Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) reports directly to the Executive Director and serves as an integral member of the senior leadership team. The COO is responsible for the development of the financial and operational strategic plan, will determine and lead the design of the systems and infrastructure to support the organization as it grows and oversee talent management and information systems/IT. The COO will have the opportunity to help create organizational structure, and design and build direct-report teams. This position provides a unique opportunity to take an incubation stage organization on the cutting edge of the quality curriculum movement, and create the systems and infrastructure to become a high performing stand alone not for profit while doubling its growth in two years.

Ideal candidates are mission-focused, seasoned leaders who are excited by early stage organizations and have successfully built operational and financial systems to support high-growth, high-performing organizations. Leaders of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Planning, Growth and Infrastructure:
    • Ensure EdReports has the right infrastructure and systems to function efficiently and optimally, and accommodate for continued growth;
    • Lead the process for EdReports to become fully, independently operating 501c3 by end of 2017;
    • Serve as a thought partner to the ED and collaborate with the senior leadership team on strategic plan development;
    • Lead the operational and financial strategic planning process;
    • Develop the metrics for success and evaluation system that supports the achievement of strategic and operational goals.
  • Financial Leadership:
    • Oversee the creation and maintenance of sound financial systems, procedures, and internal controls;
    • Work closely with fiscal sponsor through the incubation to independent 501c3 transition;
    • Determine the structure of and build the finance team;
    • Lead the organization's annual budgeting and planning process, in collaboration with the senior leadership team and Board of Directors;
    • Oversee the development of long-term financial projections, enabling the organization to achieve its objectives while remaining financially sustainable;
    • Oversee financial reporting and analysis, with timely and accurate reporting to the Board of Directors and other key stakeholders;
    • Support and advise staff on agreements and contracts, ensuring IRS regulations are met and Foundation procurement policies are followed;
    • Oversee team members to ensure grant and vendor records are maintained with required and appropriate documentation, payments are processed in a timely manner, and necessary approvals are in place.
  • Talent Management and Human Resources:
    • Oversee payroll and benefits administration and compliance;
    • Support management with compensation benchmarking exercises and provide analysis and recommendations as requested for new hires or annual review;
    • Engage with staff to implement human resources policies and make recommendations on enhancements;
    • Stay up-to-date on state and federal regulations and guidelines that govern payroll and benefits activities and be knowledgeable about policies that support a healthy work/life environment for our staff;
    • Systematize and oversee the execution of talent recruitment, selection and on-boarding processes;
    • Oversee the design and implementation of talent development and performance management systems.
  • Information Systems and Technology Management:
    • Oversee design, implementation and evaluation knowledge management systems (including grants & vendor management, finance, accounting, human resources, data management), working closely with the Director of Business Application Technology on evaluation, budgeting, procurement and implementation plans;
    • Manage tech vendors and ensure systems (website, platform, etc) are integrated.

Skills, Experiences and Characteristics:

  • Master’s in Business or Public Administration preferred
  • A minimum of eight years experience in a senior management role in finance and/or operations;
  • Track record of successfully developing the financial and operational systems to support a high performing, high growth organization;
  • Experience in a non-profit organization that serves schools, educators or students or working directly with educators or schools is preferred
  • Exceptional written and spoken communications and 
interpersonal skills, including the ability to build support for current and new initiatives across a diverse range of stakeholders and audiences, such as business leaders, educators and policymakers;
  • A proven strategic and project management skill set, including the ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders and meet ambitious timelines; 

  • Experience managing multi-layered teams.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should view the full job description. This search is being managed by Axis Talent Partners. Interested candidates should apply online at: http://axistalentpartners.applytojob.com/apply/DrEU3A/Chief-Operating-Officer-EdReports

EdReports.org is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT to apply.

Director of Mathematics Reviews

The Director of Mathematics Reviews will play a critical role in the continuous improvement of our K-12 math reviews and the success of EdReports.org. S/he will work alongside the EdReports leadership team, directing the refinement of review criteria and the execution of the materials reviews. While EdReports has an established math review process, the Director will take over at a critical time as we reflect upon our review findings and work, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our review process, and consider new areas of reviews. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing a staff of senior, accomplished educators facilitating the work of more than 100 math educators reviewing materials;
  • Working with staff, educators, and stakeholders to refine review tools and processes;
  • Recruiting, training, and supporting outstanding math educators to serve as Content Review Team members and leaders on an ongoing basis;
  • Scheduling and overseeing rolling reviews of K-12 mathematics year-long instructional materials;
  • Working with publishers to acquire curriculum series, explain the review process, and use evidence for revisions.
  • Refining and delivering reviewer training with staff on our review tools;
  • Ensuring all math reports are high-quality, evidence-rich, and well-calibrated;
  • Participating as part of the leadership team of EdReports and working closely with other Directors to ensure consistency across all content area reviews;
  • Delivering webinars and presenting the results of EdReports.org math reviews for a variety of external audiences;
  • Working with the Executive Director and Director of Partnerships and Strategy to develop and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders in the mathematics community; and
  • Providing mathematics content support to educators, districts and states utilizing EdReports’ reviews and processes to adopt curriculum.

