Leadership Facilitator

Programs · Remote, Texas
Department Programs
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level

(CONTRACT) Leadership Facilitator


The Holdsworth Center is a non-profit organization founded and largely funded by Charles Butt, Chairman and CEO of H-E-B, a regional retail company.  Our mission is to impact, over time, the quality of K-12 public education for all Texas students by supporting and developing leaders. Based in Austin, Texas, our campus and programs are being developed in honor of Charles’ mother, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt, who was an educator, a philanthropist, and a lifelong champion for social justice. 


We partner with public school districts over five years to help them grow outstanding leaders at all levels so that staff thrive, and students excel in every classroom.  At Holdsworth, we believe leadership isn’t just about titles.  We make a deep investment in leaders at both the district and campus levels, including teachers who lead students in the classroom and influence and lead their colleagues.   


The Holdsworth Center is seeking Leadership Facilitators who share a deep commitment to our mission and whose experience and vision will deepen our capacity and enhance our impact as we aim to be of service to public school districts across the state of Texas. 



Contract Leadership Facilitators will work in a team overseen by the Director of CLP to provide high-quality facilitation for principals and campus teams (Leaders) during sessions of our two-year Campus Leadership Program (CLP), as well as continuous improvement support during the two-year journey. Alongside other Leadership Facilitators and CLP staff, you will guide cohorts of Leaders through the comprehensive, two-year program.  


You must have a strong desire to help Leaders in our programs thrive in their careers and lead their campuses effectively. We are looking for individuals who share our passion for developing leadership in public education in order to increase excellent and equitable outcomes for all students. 


As a Contract Leadership Facilitator, your job will be to support Leaders to ensure maximum impact from their training and successful implementation of their learning at their campuses. Working with the programs team at Holdsworth, you will help ensure that learning objectives for each session are met, and that the content delivered through these sessions is part of a coherent and powerful arc of learning. During sessions, you will pull together the themes discussed that day and relate them to the roles of Leaders. Bringing different campus teams together to collaborate will involve navigating interpersonal dynamics and building a psychologically safe environment where Leaders can effectively work together on a range of issues. Your job will also include providing continuous improvement support to campuses based on a tiered structure – campuses will receive a certain level of support from you depending on their progress with their change project. That support could include providing written feedback, analyzing data, engaging in coaching conversations, and/or joining campus site visits (this list is illustrative; not exhaustive).  


This role is a part-time, contractual role for the next two academic years (SY21-22 and SY22-23), with both the hope that you would consider a new contract to work with new CLP Leaders after this contract ends and the possibility of a full-time role in the future, if desired. For this two-year contract, we expect all Leadership Facilitators to commit to: a) attending all CLP session dates and facilitating learning; b) providing continuous improvement support for campus teams via phone or video-conference and in-person visits; and c) participating in professional development, meetings, and networking around facilitation. A typical contract for July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023 will include: 

  • Attendance at all of the following sets of CLP cohort dates for each cohort you take on (30 days total; does not include travel time): 
  • Cohort A 
  • 2021 – July 6-9; Sept 13-15; Oct 13-15 
  • 2022 – Jan 19-21; Feb 24-25; Mar 22-23; June (4 days), Oct (2.5 days), Nov (3 days) 
  • 2023 – Feb (2.5 days), June (2.5 days) 
  • Cohort B 
  • 2021 – July 6-9; Sept 13-15; Oct 20-22 
  • 2022 – Jan 19-21; Feb 24-25; Mar 22-23; June (4 days), Oct (2.5 days), Nov (3 days) 
  • 2023 – Feb (2.5 days), June (2.5 days) 
  • Cohort C 
  • 2021 – July 13-16; Sept 15-17; Oct 27-29 
  • 2022 – Jan 12-14; Feb 17-18; Mar 24-25; June (4 days), Oct (2.5 days), Nov (3 days) 
  • 2023 – Feb (2.5 days), June (2.5 days) 
  • 5 days per cohort, per year, for continuous improvement support for campus teams 
  • Paid preparation time for sessions and continuous improvement support (20 days) 
  • Face-to-face and virtual professional development and networking as a facilitator team (10 days in 2021-22; 5 days in 2022-23). 



Contract value will range from $56,250 to $75,750, depending on whether you are assigned to two or three cohorts (based on a $500 per day rate for facilitation and preparation time). We are seeking facilitators who can take on a minimum of two cohorts (maximizing the quality and efficiency of the program’s facilitation work). 



  • Establish and maintain key relationships with Leaders and Holdsworth staff 
  • Serve as one of the “faces” of CLP, facilitating learning experiences during sessions that give Leaders context to the learning, increase coherency of the overall program, and reinforce critical messages 
  • Use our equitable design and facilitation principles to support the delivery of effective and engaging learning experiences that bring cohorts together over a two-year journey, building a psychologically safe environment where Leaders can effectively collaborate on a range of issues to grow their capacity and ability to lead sustainable campus improvement towards excellent and equitable outcomes for students 
  • Ability to analyze and make meaning of data from K-12 campuses in order to support them in making progress on their change project 
  • Draw on personal experience and academic concepts to deliver highly engaging and thought-provoking program sessions and continuous improvement support 
  • Attend all program sessions and work as a team to effectively facilitate program delivery as needed, helping to drive coherence and meaning across the curriculum 
  • Assist with the preparation of all instructional materials including presentations, handouts, visuals, etc. for each learning session and/or event 
  • Continuously work to improve the skills of yourself and the team and support processes for assuring all facilitation and continuous improvement support delivered through Holdsworth is of the highest quality 
  • Work with talented, mission-driven peers in a fast-paced, dynamic environment 


Desirable candidates will have a range of prior experience and capabilities to include: 

  • Strong alignment with organizational values—Drive for Excellence & Equity, Be of Service, Believe in People 
  • Demonstrated commitment to and engagement in learning and actions to promote equity, including conversations about race 
  • Experience delivering high quality adult learning/training and proven ability to facilitate engaging, challenging, and thought-provoking discussion among diverse audiences, manage group dynamics, and use questioning techniques to identify solutions and actions rather than taking a wholly directive approach 
  • Experience in a leadership development and/or adult learning role (any sector) equivalent in scale and scope to this role, supporting the development of leaders of organizations through programmatic delivery and job-embedded change projects, encouraging a commitment to action and the development of lasting personal growth and change  
  • Experience coaching and developing leaders in ways that enable them to make progress on their change project 
  • Experience working in or with K-12 campuses, preferably in Texas  
  • Ability to synthesize complex information and create clear and compelling learning experiences and materials  
  • Self-motivated individual who demonstrates initiative without waiting for direction, openness to receiving feedback from peers and Holdsworth staff, and deep curiosity and motivation to learn coupled with a strong results-orientation 
  • Credibility with school leaders, faculty/experts, and our partner organizations 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, establish good rapport at all levels of the organization, collaborate with other faculty and experts and work with and relate to people from diverse backgrounds 
  • Flexibility; ability to adapt to an ever changing, growing organization 
  • Working knowledge of the education landscape in Texas, including knowledge of the context within which our participants work 
  • Ability to travel for events 


How to apply 

Interested candidates can submit a current resume and a cover letter detailing their interest in this Contract Leadership Facilitator position and the work of The Holdsworth Center by clicking here: Leadership Facilitator application.

Applications are due no later than February 5, 2021. If selected for the interview process, next steps are tentatively scheduled to begin mid-late February. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.



The Holdsworth Center is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. All employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  

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