The Ability Challenge (ABC) seeks a skilled and strategic Program Director to develop and deliver content, training, and strategic operations support during a time of tremendous growth for our organization.
The Program Director plays a pivotal role in implementing ABC's special education school improvement model in partner districts and schools. Reporting to the Managing Director of Program, the Director is responsible for coaching educators and leaders, building and managing relationships with partners, facilitating training, and supporting program development. This role is a unique opportunity to make a profound impact on the educational landscape, driving positive change for students with disabilities and creating lasting improvements in school and district environments.
This remote position requires a 40-hour workweek commitment and offers a competitive salary range and benefits. Salaries will be determined using a structured rubric that considers various factors, including experience, skills, and knowledge.
Preference will be given to applicants in the Washington, DC area. This is a grant-funded opportunity for two years with the opportunity for ongoing employment upon completion of the grant.
We seek an individual who thrives while engaging in the following activities:
Successful members of our Program team typically possess knowledge and experience in the following areas:
We are looking for someone who brings the following orientations to their work:
Because at ABC: We assume that people are capable of making progress; We have faith in our partners and the work they do; We name, reflect and interrogate our biases; We value the input of others; We create space for people to weigh in or contribute
Because at ABC: We work hard to understand; We listen and ask clarifying questions; We empathize because we understand the system is not designed for everyone; We never make people feel like they are the problem; We frame feedback with supports; We separate the challenge from the individual; We work to make it safe for people to share their experiences with us
Because at ABC: We ask questions and give challenging feedback; We are honest and direct; We have hard conversations, but we show care for people before, during and after those conversations
Because at ABC: We seek to understand our impact and how we’re coming across; We get curious about why things are the way they are; We look at the data
Because at ABC: We focus on the challenge; We get scrappy and find a path to the thing; We resist an unnecessary sense of urgency and seek solutions that meet the need without causing unnecessary harm
To apply for the Program Director role at ABC, please submit a resume, cover letter, and answers to the following questions:
SUBMISSION NOTE: Please put your resume and cover letter into one PDF to upload to the site and answer questions as posted. For questions, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].
$85,400 - $104,500 per year