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Professional Development (PD) Specialist (RD 3) #22-12

Job description

Staff in this position will work as a senior member of the Adult Numeracy Center and will be expected to take initiative in leading and expanding the Center’s work with respect to state and program support for all levels of numeracy instruction in adult education: basic adult education, high school equivalency, and transition to college and career.

One key aspect of this work will be to assist the ANC Director with management of development work for the MA SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center.

Primary responsibilities for this position will include:

  • reviewing content and PD development
  • ensuring application of culturally responsive teaching (CRT) practices with new and revised development work
  • ensuring alignment to the CCRSAE and the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Education with new and revised development work
  • ensuring materials are appropriately aligned or adapted for diverse learning populations with new and revised development work
  • reviewing and cataloging videos for use in PD and resource development
  • mentoring new consultants
  • supporting consultants in identifying appropriate digital and hands-on tools, videos, and resources to utilize during PD development and facilitation
  • assisting the ANC Project Manager with PD scheduling and hosting/moderating webinar offerings.
  • serving as the SABES Math Center liaison with the funder when the ANC Director is unable to attend meetings

Necessary qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics education or a related area
  • Strong knowledge of research on adult numeracy and mathematics instruction and three or more years of experience applying such research to practice
  • Direct knowledge of and experience with the MA System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES), including the work and purpose of the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center
  • Deep interest in and experience with thinking about issues of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) in mathematics instruction and/or professional development with adult education
  • Minimum of three years of experience effectively applying the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for Mathematics in the adult education classroom or other adult instructional setting
  • Minimum of three years of experience developing mathematical skills of teachers, using the latest research on math education, such as PD materials development, peer coaching, and co-facilitating
  • Ability to effectively apply knowledge of mathematical pedagogy and research into adult education instructional and PD settings
  • Minimum of three years of experience integrating technology into instruction
  • Experience teaching learners from diverse backgrounds, multi-lingual learners, and/or students with identified learning needs
  • Excellent written, oral, and computer skills required. Multilingual speakers a plus.
  • Ability to work as a team in a virtual environment
  • Highly organized and able to work independently with minimal oversight  
  • Flexible thinker with the ability to quickly pivot as situations change.

This is a part-time position (16 hours per week) with the option to work remotely. Compensation commensurate with experience. The application process will remain open until the job is filled.

Interested applicants should apply here. As part of the process, you will be required to submit a resume as well as a statement of interest that describes your vision of an equitable adult education mathematics classroom.  No phone calls please and no recruiter or agency inquiries.

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When you begin your career with TERC, you’ll join a friendly collaborative environment dedicated to teaching and learning. You’ll have a variety of cutting-edge technologies right at your fingertips, along with responsive IT support. You’ll be guided by enthusiastic mentors and access exciting opportunities for professional development.

Our location in Cambridge, Massachusetts gives us direct access to some of the most prestigious and innovative research and academic facilities in the world. We occupy a historic restored factory building between Porter and Davis Squares, convenient to public transportation, with walking access to restaurants, shops, and parks. Employee parking and limited guest parking are also available. We offer a competitive benefits package, including health insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan, as well as flexible schedules and a healthy work-life balance.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

TERC deeply believes that a diversity of experiences, ideas, and characteristics (race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, veteran status, and more) contributes to the creativity and impact of our research.  We promote inclusion of such richly diverse perspectives not only to achieve equity in the workplace, but also to cultivate equitable and accessible STEM learning opportunities for all. As such, TERC always seeks to diversify its staff and places a high priority on developing a staff that reflects the diverse communities we serve. Read our Diversity Statement and our full Equal Employment Opportunity Statement.