Deputy for School Support

Oakland, California, United States


In the past 100 years, we have gone from a Model T to a Tesla, from a switchboard to a smartphone, yet the very institution charged with preparing America’s students for success has remained virtually unchanged. Our students deserve better. It’s from that conviction – and commitment – that XQ Institute was born.

In 2016, XQ Institute launched XQ: The Super School Project engaging America in answering the question: What would high school look like if all students graduated prepared for college, career, and life? We issued the largest open call to rethink American public high school in our country’s history. In September 2016, we announced a cohort of 10 Super Schools who will be supported by XQ to bring their ideas to life, many opening in Fall 2017. XQ isn’t just about ideas, it’s about enduring impact; about inspiring and amplifying meaningful, measurable solutions, and real results, in high schools from Connecticut to California, and every state in-between.

To meet our ambitious goals, XQ is looking for a Deputy for the School Support whose primary responsibility will be to build our XQ Super School cohort and advance our collective knowledge and implementation.

The Role

The Deputy will have a direct and immediate impact on the success of the XQ Super School cohort and other awardees by partnering with the Senior School Support Strategist to develop the school teams into a supportive cohort that contribute to one another’s development and implementation capacity. The Deputy will be a critical thought partner to the Senior School Support Strategist, schools and XQ partners.

XQ is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, and highly organized individual who has national experience in high school redesign, within a district, charter management organization, or school development organization.


Key Responsibilities

Develop and oversee an infrastructure that fosters learning amongst the XQ Schools and Awardees, including:

Support Super School Relationship Building, Case Management, and Implementation Support

Other School Support Team Responsibilities


Key Skills of the Ideal Candidate

This role draws on various skill sets, most notably experience and an aptitude for supporting learning across a cohort, creating a learning community and understanding high school redesign. Writing and communication skills are essentials as is developing and coordinating interactive webinars or virtual learning experiences.



XQ is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. At XQ promoting, celebrating, and supporting diversity is a core value. Individuals are considered without regards to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, sexual expression, religion, color, veteran status, disability, marital status, or ancestry.

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