Day in the Life
Jordan Huller

About Jordan

Jordan Huller
The Broad Residency 2018-2020
May 30
5:55 a.m.

Right when I wake up, I spend 2-3 minutes with my cat, Tiramisu, before hopping out of bed and really beginning my day.

6:00 a.m.

Everyday begins with me meditating. It’s really one of the best parts of the day and helps me get started the right way.

6:30 a.m.

I have my coffee and breakfast while listening to a podcast, typically the news.

7:15 a.m.

I walk to one of our middle schools to get ready for a couple of interviews my team is managing that day (it happens to be literally around the corner from my apartment).

8:55 a.m.

After checking and responding to some e-mails from the previous afternoon, I set up the two interviews for the day – one is for a Mandarin Teaching position and the other for an Operations role.

10:30 a.m.

Once the interviews are completed, I head to our central office, about a 40-minute walk from this school. My days typically begin at the central office, so I am diligent about making sure I get my walk in, even if my day did not start there.

10:35 a.m.

While on my walk, I conduct a phone interview (we are hiring for a member of my team right now – every second counts).

11:30 a.m.

I have a meeting with one of my senior leaders about our orientation for new faculty in August. I am leading the redesign for some components and want his feedback.

12:30 p.m.

Right before I hop on a call with a consultant I am working with, I heat up my lunch. I take my lunch while I am on the call.

1:00 p.m.

Later this afternoon, I am leading a meeting with some of the Principals and other leaders of my organization around making some changes to our evaluation rubrics for our faculty and staff. I want to make sure the materials and my talking points are ready for that meeting, so I spend a bit of time going through everything.

1:30 p.m.

It’s my team’s weekly check-in, so I head to one of our conference rooms in my office for that. It’s a really busy time of year for my team, so we spend the majority of the time giving updates about certain projects and our progress toward hiring goals.

2:45 p.m.

My evaluation meeting is at 3:00pm and I head over to our elementary school (around the corner from our central office) so that I can be with our elementary Principal during the call.

3:00 p.m.

The evaluation meeting begins with a few of our Principals and network leaders. There is a lot to dig into and some really good feedback. After an hour and a half, we are feeling good about changes we are making to our evaluation tools for the 19-20 school year.

4:30 p.m.

One of our social workers suggested that we check out a new product to support employees and their mental health. I have agreed to take a call with a representative from this site about the product and its benefits to see if it could be a fit.

5:00 p.m.

I have a call with a peer at a similarly-sized CMO here in Brooklyn about some work we are doing around our diversity, equity, and inclusion programming for next year.

5:30 p.m.

Between those meetings and calls, a number of e-mails have popped up (some time-sensitive, some not). I respond to a good chunk of them, calendar some work time for myself for the following day for the remainder of them, and pack up my things.

6:05 p.m.

I begin my walk home (best part of my day).

7:00 p.m.

I have dinner!

8:00 p.m.

Through the Broad Residency, I am part of an optional learning module for managers who want to talk to other managers within the Broad Center network about… managing teams. It’s a video call, and it’s a really nice opportunity to engage with folks about what is going on in my organization and on my team in a casual, but productive, way.

9:00 p.m.

I am trying to read more. So I read for a bit before heading to bed.

10:00 p.m.

Yes, I am in bed and (hopefully) asleep by this time during the week.