Stand is a non-profit education advocacy group that believes ALL children deserve an equal opportunity to succeed in life. Stand works to accomplish this mission through:
We focus primarily on increasing early literacy and high school success. Additional priorities include improving school quality and ensuring adequate funding spent wisely.
The Oregon Center for High School Success (the Center) is a venture by Stand for Children to help maximize Measure 98’s impact on Oregon high school students’ education and future. The Center acts as a thought partner for districts and high schools as they develop their plans for Measure 98 funding, and a resource for school administrators seeking guidance on how to make the most of their Measure 98 allocation.
One of the Center’s top priorities is to help high schools around the state increase the number of freshmen who are on track at the end of 9th grade. The Center provides professional learning and support to school and district leaders and helps them focus on what matters most for high school students. The Center supports adults within and across schools to build their capacity to lead change, improve instruction, and support student transitions into high school. We envision high schools that continuously cultivate collaboration, powerful learning, and a culture of high achievement to ensure high school and postsecondary success for all students.
The Freshman Success Coach (the Coach) is responsible for the successful creation and implementation of freshman success programs and approaches and related structures and professional learning supports in the Center’s partner schools. Using the evidence-based Freshman Success Framework developed by the Network for College Success (NCS), the Coach will work in partnership with school-based leaders to develop and operate effective Freshman Success Teams that meet every two weeks to review data on freshman performance, identify trends, and discuss how to help individual students who are off track. The Coach will collaborate with the Center staff to continuously advance a coaching model that meets the needs of school leaders, and design and facilitate professional learning for principal leadership development and instructional leadership.
The goal is to develop systems, conditions, and capacity for increasing student course performance in the freshman year, evidenced by research to be the most predictive indicator for graduation from high school and success beyond high school.
Stand for Children consists of two separate entities. Stand for Children, Inc., a grassroots membership organization is exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, and Stand for Children Leadership Center, a leadership development organization is exempt under section 501(c)(3)
Stand for Children and Stand for Children Leadership Center are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. We are committed to a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace in which our differences broaden our awareness, enrich our daily experiences and contribute to our collective strength. People of color, members of underrepresented ethnic or socioeconomic populations and bilingual/multi-lingual speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.