementation resources which allow for consistent execution across schools and classrooms.

  • Support School Leader coaching on additional skills as needed.

  • Develop and distribute Family and Community Surveys. Present findings and recommended next steps to the IPS Board of Directors.

Build and Strengthen Cross-Sector Collaboration and Alignment:

  • Develop deep partnerships aligned with the IPS Team WA Core Value. Actively seek opportunities to build bridges and establish partnership, including with secondary schools to expand the organization’s reach and educational impact. Support families with access to school choice as they transition out of  Impact Public Schools.

  • Develop partnerships with community organizations which support talent pipelines, enrollment, and other aspects of programming (i.e. summer opportunities, counseling etc.)

  • Actively participate (and co-lead – when appropriate) in WA Charters Family  and Community Engagement committees and support groups. Assist WA Charters with organizing family advocates (when needed).

Develop & Co-Lead Faculty Brave Solidarity Training:

  • Develop the scope and sequence and plans for faculty and family Brave Solidarity professional development. Co-lead sessions. Prepare other co-leaders.

Organizational Leadership:

  • Lead the Home Office monthly Circle, to support team culture.

  • Co-facilitate the Play Big Team (with the Talent Team) to bring joy across the organization through all-org events and opportunities to show appreciation.

  • Actively participate in weekly leadership team meetings, set and monitor  org-wide goals, collaborate on all organizational decisions, and co-lead Brave Solidarity Steering Committee alongside other LT leaders.

  • Support high priority tours and visits when needed.

  • Work with Board (and state level) Stakeholders, when appropriate.

  • Support Fundraising to sustain the organization’s financial well-being.

Skills and Characteristics:

  • Deep knowledge of family and community engagement.

  • Organizational and people leadership: Understand what makes schools succeed/fail,    able to build a strong school environment and positive contribution to school culture, drive classroom and school change, build strong relationships, and influence/develop others.

  • Bridge-builder: Ability to listen to community stakeholders, gather feedback and respond thoughtfully.

  • Solution-oriented and creative problem solver with experience in data analysis and creating and managing systems.

  • Strong belief in the IPS mission and educational model, including experience implementing – or a passionate desire to learn how to integrate elements of project based learning – personalization and social emotional learning into instruction.

  • Self-aware: Aware of own strengths and areas of growth, work relentlessly to improve upon growth areas, are open to feedback,willing to take personal responsibility, show    balance in confidence vs. humility, and behave professionally.

  • Adaptable: Manage uncertainty; demonstrate resilience, resolve, and flexibility in face of change.

  • Critical thinker and decision-maker: Analyze information and organize thinking to solve problems.

  • High moral character; socially responsible.

  • Ability to connect with and motivate a diverse community.

  • Values the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment.

  • Exhibits a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner

  • Positive and effective collaborator.

  • Communication: Speak and write effectively.    Inspire through communication (verbal & written).

  • Personal organization: Prioritize and multi-task effectively. Punctual, prepared, detail-oriented.

Educational Background/Work Experience and Eligibility

  • 5+ years of school leadership experience with record of exceptional results

  • 3+ years of district or CMO leadership, or job-alike responsibilities.

  • Experience leading high-performing teams and managing     staff, while providing constructive  feedback and coaching to team members.

  • Experience managing adults; goal-setting, providing meaningful feedback, and setting professional development plans.

  • Demonstrated success leading school improvement     initiatives which close student achievement gaps between racial, ethnic, and economic groups.

  • Passionate about continuous improvement.

  • Must pass the Washington state background check.


Home office members will spend at least 1.5 days a week at school sites. Home office members will work at each school site (Seattle, Tukwila, Tacoma) at least once a week. When not at a school site, work is performed remotely.

Additional Requirements

  • Prior to the start date of employment all employees need to obtain clearance on a criminal justice fingerprint and background check.

  • Prior to being made an offer, the hiring manager will ask candidates to complete a character and fitness form from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

  • An offer is contingent upon verification that the person is authorized to work in the United States for any employer


Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. IPS offers a full benefits package and opportunities for professional growth.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal employment opportunity and respect in the workplace are fundamental principles at Impact Public Schools (IPS). IPS prohibits and does not tolerate harassment, intimidation, bullying, discriminatory, or retaliatory behavior. All aspects of your employment are based upon your personal capabilities and qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex/gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, disability, age, military status, marital status, partnership status, status as a victim of domestic violence, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other protected class as established by federal, state, or local law. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Kristen McCaw, COO, 3438 S. 148th St., Tukwila , WA 98186, (206)712-7640,

Non-Discrimination Statement

Impact Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Kristen McCaw, COO, 3438 S. 148th St., Tukwila , WA 98186, (206)712-7640,

Commitment to Diversity:

IPS seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and recruiting a team that reflects the diversity of our student movement.