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Director of K12 Practical Assistance

SchoolHouse Connection (SHC), a fast-paced, results-oriented national nonprofit organization working to overcome homelessness through education, is seeking a Director of K12 Practical Assistance. This position is an opportunity to improve educational outcomes for children and youth experiencing homelessness through intensive work with state and local educational agencies.

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. The Director of K12 Practical Assistance will work remotely, as do all of SHC’s employees. Some travel will be required. 

SHC is committed to developing a diverse and dynamic team and strongly encourages applications from people of color, people with disabilities, people with lived expertise, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Job Responsibilities

Director of K12 Practical Assistance is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:


The Director of K12 Practical Assistance will have experience managing multiple complex projects, including significant experience coordinating and managing the work of other people. 

Applicants must be well versed in student homelessness, the McKinney-Vento Act and its practical implementation in schools and school districts, as well as related education statutes and programs. Applicants also must be skilled in, and passionate about, providing engaging, high-quality professional development, and must understand and employ adult learning principles. 

The Director of K12 Practical Assistance will be organized to a fault and detail-oriented, with strong written and oral communication skills. As this is a work-from-home position, applicants must have the ability to work independently, diligently, and efficiently. Applicants should exemplify each of SHC’s core competencies: being a strong communicator, a team player, and self-directed.

Specific required qualifications include:

SchoolHouse Connection provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or veteran status. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Salary and Benefits

Minimum Compensation: $115,000 

Benefits: Work from home; generous holiday, personal, and vacation leave; health insurance reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement plan; small, collegial team; many opportunities to use skills, learn, and grow professionally.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials to jobs@schoolhouseconnection.org with the subject line Director of K12 Practical Assistance. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Please send:

  1. A cover letter specific to the duties and qualifications of this position;
  2. A resume;
  3. A writing sample related to the provision of technical assistance to local educational agencies; and
  4. At least two references.

About SchoolHouse Connection

SHC is the nation’s leading expert on the early care and education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. We provide strategic advocacy and practical assistance in partnership with early childhood programs, schools, institutions of higher education, service providers, families, and youth. Our Youth Leadership and Scholarship program provides financial support, long-term mentorship, and peer support to young people experiencing homelessness as they transition into post-secondary education, throughout their higher education experience, and into the workforce. Our scholars are leaders in all our programmatic work, as authors, public speakers, and advisers.