Partnership Team Contractor

Reports to: Project Leader for contracted Projects


The Green Schools National Network is a network of remarkable local education leaders across the U.S. who believe that sustainability is the driver of innovation and that education for sustainability is key to preparing students for an uncertain future. Our network schools share their stories and track data to help others understand how to transform their schools and districts. Because one out of six people go to work, learn and play in a school every day, we believe that investing in equitable, healthy, and sustainable schools will breathe life back into communities that are torn by economic, social, and environmental inequities undermining our capacity to thrive. We envision schools where abundance and joy are central, leadership and power are distributed, and the curriculum empowers marginalized students to make an impact in their communities. Our work enables collaboration, ideation, and adoption of educational beliefs and values that empower communities that have been the most marginalized. We are a five-person, fully remote organization (and growing). Our culture values equity, collaboration, intellectual curiosity, and experimentation.

Position Responsibilities

Partnership Team Contractor supports the Partnership Team in one or more of the following areas:

  • Business Development: Engage with partners through our Business Development process.
  • Network Development: Support various aspects of multi-year strategic plans in one or two of the GreenPrint Impact Systems: leadership, curriculum and instruction, culture and climate, and facilities and operations;
  • Program Development: Provide logistics and planning support for virtual and in-person events.

The work will be a combination of remote and on-site. Travel to school sites to deliver services may be necessary.

The Partnership Team Contractor will:

  • Create deep partnerships that foster trust and shared vision with school leaders, transforming schools and school districts in the pillars of the GreenPrint®.
  • Promote racial, economic, and environmental justice in schools and as a member of the GSNN Partnership Team
  • Recognize challenges to success and seek support from colleagues to problem solve how to navigate these dynamics to advance long-term whole systems change and transformation.
  • Facilitate and support network growth and development by making connections, framing the scope of work for contracts, and fostering relationships.
  • Maintain high levels of social and emotional competencies as a representative of GSNN in the broader community and as a member of all internal GSNN Teams.
  • Other duties as determined by and agreed upon with the Supervisor of the Project

The candidate will join a GSNN team that values relationships, equity, sustainability, and creative and collaborative thinking. As GSNN grows, there could be opportunities for this role to take on more projects within the network.

Desired Qualifications

  • 5 years required minimum experience within schools and school districts
  • Experience teaching and facilitating adults
  • Strong background in education for sustainability and/or whole systems change
  • Strong background in data-driven planning
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel and work flexible hours
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects at one time.
  • Passion and commitment to addressing the link between equity and sustainability.
  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders across different geographies and subject areas
  • Exceptional strategic thinking skills, with a high level of intellectual curiosity
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • A high level of self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence

Compensation and Benefits

This is a part-time contractor position
The rate of pay is commensurate with experience.

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