Executive Director

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Executive Director
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
Executive Leadership

Please download the opportunity statement, which contains information on BATTI and the position, as well as required application materials to prepare in advance.  All applications must be submitted online. Please review the How to Apply section below for further application instructions.

Position Summary:

With the world changing so rapidly, one thing has remained constant: the importance of education. Children at a young age need well-trained, experienced teachers to develop the fundamental skills that will enable them to tackle more complex problems as they get older. Meanwhile, research has shown that to deliver excellent pedagogy requires not just a practicum of knowledge but also extensive apprenticeship. Thus, institutions that provide both theoretical and experiential training to future elementary school teachers fill a critical role in the larger educational ecosystem.

The Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI), based in Oakland, California, is a shining example of this complementary approach to teacher training. For two decades, nearly 500 aspiring educators have graduated with a master's degree and multiple-subject credential after two years of intense classroom study and on-the-job mentoring. Since its inception, BATTI has benefited from the able leadership of its founding executive director, who will retire next June after nearly twenty years on the job. Now, BATTI seeks an executive director with not only a passion and expertise for teacher development, but also a systematic and relational mindset for running and growing an association of partner schools, teacher residents, and university instructors. This one-of-a-kind position starts July 1, 2021 and reports to the board of directors.

Key dates:

  • Early Inquiries Welcomed Starting: August 10, 2020
  • Applications Accepted Starting: September 10, 2020
  • Application Deadline: October 12, 2020 at 5:00pm PDT
  • Quarterfinal Round: October 24 and 25
  • Semifinal Round: November 7 and 8
  • Final Round: November 16 – 18
  • Decision Announced: December 11, 2020
  • Start Date: July 1, 2021

How to Apply

  1. If you have not done so already, download the opportuntiy statement.
  2. Prepare your application materials, which are described on the last page of the opportunity statement.
  3. Click on Apply Now, which will take you to our application portal on Ed Tech Recruiting, where all applications will be processed.
  4. Follow the instructions on that application portal page to upload your documents.
  5. Be sure to submit your application prior to the deadline: October 12, 2020 at 5:00pm PDT.

You will now be directed to our partner website, Ed Tech Recruiting, where you can login (or create a new account), and submit an online application.