Working at Public Impact, we share a student-focused mission and values.
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Public Impact’s mission is to dramatically improve learning outcomes for all students, with a focus on low-income students, students of color, and other students whose needs have historically not been well met.
Our vision is to create dramatic, positive, and sustainable impact at scale by 2035, through our goals of:
- Reaching at least 75% of schools, and at least 75% of students in them each year…
- With at least the 75th percentile student learning growth*…
- While nearly 100% of educators are satisfied or highly satisfied…
- Through work that districts and schools can scale up financially and sustainably.
*On average, compared to 2010 standard growth levels.
Additionally, we strive to keep issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefont of all our work internally and externally, representing all backgrounds equitably.
We know our goals are ambitious—they always have been! Even if we achieve only a portion of our target scale, the impact would be enormous for students and educators. We believe so much in our people that we are committed to aiming higher.
Public Impact’s values are our baseline for success—they are how we show up in our work internally together and externally with clients.
Commitment to Mission, Team & Impact
Prioritizes, elevates, and leads toward positive impact on students and educators—through attention to quality of individual work, impact on teammates’ work quality, and effects on external services.
Innovation for Impact
Shows disciplined curiosity and solution-seeking, within project constraints, for maximum, urgent impact on students and positive engagement of educators.
Embraces needed change and takes initiative to define needed changes, plan to make them, and motivate others to give time, resources and energy to change.
Rises above challenges to perform, despite resistance from others or personal/ professional difficulties.
Acknowledges own and others’ needs, strengths and challenges openly; accepts and expresses the extreme difficulty of our work and the imperative to solve problems together.
Public Impact’s teams help achieve our mission:
Opportunity Culture Implementation
Our Opportunity Culture implementation team is our largest, and growing the fastest. With tact, care, and excellence, this team of consultants assists schools and districts that join the national Opportunity Culture initiative.
Research and Data
Our research and data team supports the Opportunity Culture team with data collection and analysis to improve our implementation services, and does other research, data collection, and analytics in search of new solutions to challenges within our mission.
Our communications team spreads the word about our work, and builds community among educators in Opportunity Culture roles to connect them and share their stories.
Our administration team is responsible for back-office systems, including human resources and technology to ensure that our other teams have the necessary support to carry out our mission.
Check out the Public Impact staff bios to see what people have to say about why they work here!
Public Impact is based in North Carolina but, with staff members in multiple states, we take full advantage of remote collaboration tools to achieve our mission and vision and support one another in our core team values. Our commitment to serving a diverse population of students and educators across the country requires hiring team members from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Learn more about our diversity, equity and inclusion commitment in our work and our workplace here.
Compensation and Career Paths
Total compensation at Public Impact includes team member’s base pay, an annual teamwide bonus, and a comprehensive benefits package. Public Impact seeks to attract and retain team members who can have a meaningful impact on our mission while honoring our core value of integrity in keeping costs to our partners affordable. With this in mind, we set base pay around the market median for similar roles.
Public Impact also has a dedicated career path for each role; we look for individuals who are always willing to learn, improve, and enhance their impact on our mission, with respect for individual growth curves. Public Impact has several structures in place to support staff members and enhance their professional development, including people managers, project managers, and an optional mentoring program for new team members of color. As an organization, we aim for everyone to be and feel successful—helping us more fully realize the type of organization we want to be and reach our mission.