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Turnaround for Children translates neuroscientific research into practices designed to help schools with students facing adversity. Over the past 15 years, we have grown from an idea into an organization with a $13.4 million budget and over 60 employees.

Currently, we partner with schools in New York City, Newark, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., serving over 4,100 students and nearly 400 teachers and staff. Our central office is located in midtown Manhattan with staff in schools and districts across New York City, Newark, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.

Play an important role in impacting the lives of thousands of children.
Put your passion into practice and continue to grow as a professional and a person, to hone and deepen existing skills and develop new capacities.
Work alongside committed, forward-thinking colleagues from wide-ranging backgrounds in an organization that strives to be as diverse as the communities it serves.

Current Openings

  • The Senior Manager, Development will manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors in Washington, D.C., planning and executing the necessary cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities to maintain and growth their support over time. This portfolio includes a mix of local foundations, individuals, corporations, and various local public agencies. Long term, the Senior Manager’s responsibilities will evolve from solely managing a portfolio of relationships to designing a local fundraising strategy that can significantly increase the proportion of the organization’s Washington, D.C. costs supported by local partnerships.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Director, Institutional Funding is responsible for designing and executing the strategy to maintain and increase financial support from institutional sources, including private foundations, local and state public agencies, competitive federal opportunities and corporations. This portfolio represents approximately 80% of the organization’s total revenues. The Director will report to the Vice President, Development; work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief External Affairs Officer, and regional Executive Directors; and manage at least two Development Managers.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Director, Individual Giving is responsible for managing a portfolio of individual donors and prospects – including both major gifts and baseline level donors – that currently represents approximately 15 percent of the organization’s philanthropic revenue. S/he is also responsible for designing and executing the long-term strategy to significantly increase the amount of annual revenue provided by individual donors. In this way, the Director is the strategic thought leader, resident expert and driving force behind the organization’s development activities with individuals.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Partnership Director is responsible for building out and delivering results in a first-of-its-kind partnership at Turnaround primarily working with a charter network in Washington D.C., as well as DCPS school and district leaders. S/he will be providing training and support to school leaders and school leadership teams around key Turnaround practices and tools, leading to demonstrated practice change.

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Program Director is responsible for leading a schoolwide change process in partner schools through the effective implementation of Turnaround’s model. This requires a close collaboration with each school’s leadership and highly effective management of Turnaround’s school-based staff. Program Directors model a unique set of implementation strategies and provide consultation and coaching to school leaders to promote the use of these in future school improvement initiatives.

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Manager, Development will manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors, planning and executing the necessary cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities to maintain and grow their support over time. This position represents an excellent opportunity for learning and professional growth in the context of addressing a major societal issue. The Manager will report to the Director, Institutional Giving, but also work closely with the Vice President of Development, Chief Executive Officer, Chief External Affairs Officer and regional Executive Directors, as well as other members of the development team.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Research and Analytics Assistant will play a critical role Turnaround's work to collect, clean, visualize, analyze, report and communicate data on the organization's functioning and effectiveness. By helping internal colleagues and external partners and stakeholders gain data-driven insights about our program, this role will help ensure that students receive the interventions needed to thrive in school and in life.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • This is an exciting opportunity for an organized self-starter to support a highly creative, collaborative and cutting-edge program team, which supports high-poverty public schools to establish environments that accelerate healthy student development and academic achievement. The Program Associate provides critical support to both the school-based staff and the central program team and reports to the Senior Program Officer.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

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