Teaching Lab seeks a full-time Math Content Manager to join our Content Development team to lead the design of high-quality, curriculum-aligned virtual professional learning experiences for teachers and schools implementing high quality instructional materials (HQIM) with a focus on secondary math.
Type of Vacancy: Salaried full-time, starting ASAP
Location: Remote/home office anywhere in the United States
Reports to: Director, Math Content Design
Travel Required: None; likely 20-40% starting July 2021
Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $80,000. Teaching Lab is committed to equity for all of our team members and does not negotiate salaries.
Teaching Lab is an equal-opportunity employer committed to reflecting the diversity of the students we serve. We pursue equity as both a means and an end and enthusiastically welcome candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this role.
Who We Are
Teaching Lab is a nonprofit organization with a mission to fundamentally shift the paradigm of teacher professional learning to achieve educational equity. We envision a world where teachers and students thrive together in communities that enable life-long learning and meaningful lives. In partnership with teachers, we transform professional learning from the ground up to dramatically improve student outcomes. We also work with school, district, and state leaders to create the instructional systems necessary to support these changes.
Our model is based on the best educational research and years of experience using exceptional instructional materials with teachers. Our team of experienced educators is committed to ensuring all students—especially students traditionally underserved by our school systems—meet the academic expectations necessary to succeed now and in the future. Our partners believe in the power of great teaching to inspire students at all levels to learn and grow. Together, we are building a nationwide movement for evidence-based teacher professional learning.
The core of Teaching Lab’s work is a belief that stronger professional learning for teachers can radically improve student opportunities and equity. Research suggests that effective professional learning incorporates four critical components:
We integrate Head, Heart, and Habits through the creation of “Labs” in schools and districts:
Summary of Position
Teaching Lab is seeking a Math Content Manager to join our Content Development Team to design high quality virtual math professional learning content using Teaching Lab’s professional learning model (Head, Heart, Habits, and Equity), in support of teachers, leaders, schools, districts, and states implementing high quality instructional materials (HQIM), with an immediate focus in secondary math.
Specifically, the Content Manager will engage in five major workstreams:
- Professional Learning Content Development: Execute on Teaching Lab’s vision and strategy for professional learning content development to build high-quality, research-based, user-centered professional learning content that is adaptable for a virtual environment (e.g., utilizing a learning management system, virtual facilitation tools, etc.).
- Project management: Support the execution of project plans that ensure the continued development of high-quality, research-based, user-centered professional learning content and allow for contextualization and adaptation of core content to meet partner needs.
- Learning and Research: Keep abreast of current field research and best practices in math, with regard to HQIM and virtual professional learning design.
- Collaboration: Engage in learning and community experiences, and team meetings with the Teaching Lab Community to ensure a sense of connection and cohesion across the Teaching Lab team. Contribute to a culture of collaboration with external stakeholders, district leaders, and professional learning organizations, to ensure success for our school system partners and the students they serve.
- Facilitation: Effectively lead professional learning sessions for district leaders, school leaders, and teachers that deepen pedagogical content knowledge, content area knowledge, and knowledge of the high-quality curriculum through Teaching Lab’s model for professional learning. Reflect on participant feedback and adjust support in response to partners’ needs. Teaching Lab will be leading all professional learning sessions virtually through July 2021 with a possibility of shifting to in-person professional learning for the 2021-2022 school year.
As a rapidly growing nonprofit, we seek an entrepreneurial individual excited about launching and implementing groundbreaking partnerships. This position has high potential for large-scale impact.
Eligible candidates must have strong content area expertise; experience in designing professional learning content, especially for virtual implementation; and knowledge and experience in secondary math and associated HQIM and the Common Core or similar College- and Career-Ready state standards. Ideal candidates will have the unique combination of intellectual curiosity and established skill in each of these areas. Teaching Lab is a mission and values driven organization. We seek outstanding leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to education equity and racial equity.
Key Responsibilities & Workstreams
Professional Learning Content Development - To build high-quality, research based, user-centered professional learning content, the Content Manager will:
- Create professional learning content that supports implementation of HQIM, with an immediate focus on Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 and 9-12 curricula and/or EngageNY/Eureka 6-8, and reflects Teaching Lab’s Head, Heart, Habits, Equity model for professional learning.
- Apply best practices for virtual adult learning in the design of professional learning content.
- Implement user-centered design processes and use learning and insights to inform content design.
- Maintain, implement, and iterate upon content development principles, tools, and processes.
- Hold self and others accountable to high standards and agreed upon guidelines and processes for content finalization and maintaining Teaching Lab’s brand identity.
Project Management - To implement scopes of work, the Content Manager will:
- Support high-level project management across Teaching Lab’s portfolio of math content development projects.
