Folio is seeking to add an integral position to our team, a Director of Professional Development. This individual would serve as the trainer, facilitator, and organizer for the educational programs that support our Folio member schools, ranging from delivering Implementation Workshops to helping design the Summer Institute. We are continually diversifying and improving our training offerings, so we are looking for someone who will take initiative to design new programs, resources and tools to engage and strengthen our Folio schools. The Director of Professional Development will also be expected to maintain relationships with current Folio users and help cultivate relationships with new schools. We are looking for a candidate with experience working in independent schools as this position calls for engagement and collaboration with school leaders and administrative teams around the world through conversation and training.
As our organization grows, there are opportunities for this role to expand and evolve and we are eager to find an energetic, creative, adventurous leader to join us. We are seeking a candidate who is ready to collaborate on strategic initiatives and big ideas and prepared to execute to improve our small business. As an organization that works like both a tech start-up and an educational non-profit, you are the right person if you are excited by the opportunity that technology presents for managing systems and processes and passionate about helping schools support the professional growth of their teachers. This opening is for someone who can work remotely most of the time or who wants to work in the Folio offices in Baltimore, Maryland.
Facilitate Folio training and professional development experiences at and for member schools, including: Implementation Workshops, the Summer Institute, Mastermind calls, leadership workshops and online course offerings through One Schoolhouse.
Design new professional development offerings for members schools and/or identify areas of improvement based on member feedback and educational trends.
Create tools and resources to support professional growth and develop written content for our newsletter.
Build and maintain strong, long-lasting member relationships by serving as the lead point of contact at Folio for all professional development and training needs, problem solving when challenges arise, and ensuring the timely and successful delivery of solutions according to member schools’ needs and objectives.
Stay current on educational trends related to leadership, professional development and adult learning through continual research and learning and attending conferences.
Collaborate with the Folio team to deliver a seamless support experience for our schools.
Prepare reports on account status and maintain and update technology systems related to Folio team work, including Google Suite, Salesforce, Asana, Slack, and Expensify.
Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Education related field
Experience working in/with independent schools
Ability to travel three to four times per month dependent on the academic calendar
Ability to attend two 3-day company events (Folio Summer Institute and National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference)
Strong writing and communication skills
Experience with project management tools including Google Suite, Salesforce, Asana, Slack, and Expensify
FolioCollaborative is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national or ethnic origin, age, familial or marital status, disability, or genetic information.
Health Care Plan (Medical)
Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
Short Term & Long Term Disability
Telecommuting is allowed.
The FolioCollaborative is a non-profit, growing community of over 150 independent schools around the world. Our mission is to help schools help teachers to grow and learn as growth-minded educators. We are focused on working together to build a flexible faculty and staff professional development process that really works. We believe that everyone deserves meaningful feedback and encouragement every year. We believe that great teachers are the essential ingredient to a great school – more important than location, facilities, or endowment. Leveraging the power of technology together with a passion for teaching excellence, we provide a flexible framework that fully engages the school community and enables educators to discover and achieve their full potential.
Empowering others is at the heart of what we do as a team. We work to collaborate whenever possible—two minds are better than one. Underlying our core mission is a focus on supporting our member schools by encouraging their leaders and teachers. As a small and agile team, we value flexibility and a willingness to learn over expertise and specialization. We are committed to pursuing excellence in all that we do for the tea...m and for our members. However, we also know the work we do can always improve, and we are curious to discover how through feedback and questions. As a result, we value time spent together reviewing our systems, offerings, and materials—iterating and growing from successes and obstacles. Although we do not always work in the same space at the same time, we remain connected through structured virtual team meetings and collaborative online tools. When we do get together in person, our priorities are productivity and learning followed closely behind by good food and fun. We hope to be the kind of innovative team that creates a future for schools that they may not be able to see themselves. Through our commitment to honest, productive conversations, we successfully support each other, our learning, and the work we do for our schools.