Education Resource Strategies

About Education Resource Strategies
Every school. Every child. Ready for tomorrow.
No two children are alike. Parents and teachers understand this intuitively. And they respond by working to provide the right combination of supports at the right time to meet each child’s unique needs so they can achieve their biggest dreams. Yet many schools and school systems don’t follow this example. They are set up as if all students need the same things. Worse yet, students with higher needs and students of color are often less likely than their peers to have access to the high-quality learning experiences that research tells us are necessary to prepare them for college and career.

But schools and school systems can meet students’ differing needs—and many do every day.

Education Resource Strategies is a national nonprofit that partners with district, school, and state leaders to deeply understand students’ most pressing needs and mobilize the right amount and combination of resources (people, time and money) in response, so that every student can receive a high-quality education that unlocks their power to live a life of their choosing.
Education Resource Strategies 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472
We believe that schools must look very different from the rigid class sizes, fixed time blocks, and standardized teacher roles that define school today. Most schools will only get there if school systems leverage data to understand resource use and redesign their central office to provide schools with the combination of accountability, support, and flexibility they need.

Since 2004, ERS has worked hand-in-hand with the leaders of over 100 school systems and several states through data (analysis & benchmarking), design (strategy, resource trade-offs & consensus building) and implementation (planning & monitoring). And our work continues to grow and evolve: Right now, schools are facing unprecedented challenges as they work hard to support their students during the COVID-19 pandemic – especially those students with the highest needs. And as an organization, we still have so much to learn about the continuing impact of systemic racism and oppression throughout our country and institutions, and we are working every day to become a more equitable organization that works to create a more just society. In all our work, we focus on the larger picture—how resources work together to create high-performing systems. Our non-profit status enables a different kind of partnership with districts and states: one where we participate in the transformation struggle, create insights together, and share lessons with others.

Please visit our website to learn more about Our Work, Our Impact, Our Team, and Our Core Values.

Benefits of Working at ERS

  • Opportunity for impact: ERS works with some of the largest, most influential and innovative districts in the country to truly transform their practices. Your work will change the lives of thousands of students.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: As a small organization, we are continuously improving, and we encourage innovative ideas, honest feedback, and constant learning.
  • Collaborative work environment: We do most of our work in teams. We bring our collective wisdom and expertise to everything we do, often tapping the expertise and leadership of colleagues across the organization.
  • Healthy work/life balance: We support every member of the ERS team in integrating meaningful work and professional growth with a healthy personal life throughout their career.

Contact Us
Interested in joining the ERS team? Please submit your resume and thoughtful cover letter to our Careers Page.

ERS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, ancestry, pregnancy, or military service.

We value diverse teams and the unique talents each member brings. In that light, we encourage candidates that have life experiences similar to those of the children, teachers, and leaders in the districts we serve to apply. The value we place on diverse teams is mirrored by our commitments to foster and sustain an inclusive culture. We regularly evaluate our organization's processes and policies through the lens of equity and inclusion, and we provide opportunities for individual and organizational learning about equity, inclusion, and diversity.

We view these commitments as essential to our work with each other and our district partners, as we seek to drive equity and excellence for all students through school system transformation.