Practitioner Partnerships Director

Digital Promise - Multiple Locations - Full time

About Digital Promise GlobalDigital Promise Global is an independent, bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aims to spur innovation in education for all levels of learners. Positioned at the intersection of educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers, Digital Promise Global identifies, develops, and promotes strategies to improve all levels of education and provide people with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy. Digital Promise Global is a fast-paced, growing, entrepreneurial organization that values and rewards performance, collaboration, and innovation.

About the PositionThe Learner Variability Project (LVP) is hiring a seasoned Education Leader to drive our work supporting school and district teachers and leaders in integrating research-based learner variability supports for the full diversity of learners. The LVP is a large initiative that works with the world’s top learning scientists to distill the latest research on how learners vary and what research-based strategies support those variabilities.

Responsibilities

  • Establish LVP Vision for impacting administrators and practitioners to integrate the LVP framework and support the full diversity of learners in schools and districts
  • Develop and implement strategy for driving awareness, understanding and adoption of LVP frameworks and tools to support teaching and learning
  • Catalyze relationships and design high impact partnerships with districts, schools, education non-profits and and practitioner support networks
  • Present at schools, districts, and conferences to grow awareness of learner variability as a concept and the strategies and uses of LVP tools
  • Design and implement professional development programs and strategies for scaling, such as online materials and resources, coaching and train the trainer models.
  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the latest learning sciences, learner variability and research based effective strategies to support learner diversity
  • Provide feedback on the LVP tool design from a practitioner perspective
  • Collaborate with the Digital Promise micro-credentials team on developing and promoting competency based performance assessments for educators aligned to the LVP framework
  • Establish and use methodologies to measure the reach and impact of partnerships on educator understanding and adoption of LVP practices

Qualifications

  • Experience: 10+ years experience in education
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to catalyze, design, and launch teacher professional development and support programs in school districts and teacher networks
  • Understanding of learner variability across cognitive and psychological processes and instructional supports for a wide diversity of learners, including ELLs and students with learning differences.
  • Ability to advise and lead teams of practitioners and teacher leaders
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with senior district, school, and network executives.
  • Ability to present publicly at conferences and inspire action
  • Ability to travel around 20%-25% of the time

We also seek candidates with:

  • A demonstrated commitment to improving education for students who have historically been underserved
  • Experience collaborating and communicating with cross-functional team members to ensure information is shared, projects are completed on time, and goals are reached
  • Stellar organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage competing tasks, deadlines, requirements, and decisions
  • Willingness to take initiative and see tasks through to completion
  • A passion for education, a team mentality, creativity, and a positive “can-do,” “yes-and” spirit

CompensationSalary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

To ApplyPlease apply and submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Review will be on a rolling basis until the search is successful.

Digital Promise is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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Locations

San Mateo, California
Washington D.C., District of Columbia

Role

Project Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

Digital Promise

We work at the intersection of education leaders, researchers, and technology developers to improve learning opportunities for all and close the Digital Learning Gap.

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