Green Balloon Fellowship—Nevada (DEADLINE will be announced November 30th) 

In your role, you will work directly with our Founder and CEO to lead Rooted School’s launch in Nevada (Clark County or Reno). You will spend your time between New Orleans and Nevada, learning the “Rooted Way” while also building local relationships that will be pivotal towards a successful launch in fall 2022.

Above all, you will help us determine how we will fulfill the Rooted Promise. This might not work. It might not be fun. I hope you’ll do it anyway.

what we want in new teammates

  1. We want teammates who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to Rooted's mission.

  2. We want teammates who have an unwavering commitment to radical transparency and radical open-mindedness (that, regardless of how much you know about something, you could be wrong).

  3. We want teammates who can thrive in a startup environment (comfort with frequent, focused change and ambiguity + strong initiative).

  4. We want teammates who have success in managing or coaching teachers, specifically around instructional strategies, planning and assessment, and classroom culture (at least 3 years of experience preferred).

  5. We want teammates who have at least three years' experience teaching high school in a low-income or high needs population with a track record of outstanding academic results.

  6. We want teammates who have strong organization and planning skills.

  7. We want teammates with experience in school(s) which rely on digital curriculum as a means to develop basic content knowledge and skills (preferred).

  8. We want teammates who are committed to researching and remaining abreast of best instructional practices that may advance our mission.

  9. We want teammates who are obsessive about their personal growth, willing to put the team’s mission above their personal one, and have a reputation of being someone who’s aligned to our values.

what you’ll be working on if these sound like you

  1. Completing the Green Balloon Fellowship Modules: These cover things like our approach to (a) mission and vision; (b) adult culture; and (c) hiring for a team like ours.

  2. Campus and Founder Shadowing: You’ll be refining our approach to campus and founder shadowing. This means reflecting on questions like (a) How do I apply these strategies in my context and with my leadership? (b) Where have I seen this before? (c) How do I create something new in my context?

  3. Writing the Charter: We’ll help on most of it but you’ll drive the interpretations for your local context.

  4. Stepping in if Needed: We may need you to leverage your expertise on certain projects we’re working on. You’ll have a chance to accept (or not).

  5. Customized Professional Development: Through our approach to running a Deliberately, Developmental, Organization.


Competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as comprehensive benefits package.

to apply

If you're as excited about this role as we are, email a cover letter, resume and answers to the questions in the "To Apply" section to our founder/ceo at

DEADLINE will be announced November 30th.