Trajectory of Hope LLC Social Emotional Learning Specialist Remote · Full time

In collaboration with Yale University, and ToH Leadership Team, the SEL Specialist will support a school to advance the use of SEL assessment in the promotion of racial equity. The SEL Specialist will support each school in administering research based SEL assessments, evaluate the practical use of the suite of the assessments, examine how the tools work together to support the school mission, and document and catalog best practices around implementation. In order to prioritize stakeholder feedback, the SEL specialist will facilitate school based “Advise-and-Design” teams with the goal of working alongside educators and students to consider how assessments and their utility might be improved to address issues of equity and inclusion. This role requires daily in-person school visits in Los Angeles County as well as some remote support.



Reporting to the Chief Operations Offices and working closely with other TOH leadership team members to support the mission, and vision of TOH, the essential responsibilities of the Social Emotional Learning Specialist Position include:


• Build the capacity of school staff to employ a suite of assessments and portal that organizes a school around SEL 

• Facilitate school-based teams that allow space for students and educators to critique, advise, and consider how the assessments and their utility might be improved to better address issues of equity and inclusion at their school. 

• Identify promising practices within and across networks and facilitate ways to highlight and share these practices across schools 


• Facilitate the use of data using tools that assess or reflect student social-emotional development to improve social-emotional programming and approaches within the schools MTSS framework 

• Train school staff in data analysis and support school teams in data-driven action-planning 


• Support schools in analyzing strengths/challenges of assessment implementation and response to data in order to suggest improvements  

• Document and catalog implementation strengths and challenges  

• Implement the systems and structures to ensure sustainability of SEL programs and approaches 


• Collaborate with the Trajectory of Hope leadership team to implement an effective SEL program

• Other TOH duties as appropriate and assigned


Required experience, skills & abilities:

• 2+ of work experience with school-based support or SEL work. 

• Demonstrate aptitude with utilizing data to inform programmatic decisions - candidates should be prepared to develop skills relating to translating data to school based decisions 

• Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills are a priority - candidates should be prepared to demonstrate fluency with adult interpersonal skills that facilitate program outcomes 

• Experience in Education, Social Work or related field preferred  

• Demonstrated aptitude for research and design - candidates should be prepared to develop skills relating to successful management of research-based projects focused on systems level organizational change 

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaborate effectively as a member of a team 

• Ability to work in ambiguous, complex, and rapidly changing environments

• Motivated by TOH’s vision and mission

Educational level:

• B.A. Degree required in related fields of social work, education or related area. 

• Master Degree (preferred)


The ideal candidate will be based in Southern California. 


Trajectory of Hope offers a competitive salary and benefits

• We strive to promote a work-life balance — many teammates work remotely and have significant control over setting the work calendar

• We offer generous medical and retirement benefits

If interested, please submit a Resume and cover letter. 

Application reviews begin on July 25, 2022

open until filled

questions? email Dr. Troya L. Ellis- [email protected]