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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 thousands of children.
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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  • You’re here because you believe in the important work Turnaround for Children is doing and you think you have skills and experience to help drive it forward. We are always looking for talent dedicated to Turnaround for Children’s mission. If this sounds like you, please send us your resume and a cover letter explaining how you see yourself fitting into the organization.


  • This is an exciting opportunity to join Turnaround’s Marketing and Communications team at a pivotal moment. The Manager, Marketing and Communications is the second-in-command for Turnaround’s marketing and communications shop, a team whose success is absolutely critical to achieving the organization's goals. You will be a force multiplier for the Director, Marketing and Communications as we dive into interesting and impactful projects including redesigning our website, reimagining our core messages, building up the following for our podcast and productizing two decades of knowledge. The ideal candidate is a digital marketing and communications whiz with deep and broad skills, including writing and editing, graphic design, and digital production, in addition to bringing knowledge of the national education landscape and a deep understanding of creating culturally-competent content. You will be our online voice and a key content creator, telling our story and promoting our brand. You will also support Turnaround’s product delivery and fundraising needs and collaborate with mission-driven colleagues from across the organization and a growing landscape of coalitions and partnerships. The portfolio includes social media, website, blog, email, analytics, events, publications, product marketing and other related functions. You will have opportunities to work closely with the organization’s leadership, including our Founder, Pamela Cantor, M.D., and other national thought leaders.



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

When you have 29 children sitting in front of you who have emotional needs, who have family issues, who have more problems than an adult could handle, and you're trying to get them to want to learn, that is an extreme challenge that I don't think many teachers are prepared to take on.

Edel CarolanP.S. 85 Great Expectations, Bronx, NY