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Company: IDEA Public Schools
Location: Austin, TX
Career Level: Director
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Position at IDEA Public Schools

Principal Preparation Team Intern


At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 58% of our students graduate from college in 6 years – that's 8 times the national rate for students in our communities! 


IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 45,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you—with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tarrant County (Fort Worth/Arlington), New Orleans, Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2021), and Tampa Bay (2021)! 


When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.  


To learn more about IDEA, check out this video 


Role Mission: IDEA Public Schools' Principal Preparation Team mission is to recruit, hire, develop, and retain an extraordinary staff of talented leaders.  The majority of work you will do as a Principal Preparation Team will have a direct impact on the professional development of IDEA's school leaders and teachers, ensuring our staff are developed and supported in ways that allow them to deliver on our promise of college for all children.




  1. Supporting National Coordinator, with the planning and execution of trainings for school leaders by:
  • Preparing training materials
  • Arranging site logistics
  • Welcoming and registering participants
  • Helping “behind the scenes” during the workshops
  • Preparing for webinars, if needed
  • Analyzing participant feedback and reporting on trends
  • Organizing digital copies of workshop materials
  • Communicating effectively with workshop participants and facilitators before, during, and after trainings, as needed
  • Support with technology set up and trouble shooting


  1. Prepare systems and logistics for the Rhodes Fellowship and Principal In Residence programs.
  2. Support with financial documentation and submission of team expenses.
  3. Support Principal Preparation Team with team data entry.
  4. Help the Principal Preparation Team in other critical areas of responsibility, as needed support other team members.
  5. Support with booking travel for Principal Preparation Team and other staff the team supports.
  6. Live Values of IDEA
  • Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of gettingto and through college  
  • Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
  • Embodies IDEA's core values  



  • Currently enrolled at a college or university


Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Excellent oral, written, and overall communication skills
  • Strong organization and attention to detail
  • Highly self-motivated and proactive
  • Quick to problem-solve logistical challenges
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people, including IDEA school leaders
  • Can operate Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word and Outlook and willing to work any new software)



  • 5 hours per week (Every Thursday being available by 8:00am)
  • Reports to: National Coordinator.

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

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