Director of New School Development – New Tech Network – Napa, CA

New Tech Network

New Tech Network, a national non-profit organization with offices in Napa and Oakland, engages with public school districts and charter school organizations to develop innovative K-12 schools. Schools in the Network are centered on a culture that empowers, teaching that engages, and technology that enables so that students graduate ready for college and career. Student achievement is the measure of our success.

The Network currently consists of 150+ public and charter schools in urban, rural, and suburban communities in 25 states, the District of Columbia and Australia.


As New Tech Network moves into its second decade as a school development organization, we seek an accomplished educator and strategist to support the continued expansion of New Tech schools. As a member of the New School Development team, the Director engages prospective new schools and districts in the exploration, planning, and implementation process and also supports current Network schools with identifying new products and services to meet their needs. In addition to these primary responsibilities, this team member will bring specific expertise to the team in two or more of the following areas:

Elementary Schools: Prior work experience with or in an elementary school and deep understanding of elementary curriculum, scheduling, staffing, and funding.
District/Central Office: Prior work experience within districts, with knowledge of district systems, school/ leadership coaching, funding, and district strategies.
Charter Schools: Prior work experience with or in charter schools, including writing charters, navigating the charter approval process, developing boards or other governing bodies, developing school site budgets, securing facilities, recruiting new students, and starting a successful school.
State/Federal Policy: Prior work experience within state or federal policy support organizations in which either policy or program development efforts supporting education innovation were the primary focus..

The Director of New School Development will join a team of four other directors.


Supports NTN’s growth as a member of the New School Development Team:
Develop relationships with district, school, and community leaders who are interested in re-imagining teaching and learning.
Coordinate and lead tours to regional school sites, especially high-profile Executive Tours with diverse groups.
Present at regional and national conferences.
Speak with accuracy, authority, and confidence about the key aspects of the New Tech Design and effectively conduct trainings, workshops, and presentations related to student assessment practices that meet NTN standards of professional development.
Maintain accurate time, expense, and activity records.
Other duties as assigned.


Capability to personally build, develop and retain strong relationships with funders, community and district leaders, and state and national departments of education.
Deep knowledge of public education reform landscape. A minimum of 10 years of experience in education, non-profit operations, or city/state education agencies required.
Strong management skills, with the ability to motivate, excite, and educate key stakeholders.
Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals and to initiate process improvements.
Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships across teams.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong public speaking skills.
Knowledge of public education reform landscape strongly desired.
Experience in remote and virtual learning and work environments.
Successful organization and implementation of staff development activities.
Administrative Services Credential, or Master’s Degree, preferably in Education. Prior experience as a coach or trainer is preferred.
Able to work and lead in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and develop strong relationships with various constituencies within and outside of the New Tech Network.
Ability to travel (up to 50%).
Model New Tech Network’s values of Trust, Respect, and Responsibility at all times.
Willingness to have fun. We take our work seriously and care deeply about our relationships. We like to laugh and treasure opportunities to hang out together.


Must be able to collaborate effectively with others on a regular basis. Those people include, but are not limited to, employees of all levels within the organization, community, district leaders and teachers, and members of other organizations, customers, vendors and visitors.


This position has access to sensitive and confidential information, and is trusted to maintain this information, files and documents properly. These documents include, but are not limited to, financial information, grant information, client proprietary information and other business related material. Failure to safeguard this information could result in loss of trust and reputation internally and externally.


Low physical effort required to sit, stand at files, bend, stoop, lift, and walk. Maximum unassisted lift = 35lbs. Requires ability to use a keyboard, monitor and calculator. Also requires the ability to communicate verbally, both in person and on the telephone.


Inside average office environment. Average office noise levels. No personal protective equipment required. Ambient temperature between 68 and 76F.


A competitive compensation package.
A highly collaborative, creative yet autonomous work environment.
Comprehensive benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision Care Coverage, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, Short and Long Term Disability, Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D), Employee Assistance Program, Supplemental Life Insurance, Supplemental Accident & Critical Illness plans and 401(k) Retirement Plan.

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