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Content Area Team Director - Mathematics

Company: WestEd
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Content Area Team Director - Mathematics As a community of over 900 researchers, practitioners, consultants, and administrative professionals from all backgrounds and life experiences, we are committed to making a qualitative difference in the lives of youth, children, and adults. We conduct and apply research, develop evidence-based solutions, and provide consulting services across the country in both rural and urban communities to improve equitable outcomes for individuals from infancy through adulthood. Serving as trusted partners in the areas of education, health, and justice, our teams enhance capacity within communities and school districts to prioritize impact - asking the right questions, customizing methodologies, developing relevant tools, and implementing best practices specific to a diverse range of stakeholder needs. Furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion is core to who we are and how we work. We are committed to working with our clients to illuminate and address disparities, -value -and elevate diverse voices, and ensure equitable access to our resources and services. Please review our - - commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on our Careers page at wested.org . - Come and join us! SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING THE WORK LOCATION OF THIS POSITION- Although WestEd provides the option of working at one of its facilities for employees, many roles allow employees to choose to work remotely for their own convenience. The decision to allow remote work at the employee's convenience is based on the -requirements of the position or project in question. Job DescriptionThe Content Area Team Director (CATD) for Mathematics is a senior leader who has primary responsibility for strategic business development and setting the strategic direction for WestEd's Mathematics Content Area's portfolio of work. The director also facilitates new efforts across Content Areas and Divisions within WestEd to advance coherent, intersectional, innovative and equity-focused research, research and development, and professional services that contribute to improvements in mathematics education. The director also serves on the division leadership team which works to ensure the division's operational excellence, support staff development, and create an equitable and supportive culture of continuous learning.The Career OpportunityThis opportunity offers the chance to:

  • Expand -WestEd's influence and reputation in the field of mathematics education with federal agencies, states, IHEs, school districts, philanthropy, and private vendors.
  • Strategically -build on -a significant portfolio of research, development and technical assistance work in the preK-to post-secondary and adult workforce contexts that aims to increase access and outcomes in mathematics for all.
  • Develop relationships with new partners in new regions and grow our market share -of research.As part of WestEd's distributed leadership approach, Content Area Team Directors divide their time between business development responsibilities at the Division level and leading and managing client-facing work, including serving as PI/PDs of large research and development projects.CATD Primary ResponsibilitiesBusiness Development
    • Provide strategic and tactical leadership for the Mathematics Content Area's business development (e.g., identify proposal opportunities and oversee development; network with philanthropy and mathematics leaders nationally; and develop opportunities for new work and partnerships).
    • Create, communicate, and lead the execution of a market-informed strategy for expanding the Mathematics portfolio.
    • In consultation with a Senior Managing Director, the Division Director and Institutional Development staff, lead the development of the annual business plan for Mathematics, including identifying business development pursuits for the year with an emphasis on achieving equity, growth and new business.
    • Foster innovation and contribute to the achievement of Division goals of addressing equity and increasing and applying evidence of what works to improve mathematics education.
    • Seek opportunities to collaborate with WestEd's other Content Areas across Divisions to deepen the impact of WestEd's engagements in the field.External Leadership & Vision
      • Partner with a Senior Managing Director to provide leadership for the Mathematics Content Area Team.
      • Represent WestEd with key education groups, including agencies at the federal, state, and local levels, philanthropy, national mathematics associations, and other groups, as needed.
      • Identify internal and external partnership opportunities consistent with the Mathematics team's business plan and overall goals.Secondary responsibilities of the position include:Internal Leadership and Management
        • Lead medium to large-sized projects.
        • Participate in the Division Leadership Team.
        • Participate as a member of WestEd's Program Development Council and quarterly business development meetings with the Chief Development Officer and Chief Program Officer.
        • Develop working relationships and partnerships with other WestEd leaders.Culture and Climate
          • Foster an organizational culture that is consistent with orienting staff toward a "whole is greater than the sum of its parts" mindset.
          • Model and ensure alignment with WestEd's vision, mission, values, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion action plan.Talent Development and Support
            • In close collaboration with the Senior Managing Director and the Operations Director, support the recruitment and retention of a highly talented and diverse team of professionals for the Mathematics team.
            • Supervise mid- to senior-level staff through the establishment of Content Area Team objectives and the development of individual work plans.
            • In collaboration with Functional Area Leads for Professional Learning, Research, Data Analytics, and others, promote the professional development of Mathematics staff members to support the division and WestEd's mission.Quality Assurance
              • Serve as an interface with key clients and ensure that Mathematics projects and deliverables meet client needs.
              • Lead and execute projects that are of high quality, on time, and within scope/budget.
              • As needed, provide quality reviews of reports and other publications.Qualifications
                • Deep knowledge of and demonstrated leadership in research, and/or research and development in mathematics education.
                • Deep knowledge of mathematics content and practice standards, progressions of standards across grade bands, and secondary and post-secondary course-taking sequences that promote equity and opportunity.
                • Proven track record of developing strong partnerships with math educators (preK-20), curriculum developers, and researchers.
                • Demonstrated success in leading business development efforts and writing successful proposals to government agencies, foundations, and/or other funding sources that yielded contracts of a significant size.
                • Consistent success in developing partnerships and collaborative relationships with clients in districts, states, IHEs, foundations, and/or businesses.
                • Demonstrated ability to manage complex contracts and budgets.
                • Commitment to working collaboratively and effectively with diverse colleagues from across the organization.
                • Demonstrated capacity for mentoring junior staff and promoting career development.
                • Demonstrated capacity in management, with a particular focus on motivating teams around business development opportunities and writing and managing million-dollar proposal efforts.
                • Excellent organizational, communication, managerial, and interpersonal skills.
                • A Ph.D. or equivalent in mathematics education or research and professional experience in educational research and/or research and development.
                • An abiding commitment to improving mathematics access and outcomes (across pre-K-20 and in adult education), so that radically improved student access, opportunity, and outcomes result.
                • Willingness to travel. *Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Successful candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. SALARY AND BENEFITS: -Salary for this role is competitive, set at a WestEd level - J - and commensurate with experience. WestEd offers a very generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as Life, AD&D and Disability insurance. We also offer various retirement plan options and Flexible Spending Accounts for medical, childcare, and commuter expenses. WestEd offers generous paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), among other benefits. Committed to the diversity of race, ethnicities, perspectives, and opportunities, WestEd offers a variety of social and professional learning communities, such as Employee Resources groups, the Data Intelligence, Insights, and Innovation PLC, and the WestEd Parent Community, just to name a few. We hope you'll consider joining us to build better schools, communities, learning pathways, and more! #LI-Remote #LI-Hybrid Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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