The Content Specialist, Secondary Mathematics will play a critical role in the success of EdReports. This person is responsible for growing and improving support for the Mathematics activities at EdReports.org, including but not limited to the review of Mathematics instructional materials for Grades K-12 with a focus on High School. The Content Specialist, Secondary Mathematics will work closely with the rest of the Mathematics team, other content teams, and the Academic Office to continue improving K-12 education by informing educators’ decisions about high quality and aligned instructional materials to support their classrooms and schools across the country. Specifically, this position focuses on the review of High School materials claiming alignment to college and career ready standards for Mathematics. This position will allow for a highly motivated person to apply their expertise to positively impact the course of Mathematics education across the nation. While this position will primarily be working on reviews of High School Mathematics materials they will contribute to all secondary Mathematics reviews.
Support Mathematics Reviews - 65%
- Work as a member of the Mathematics Team to train reviewers, monitor review progress, read evidence collected by reviewers, calibrate across review teams, and ensure evidence guides are being utilized by review teams;
- Coach teams of Mathematics educators as they deeply engage in the review of Mathematics instructional materials;
- Lead communities of practice, facilitating productive conversations, through consensus-building and problem-solving;
- Design, develop, and deliver professional learning experiences in face-to-face, synchronous, and asynchronous settings on the review process and tools, college and career ready standards for Mathematics, and the aspects of rigor;
- Track and communicate report progression through cycles, identify problems of practice, work to progress reviews efficiently, and solve problems through individual action and collaboration with the Mathematics Team and expert advisors; and
- Participate in Mathematics conferences and training.
Research, Improvement, and Expansion into New Areas - 20%
- With the Mathematics Team, periodically update the High School review tool based on research and feedback on reports, update evidence guides, and monitor the review process for efficiency;
- Monitor research on Mathematics instructional materials and design informed by the national and international Mathematics community to build the pipeline for review, continually improve both present and future Mathematics reviews, and contribute to the knowledge of the mathematics team;
- Collaborate with the Content Teams to maintain and create the content-based resources for the review processes for internal and external audiences (including documents, videos, etc.); and
- With the Mathematics team, provide feedback and insight into new areas of instructional material reviews, including, but not limited to: Personalized Learning, Interim Assessment, and materials for special populations
Content Team Collaboration and Outreach - 25%
- Represent EdReports at Mathematics and education convenings to understand work from partner organizations and promote the Mathematics reports;
- Engage in and lead external conversations that promote demand for high quality instructional materials;
- Provide targeted Mathematics instructional materials review expertise and guidance to support state/district materials reviews and adoptions;
- Develop ongoing trainings for the organization, reviewers, and external partners, including states, districts, and others that support implementation of the CCSS; and
- Work across content areas to support connections in Science and ELA to ensure accuracy and coherence across EdReports’ reviews.
Other – As Assigned
- Contribute to the overall strategic direction and effectiveness of the organization;
- Lead and support cross-functional teams on projects as needed; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrable passion for the EdReports mission and vision;
- Deep expertise in Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (inclusive of instructional shifts), required; expertise with High School required;
- Minimum of seven years of professional experience in Mathematics education, required (in nonprofits, education settings, teaching, or other related fields); High School classroom, coaching, and leadership experience, preferred;
- Extensive content expertise in Mathematics and curriculum design, required; understanding of K-12 Mathematics education political and policy landscape, preferred;
- Broad network of leaders in Mathematics education; district and school-level, preferred;
- Minimum of five years of people and project management experience, required;
- Exceptional written and spoken communications and interpersonal skills;
- Fluent in Google Suite/Analytics, MS Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) required; Adobe Creative Suite, Salesforce, and Pardot preferred; and
- College degree required; Master’s degree preferred.