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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 $15.2 million budget and over 60 employees.

Currently, we partner with schools in New York City, Newark, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., serving over 5,000 students and nearly 600 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

  • Turnaround for Children seeks two Curriculum Designers who will be responsible for planning, writing, developing and refining the highest quality content that aligns with the organization's current and future goals. Curriculum Designers will have a passion for and depth of experience in writing and will bring a drive and commitment to creating the necessary content, tools and practices to support Turnaround’s mission. Curriculum Designers should be have expertise in project management, being able to manage all components of curriculum development and refinement.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • Turnaround for Children is seeking an Executive Director to oversee the Northeast region – which currently includes seven schools in New York City and Newark, New Jersey – and to lead the implementation of Turnaround’s new three-year strategic growth plan in the region.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • Turnaround is seeking a strong coach and problem solver, diplomatic change agent and expert in understanding organizational dynamics to create systems and plans that address challenges inherent in a geographically and functionally diverse team. The Vice President, Talent Management will guide the Turnaround Leadership Team’s efforts to recruit, develop and support a high-performing team and foster a mission-driven culture. S/he will lead organizational design, professional development, performance management, talent acquisition, diversity and culture initiatives.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Manager, Policy and Business Development is responsible for deeply understanding the broader ecosystem in which Turnaround operates; supporting diverse work streams and projects in the areas of policy, research, communications and strategy; and executing key initiatives that build the organization’s capacity to achieve its systemic impact goals. Based on experience, the Manager of Policy and Business Development could lead the organization’s policy efforts at the federal, state and district levels.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Digital Marketing Associate will play a vital role by contributing and supporting communications team and organization-wide initiatives that consistently and creatively promote Turnaround for Children’s mission: to translate neuroscientific research into tools and strategies for schools with high concentrations of students impacted by adversity, in order to accelerate healthy development and academic achievement. The person in this new position will report to the VP of Communications but will also work closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing Manager. He/she will have opportunities daily to collaborate with staff across the organization.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • Turnaround is seeking both a Director 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 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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