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Turnaround for Children translates the science of learning and development into tools, strategies and services for educators so they can help all students reach their full potential as learners.

Currently, we partner closely with schools in New York City, California, Chicago, Tulsa and Washington, D.C., and share knowledge and tools with educators nationwide through publications, videos, conferences, speaking engagements, events, our podcast The 180, and more.

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.

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  • Do you love telling stories with numbers, creating financial models and protecting organizations from operational risk? Do you want to shape the future of an evolving business model and collaborate with leaders across the organization to get there? If you are a strategic leader who wants to join a passionate team working to expand educators’ capacity to create the classrooms that all students deserve, we want to hear from you!

    We are searching for a Director of Finance who can lead us to meet our financial goals and who will serve as a key thought partner to the Chief Operating Officer. The Director of Finance will oversee all aspects of the budgeting, finance and accounting processes and will work to empower all organizational leaders and stakeholders with the information they need to make sound strategic and operational decisions.

    Flexible Location (Preference for New York City or Washington, D.C. but open to Remote)


  • You’re here because you believe in the important work Turnaround for Children is doing and you think you have skills and experience to help drive it forward. We are always looking for talent dedicated to Turnaround for Children’s mission. If this sounds like you, please send us your resume and a cover letter explaining how you see yourself fitting into the organization.

    New York City or Washington, D.C.

  • Do you thrive on building relationships with diverse stakeholders (school and district leaders, funders and other partners)? Do you enjoy managing teams of seasoned educators and school leaders and motivating them to meet and exceed their goals? If you are a strategic leader who wants to join a passionate team working to expand educators’ capacity to create the school wide systems that all students deserve, we want to hear from you!

    We are searching for a Vice President of Partner Impact to lead our work in the Greater Washington D.C. Metro area. We are looking for someone who can simultaneously lead our team in delivering current results while also growing the number of clients served for future years. The VP of Partner Impact will know the ins and outs of our content, be able to explain our work to diverse stakeholders, understand the impact of our work and be able to build trust and relationships with schools, district leaders and Turnaround staff alike.

    Washington, D.C.

Benefits of Working at Turnaround

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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Core Values

Turnaround for Children’s Core Values are the guiding principles that support the organization’s efforts to unlock the potential that exists in every child:

  • We inquire, we learn, we innovate, we share
  • We interact with understanding and act with integrity
  • We seek diverse perspectives and confront uncomfortable truths
  • Together, we can change the odds

When you have 29 children sitting in front of you who have emotional needs, who have family issues, who have more problems than an adult could handle, and you're trying to get them to want to learn, that is an extreme challenge that I don't think many teachers are prepared to take on.

Edel CarolanP.S. 85 Great Expectations, Bronx, NY