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Turnaround for Children translates the science of learning and development into tools, strategies and services for educators so they can help all students reach their full potential as learners.

Currently, we partner with schools, districts, charter management organizations and teacher development organizations, disseminating our tools, resources and insights and offering professional learning opportunities for educators nationwide.

Play an important role in impacting the lives of children and young people nationwide.
Put your passion into practice and continue to grow as a professional and a person, to hone and deepen existing skills and develop new capacities.
Work alongside committed, forward-thinking colleagues from wide-ranging backgrounds in an organization that strives to be as diverse as the communities it serves.

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  • Reporting to Pamela Cantor, M.D., the Founder of Turnaround for Children, the inaugural Managing Director of the Office of the Founder will co-develop a coherent strategy for elevating the identity of Dr. Cantor, whose messages about the science of learning and development, human potential, authentic equity and whole-child design have been resonating with school districts, foundations and companies across the nation. In addition to helping to shape the strategy to amplify her identity and key messages, the Managing Director will manage Dr. Cantor’s consulting engagements to apply whole-child design principles, learning and developmental science principles, and the principles behind new approaches to measurement to various school districts, foundations and companies. This is an exciting opportunity for a senior-level, experienced executive to develop and implement a transformational thought leadership strategy while simultaneously managing diverse partnerships, consulting engagements, and a team to support this work. Lastly, this role is responsible for managing the day-to-day responsibilities of the Office of the Founder, ensuring Dr. Cantor is fully prepared for all engagements and positioned for maximum impact.

    New York, NY

Benefits of Working at Turnaround

Turnaround for Children believes that individuals do their best work when they are in a safe, supportive environment – this is precisely what we are working to create for students and teachers in struggling public schools across the nation.

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Core Values

Turnaround for Children’s Core Values are the guiding principles that support the organization’s efforts to unlock the potential that exists in every child:

  • We inquire, we learn, we innovate, we share
  • We interact with understanding and act with integrity
  • We seek diverse perspectives and confront uncomfortable truths
  • Together, we can change the odds