- Collaborate with other members of the Content Development Team to innovate staffing and project management systems and structures to increase impact, efficiency, and sustainable knowledge management.
- Demonstrate strong organizational skills, time management, and workflow management while attending to the diverse needs of partners.
Learning and Research - To keep abreast of current research and best field practices, the Content Manager will:
- Critically consume current field research in math content and integrate that learning into Teaching Lab’s evolving program and professional learning design.
- Deepen and expand knowledge in math content and curriculum by attending webinars, engaging with curriculum authors, and attending conferences and symposiums as appropriate.
- Reflect on analyses of landscape and partner needs assessment data.
Collaboration - To foster a culture of collaboration, the Content Manager will:
- Collaborate with Partnership Managers and Directors of Partnerships to adapt Teaching Lab’s high-quality professional learning content and sequences to partners’ needs. Support the Partnerships team to maintain site-specific versions of content and to train facilitators in preparation for implementation and delivery.
- Support Teaching Lab’s data collection and impact evaluation processes in conjunction with the Research and Learning team.
- Participate in organization wide working groups, committees, and meetings to further personal and organization growth and learning, specifically engaging in the organization wide arc of learning with respect to becoming an anti-racist organization.
- Liaise with external stakeholders, including other professional learning organizations and district and school leaders to ensure continued success of Teaching Lab’s work with school systems.
Facilitation - To effectively lead professional learning sessions, the Content Manager will:
- Plan and lead professional learning for district leaders, school leaders, teacher leaders, and teachers aligned to the Teaching Lab’s model of professional learning.
- Collect, reflect on, and apply data from participant feedback surveys to improve facilitation, relationships, and knowledge building at each site.
- Build skill in professional learning best practices and facilitation techniques, particularly in a virtual environment, and engage in preparation practices to internalize and effectively lead Teaching Lab’s high-quality curriculum-aligned professional learning sequences.
Areas for Growth
Teaching Lab is committed to practicing what we preach, which means that development of our team is a key organizational priority. As a community of learners, we support one another through thought partnership, direct assistance, and opportunities to expand our own knowledge. The Content Manager will have the following growth opportunities:
- Unparalleled networking and learning opportunities with Teaching Lab staff, board members, and experts in the field, including Student Achievement Partners, UnboundEd, Departments of Education, and others.
- A peer community of other Content Managers focused on collaborating and supporting each other in their core areas of responsibility.
We seek team members who bring relevant experience, knowledge, and skills, as well as a commitment to shared values and norms. Prospective Math Content Manager candidates should be able to demonstrate experience or background in the following categories:
Educational & Work Experience
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum five years experience working in PK-12 education
- Minimum of 2 years teaching secondary mathematics with students from traditionally underserved backgrounds with demonstrated evidence of impact
- Experience implementing Illustrative Mathematics 6-12 or EngageNY/Eureka 6-8 and/or coaching other educators to implement these high quality instructional materials for 2-3 years OR deep expertise in another HQIM in secondary mathematics
- Experience designing and facilitating impactful professional learning for educators, preferably in a virtual environment
- Deep knowledge and experience with Common Core or College- and Career-Ready Math standards
- Deep content area expertise in secondary mathematics
- Deep understanding of HQIM in Math, specifically Illustrative Mathematics 6-12 or EngageNY/Eureka 6-8, including its design and component parts
- Exceptional design skills, including demonstrated ability in programmatic design and experience in adhering to style guidelines and creating visually appealing materials
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, able to demonstrate a capacity to build rapport quickly
- Outstanding organizational skills
- Superior critical thinking and creative problem-solving capabilities, including a self-starting entrepreneurial approach to difficult problems
- Deep commitment to Teaching Lab’s organizational mission and values, racial equity, and educational equity for traditionally underserved students
- Strong commitment to growth mindset for both adults and students, and a desire to work collaboratively to grow team skills and capabilities
- Belief in the power of relationships to drive collaboration
- Relentless focus on results for traditionally underserved students, including a high bar for quality work
Working at Teaching Lab
This position is eligible for work in the United States. This position will require work related travel (likely starting in July 2021) based on organizational needs and capacity and time of year.
The starting salary for this position is $80,000. Teaching Lab is committed to equity for all of our team members and does not negotiate salaries. Teaching Lab offers a comprehensive benefits package, including organizational contribution of 100% of employee costs and 50% of dependent costs for health/dental/vision insurance, a 401(k) program with a 4% employer match and diverse investment options, monthly technology reimbursement, and generous time off and leave policies.
We are committed to building a sustainable organization. We love our work and want to be able to do it for years to come. This means that despite our relentless focus on impact and results for educators and students, we commit to maintaining a balance between work and other parts of our lives.
To Learn More About Teaching Lab
You can apply for the Math Content Manager role here. Additional questions may be directed to email@example.com
Teaching Lab is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all team members.