SCORE offers a fast-paced and rapid-growth work environment where student focus, collaboration, optimism, innovation, and excellence are highly valued. Every position at SCORE offers team members the opportunity to support our mission of advancing student achievement in Tennessee. SCORE is based in Nashville at Vanderbilt University’s John Seigenthaler Center.

SCORE Job Postings

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Vice President of Finance

The Vice President of Finance will play a critical leadership role in advancing SCORE’s work as the organization grows and implements its strategic plan. This position will lead the organization’s finance and accounting functions, including financial planning, financial reporting, treasury management, and supporting the Finance and Audit Committees of the board.  Reporting to SCORE President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the VP of Finance will serve as a strategic thought partner to the CEO, the board, and the rest of the leadership team, and play a critical role in designing and executing strategic initiatives. Candidates should have 7-10+ years of expanding leadership experience in finance or accounting, experience working in a fast-paced environment, and proven project management skills with the ability to translate strategies from plans to action and to implement them with strong attention to detail. Learn More

 

Director of Talent

The director of talent develops and implements best-practice human resource systems, policies, and initiatives to ensure that SCORE attracts, develops, and retains top talent, and operates effectively and efficiently to deliver on our mission. The ideal candidate will bring deep experience and capacity in strategic thinking, human-capital thought-leadership, organizational development, change management, operational excellence, and experience deploying effective diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. Learn More

The SCORE graduate fellows program provides ambitious and dedicated graduate students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the education policy and advocacy landscape in Tennessee. Fellows will have the opportunity to become part of a dynamic organization that is deeply involved in the state’s education initiatives and is committed to ensuring success for all students. The graduate fellows make contributions to SCORE’s research, policy, and communications work.

Graduate Fellows Activities

Graduate fellowships are designed around organizational needs and fellow strengths. Fellowship experiences are designed to provide opportunities to grow fellows’ writing, presentation, and data analysis skills. During their time with SCORE, fellows generally:

  • Work closely with the research, policy, and communications teams on projects pertaining to key education issues affecting Tennessee and the nation.
  • Contribute research and policy recommendations for policy memos and SCORE’s annual State of Education in Tennessee report.
  • Conduct research to support outreach and advocacy activities.
  • Contribute original work on an education reform topic to the SCORE Sheet blog.
  • Interact with state education reform leaders from government, business, philanthropy, and education.
  • Transform highly technical research and data reports into fact sheets that are accessible to a general audience.

SCORE generally employs two fellows each semester to support strategic initiatives and/or research and advocacy teams. Graduate fellows work at least 20 hours and not more than 30 hours per week. Fellowships are compensated positions but are not benefits eligible. Fellows are eligible for hybrid work, with some hours performed each week in SCORE’s office at Vanderbilt University’s John Seigenthaler Center and the balance of hours performed remotely.

Qualifications

Candidates must be strong communicators and should have experience with synthesizing academic research and analyzing data — skills that will be further developed as part of the program. Successful candidates for this fellowship are generally advanced master’s degree students or early-stage doctoral students in public policy, education policy, public affairs, and other related fields. Although not required, previous experience in education is generally preferred. In addition, potential fellows must be adaptable, comfortable working both individually and as part of a dynamic team, and dedicated to meeting project deliverable deadlines.

Application Information

To apply, please complete the application here.

Internship

SCORE’s internship program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to provide operational and administrative support to the organization’s work and Tennessee’s efforts to improve student achievement. SCORE is committed to providing opportunities for professional growth by providing team members with feedback and opportunities to grow in their work.

Eligibility

The position is open to undergraduate or graduate students who have a passion for improving education in Tennessee.

Compensation

This is a paid internship. SCORE offers a competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience.

SCORE Internship Activities

Internship experiences vary greatly from student to student based on available time commitments, interests, and project streams. SCORE’s Events and Special Projects Manager will work directly with each intern to develop a meaningful experience that meets the needs of the intern and the organization. Responsibilities may include providing operational and administrative support to the various work streams. This could include, but is not limited to, filing and storing reports, database management, copyediting, and social media support. Based on interest and experience the intern may be asked to assist with programmatic work.

How to Apply

SCORE accepts applications for this internship on a rolling basis. To apply, please complete the application here.


Finance and Operations Internship

SCORE’s Finance and Operations Interns provide financial, accounting, and operational support to the organization’s work and Tennessee’s efforts to improve student achievement.

Eligibility

The position is open to undergraduate or graduate students who have a passion for improving education in Tennessee.

Compensation

This is a paid internship. SCORE offers a competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience.

SCORE Finance and Operations Internship Activities

Finance and Operations Interns will support SCORE’s efforts in 1) basic accounting functions like expense reports, vendor invoices, and reconciliations; 2) maintaining workflow and process documentation; and 3) general office administration support as needed. This position requires an organized individual with a strong eye for detail and accuracy and reports to SCORE’s Director of Finance and/or Director of Operations. More details here.

How to Apply

SCORE accepts applications for this internship on a rolling basis. To apply, please complete the application here.