We recruit and retain insightful employees who have backgrounds and skills from across the professional spectrum, who join our organization because they want to help aspiring teachers cultivate the skills they need to be ready for the classroom.
Educators Rising is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain, and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential.
Open Position: Director
PDK International is looking for a strong and charismatic leader with proven strategy and business experience to lead Educators Rising, our pre-collegiate division. Educators Rising is both an association and a curriculum and assessment provider. Ideal candidates are education entrepreneurs with past school and school district experience. As an association, Educators Rising cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession. Educators Rising provides passionate young people with hands-on teaching experience, sustains their interest in the profession, and helps them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. As a curriculum and assessment provider, Educators Rising works directly with school districts to provide rigorous products that are designed to build the capacity of aspiring and current educators. PDK International strives to be a leader in a movement aimed at changing the narrative about teaching by investing in helping communities grow their next generation of educators to transform public education, especially for our most vulnerable students.
The Educators Rising Director will promote Educators Rising programs, services, and overall mission to stakeholders, and the public at large. The Director will be charged with enacting and sustaining the vision of the division and be responsible for the division’s integration with the greater PDK International organization — thereby ensuring continuity of services for its constituents. The Director will leverage existing assets, assess market potential, and mitigate risks to map out a viable and sustainable business and operations plan to insure long-term success of the division. The Director will report to the PDK International Chief Program Officer and will serve as the primary brand champion and ambassador in the education sphere and be a key voice in the traditional and CTSO areas of education.
Candidates will need a deep knowledge of teaching and learning practices, school and central office operations, and education policy. In addition, successful candidates will need to have strong business acumen, the skills to form partnerships, and fundraising ability.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter to HR@pdkintl.org with the subject line "Educators Rising Director."
Open Position: Partnerships Advisor (Sales Director)
At Educators Rising, we’re changing how our country thinks about teacher recruitment and preparation by starting in high school. We provide districts and schools with the tools they need to establish high school-based “grow-your-own” teacher pathway programs. Specifically, we offer two new sets of products: the EdRising Academy curriculum and support services and the Educators Rising “Beginning to Teach” micro-credentials (or digital badges). The result of these efforts is a pipeline of accomplished teachers who are positioned to make a lasting difference — not only in the lives of their students, but also in the field of teaching more broadly.
The Partnerships Advisor is at the forefront of this work. You will be responsible for selling Educators Rising products and services to districts, schools, and state education agencies. The ideal candidate will possess a quantifiable record of success in K12 sales with a demonstrated ability to meet and exceed goals. A strong belief in the importance of improving teacher recruitment and preparation is a must. This is a hybrid role combining in-house sales work with field work and requires some travel.
How to Apply
If you’re passionate about education, competitive, and have a strong desire to exceed goals, then you might be a perfect fit with Educators Rising. If you’re interested in changing the way we recruit and prepare teachers in this country, then we’d like to meet you.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to HR@pdkintl.org with the subject line “Partnerships Advisor.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.