• Education Development Center
  • $146,240.00 -146,240.00/year*
  • Waltham , MA
  • Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance
  • Full-Time
  • 330 Winter St


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EDC is seeking a Portfolio Director with deep experience working with schools and systems to build capacity and/or conduct applied evaluation and research. S/he will oversee the current portfolio and staff, ensuring high quality execution of projects and deliverables. The Portfolio Director also will develop and execute a business development strategy that builds on and expands EDC's work in improving schools and educational systems. A successful Director will understand the research, evaluation, and technical assistance landscape, from federal and state initiatives to collaborations led by the philanthropic and private sectors. S/he will be able to identify trends, opportunities, and connections that can inform and enhance strategic initiatives. The Portfolio Director also will have a network of relationships in the field and a proven track record of strong leadership and effective management.. The Portfolio Director II has overall responsibility for the programmatic, financial, and administrative success of the Portfolio. As such the Portfolio Director will:. Develop, communicate, and implement a strategic and technical vision for the Portfolio. Build external relationships for future collaborations, including to seek new business opportunities. Be accountable for business development including: overseeing business development initiatives to ensure long-term financial viability for the Portfolio and EDC and evaluating business opportunities for risk to Portfolio & EDC, in conjunction with Portfolio staff and/or US Division Leadership. Works with colleagues in other portfolios to discern and realize opportunities for collaboration to advance programmatic goals. Work with programmatic and communications staff to maintain and increase EDC's reputation and visibility in the field. Participate in the US Division Leadership Team that sets and oversees policies, procedures, systems, resources, and communications to maximize efficiency, reduce costs, increase quality, and promote innovation & excellence across the Division. Provide strategic insight and recommendations to EDC Leadership &/or the Board of Directors (as requested). Be responsible for communicating and modeling EDC and division policies and goals to portfolio staff and for raising concerns of portfolio staff to division leadership.. Actively present progress &/or results in public forums &/or publications and supports the same among Portfolio staff. Have overall responsibility for the management of the portfolio, including direct supervision of the senior staff.. The Portfolio Director II also. Contributes to and advances EDC's commitment to diversity, promoting strong ethics and ensuring fair & equitable treatment of staff & partners. Fosters overall atmosphere of productivity, creativity and innovation. Serves on US Division and/or EDC committees. May lead meetings, negotiations, presentations, and external events. Troubleshoots problems and facilitates solutions. Promotes excellent business, client, funder and public relations. Represents the portfolio and organization with key or potential clients/accounts. Travels to other EDC offices and to visit funders on a regular basis. QUALIFICATIONS. This position requires demonstrated management experience; educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently, as well as to work effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:. Master's degree or equivalent combination of training & experience required. 15+ years related business, R&D, evaluation, education or management experience, with minimum of 10 years prior business development, project management, &/or grants & contracts management experience, including budget responsibility and staff supervision and development. Excellent analytical capacity. Demonstrable skills in leadership, advanced client relations, business development, contract management, and staff development
MBA or PhD desirable
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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