Now What? Putting Purpose into Action

Recently, I was connected with an experienced nonprofit leader whose career trajectory had led her to higher education and international study abroad programs. But now she had children of her own, and wanted to do work closer to home focused on K-12 education and wasn’t quite sure how to find local opportunities that matched her new interest. We spent a lot of time talking about the ways she could participate in local education initiatives, volunteer her time for nonprofit organizations in her town, and network with leaders in her community to better understand the landscape of roles and organizations connected to her new interest.

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For Love or Money? Considering your Skills and the Market

What job and career are the optimal fit for you, the one you’ll leap out of bed for (most days, at least) and enjoy contributing to all week long? As a recruiter, I encourage job-seekers to start with what they most value and love (see previous post) because it’s such an important frame to put around our options. Too many of us stumble into our jobs and careers, following a throughline from what our parents encouraged to what we studied in college to the connections we have formed since.

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What is your Ikigai? Finding the Career that's Meant for You

"How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives." -- Annie Dillard

As a longtime recruiter, I have multiple conversations with individuals each week about their current and future career path. For many of these folks, their work and skills are clear but their future feels opaque and uncertain. Even the most seasoned executives get stuck in what is expected or typical, and lose sight of new and potentially more fulfilling ways to put their talents and personal “superpowers” to best use.

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Angie Peluse Joins College Track as Chief of Regions

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"I'm incredibly excited to welcome Angie Peluse as our new Chief of Regions. Angie will be a critical leader as we continue to grow and evolve. She will supervise regional executive directors and senior program staff to execute our vision for success."  -Elissa Salas, College Track CEO

Angie most recently led a multi-million dollar system implementation at Teach For America (TFA), focusing on supporting the fundraising efforts of TFA's 53 regions.  During her time at TFA, Angie also led teams devoted to regional fundraising support and analytics and local partnerships. Prior to Teach for America, Angie led program and innovation at Peer Health Exchange, was a strategy consultant in the Educational Practice of the Parthenon Group, and has also been a Division I Swim Coach and a high school teacher.

She is passionate about joining College Track for two reasons. First, she loves working with multi-site educationally focused organizations that are thinking about scale, and getting the opportunity to be close to the work with kids. Second, she knows how critical it is for young people to attain a college degree, and what it takes to get someone there, which includes: a combination of incredible academics; wrap-around services and supports; and a lot of love and dedication by those who support the students.  Angie received her AB degree from Harvard College, magna cum laude in Women's Studies and History. She also received a EdM from Harvard University, where she received a scholarship for those committed to public service. 

For more information on opportunities in the education and nonprofit sectors, please visit Edgility Consulting www.edgilityconsulting.com and complete a profile at http://www.edgilityconsulting.com/candidates-1/

The team at Edgility Consulting is pleased to announce that Jonathan Mathis has been selected as The Next Step Public Charter School’s (TNS) Executive Director.

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“Jonathan shares TNS’s commitment to providing students who face extraordinary challenges the opportunity to achieve academic success,” said Celine Fejeran, Search Committee Director. “He brings into this role expertise in effective academic and non-academic practices in urban educational settings, a track record of enabling postsecondary success for traditionally underrepresented student populations, a reflective and collaborative leadership style, and a relentless drive to do what it takes to get the job done.”

Most recently, Jonathan served as Director of National Honor Societies at the National Association of Secondary School Principals, managing all program implementations for 2 million students, as well as professional development for more than 26,000 educators across the organization. Jonathan will join TNS on January 29th, 2018. For more information on The Next Step Public Charter School, visit http://www.nextsteppcs.org.

For more information on opportunities in the education and nonprofit sectors, please visit Edgility Consulting www.edgilityconsulting.com and complete a profile at http://www.edgilityconsulting.com/candidates-1/

Kennan Scott Is Juiced to Open His Own School

Kennan Scott is a civil engineer turned teacher with aspirations to someday open his own school. As a Northeastern graduate who spent over ten years in transportation engineering, Scott was ultimately encouraged to enter the classroom by his mother, a 31-year veteran teacher of New York Public Schools. Currently teaching Intro to Computer Science at West Oakland Middle School, Scott always knew he wanted to make a greater impact in his community.

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Talking about DEI: A Recruiter's Perspective

In recent years, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become one of the hot topics in education. Schools and other educational organizations have put greater emphasis on recruiting diverse talent and leaders of color. I sat down with Sinjin Jones, a leader of color making waves in Denver both as manager of recruitment for Rocky Mountain Prep, and leader of the Make Your Mark Task Force, a city-wide initiative to recruit more leaders of color to teach in Denver.

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