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The Holdsworth Center

Leadership Coach/Facilitator

Programs · Austin, Texas
Department Programs
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Contract value will range from $27,000 to $37,000, plus travel expenses.

About The Organization

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 Coach/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.



Leadership Coach/Facilitators will work in a team led by the Director of Coaching & Facilitation to provide executive coaching for principals and high-quality facilitation for campus teams during sessions of our Campus Leadership Program (CLP). Alongside other Leadership Coach/Facilitators and CLP staff, you will guide cohorts of campus leaders through a comprehensive two-year CLP. 

As a Leadership Coach/Facilitator, your job will be to support school leaders to ensure maximum impact and benefit from their training and successful implementation of their learning within their school districts. Working with the programs team at Holdsworth, you will help ensure that learning outcomes and objectives for each session of the CLP are met, and that the content delivered through program sessions is part of a coherent and powerful arc of learning. During program sessions, you and your team will pull together the themes discussed that day and relate them to the roles of leaders. Bringing campus teams together will involve navigating interpersonal dynamics and building a psychologically safe environment where leaders can effectively collaborate on a range of issues. Your job will also include providing executive coaching to CLP principals on an approximate bi-weekly basis, helping them to create developmental goals and implement personal growth plans.

This role is a part-time, contractual role for the next year, with both the hope that you would continue working with your CLP teams in their second year of the program and the possibility of becoming a full-time role in the future, if desired. For this one-year contract, we expect all Leadership Coach/Facilitators to commit to: attending all CLP session dates; providing coaching for principals via telephone or videoconference and two in-person visits; and participating in professional development, virtual meetings, and networking around coaching and facilitation.

A typical contract for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will include:

  • Attendance at one of the following sets of CLP cohort dates (24 days total, arriving in the late afternoon before the session starts):
    • Cohort A
      • 2020 – July 6-10; Sept 16-19; Oct 14-17
      • 2021 – Jan 20-23; Feb 16-19 (2 days); Mar 24-26; June 23-26
    • Cohort B
      • 2020 – July 13-17; Sept 23-26; Oct 28-31 (tentative)
      • 2021 – Jan 27-30; Feb 23-26 (2 days); Mar 29-31; June 29-July 2
  • Coaching ~6 principals across the state of Texas ~twice a month:
    • ~Twenty-two 50-minute coaching sessions per principal, plus 50 minutes for prep and/or follow-up notes, which is ~37 hours per principal or ~222 total hours of coaching work over the course of the contract.
  • Face-to-face and virtual professional development and networking as a coach-facilitator team (5-7 days).

For your information, tentative sets of CLP dates for Year 2 of the program are:

  • Cohort A: 2021-July 20-23, Oct 7-9, Nov 3-6; 2022-Feb 8-11 (2 days), June 16-18; or
  • Cohort B: 2021-July 27-30, Oct 14-16, Nov 10-13; 2022-Feb 15-18 (2 days), June 13-15.


  • Establish and maintain key relationships with school leaders, staff, and program faculty
  • Draw on personal experience and academic concepts to deliver highly engaging and thought-provoking program sessions
  • 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
  • Support overall curriculum design and development of leadership programs
  • Assist with the preparation of all instructional materials including presentations, handouts, etc. for each learning session and/or event
  • Provide executive coaching to principals participating in the Campus Leadership Program
  • Continuously work to improve the coaching and facilitation skills of yourself and the team and support processes for assuring all coaching and facilitation 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 our organizational values—Drive for Excellence & Equity, Be of Service, Believe in People
  • 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 coaching and programmatic delivery and encouraging a commitment to action and the development of lasting personal growth and change 
  • 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 delivering a challenging and supportive coaching experience to leaders that both helps them make progress on their own leadership goals and serves as a model of outstanding coaching practice
  • 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

Contract value will range from $27,000 to $37,000, plus travel expenses, depending on the number of leaders coached.


How to apply

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

Applications are due no later than January 31, 2020. If selected for the interview process, next steps are tentatively scheduled to begin mid-late February.



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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  • Location
    Austin, Texas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Contract value will range from $27,000 to $37,000, plus travel expenses.