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The Pahara Institute’s mission is to strengthen and sustain values-driven leaders who are transforming public education so that every child is prepared to lead a free and fulfilling life. We support exceptional, innovative leaders in the non-profit schools sector who are committed to equity and access to excellent public schools for our children. We focus on a diverse set of leaders, with a specific priority on representation and inclusion of leaders who share life experiences with our most marginalized and underserved student populations. Our work is guided by the following core values:

  • Wholeness: We bring our whole selves. We are authentic and vulnerable.

  • Transformative Love: We create belonging. We build inclusive and deeply connected communities across many lines of difference.  

  • Excellence: We deliver exceptional quality without compromising our integrity or humanity.

  • Continuous Learning: We learn, grow, adapt, and change. We get better.  

  • Liberation: We find new ways to ensure that everyone can live a free and meaningful life.


  • Provide tactical and administrative support to the Selection and Moderation Team, ensuring that a broad range of Selection and Moderation processes, initiatives, goals, and tasks are completed effectively and in line with Pahara’s organizational values.

  • Collaborate with other departments on the execution of racial equity-centered selection processes for Pahara’s programs from nomination/application to induction, ensuring strong communication, streamlined systems, and coherence across teams.


Sample goals for this role:

The Coordinator, Selection and Moderation will support the selection of outstanding, values-driven leaders who are transforming education. They will also support candidate progression tracking, reporting, and communications; monitor for continuous process improvement; and make sure the team is meeting defined milestones. Here are three examples of how we’ll measure your success: 

  • By December 2023, the Coordinator, Selection and Moderation has refined our candidate tracking systems, and 100% of the Selection and Moderation Team is implementing them effectively and efficiently.

  • By Spring 2024, candidates’ satisfaction ratings on “frequency of communication” have improved by at least 50%.

  • By Spring 2024, the Coordinator, Selection and Moderation has developed an effective operating plan for selection scheduling.


What your week might look like:

  • Mostly: Supporting a world-class selection process by facilitating thoughtful stewardship of candidates and coordinating schedules and communications

  • Some: Communicating with inspiring leaders to set them up for success as they connect with Pahara

  • A little: Designing conversations and supporting conversation follow-ups to maintain a healthy flow of engagement for the Pahara Network

  • With (more than) a sprinkling of: Laughter with an amazing team of humans


We are looking for someone who can demonstrate skills and abilities that reflect the following statements:

  • You LOVE supporting people and collaborating to achieve goals efficiently and effectively. You enjoy performing the day-to-day tasks that produce high-quality programming, including logistics, tech support, preparation of materials, and coordinating aspects of pre-event preparation. You are energized by implementing and monitoring processes that facilitate ease for team members and program participants. You have a proven track record of interacting at multiple levels within an organization, internally and externally, on projects with multiple participants. You are dedicated to ensuring process integrity at every stage of the Selection and Moderation Team’s process. You know the importance of timely and accurate data entry, management, and analysis; you have CRM experience (SalesForce preferred, but not required).

  • You see the big picture and hold the small details at the same time. You are resourceful and motivated, and you demonstrate exemplary professional behavior. Your approach to work exemplifies deep curiosity and ability to follow-through. Attention to detail is one of your love languages. You learn quickly, you are flexible, and you take an optimistic, roll-up-your-sleeves approach to ownership of your work. You are comfortable with change, and you thrive in adaptive, responsive, learning environments. You have proven ability to work independently and virtually in an environment where things move quickly. You are always looking for ways to continue building and refining processes as the organization grows and adds new programs. 

  • You are committed to impacting and changing the educational ecosystem. You understand how schools and school systems work. You believe that education can be reimagined and that transformational leadership development is a big part of making that happen. You do this work so that every child in America has access to an excellent public school with high-integrity, values-driven leadership.  

  • You are dedicated to Pahara’s core values. Your own values are aligned with Pahara’s culture. You build and maintain relationships that foster inclusiveness and belonging in virtual and in-person environments. You have a proven commitment to equity of all types, with racial equity prioritized at every level of your work. You have a strong analysis lens related to DEI that supports the design and implementation of processes we use to select fellows and moderators.


  • Who: The  Coordinator, Selection and Moderation will initially report to the Vice President of Selection. As the team grows, reporting relationships will change.

  • Where:  We are a virtual organization by design so our team can work where they have built their lives. Our campus in the Denver area serves as a hub for our work and as the main location for all in-person events. Candidates who live outside the Denver area may have an increase in required overnight travel to the campus 1-2 times per month.

  • When: Please submit your resume and written application by Friday, March 24, 2023, at 5pm (Pacific Time).  

    • Late March: Candidates will be selected to complete a candidate exercise.

    • Mid April:  A small number of candidates will advance to a virtual first interview.

    • Late April: First interviews take place.

    • Late May: Finalists will engage in a virtual final interview with additional members of the Pahara Team. Pahara checks 3 references for finalists, though we may request more.

    • Late May:  Offer extended

    • Summer 2023:  Start date

Please note that all phases of the hiring process are virtual, as Pahara is a remote organization. 

  • How Much: Pahara provides competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package, including full health care coverage and access to a 401(k) account with a matching contribution policy. The expected salary range for this position is $50,000 to $61,000.


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Pahara is committed to nondiscrimination and to providing equal opportunity.  It is our policy to ensure that all individuals with whom we are in contact are treated equally without regard to age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, expression, gender identity, or veteran’s status.

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