Chief External Affairs Officer, Phila. School Partnership

Posted by Philadelphia School Partnership on January 18, 2022


The Chief External Affairs Officer (CEAO) reports directly to the Executive Director and will manage PSP’s Development, Communications, and Access Initatives teams. S/he will be a visible and strategic executive responsible for maintaining and enhancing PSP’s relationships with and services to our external stakeholders, particularly funders, families, policymakers, and the general public. The CEAO is expected to:

  • Develop and lead a team to execute on our new strategic plan
  • Forge meaningful partnerships with funders, families, and peer service providers
  • Engage local and national funders in pursuit of educational equity: The CEAO will drive PSP’s fundraising strategy, including working with the Board to set fundraising goals, directly engaging funders to invest in our mission-critical initiatives, managing the development team, and stewarding PSP’s relationships with the funder community.
  • Communicate to inspire others: the CEAO must be a compelling communicator who can serve as a brand ambassador for PSP. S/he will have a history of working across the aisle with elected officials; education, business, and civic leaders, and funders to collectively understand and articulate the educational challenges facing students and families today and to inspire others to join PSP in the effort to create real solutions.


  • Serve as a member of the organization’s leadership team
  • Use local and national data and real-time feedback to manage all teams toward outcomes aligned to the strategic direction and goals of PSP
  • Serve as an expert on policy, practice, and service delivery that supports low-income, children of color to access high-quality education options across all sectors
  • Create and foster a healthy and productive team culture of professional growth and high achievement inside the organization, while maintaining a positive staff morale

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