Senior Associate, Anti-Racist Innovation Operations

Program United States


Senior Associate, Anti-Racist Innovation Operations

Location:  Flexible within the United States; up to 20% travel

(Travel contingent upon organizational/state/federal regulations)

Position is available: Immediately


Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900 schools - both district and charter - in underserved communities around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000 students. Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools have the right basic conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months of additional learning over a two-year period compared to schools not partnering with ANet.


At ANet we are committed to living out our core values, both across our organization and with our partner schools. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so,  we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.


Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Times “Best Nonprofits to Work For” and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members are valued.


The Anti-Racist Innovation Team seeks to reimagine school as an environment where racial equity/racial healing, combined with instructional equity,  will improve student learning, student engagement and student sense of belonging.  The Senior Associate will play a critical role leading operations and event management for the team aligned to ANet’s Anti-Racist Policy, mission and team goals. You will support the team’s use of data to drive strategy and decision-making, logistics for internal and external events and calendar management. The ideal candidate has a record of success as an operations professional, is a quick learner and motivated by working behind the scenes in support of education equity. The Senior Associate will report to the Vice President, Equity & Anti-Oppression.


Accelerate partner impact through client  professional development and group coaching event support

    Leads the execution of multiple weekly events by coordinating project plans, leading internal and external stakeholders towards milestones and deadlines, and providing remote and/or on the ground support as needed

    Support internal team by collecting and organizing session materials and feedback surveys and by creating data visualizations

    Act as Anti-Racist Innovation Team’s knowledge manager codifying event materials


Support Anti-Racism Innovation team growth and sustainability

    Set and execute vision for effective team communication and project managing rhythms and ensure alignment to team goals and priorities

    Support the Anti-Racist Innovation Team with Requests For Proposals (RFP) materials, partnership data, contract coordination and engagement opportunities to highlight our Anti-Racism work

    Manage and analyze progress tracking of partnership goals and learning trajectory

    Regularly monitor, package and present data to support the team in understanding progress to annual goals and key areas for adjustment



In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

    You are an expert project manager with the organizational skills to track and manage multiple work streams, plus a track record of success in managing large-scale projects with multiple stakeholders

    You bring prior experience planning or playing the lead in supporting 100+ person events soup-to-nuts, including project management, contracting, marketing, day-of logistics, and event reconciliation for 100+ person events

    You are able to connect the dots between the details and strategy to help inform and influence others towards goals 

    You are flexible and when things don’t go as planned; you proactively problem-solve to seek out new solutions and opportunities

    You are an exceptional communicator and know how to be creative to get a message across to internal and external stakeholders. You are proficient in PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Google Suite

    You are committed to leveraging ANet’s Anti-Racist Policy in order to embed equity, anti-racism, and anti-oppression into our organizational culture and your day-to-day work

    You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily. You are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet’s Advance Equity and People Matter values, and our work towards becoming an anti-racist organization.


Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

    Bilingual in Spanish with the ability to translate written documents and materials

    You have prior experience working in an operations or administrative support role within the K12 education sector and/or within an education nonprofit organization

    You have experience with event, project management and presentation software (i.e. Cvent, Zoom, Trello, Canva, etc.)

    You have experience in and are proficient in video editing

ANet offers highly competitive compensation based on prior experience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: health, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits for employees and their families/domestic partner; generous paid time-off including: vacation, 10 paid holidays with paid days off between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, a paid floating holiday, paid sick & personal days; paid parental leave; retirement plan options; commuter benefits; tuition reimbursement;  flexible spending accounts; short and long-term disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident insurance.


We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button. 


This role is not intended to be performed in Colorado.


ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.