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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

  • Social Work Consultants (SWC) work with partner schools to facilitate the school’s development of a high capacity student support system. Via coaching, consultation and other support, the SWC helps each school to dramatically increase long-term capacity to identify students at greatest risk early, connect them in a timely fashion with appropriate school-based and community services and interventions, and ensure high-quality case management and follow through. The SWC works as a member of an interdisciplinary team, including an Instructional Coach and Program Director, and receives ongoing training and support from the central office team.

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.

    Type:
    Full time

  • Instructional Coachs (IC) work are responsibility for developing the proficiency of ALL partner school teachers in a set of high-leverage classroom management and instructional skills and for preparing school leaders to support and sustain these skills through focused observations, descriptive feedback and different forms of assessment and evaluation. ICs leverage prior experience with similar student populations, deep knowledge of best practices for a rigorous academic culture, and skill at managing through influence rather than authority to achieve significant and sustainable results.

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.

    Type:
    Full time

  • This role is responsible for supporting the planning, design and facilitation of staff development content in order to develop the skills and capacities of Turnaround’s school-based staff working with partner schools. Additional responsibilities include on-site coaching, training and observation of school-based staff, and supporting other Turnaround staff members in staff development activities. This is a newly created position that will work in partnership with the Program team, including school-based staff and the Program Design team.

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.

    Type:
    Full time

  • Turnaround is seeking both a Director and Manager to join its newly formed Applied Science and Translation team. This multi-disciplinary team will support the translation and application of science and research to accelerate student development and academic achievement in schools serving high concentrations of children impacted by adversity. It will function as an organizational hub, facilitating collaboration across internal teams and with external networks of scientists, educators, researchers and other thought leaders.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • 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:
    Washington, D.C.

    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 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

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Turnaround for Children believes that individuals do their best work when they are in a safe, supportive environment – this is precisely what we are working to create for students and teachers in struggling public schools across the nation.

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