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Director of Science Review

A unique leadership opportunity to make a national impact in K-12 science education.

About EdReports:

Research demonstrates that instructional materials can have as large an impact on student outcomes as teaching quality. However, there is little information about the quality of instructional materials that claim alignment to standards and other qualities.  Though lack of aligned, high quality materials perpetuates the achievement and post-secondary access gaps, districts and states spend billions on materials annually without reliable information about the quality of the products they purchase.

EdReports is at the forefront of the curriculum reform movement. With the firm belief that what is taught matters and that all students deserve high quality materials, EdReports publishes free, online, evidence-rich reviews of instructional materials. By increasing the capacity of educators to identify and demand the highest quality curriculum, EdReports is disrupting an $8 billion market and transforming the way students are taught and ultimately perform. 

To date, we have produced over 280 reports for math and ELA reports materials. These have been used in purchasing decisions in districts nationwide and have received over 1.5 million views on the website. In 2017-18, we will expand to include reviews of science materials.

About the Position:

The Director of Science Review (Director) reports directly to the Executive Director and serves as an integral member of the senior leadership team. The Director is responsible for leading the expansion of EdReports.org reviews to include science materials. The Director will oversee the development of the inaugural EdReports.org science review rubric, recruit expert educators to conduct reviews, ensure that the highest quality reviews are published on EdReports.org, and collaborate with science leaders nationwide.

Ideal candidates have a deep knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards and K-12 science curriculum development and implementation. We are looking for mission-focused, seasoned leaders who are excited by early stage organizations and have a passion for ensuring that all students will have high quality science instruction.

Key Responsibilities:

The Director of Science Review will take on a pivotal role in the organization and will be responsible for key projects, including:

  • Leading a team of staff and consultants that facilitate the work of science educators that conduct reviews;
  • Recruiting and leading the inaugural Anchor Educator Working Group that will develop the first EdReports.org science review tool;
  • Working with staff, educators, and stakeholders to develop and refine review tools and processes;
  • Recruiting, training, and supporting outstanding science educators to serve as Content Review Team members and leaders on an ongoing basis;
  • Scheduling and overseeing rolling reviews of K-12 science year-long instructional materials;
  • Working with publishers to acquire curriculum series, explain the review process, and use evidence for revisions;
  • Creating and delivering reviewer training on our review tool;
  • Ensuring all science 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;
  • Conducting outreach to explain the results of EdReports.org science reviews for a variety of external audiences, including educators, districts, and states that use reviews and processes to adopt curriculum; and,
  • Working with the Executive Director and Director of Partnerships and Strategy to develop and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders in the science community, including leading a science advisory panel.

Skills, Experiences and Characteristics:

  • Deep content expertise in science and science curriculum design
  • Extensive experience with the Next Generation Science Standards, including three-dimensional learning, explaining phenomena and designing solutions
  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience in K-12 and/or Higher Education science education,
  • Experience in either state or district curriculum decision making or implementation 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;
  • Experience managing teams;
  • A proven strategic and project management skill set, including the ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders and meet ambitious timelines;
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing demands and deadlines, while continuing to produce high-quality work;
  • Experience providing high-quality, engaging adult learning and facilitation; and,
  • An advanced degree in the sciences, education, or a related field is preferred.

Strong candidates will also possess the following personal characteristics:

  • Passion for the EdReports’ mission and vision;
  • An ability to demonstrate genuine respect for teachers and teaching and collaborate with educators throughout the work;
  • Strong strategic thinking coupled with organizational management and an ability to evaluate complex options, make critical decisions and execute on those decisions in a timely manner;
  • Superior judgment and ability to maintain professional, upbeat attitude, and sense of humor under pressure;
  • A deep sense of personal responsibility and integrity, and a track record that demonstrates both;
  • An ability to successfully navigate ambiguity and maintain flexibility in contexts where there is no blue print or road map;
  • A collaborative, inclusive approach to building consensus and taking action; and,
  • An ability to work independently and collaborate with colleagues and educators in a virtual work.

Location, Compensation & Benefits:

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. EdReports.org is a national, virtual organization with team members based across the country.  Location and schedule are flexible. We will hire the most talented and well-qualified candidate, regardless of where he or she lives.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to careers@edreports.org. We will contact candidates on a rolling basis, and aim to have this position filled in the summer of 2017.

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

Instructional Materials Manager

About EdReports.org:

Research demonstrates that instructional materials can have as large an impact on student outcomes as teaching quality. Since the introduction of the Common Core State Standards, instructional materials claiming to be aligned have flooded the marketplace. Though lack of aligned, high quality materials perpetuates the achievement and post-secondary access gaps, districts and states spend billions on materials annually without reliable information about the quality of the products they purchase. 

EdReports.org is at the forefront of the curriculum reform movement. With the firm belief that what is taught matters and that all students deserve high quality materials, EdReports.org publishes free, online, evidence-rich reviews of instructional materials.  By increasing the capacity of educators to identify and demand the highest quality curriculum, EdReports.org is both disrupting a multi-billion dollar market and transforming the way students are taught and ultimately perform. 

About the Position:

The instructional materials manager reports to content team leadership and serves as an integral member of the content review teams.  The Instructional Materials Manager is responsible for supporting operations of the review process and providing cohesive interpersonal support to EdReports.org’s many educator subcontractors. This position provides a unique opportunity for someone who can manage multiple system components, enjoys working at the detail and big-picture level across projects, and wants to contribute to the success of a growing organization. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • With support from ELA/Math Instructional Materials Review staff, support logistics regarding materials procurement between review teams and publishers;
  • Manage digital and text resources procured for review cycles;
  • Support day-to-day operations for ELA and Math team;
  • Provide systems and site maintenance for content review teams (including management of educator-review teams, instructional materials acquisition, calendars, and online platforms like the Content Review Team website, SalesForce, SmartSheet, and google folders);
  • Provide proofreading and fact-checking assistance during the review cycle, including troubleshooting operational needs when appropriate;
  • Work with ELA and math teams to support review cycles and report development
  • Research and develop new materials as assigned;
  • In collaboration with colleagues, create documents that help communicate key points including the review process, lessons learned, and other projects as assigned;
  • Provide support to cross-EdReports.org teams on projects as needed;
  • Participate in content team conferences and trainings; and,
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Skills, Experiences, and Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated record of strong written and verbal communication with various audiences;
  • Professional experience with systems management, particularly with supporting multiple staff;
  • Experience managing project logistics and improving organizational processes;
  • Fluent in online platforms (MS Office suite, google suite, SalesForce preferred);
  • Experience in an educational setting; and
  • BA in education or related field.

Strong candidates will also possess the following personal characteristics:

  • Passion for the EdReports.org’s mission and vision;
  • An ability to demonstrate genuine respect for educators and teaching;
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing demands and deadlines, while continuing to produce high-quality work;
  • Superior judgment and ability to maintain professional, upbeat attitude and sense of humor under pressure;
  • An ability to successfully navigate ambiguity and maintain flexibility; and,
  • An ability to work independently and collaborate with colleagues and educators in a virtual work environment.

Location, Compensation & Benefits:

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. EdReports is a national, virtual organization with team members based across the country.  Location and schedule are flexible. We will hire the most talented and well-qualified candidate, regardless of where he or she lives.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should send a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample to careers@edreports.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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