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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’s Organizational Learning and Impact (OLI) department is seeking classroom observers to visit schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens, Newark, New Jersey and/or Washington D.C. to conduct systematic observations of teachers’ classrooms. Observers will receive training in a widely-used observation protocol, Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), as well as an internal observation tool. Observers will be required to use both protocols to observe classrooms and collect data in various schools settings. Observations will occur periodically throughout the school year, with most observations occurring in October, January/February and April/May.

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.

    Type:
    Part time

  • Turnaround for Children seeks a Curriculum Designer who will be responsible for planning, writing, developing and refining the highest quality content that aligns with the organization's current and future goals. The Curriculum Designer 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. The Curriculum Designer should have expertise in project management, being able to manage all components of curriculum development and refinement.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Organizational Learning and Impact (OLI) team is a multidisciplinary team drawing on developmental science, research, data, and continuous learning and improvement principles to support the organization's mission of translating science into tools and strategies that accelerate healthy development and academic achievement. The Manager will contribute to OLI’s creation of a “data-rich ecosystem” by working with staff to collect and use comprehensive data for decision-making, continuous learning and improvement, and impact. S/he will support the establishment and maintenance of data systems and of structures and practices that enable continuous learning and improvement, including data dashboards that enable decision-making and progress monitoring.

    Location:
    New York or Washington, D.C.

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Development Associate will be an integral member of the Development team, helping to raise the private philanthropic and competitive public revenue to meet the organization's short- and long-term needs. This includes building and managing relationships with foundations, corporations, individuals and public agencies – including lead funders in the education reform space such as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Raikes Foundation. The Development Associate will work closely with all five members of the Development team, as well as multiple other teams across the organization. This position will report to one of the Development team's managers.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Vice President, Development will lead the development team, which is responsible for raising the private philanthropic and competitive public revenue to meet the organization’s short-term and long-term needs through building and managing relationships with foundations, corporations, individuals and public agencies. S/he will report to the CEO and work closely the Board of Directors to develop and execute on the fundraising strategy. Specifically, the Vice President is the strategic thought leader, resident expert, and driving force behind all work related to meeting aggressive revenue targets that will allow the organization to expand its reach and impact.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Organizational Learning and Impact (OLI) team is a multidisciplinary team drawing on developmental science, research, data, and continuous learning and improvement principles to support the organization's mission of translating science into tools and strategies that accelerate healthy development and academic achievement. The Vice President, Organizational Learning and Impact will serve as the leader of the OLI team and a key member of Turnaround's leadership team, developing and guiding strategies that leverage data and science to fuel ongoing improvement for Turnaround's programs. Reporting to Turnaround's Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President will manage and mentor a team of five.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

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