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Partnership Associate

  • Date Posted
    • 4.12.22
  • Organization
    • EL Education
  • Role
    • National HQ
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Remote


EL Education is a national nonprofit partnering with K-12 educators to transform public schools and districts into hubs of opportunity for all students to achieve excellent equitable outcomes. EL Education is guided by a vision of education equity and student potential, by a reimagined definition of student achievement, and offers research-proven resources and practices, including the acclaimed EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum, Core Practices, and aligned professional learning. EL Education was founded in 1991 and currently serves 440,000 students in diverse communities across the country. Learn more at ELEducation.org.


The Partnership Associate provides essential support for district partnerships. This individual reports to a Director, Curriculum Partnerships and supports the District Partnership Team, including managing directors, directors and the associate director in a variety of ways. The Partnership Associate supports day-to-day project management of partnerships, coordination of meetings, management of team member tasks and action items, preparation of plans and materials, and communications with team members, consultants and partners. The Partnership Associate offers ongoing data tracking supports and develops and maintains reports in collaboration with the Manager. This position is full-time.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and manage communication with internal colleagues (EL staff and consultants) and partners
  • Coordinate and support meetings including: agenda management, note-taking, maintaining documents, action steps and providing logistics support
  • Manage and organize internal and external documentation related to partnerships
  • Communicate clear parameters (# of facilitators, # of participants, etc.) to ensure that all details of a professional development event are tended to with accuracy
  • Provide logistical support to the Director/Associate Director in planning for delivery of services including:
    • Drafting and communicating details to EL staff and consultants
    • Liaising with partner point person around event logistics
    • Acting as on site support (i.e., transportation arrangements, meals, etc.)
    • Coordinating materials’ distribution
    • Gather and compile staff and consultant contact and travel information for professional development or team events
  • Work with EL Education’s Program Operations Team members for a variety of details related to EL Education’s district professional development. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • vet potential venues for meetings and professional development
    • Support details during contract negotiations with venues to ensure that venue provides for the needs of a particular partner
    • Assist in management materials/supplies delivery and ordering
    • Tracking and coordination of hotel accommodations, meeting spaces and catering, as needed
    • Coordinate and manage temporary logistical personnel
  • Support staff in expense reports through tracking and providing coding/categorizing of expenses for EL staff and consultants



  • Highly proficient in technology tools including Google Apps, use of online calendar, MS Office Suite, and web-based collaboration tools (e.g., Google Hangout, Adobe Connect)
  • Strong communication skills including internal and external audiences
  • Logistical event planning for participants from a variety of settings
  • Ability to handle fast-paced work flow
  • Familiarity with Salesforce preferred


  • Basic understanding of the education profession, workings of school districts, etc
  • Experience in event planning or logistics preferred


  • A minimum of 3 years work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred -- ideally with background in communication, business administration or education
  • 2-3 years of project management experience with increasing responsibility
  • A passion for EL Education’s mission and vision
  • Demonstrated experience supporting complex, deadline-intensive projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams and stakeholders
  • A collaborative, entrepreneurial, and flexible professional approach
  • High detail-orientation
  • Capacity to identify gaps or needs in a plan and propose solutions
  • Desire to “roll up your sleeves” with our field facing teams and partners
  • Service oriented mindset
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn about the EL Education Language Arts curriculum and professional development offerings
  • Comfort with working remotely by oneself and also being a part of highly interactive face-to-face events
  • Ability to work with a geographically dispersed organization
  • Professional demeanor


  • Travel will be required up to 40%


  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment, absent an approved medical or religious accommodation.


We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a wide variety of benefits, including paid-time-off, 403b match, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, and more.


Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Please submit your resume and one page cover letter online (link to EL’s Career Page) in MS Word or PDF format. In your cover letter, identify the position you are applying for and how you heard of the job opening and EL Education.


EL Education seeks individuals of all diverse backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. EL Education provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and prohibits discrimination with respect to the hiring or promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other aspect of employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or citizenship status, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy and parental status, HIV status, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, status as a veteran, or physical or mental disability or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. EOE

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