Join Our Team

Challenge Success is a non-profit school reform organization affiliated with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. We are a small and dynamic team of educators, researchers, mental health professionals, and youth development experts committed to helping schools and families create a healthy, well-balanced, and academically engaging life for kids.




The School Program Manager will partner with a cohort of public and independent schools to support their change efforts by providing coaching and research-based reform strategies to school teams, as well as delivering professional development and parent education workshops. This person is part of a dynamic team and will report to one of the School Program Directors. 

This is a full-time position, with a minimum 20% travel requirement, that offers the ideal candidate the opportunity to work remotely for a growing organization that values equity, collaboration, and student voice.  Challenge Success is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and identities and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment.


School Partnerships

  • Serve as a coach and lead school relationship manager for a cohort of approximately 6-8 multi-stakeholder school teams (administrators, teachers, counselors, students, and parents) in the academic year-long School Program
  • Build school capacity to use student and parent survey data and other research to inform school change in partnership with research team.
  • Deliver parent, faculty, and student presentations to school communities. 
  • Deliver workshops at Challenge Success’s conferences and at conferences external to the organization in collaboration with the School Program team. 

Program Development and Continuous Improvement

  • Support program evaluation efforts in collaboration with the research team.
  • Engage in continuous program improvement.
  • Actively participate in the organization’s internal professional learning community by sharing expertise with others and staying informed on relevant research and literature.  



  • Middle/High School teaching and/or school leadership experience required; advanced degree in Education preferred. 
  • Track record of leading change in a school environment.
  • Experience designing and leading faculty professional development and parent education workshops.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse school populations and commitment to culturally competent practices.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of independent and public school landscape.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with experienced school leaders.
  • Proven facilitation and/or coaching skills, ideally in a school setting.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and analytical thinking skills.


  • Mission-driven with a deep commitment to improving student well-being and engagement with learning through school change.
  • Commitment to an internal culture of professional learning.
  • Highly flexible, organized, collaborative, and responsive in a remote working environment.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with an eagerness to turn obstacles into strategic opportunities and wrestle with tough questions.


Commensurate with experience and at or above the 75th percentile of compensation as compared to Northern California Fair Pay for Non-Profits. 


Interested applicants should send a resume and brief cover letter by January 6, 2020 at 5pm PT to



Where is this job located? The job is remote. We have an office in Menlo Park, CA and on the Stanford University campus, but over half of our team is based outside of the San Francisco Bay Area.

When will interviews begin? The first round of interviews will begin the second week of January. 

What is the start date? March 2020. 

What are my typical office hours? Challenge Success’ regular business hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is a full-time, exempt position, and you may be expected to work additional hours as required by the nature of your work assignments. At times, your schedule may shift depending on the geographic location of the schools that you manage as some teams may require earlier/later availability from you based on their time zone. 

How much travel is required for this role?  We estimate that you will spend a minimum of 20% (52 days) of your time traveling for this role, with the heaviest travel occurring Sept-Dec, and Jan-April. You will travel to school sites across the U.S. and attend Challenge Success conferences and staff retreats.

What does the application process look like? To apply, email us your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the position. You should expect two or three rounds of interviews via Zoom with members of the hiring team. In the final interview stage, we may ask for you to present a sample workshop of Challenge Success content, and we will ask you to provide references.



Applications for Challenge Success summer internships are closed for 2019.  Please check back in January 2020 for details on our 2020 summer internships.

Challenge Success is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.