EdReports.org is at the forefront of the curriculum reform movement. By increasing the capacity of educators to identify and demand the highest quality curriculum, EdReports.org is both disrupting a multibillion-dollar market and transforming teaching and learning. 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.
Purpose of Position
The Director of Mathematics will ensure that the highest quality reviews are published on EdReports.org by overseeing all mathematics materials reviews, leading strategic initiatives within and across the Academic Office, and collaborating with mathematics leaders nationwide. EdReports has an impressive track record of success in providing information about curricular programs through our online reports. Beginning with K-8 Math, we have now expanded to providing reports for K-12 curricula and have close to 425 published mathematics grade/course program reports on our website. We have documented use by districts representing over 11M students and national surveys show that EdReports is the best known and utilized resource for supporting curriculum decision-making in the country.
The Director of Mathematics will build on this success and deepen the work of the mathematics team. They will partner closely with content area directors in science and ELA to revise and enact strategies for training educator reviewers, conducting curriculum reviews, and maintaining a robust materials pipeline. In addition, they will partner with teams throughout the organization to identify and drive thought leadership opportunities across the country, particularly in mathematics, and ensure that public-facing efforts represent the reports and market trends in an accurate and compelling manner. Ideal candidates have a deep knowledge of College and Career Readiness Standards, including the Common Core State Standards, and mathematics curriculum development and implementation. We are looking for a mission-focused, seasoned leader and strong manager who enjoys highly collaborative work and has a passion for ensuring that all students have high-quality mathematics instruction. The Director of Mathematics reports directly to the Chief Academic Officer and serves as an integral member of the EdReports leadership team.
Lead Organization’s Mathematics Reviews and Review Strategy - 60%
- Supervise the mathematics team
- Lead, coach, and support the team of full-time staff and consultants to execute on activities that advance the organization’s mission, meet annual performance goals, and support the field with more information about the quality of mathematics instructional materials;
- Work with the team to set annual team goals and ensure all members are a part of a robust performance management process;
- Lead the mathematics team to recruit, train, and support outstanding mathematics educators to serve as Content Review Team members and leaders on an ongoing basis; and
- Develop, cultivate, and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the mathematics community, including leading a mathematics advisory panel.
- Plan and oversee rolling reviews of K-12 mathematics year-long instructional materials, including ensuring a robust pipeline and making semi-annual projections about the number and timing of reviews;
- Ensure all mathematics reviews are high-quality, evidence-rich, and well-calibrated;
- Represent EdReports with publishers to acquire curricular series, explain the review process, and communicate during and following a review; and
- Partner with other content area directors to develop, refine, and lead teams of educator reviewers throughout review processes;
- Work with the Chief Academic Officer and Academics Directors on special projects in research and development to provide the field with new, timely information.
Thought Leadership and External Engagements 15%
- Work with the communications and outreach teams to identify and execute upon thought-leadership opportunities, including advocacy for high-quality mathematics curricular materials and educating the field about trends in the materials market;
- Conduct outreach to explain the results of EdReports mathematics reviews for a variety of external audiences, including educators, districts, states, and partner nonprofits that use our resources to select curriculum; and
- Serve as subject matter expert to EdReports with respect to research, trends, and shifts within the mathematics community.
Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning - 15%
- Institute and maintain a robust feedback loop between educator-reviewers, staff, and stakeholders to ensure reports and processes are effective, efficient, and support the short- and long-term development of EdReports reviews and processes;
- Codify impact and learning from reviews and translate into Academics Office strategy and organizational storytelling; and
- Develop and ensure execution of processes to respond to new projects, produce scopes of work with consultants as needed, and strategically staff projects.
Organizational Leadership - 10%
- Contribute to the organizational strategy and governance as a member of the leadership team (Directors, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Finance Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, and Executive Director).
Travel: Up to 20%
National travel will happen occasionally throughout the year (COVID-19 dependent), as needed for partner relations, service delivery, organizational retreats, and professional learning.
- Passion for the EdReports.org’s mission and vision;
- A commitment to uphold EdReports organizational norms and values;
- A minimum of 10 years experience in school districts, state departments of education, and/or nonprofit instructional leadership;
- Deep content expertise in mathematics curriculum and curricular design to meet mathematics CCR standards;
- Deep expertise in mathematics education, education policy, and standards landscape at the national, state, or district level;
- Demonstrated respect for elevating and promoting educator voice and educator leadership;
- 5+ years supervising teams, with a preference for candidates with experience leading multi-layered teams in either a start-up, non-profit, or growing environment;
- 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;
- A proven strategic and project management skillset, including the ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders and meet ambitious timelines;
- An ability to work independently and collaborate with colleagues and educators in a virtual work environment;
- Experience overseeing budgets and staffing complex projects;
- 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
- A degree in mathematics, education, or a related field is required, advanced degree preferred.