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Application submission due by: january 7th, 2022.
The senior director of math strategy leads the central strategy for innovation, internal learning, knowledge management, and continuous improvement related to mathThe senior director of math strategy will report to the managing director of program strategy and collaborate closely with data and evaluation, project, and network teammates.
They will have the opportunity to lead le’s cross-team strategy for innovation, internal learning, knowledge management, and continuous improvement related to mathWhile the majority of content design at leading educators happens on project and network teams so that it can be contextualized to the needs and priorities of partners, the sd of math strategy will lead sharing and learning across teams focused on our current work as well as design new tools to support future work(see below for a few examples of what this will look like in the upcoming year!) we estimate their work will be roughly distributed according to the percentages below.
Innovation, design & content strategy: 40%
Cross-team learning and knowledge management: 25%
Impact & continuous improvement: 20%
Flexible support: 15%
Note: below are the general responsibilities for these roles as well as a snapshot of priorities for 2021-2022However, because these roles (and team) exist to serve and support our project and network teammates, their regional partners, and the innovation work of the organization overall, the priorities need to remain flexible and will likely evolve as new needs and possibilities emerge.
Innovation, design, and content strategy (40% of time)
Lead design of new central program offerings and supports in mathIn 2021-2022, likely deliverables include:
Develop a system-/school-level instructional snapshot as a new product offering
Design or refine tools and supports to help teammates and partners gather and analyze evidence to make decisions that improve teaching, student experiences, and student learning aligned to teaching for equity (both supporting use of district tools and refining le tools):
Curriculum-based and other formative assessments (including designing tools and resources to support system leaders in selecting and implementing curriculum-based formative assessments)
Integrating measures of student voice alongside evidence of learning
Supports for using instructional planning and practice look-fors
Tools for measuring knowledge
Use evidence and human-centered design to identify and prioritize ongoing program supports and improvements in math that respond to current and projected future needs of teammates, external stakeholders, and the sector
Collaborate with external partners, clients, funders, and partner organizations and manage consultants (as needed) to support learning, development, and innovation
Cross-team learning and knowledge management (25% of time)
Lead cross-team learning spaces (math) and collaborate to lead monthly goals collabs and data plcs with program teammatesIn 2021-2022, likely priorities include:
Leading the math learning space to support teammates (primarily leadership coaches and directors of content but all are welcome!), including gathering input to develop and regularly update learning priorities/plans, designing and facilitating sessions, and working with internal or external partners to co-design/lead, as appropriate
Leading monthly goals collabs focused on teacher practice and student learning (in math)
Supporting teammates’ calibration and use of tools/protocols for analyzing and improving teaching and student learning/experiences (both supporting use of district tools and refining le tools) aligned to teaching for equity
Synthesize learnings within and between projects to identify bright spots, determine needs, and facilitate connections within and across teams
Collaborate with impact team colleagues to build, curate, and maintain ongoing knowledge management of math content and resources
Develop and improve internal tools and learning systems for program teammates to learn about, contribute to, co-design, and use of le core content (e.g., the program standards, sessions and content cycles, teaching for equity framework and aligned tools, measurement tools, onboarding supports, etc.); support change management and learning as new tools are developed, piloted, and shared with teammates and partners
Work closely with project, network, and impact teammates to:
Build trusting relationships across the program team
Support a strong, values-aligned program team culture that focuses on impact for students, teachers, and leaders
Clearly define shared goals and expectations as well as aligned supports
Ensure clear, compelling, and empathetic communication and change management
Impact and continuous improvement (20% of time)
Devote time and resources to learning deeply about the context, programming, needs, and evidence of projects, networks, partners, and the field
Regularly review and analyze program data for continuous improvement and for program evaluation; when appropriate, use human-centered design to learn directly from internal and external stakeholders
Use evidence to make decisions, including celebrating strengths, prioritizing areas of growth and development, and informing future priorities for program innovation, learning, and improvement
Work with data and evaluation/program strategy to identify and act on opportunities to maximize shared impact by aligning work focused on research, learning, and innovation
Flexible support (15% of time)
Provide flexible support for cross-team needs on projects and networks, including but not limited to:
Supporting project and network teammates during the launch/renewal of projects, including building a scope and sequence of content learning/development touch points aligned to discovery and empathy data
Supporting teammates and partners to create and use a customized evaluation framework to monitor/benchmark progress, share learning, highlight bright spots and suggest changes to scope or partnership to maximize impact
Design and facilitation, when needed
The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
8 years of teaching, coaching, and/or leadership experience in a school, school system, or education non-profit organization
Significant knowledge, expertise, and experience with standards-aligned content and instruction in english language arts or math, including high-quality instructional materials (including deep expertise in at least one grade band and willingness to learn and grow expertise across bands in service of supporting k-12 content work)
Customer-service and human-centered approach to collaboration (including eagerness to listen and respond to stakeholders’ needs with empathy and strategic prioritization)
Design and facilitation: experience leading design processes and designing tools, products, and learning experiences; experience facilitating adult learning and coaching others
Experience motivating and influencing teammates and clients (e.g., management, strategy, and/or coaching)
The ability to make strategic decisions, recommendations, and plans that: 1) are guided by evidence and stakeholders’ input, 2) balance a focus on short- and long-term impact, risk, finances, and capacity; and 3) name trade-offs explicitly
Experience setting and reaching ambitious goals and producing high quality work; ability to anticipate and take initiative
Strong project planning and management skills
Alignment with leading educators’ organizational values:
Disrupt racial inequity
Build on strengths
Unwavering belief in the ability of all students and in the importance of our mission to ensure equity and excellence by closing opportunity gaps
Awareness of and curiosity about own and others’ identities and perspectives
Willingness to mitigate and challenge biases in self and others
Commitment to deepening own knowledge and skills by regularly seeking and applying feedback as well as providing effective feedback to others
Comfort with (and ideally energized by) ambiguity; flexibility with changing priorities and a willingness to create from scratch and “build to think”
Covid-19 vaccination requirements and travel
After sept 1, 2021, vaccines are highly encouraged for all staff and required for in-person work and business travel of any kind.
All le staff and contractors must wear masks at le events and in-person meetings (le provided).
Staff members and contractors must obtain a negative covid-19 test result within 48 hours of business travel or in-person engagement (le provided rapid tests, as needed).
Staff members will submit vaccination cards to nonprofit hr, our hr consultants, to verify vaccination status.
New hires must show proof of being fully vaccinated by the end of the first month of employment.
Compensation is competitive, commensurate with experienceIn addition, leading educators offers a very generous benefits package including 100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for individual employeesAdditional premium costs are covered 60% by leading educators for partners and dependents on medical, dental, and vision plansWe also offer a 4% matching 401k plan, flexible spending accounts for medical, childcare and commuter expenses, and an employee assistance program (eap)Benefits are valued at or above $9,000 for employees.
Additionally, leading educators offers generous time off with pay in order to support a sustainable high performance work cultureDuring the first three years of employment, full time staff accrue 22 days a yearFive additional days are accrued after the third and sixth year of employmentLeading educators also offers 16 additional paid days off for various holidays, including three floating holidays staff may use at their discretion.
Equal opportunity employment
Leading educators strongly values equity and challenges historical inequity with a persistent focus on dismantling systemic racismWe work towards a more just society and as such we are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.
Please apply by using the online application at https://leadingeducators.org/careers/opportunities/