Director, National K-12 Education

Beth MacLean

Ballmer Group (BG) is seeking an entrepreneurial leader and strategist to guide our long-term national education strategy and execute K-12 grantmaking, policy and systems change work. As a key member of BG’s National Impact team, the Director will lead efforts to advance high quality K-12 experiences for children that improve opportunities for social and economic mobility.

In close collaboration with BG co-founders and leadership, the Director will advance the K-12 objectives by managing a significant active portfolio of grants and executing grantmaking within approved three strategic priorities:

  • Strengthening the diversity of the K-12 workforce, both educators and administrators.
  • Increasing the number of quality charter schools/seats and improving the experience of Black and Brown charter students.
  • Building Student Supports like providing equitable access to high-quality, enrichment and supplemental learning in both in-school and out-of-school settings.

Over time, the Director will evolve our priorities and possible areas of investment, including scalable innovations and proven approaches to improve student learning and educational attainment.

The Director will serve as a thought leader and credible representative of BG, communicating Philanthropy’s priorities and strategies to diverse stakeholders. They will collaborate closely with our 3 priority regions as part of a creative, multidisciplinary team and with people from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.