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RBT announces job search for Chief Operating Officer

C.O.O. Job Description

Research for Better Teaching

TITLE:                    Chief Operating Officer

REPORTS TO:         C.E.O.


Research for Better Teaching is seeking candidates for the key position of Chief Operating Officer. The successful candidate will interview clients who seek services and will be the main connector between clients and RBT’s corps of consultants. In addition, this COO is the hub for long-term projects with clients seeking systemic, sustainable improvement efforts for classroom teaching and learning. E-mail with letter of interest and resume. 


Acts as the main connector between clients and consultants

  • Client intake and analysis of request/needs
  • Matching consultant to client (posting or direct)
  • Client relationships
  • Problem solving

Oversees sustainable, systemic projects for the improvement of teaching and learning

  • Selection of district
  • Relationships with clients’ key players
  • Documentation of process over 5-7 years
  • Evaluation of yearly progress
  • Modulating politics & pace
  • Leading periodic after-action reviews with RBT Team

Ensures communication between consultants working in a district and that the responsibilities for “Project Management” are clear in those districts where we have a multi-activity engagement with a client

Completes annual review with each consultant

  • On each client's status
  • On each consultant’s goals met, unmet, and plans for coming year

Plays key role in identifying and selecting new consultants

Oversees office roles and relationships

Ensures effective Response to RFPs




  • Must have a minimum of eight years employment in public education
  • Must have a minimum of three years senior-level management (strategic and financial planning, supervision, budgeting, IT) experience in public education


  • A relevant master’s degree is required; a Ph.D. or Ed.D. is strongly preferred


  • Ability to relate effectively to a diverse set of education professionals and office staff
  • Experience with strategic planning
  • Strong contract negotiation and contract management skills
  • Experience in grant writing and/or fund raising
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Interested, qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to