Full-time - Remote

Director, Office of the CEO


Who we are

ILO Group was built on a simple, shared mission: to roll up our sleeves and do whatever it takes to support K-12 system leaders’ big bets—from continuing to respond to student needs exacerbated by the pandemic to supporting all students thriving as we look ahead.

We’re a proudly women-owned education strategy and policy firm. Our name, ILO Group, stands for In the Life Of: we work side-by-side with the country’s leading educators, experts, and government partners to help solve the toughest challenges facing school systems and leaders today—because we’ve been in their shoes. With decades of collective experience, our seasoned team of consultants has supported many of the nation’s largest and highest-profile school systems and education-focused organizations. Our firm’s impact is significant and growing: we have supported nearly 50 leaders from across the nation to become district and state superintendents. 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a Director, Office of the CEO who will serve as a strategic partner to the CEO, providing individualized support and aiding in the efficient management of the CEO’s office.  The role requires a high degree of discretion, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to effectively handle a wide range of tasks that enhance the CEO’s effectiveness and productivity.

You will be a great fit for this role if you have at least 5 years of experience in a senior management role, with experience serving in a C-level role and/or directly supporting C-level executives; ability to manage complex tasks and prioritize competing demands in order to meet deadlines; knowledge of the K-12 education landscape; and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Our team members are fast-learners and adapt to quickly changing circumstances. 

This role is demanding but rewarding and will be an excellent opportunity for individuals who thrive in a dynamic, high-stakes environment. The right candidate will have the ability to positively contribute to the organization and handle direct interactions with the CEO effectively.

Why ILO Group

Our clients are state education agencies, school districts, and adjacent education organizations, including nonprofits and foundations, who are committed to implementing initiatives to improve student outcomes. As a result, you will have the opportunity to work with these leaders and their teams to understand their needs, provide real-time, in-the-moment support, and develop strategic and operating plans to implement sustainable solutions.

You will join a team of high-performing and creative individuals who are dedicated to supporting education leaders across the country in delivering a high-quality education to every student. In addition, as ILO Group is a “startup,” you will have the opportunity to have a voice in the organization’s internal operations, decision-making, and strategy. As ILO Group continues to grow, we are invested in the growth of our team as well. 


This person must demonstrate the ability to provide the following :

  • Strategic Advisor: Participate in strategic discussions, providing input and recommendations based on comprehensive understanding of company operations and CEO’s vision. Translate CEO’s ideas into actionable plans and follow through on implementation.
  • Quality Control: Review and vet all reports, presentations, and other deliverables before they reach the CEO to ensure accuracy, completeness, and high-quality standards. Streamline the information flow, allowing the CEO to focus on decision-making and strategy.
  • Communication Management: Act as a conduit for communication between the CEO and other executives, staff, and external partners. Handle incoming and outgoing communication on the CEO’s behalf when appropriate, ensuring clarity, professionalism, and timelines.
  • Project Management: Manage special projects as assigned by the CEO, overseeing all aspects from planning to execution. Monitor progress, handle any issues that arise, and keep the CEO informed of project status.
  • Information Gathering and Analysis: Conduct research, gather data, and create reports to assist the CEO in making data-driven decisions. Stay informed on industry trends and developments that could impact the organization.
  • Executive Support: In partnership with the CEO’s Executive Assistant, manage the CEO’s calendar meticulously, including, coordinating meetings, travel, and personal commitments as necessary. Ensure the CEO’s preparation for all meetings and events by providing relevant materials and briefings in a timely manner.

Job Type

We are currently seeking individuals who are interested in full-time opportunities.

Location and Travel

We are a virtual organization, and this is a remote position. Travel will be required based on client / CEO needs.

About You

The requirements for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5  years of experience in a senior management role, with experience directly supporting C-level executives; minimum of 7+ years of professional experience.
  • Familiarity with K-12 education is a plus.
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage complex tasks and prioritize competing demands in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to receive and implement feedback, anticipate needs, and provide effective upward management in a professional manner.
  • Ability to travel for various work engagements.
  • Experience using the Google Suite (e.g., Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Forms)
  • Experience using ChatGPT
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel


The salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at ILO Group

ILO Group is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. As a result, we welcome applicants of all religions, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

We are devoted to increasing equity in the leadership of our nation’s public school districts. Diversity and equity are built into the DNA of ILO Group and our work supporting women and BIPOC leaders of school systems across the country.

Why I do this work

Hear from some of our team on why they do this work as a team with their colleagues at ILO Group. 

“I am the product of public school teachers who believed in my potential. As the daughter of immigrants with a humble upbringing, I was supported throughout my K-12 education by teachers and administrators who went the extra mile to ensure that my circumstances would not dictate the quality or rigor of my education. Although I was not statistically likely to persevere, I am my family’s first college graduate. Paying that goodwill forward to impact the trajectory of today’s students positively is why I do this work.”

“I do this work because I believe all kids deserve an excellent education and it is my mission to support educational leaders in making that belief a reality. Whether it’s operationalizing a plan to implement a leader’s big bets or creating a strategic plan to drive change, I enjoy partnering with teams from school districts and educational organizations to learn what is working well, to explore what could be better, and to find a path to get there together.” 

“I do this work because I am passionate about rethinking our education system to make it work better for students and families. I love working alongside superintendents and their teams to help implement new ideas that make a direct positive impact on their students.”

“When I think of why I do this work, the first thing that comes to mind is something I have always been driven by: helping to support and create a more diverse, impactful and robust education system for students and educational leaders. Everyday, I wake up feeling motivated and energized by the fact that the work we do as a team directly impacts the future of thousands of students in this country, and I have the opportunity to be a part of the change. Seeing projects come to life and transforming the education system in a positive and effective manner is the most rewarding factor of the work.”

To Apply

Please visit this site to apply for the position. We believe diversity is a source of strength and welcome applicants of all religions, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

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