Director of Educational Strategy

Graustein Memorial Fund | Hamden (New Haven County), Connecticut


The Graustein Memorial Fund, located in Hamden, Connecticut,  is a family foundation founded in 1946 by Archibald Graustein (father of current trustee Bill Graustein) to honor the memory of his brother, William Caspar Graustein, and to support the kind of institutions that made it possible for his immigrant family to thrive within the United States. Archibald believed that academic accomplishment could benefit both individuals and society as a whole.

In 2015, the trustees of the Graustein Memorial Fund adopted a new mission “to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and inspiring all to end racism and poverty.”  GMF is conducting a national search to ensure the diversity of the applicant pool and to identify an equity focused, strategic thinker and builder to lead our equity in education strategy as Director. This position will report to the foundation’s Executive Director.

Job Summary

This is a newly created position that will set strategic direction and lead implementation of the equity in education strategy.  As we seek to grow the foundation’s impact and capitalize on momentum around equity in education, the Director will also play a key role as a spokesperson for the equity in education strategy. The Director will strengthen the foundation’s footing as a thought leader around this approach and develop key partnerships and co-funding relationships to advance the work.

The complete position profile and candidate application information for interested candidates may be found here.     

Reports To

Executive Director


  • Strategy, Development, and Execution
  • Learning and Knowledge Management
  • External Relations and Thought Leadership

The complete position profile and candidate application information for interested candidates may be found here.     


  • 10 years of relevant professional experience working on education issues in an educational, community leadership, foundation, management, policy, or research role, or in a consulting practice.
  • Master’s degree applicable to education issues or work experience equivalent is required. Conversational Spanish a plus but not required.
  • Position is based in Hamden, Connecticut, and may include up to 5 percent of time on domestic travel.

How to Apply

The national search is being conducted by NEGRON Consulting and led by Michael Negrón.

Candidates should include a resume and cover letter, the latter expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role at The Graustein Memorial Fund.  Along with salary expectations, please include how you learned of the opportunity, and attach any other relevant information (e.g., published articles).  

To apply, please submit your documents to:

All applications will be acknowledged.   While applications will be accepted until the position has been filled, applicants are encouraged to submit their candidacy within 30 days of the position posting date.

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