2Revolutions (www.2revolutions.net) is an education design lab that specializes in designing and launching “Future of Learning” models and helping to catalyze the conditions within which they can thrive. We work with forward thinking governments, foundations and entrepreneurs (for-profit and non-profit) to build and transition toward the Future of Learning.
Unlike traditional learning models – where education typically happens to students – we are working to develop new models that leverage technology to personalize learning for every student at lower costs. 2Rev is working in new and existing schools; at different grade levels; in district, charter and parochial schools; and in formal and informal settings where learning occurs. Because our work touches the multiple levels of school, district, network and state in Early Childhood, K12, Postsecondary and Workforce Development, we think about the conditions, or the systems, necessary to scale and foment this level of innovation.
Everything we do is built upon the principles of integrative design – which recognizes that complex issues cannot be solved by focusing on one element at a time. Rather than sell canned “solutions” we work collaboratively with our partners to solve specific problems. We view our portfolio as a form of action research on how new learning systems will need to work for all students in the coming decades.
To support the work of our core team, 2Rev maintains a Talent Cloud™ – a flexible supply of superior talent that can be combined in different ways to draw upon the knowledge, skills and experience needed to solve specific problems. We also look for passion. We believe that professionals who do what they love (ourselves included) are happier, more creative, and more productive. This helps us generate superior outcomes. Join us to do what you love, for good!
ABOUT THE POSITION
2Rev is seeking a Project Associate to support our growing portfolio. For this role, we need the right creative minds to collaborate with us. First and foremost, we look for thinkers and doers who will manifest their skills and passion through writing, research & analysis. This will consist of supporting external projects with partners from across our portfolio and internal strategic work to help expand 2Rev’s social impact and financial success.
Functional work can include qualitative and quantitative research, strategic communications, project analysis, project design, and knowledge curation. Additional responsibilities may include general research and analysis for internal strategic initiatives; drafting communications materials such as case studies, op-eds and white papers; and attending industry events for networking and informational purposes.
CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS & PROFILE
Education and Experience:
Graduate student or graduate degree in policy, education, law or business preferred
5+ years of professional experience in schools, education agencies, or education-related organizations desired
Skills and Attitudes:
A creative thinker with a fundamental belief that we can design radically better ways to educate our children
The ability to think conceptually and execute against complex, multi-faceted strategies
Strong problem-solving skills, with an ability to develop innovative solutions to project-related challenges in real time
Exceptional research & communication skills (demonstration of high quality writing skills a must)
Highly organized, ability to manage self and others with clarity in ambiguous circumstances
Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
Professional maturity, with an ability to work independently, consistently setting and meeting targets
Comfort with ambiguity and a willingness to take on multiple roles within a project and the firm
Facility with common productivity and communication tools
Willingness to work virtually with possibility for occasional travel
Position will be structured as a part-time (20 hours/week) opportunity
As 2Rev continues to expand, there may exist a possibility to grow into other part- or full-time opportunities
Opportunities to join the 2Rev Talent Cloud™ in a more flexible role also exist
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience, with potential for a performance bonus.
How to apply
Please send résumé, cover letter and brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with “2Rev Project Associate” in the subject line
While we accept applications on a rolling basis, we are currently seeking applications to fill the position in March 2015. Select applicants will be interviewed. Due to the volume of applicants, we cannot guarantee a response to all interested candidates.