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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

  • The Instructional Coach (IC) works in Turnaround partner schools and has primary responsibility for leading instructional change and development of ALL educators (teachers, aides and para professionals) 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. The IC works as a member of an interdisciplinary team, including a Social Work Consultant and Program Director, and receives ongoing training and support from the central office team. In addition to school-based supports, ICs partner with Turnaround’s Central Office to co-design, revise, and test curriculum tools and resources.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Special Assistant to the CEO for Strategy and Operations will balance judgment, strategic thinking, project and relationship management and careful execution. This position will provide strategic and operational support to the CEO and Turnaround’s Leadership Team and will contribute to strategic projects and important internal and external deliverables. The Special Assistant reports to the Chief of Staff and is a member of the four-person Executive Office including the CEO, Chief of Staff and Leadership & Special Projects Coordinator.

    Location:
    New York

    Type:
    Full time

  • The Director, Mental Health Services is responsible for setting the vision and strategy of the mental health services components of Turnaround for Children’s program. The Director will also develop and support the implementation of structures, processes and procedures of mental health services within Turnaround partner schools and mental health agency partnerships. This role is responsible for ensuring that implementation of school based support systems and child serving partnerships continue to be highly replicable, scalable and innovative by identifying research based science and best practice, contributing to curriculum development, coordinating and conducting professional development and monitoring efficacy of implementation and practice through data.

    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

  • 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

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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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