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Dean Fellow, Relay Bay Area

Position:         Dean Fellow, Relay Bay Area
Type:               Full-Time
Location:        Bay Area, CA
Start Date:      Summer 2017 

How would you transform training for educators in one of the largest U.S. school districts? What if you could spend a year answering that question, and then have the chance to make your vision a reality?

At Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay), we’re looking for an exceptional leader who will bring our groundbreaking approach to teacher and principal preparation to a new campus in the Bay Area. As a Dean Fellow, you’ll spend a year planning the launch of our newest campus, and shaping your role as its future Dean.

To succeed in this role, it’s not enough for you to know about educational theory and history. You must also believe that great educators can lift children out of poverty — and that teachers and school leaders can learn how to be great by mastering concrete, practical techniques for high-impact instruction.

That’s because Relay’s approach to training educators is unlike any other in the United States. Our graduate students earn their master’s degrees only if they can show a measurable impact on student achievement in their classrooms. They earn credits not for the time they spend in class, but for demonstrating mastery of specific techniques. And their professors aren’t just great graduate-level instructors — they’re also some of the most effective educators in K-12 schools.

In short, Relay focuses on results — not just at our institution, but also in the schools of the educators we train. As a Dean Fellow, and eventually as Dean, you will be responsible for helping Relay students achieve those results on a broad scale, across district and charter schools in the Bay Area.


  • Serve as our primary instructional leader for the new campus by creating and teaching Relay courses, as well as advising graduate students
  • Manage and strengthen Relay’s relationships with key external partners, including donors, as well as prospective graduate students and faculty
  • In partnership with Relay’s National Dean and Chief Academic Officer, design a comprehensive program of study for graduate students in education, tailored to state-specific standards
  • Support your operations team member to coordinate all logistical aspects of Relay on the new campus, including but not limited to: scheduling; acquiring and creating all necessary resources; and working with staff in New York on recruitment,enrollment, communication, finance, student and staff policies, technology and facilities needs


Most importantly, you must share the team’s sense of urgency about the need to improve student achievement through phenomenal training for educators. Additionally, you must have the following:

  • A master’s degree in education, doctorate preferred 
  • At least 10 total years of instructional experience, with at least three as an instructional leader
  • Exceptional adult facilitator and teacher of teachers
  • Demonstable teacher and student results 
  • Previous experience managing external partnerships 
  • Strong alignment with Relay’s pedagogical philosophy
  • Experience implementing blended and/or personalized learning at the school or network level preferred 
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations 
  • A proven aptitude to lead, inspire and persuade others  
  • Excitement to start a new venture
  • Ability to work effectively, intensely, and within an entrepreneurial environment
  • A demonstrated passion for urban education and closing the achievement gap


Relay offers a competitive salary and benefits package for full-time employees.

Relay Graduate School of Education provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.

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