#18-07 - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer

TERC’s principal goals include diversifying our staff, engaging staff in professional development, broadening our outreach into the communities we serve, and enriching our own workplace culture and understanding. With the creation of the DEIO position, we commit to equity, inclusion, and diversity in its many facets, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin and religion. Presently, we are focusing our efforts on expanding our outreach into historically underserved racial/ethnic populations: African American, Latinx, Native American, and Asian/Pacific Islander communities.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer will play a critical role in achieving our immediate and long-term goals. The individual in the DEIO position will: (1) assist the organization in attracting, retaining and fostering a diverse, inclusive workforce, (2) develop training and initiatives to strengthen and foster an open and inclusive work environment, and (3) connect TERC with new external partners that represent and/or support underserved and historically underrepresented communities.

The DEIO will be responsible for developing and crafting the overall vision and strategy for diversity based upon TERC’s stated mission and history of accomplishments to date. Priorities include working with staff to:

Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements:

We will consider applicants seeking an 80-100% position.  The salary range is $90,000 - $105,000, commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package. Please submit the following via email to hr_apply@terc.edu:

Applications are due by 5:00 on Friday May 18th.  No phone calls and no recruiter or agency inquiries please.

#18-11 - Marketing/Communications Manager

Technical Education Research Centers, Inc. (TERC), an innovative 501c3 not-for-profit organization focused on STEM education research and development and located in historic, college-rich Cambridge, MA, is seeking a Marketing/Communications Manager. The person in this role will report to the President and will manage two part-time communications staff.

Founded in 1965, TERC is committed to improving math and science education for all learners. TERC works at the frontiers of theory and practice to: contribute to a deeper understanding of learning and teaching; enhance instruction through teacher professional development; develop ways of applying new technologies to education; create curricula and other products; and support curricular and pedagogical reform, both in school and informal settings. TERC programs involve learners of all ages—early childhood, K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and adult education.

TERC imagines a future in which learners from diverse communities engage in creative, rigorous, and reflective inquiry as an integral part of their lives—a future where teachers and students alike are members of vibrant communities where questioning, problem solving, and experimentation are commonplace.  This vision is grounded in the belief that science and math literacies are vital for strengthening and preserving a democratic society.

About the Position

You will be responsible for developing and implementing TERC’s internal and external marketing and communications strategies and plans, supporting the President’s communications needs and providing support to researchers in their grant writing, fund raising and professional activities.

 With a high degree of self-motivation, independence, creativity and collaboration with others, you will direct or perform the following:

Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements:

This is a 100% of full time position. The salary range is $78,000-$88,000, commensurate with experience.  Competitive benefits package.  Please submit the following via email to MarComm2018@terc.edu:

Applications are due by 5:00 on Friday July 6th.  No phone calls and no recruiter or agency inquiries please.

#18-12 - Research Associate

This is a full-time position 80-100% (32-40 hours a week) that will start in the summer of 2018 and end in May 2019.  The Learning about Open Response science test items and English Learners (LOREL) project and the Dynamic Mathematics for English Language Learners (DMELL) projects are based at TERC and involve researchers from a number of other institutions. The goal of the LOREL project is to investigate the reading, writing, and STE demands of the open response test items on the state Science and Technology, Engineering (STE) test in Massachusetts and the effects of these demands on the performance of Grade 5 English Language Learners (ELLs).  The goal of the DMEL project is to explore how ELLs use mathematics education software to engage in Common Core State Standards mathematical practices and to share with the research community design principles for using such software with ELLs.

Responsibilities include:




The work of the project will take place within two highly collaborative teams. The successful candidate is expected to take a significant role in a wide range of tasks, to be highly self-motivated, and to work well both collaboratively and independently.  Our approach is to simultaneously work hard and enjoy our work.

Required Qualifications include:

Preferred Qualifications include:

Salary commensurate with experience and training.  Competitive benefits package.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to lorel_ra_position@terc.edu.  No phone calls and no recruiter or agency inquiries please.  

#18-13 - IT/Facilities Support

This is a full-time position.  The Desktop Support Specialist is responsible for installing, configuring, troubleshooting, supporting and repairing computer hardware, software, and peripherals.

TERC is an all Mac environment. The successful candidate will be very familiar with Apple’s physical and digital products as well as industry standard computer management practices. This is a full time, onsite support position as part of a combined IT and Facilities department; the role may include some facilities services. The successful candidate will have regular direct interaction with staff via email, chat, phone, and in-person.  They will thrive in a team environment, but also be able to tackle small projects on their own. 



Preferred skills:

Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to Tech2018@terc.edu.  No phone calls and no recruiter or agency inquiries please.

#18-14 - Staff Accountant:  Payroll & Purchasing

The successful candidate will be part of a 6-person Finance Department and will be responsible for various accounting and operation support functions, including the payroll process and purchasing activities. This position may be full-time (40 hours per week) or 80% (32 hours per week), including benefits. Starting salary is based on a full-time annual equivalent of 43k-53k and is commensurate with experience.



Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to:  accountant_position@terc.edu  No phone calls and no recruiters please.

TERC is an equal opportunity employer, and is actively seeking to diversify its staff.  We place a high priority on developing a staff that reflects the diverse communities we serve.  We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

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