Strong candidates will bring the following skills and experiences:

  • Deep content expertise in mathematics, curriculum design and understanding of the Common Core State Standards;
  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience in K-12 and/or Higher Education mathematics education, with some experience in either state or district curriculum decision making or design process;
  • Experience working directly with district, state, or nonprofit instructional leaders;
  • Exceptional written and spoken communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build support for current and new initiatives across a diverse range of stakeholders and audiences, such as business leaders, educators and policymakers;
  • A proven strategic and project management skill set, including the ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders and meet ambitious timelines;
  • Experience managing employees;
  • Experience providing high-quality, engaging adult learning and facilitation.
  • Understanding of K-12 education and its political and policy landscape, including the Common Core State Standards, curriculum, and textbook procurement and adoption; and
  • An advanced degree in mathematics, mathematics education, education, or a related field is preferred.

Interested candidates should review the full job description and submit a cover letter and resume to careers@edreports.org by December 27, 2016.

Outreach Specialist

The Outreach Specialist will play a critical role in increasing EdReports’ impact and ensuring that educators across the country are able to benefit from our work. S/he will work closely with the Director of Partnerships and Strategy, communications team, ELA and math content teams, and the Executive Director to:

  • Build and maintain relationships with school, district, state, and non-profit leaders to support the use of EdReports resources during instructional materials selection processes;
  • Proactively identify opportunities to expand EdReports’ impact with targeted audiences (e.g., CAOs, assistant superintendents, directors of curriculum and instruction) and geographic regions (e.g., California);
  • Represent EdReports at conferences and stakeholder briefings to promote the use of our reports and the importance of high-quality, aligned instructional materials;
  • Support EdReports’ network of educators in key regions and as part of targeted outreach campaigns to communicate on behalf of the organization and advocate for high-quality instructional materials;
  • Implement a feedback loop from educators and leaders that informs the quality and design of reports and the EdReports website;
  • Inform the development and publication of key stakeholder materials, including FAQs, fact sheets, user guides, and templates for state-specific audiences;
  • Provide content to support the EdReports communications and outreach strategy, including identifying blogs, executing social media campaigns, and writing content for our website and partner sites;
  • Work with the Director of Strategy and Partnerships to execute on marketing, communications, and PR strategies; and,
  • Contribute to the overall strategic direction and effectiveness of the organization, including how best to deliver on commitments established with the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

Interested applicants should review the full job description and submit a cover letter and resume to careers@edreports.org.

Content Review Team Members

EdReports.org seeks talented K-12 teachers, principals, instructional coaches, district and state staff, and ELA and mathematics content experts across the country to serve as Content Reviewers.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Deep content knowledge and experience with K-12 ELA or mathematics 
  • Experience using evaluation instruments to assess instructional materials (e.g., the CCSS instructional shifts, ELA content, mathematics content and practices)
  • Passion for EdReports.org's mission of increasing educator capacity to seek, develop, and demand the highest quality instructional materials
  • No affiliations (within the past seven years) with education technology providers or products, curriculum developers or publishers, including authoring or co-authoring a textbook currently on the market 
  • Ability to participate in both in-person and virtual conferences and collaborate ongoing with fellow reviewers as often as weekly during the review cycle (October through February for High School Math and ELA reviews) 

 Content Review Process: 

  • EdReports.org trains reviewers to use the review tool and accompanying toolkit (online and one face-to-face training)
  • Reviewers complete the majority of the work virtually
  • Reviewers should expect to spend 3 to 5 hours per week reviewing materials, which includes a weekly team call
  • Upon successfully completing the review process, Content Reviewers will receive a $1,250 stipend per series reviewed. Most reviewers conduct reviews of two series.

The typical process for reviewing materials lasts 3 to 4 months. EdReports.org will do its best to accommodate the busy schedules of educators for this amazing opportunity. 

Application Process:

Interested applicants complete a short online application by clicking on the Apply link below. Phone interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. Applicants who advance through the interview process will be asked to complete additional performance tasks related to the work of Content Reviewers, and finalists will be invited to an in-person selection and training event.

For questions, please contact Liisa Potts (ELA), lpotts@edreports.org, or Amy Salgo (Math), asalgo@edreports.org