Who We Are
United to Learn (U2L) is a Dallas-based education nonprofit with a stated mission of changing lives by transforming the relationship between schools and community. United to Learn is focused on accelerating student achievement across 49 Dallas ISD elementary schools, and growing purposeful leaders through partnerships with businesses, high schools, colleges, faith-based organizations, and engaged individuals and groups. Together we work to create a united, thriving community.
What We Believe
Our values underpin everything we do. Together we aim to be:
● Optimistic: We believe that with the right resources all children can achieve greatness
● Nimble: We respond flexibly and creatively through active listening
● Culturally Competent: We build a positive understanding of diverse perspectives
● Collaborative: We respectfully and empathetically work to learn from each other and build coalitions
● Effective: We use evidence-based practices for high-impact results
United to Learn’s Liaison Manager plays a critical role in executing our collaborative model as the lead relationship manager of the 50+ volunteer corps of U2L Liaisons. The Liaison Manager furthers the mission of United to Learn by stewarding meaningful relationships between liaisons and U2L Dallas ISD elementary schools. The Liaison manager oversees liaison recruitment, on-boarding, weekly management of these critical volunteers who serve as the heart of the U2L model.
Named to honor the enduring legacy of our visionary thought-partner, the Serena Connelly U2L Liaisons are a
central component of our collaborative model. Each dedicated U2L Liaison is paired with an individual campus.
U2L Liaisons keep us abreast of the present successes and challenges schools experience so that our support can
be nimbly tailored to each school’s evolving needs.
The Liaison manager role reports to the Director of Impact Partnerships and oversees the 50+ U2L Liaison
volunteers who serve as critical thought partners to our U2L Schools.
Recruiting New Liaisons
● Design and execute liaison recruitment efforts such as organizing informational coffees, attending
volunteer fairs, and reaching out to volunteer groups and associations to identify prospects
● Actively engage with the greater community, representing United to Learn at stakeholder events to build
connections and develop a prospect pipeline of liaisons
● Collaborate with the communications team to design collateral materials to promote the liaison program
On-Boarding, Managing, Training and Stewarding U2L Liaisons
● Plan and implement training opportunities for U2L Liaisons, including an orientation at the start of the
school year and a mid-year check in in addition to optional trainings and professional development
● Develop relationships between U2L Liaisons and Dallas ISD Elementary Campus Leaders through
planning and attending kickoff meetings and creating a plan for consistent check-ins, including mid-year and
year-end needs assessments; educator appreciation; Back-to-School refresh efforts; and Community Campus
Day site visits and project leadership
● Provide input on U2L Partner Workshops and Summit topics and prepare U2L Liaisons to host and promote
engagement of U2L School Leadership and U2L Investing Partners
● Build understanding of role of U2L Liaison as leader of the campus-specific Investing Partner/School
● Manage individual school budgets afforded to each U2L Liaison including tracking all expenses by school
● Provide U2L Liaisons support coaching them in their relationships with Dallas ISD school leadership as well as
ordering food and supplies for schools, coordinating deliveries and requesting reimbursement
● Track feedback and school-specific information reported by U2L Liaisons and update activities on various
metric and donation trackers
Ideal Candidate Qualifications
● Demonstrate a strong commitment to equity, public education, student achievement and U2L mission, vision
● Display excellent written and verbal communication skills to engage a wide range of stakeholders
● Be comfortable networking among and presenting before a broad audience of stakeholders
● Have strong background in or deep understanding of the volunteer experience, especially training and skill
development of highly motivated and dedicated community leaders
● Hold a Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years of experience in volunteer engagement, education, development,
membership, parents’ association leadership or a related field.
● Display initiative, drive, and comfort working within a fast-paced, collaborative environment
● Be proficient in Google Suite, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, DonorPerfect (or other constituent relationship
management database), and Asana or other project management system.
● Willing and able to cover some weekend projects for Community Campus Day and other school needs
● Capacity to manage programs at schools citywide, maintain valid driver’s license, insurance and ability to lift
up to 20 lbs.
For a full job description please visit: https://www.unitedtolearn.org/about-us/join-our-team/
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.