"I’m excited for the possibilities this role brings in supporting us in our growth as industry leaders for project-based learning professional development that leads to high student engagement."
Nadia K Selby
Executive Director, Citizen Schools
For nearly 25 years, Citizen Schools has been a pioneer in educational equity. Since opportunity, unlike talent, is not equally distributed, we have provided hands-on learning experiences that ignite curiosity, build confidence and expand horizons for over 50,000 underrepresented middle school students. Together with our partners, including 25,000 career mentors, we have exposed students to ideas and connections, helping them access even better opportunities than previous generations.
Today, we engage underserved students in hands-on learning, in school and after school. Our students are creators and problem-solvers, not just consumers. They become scientists, artists, mathematicians, engineers, writers, and programmers. We also apply best practices from our direct service work to systems-level advancement of STEM mentorship and learning by working with communities.
Together we are transforming education in school, after school, and across communities.
The Catalyst program is a unique opportunity for STEM teachers to explore how Project-Based Learning and Social Emotional Learning are fundamental levers to deepen student learning. Catalyst supports teachers to embed an industry expert into their classroom, offering their students access to exceptional content knowledge while forming mentor relationships for their students.
The Managing Director of Teaching & Learning will be particularly focused on building a comprehensive and engaging learning experience for students, industry expert volunteers, and Catalyst teachers, inclusive of in-person and remote learning environments.
As our Managing Director of Teaching & Learning (MDTL), you will play a critical role in our design strategy to create high-quality and engaging experiences for our Catalyst teachers and STEM volunteers. You will design the professional development content and structures to coach teachers to implement high-quality project-based STEM learning experiences in partnership with STEM industry volunteers. We are seeking a leader that has experience building in-person and remote learning experiences.
As the steward of adult learning, you will set a vision for blended learning and professional development for teachers and volunteers. You will utilize a learning management system to share professional development course material with participants, monitor participant usage, and collect feedback to refine course design. You will lead a team of Program Managers to implement professional development plans for individual teachers based on teacher’s strengths, goals, needs, and school priorities. While also modeling to your team strategies to maintain high expectations for student learning and teacher growth.
The MDTL reports directly to the Executive Director of the Catalyst team. This role is based in a home office with access to a regional office in Boston or NYC. There is flexibility to work from home or report to the office. This position is a part of the national team, directly supporting the Catalyst team.
Serving as a member of the Citizen Schools team means working in a fast-paced environment that values learning and an entrepreneurial approach. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Citizen Schools is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse team across our network. Please be sure to submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization. We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.
Professional Development Design: (40%)
Program Implementation & Coaching: (40%)
The ideal candidate will be a skilled relationship-builder and facilitator, have knowledge/experience in experiential or project-based learning, and be someone who is excited to bring real-world learning to life through meaningful connections between all stakeholders. This role will require a willingness to work with ambiguity, collaboration, and a commitment to resource development. You will be an ideal candidate for this position if you are a natural storyteller and have a high level of detail orientation.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Salary will be competitive with similar roles at non-profit organizations of comparable size, and you will also receive a robust benefits package. We offer medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a match, paid vacation, professional development stipend, and more.
ABOUT CITIZEN SCHOOLS
Citizen Schools helps all students to thrive in school and beyond through hands-on learning and career mentors. Our vision is all students have experiences and career mentors that ignite curiosity, build confidence, and help them develop into the next generation of leaders. Together we are transforming education in school, after school, and across communities.
To learn more about our work, please visit www.citizenschools.org.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Citizen Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Citizen Schools is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team. If specific accommodations are needed, please contact us and we will work to accommodate your needs.