Current Opportunities

Instructional Materials Manager, Science

Post Date: Wed Jan 30 00:00:00 UTC 2019

Mission
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 the way students are taught and ultimately perform. 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 Instructional Materials Manager (IMM) reports to content team leadership and serves as an integral member of the content review teams. The IMM 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. The IMM will work closely with the science team, as well as other content teams, 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 primarily on the review of materials claiming alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This position will allow for a highly motivated person to apply their NGSS expertise to positively impact the course of science education across the nation. This position will initially be working closely in support of the current review of middle school science materials and will help develop and support systems, site maintenance, and related supports for content review teams (including management of educator-review teams, instructional materials acquisition, calendars, and online platforms).

Key Responsibilities

Support Science Reviews - 75%

  • Work with Science team to support tool and evidence creation, review cycles, and report development;
  • With support from Science team, support logistics regarding materials procurement between review teams and publishers;
  • Manage digital and text resources procured for review cycles;
  • Provide systems, site maintenance, and related supports for content review teams (including management of educator-review teams, instructional materials acquisition, calendars, contracts, and online platforms like the Content Review Team website, Schoology, SalesForce, SmartSheet, and Google Suite);
  • Collaborate with content staff to create documents and supports regarding the science review processes (for internal and external audiences);
  • Provide proofreading and fact-checking assistance during the review cycle, including troubleshooting operational needs when appropriate;
  • Interview prospective educator reviewers; and
  • Participate in Science educator reviewer trainings, including planning and supporting facilitation of events and opportunities.

Research Materials and Support Outreach Efforts - 15%

  • Monitor research on NGSS content materials and design informed by the national and international science community to both build the pipeline for review and to continually improve both present and future science reviews;
  • Stay abreast of relevant NGSS and instructional materials research and articles for purposes of contributing to the knowledge of the team; and
  • Participate in Science conferences and workshops, including planning and supporting facilitation of events and opportunities.

Collaborate Within and Across Teams at EdReports - 10%

  • In collaboration with colleagues, create documents that help communicate key points including the review process, lessons learned, and other projects as assigned; and
  • Provide support to cross-EdReports.org teams/projects as needed.

Travel – Up to 10%
National travel will occur related to organizational needs and for professional learning, as needed. Amount of travel will be monitored to ensure it is appropriate for both the organization and the Instructional Materials Manager.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrable passion for the EdReports’ mission and vision;
  • Deep expertise in Next Generation Science Standards, required;
  • Professional experience in Science education, required; K-5 classroom and/or leadership experience, preferred;
  • Demonstrable science curriculum review experience (within the last five years), preferred;
  • Professional experience with managing systems, project logistics, and improving organizational processes, required; Supporting multiple staff, preferred;
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in education and/or related fields, required; Exceptional written and spoken communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluent in online platforms (Google Suite, required; Salesforce and LMS systems, preferred); and
  • BA in education or related field, required.

Interested and qualified applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter (with salary requirements).

Physical Requirements
Including, but not limited to standing and sitting for long periods of time; speaking loudly and clearly; seeing and hearing things both near and far away; and reaching, stooping, kneeling, and fine-finger and hand manipulation in use of a computer, chalkboard, dry erase board, or projector. Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, and extensive reading.

Download the job description to view required core competencies

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