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Shape the next wave of STEM education with TERC. We are a non-profit committed to academic excellence, diversity, equality, and inclusion in our practices and in our mission. Through our partnerships with public and private schools, academia, government, and business, we are revitalizing classrooms, sparking a love of learning, awakening curiosity, and re-envisioning how people experience STEM.

Job Openings

About the Role:

This is a full-time exempt position which may be performed onsite or remote. If performed remotely, a plan to travel to TERC’s office to meet with staff a few times each year and shared cost thereof will be agreed upon as relevant. The successful candidate will work with and supervise a team of three; is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of financial data in the Deltek Costpoint ERP; supports project and infrastructure fiscal management; and supports the CFO in financial reporting and analytics.


Reporting to the CFO, acting with a high degree of collaboration, and general supervision, performs the following:

  • Accounting Management:
    • Supervises team of three accounting staff
    • Manages A/P, A/R, timesheets, payroll, and the monthly close
    • Reviews daily cash reports and cash flow projections, reviews and authorizes ACH and wire transfers
    • Ensures accounting is compliant with GAAP and federal funding regulations
    • Manages the soft monthly close and year-end close process
    • Maintains documentation for processes and controls for Finance Department and on intranet
  • Accounting System Management:
    • ERP system management including account creation, setup of indirect rates and cost pools, project setup, amendment and closure, and more
    • Troubleshoot system issues with support from outside vendor
  • Project Financial Support:
    • Assists project leads with budget discrepancies and financial reporting
    • Review project balances and ensure accurate spend down and compliance with federal regulations
  • Tax and Audit:
    • Manage the annual Uniform Guidance audit with support from the CFO, accounting team, and HR team
    • Prepare the annual 990 filing, form 3abc, CHAR500, and MA PC forms with support from the CFO, accounting team, and HR team
  • Other:
    • Support CFO with financial report preparation for triennial board reports
    • Monthly project-based statistical report preparation for CFO and President review
    • Support CFO and accounting team with organizing team-specific trainings and company-wide trainings on ERP system reporting, budgeting, and more
    • Other duties as assigned by the CFO
  • BS/BA in finance or accounting.
  • 4-7 years prior experience in an accounting role.
  • 3-4 years supervisory experience.
  • Not-for-profit accounting background preferred.
  • Experience with Federal funding compliance desired.
  • Experience with ERP systems.
  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint system a plus.
  • Familiar with using a Mac and Office365 is strongly desired.
  • Advanced Excel knowledge.
  • Attention to detail, problem-solving and strong organization skills.
  • Excellent written, oral and public speaking communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative decision-making environment.

Work requires access to confidential data and interaction with many staff across TERC. Typically interacts with senior members of staff to exchange information and negotiate solutions, with clients and outside agencies to present and defend company information, with CFO on financial, policy/process and staffing matters, and with accounting staff to direct work.

When applying, you will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter to:  HR Apply.

The salary range for this position is $95,000- $125,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.  Please do not call and no recruiter or agency inquiries.  Job Ref. #22-05 

Senior Research Associate – Curriculum Developer
About the Role:

The Investigations Center for Curriculum and Professional Development—dedicated to advancing the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students and teachers and home to the elementary mathematics curriculum Investigations in Number, Data, and Space—is currently recruiting for a part-time, Senior Research Associate-Curriculum Developer.

The Investigations staff, together with consultants whose work focuses on equity, are developing resources designed to support teachers and educators in thinking about issues of equity, access, identity, and agency in the Investigations classroom. The successful candidate will work directly with authors and members of the Equity Team on the development and production of resources and enhancements to the curriculum and professional development materials that support equitable teaching and learning.

Tasks may include development of new curriculum-based activities; production of and editing unit-specific materials for students and teachers; coordinating and managing classroom-based field test; collecting and analyzing feedback and data from teachers; and/or producing and delivering professional development sessions for educators. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently are required. Effective communication skills and the ability to work in a team-based environment are essential.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, child development, psychology or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years K-5 classroom teaching experience
  • Deep interest in and experience with thinking about issues of equity, access, identity, and agency in the K-5 mathematics classroom
  • Direct knowledge of and experience with the Investigations curriculum and mathematics education
  • Experience teaching learners from diverse backgrounds, multi-lingual learners, and/or students with identified learning needs
  • Experience working with school-based educators and a wide range of families
  • Excellent written, oral, and computer skills required. Multilingual speakers a plus.

This is a part-time position (20-24 hours per week) with the option to work remotely. Compensation commensurate with experience.  Excellent Benefits.  Job Ref. #22-04 

When applying, you will be asked to upload your resume and a statement of interest that describes your vision of an equitable elementary mathematics classroom to:  HR Apply
No phone calls please and no recruiter or agency inquiries. 

DevOps Engineer
About the Role:

This is a full-time exempt position which may be performed onsite or remote.
TERC’s DevOps Engineer is primarily responsible for creating, maintaining, and supporting services hosted in cloud platforms as part of a highly collaborative IT team.

  • Performs configuration, administration, maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrades for existing and new organization systems and infrastructure.
  • Develops security, data storage, and disaster recovery strategies and policies in conjunction with senior leadership. Configures and analyzes monitoring and logging servers.
  • Possesses advanced knowledge of virtualization infrastructure, cloud infrastructure, Linux, Windows Server, web technologies, version control, configuration management, and scripting.  
  • Manages and integrates SAAS and cloud services into existing systems.
  • Provides Tier 3 support to relevant help requests.
  • Serves as main point of contact with vendors.
  • Experience managing AWS infrastructure including (but not limited to): EC2, ECS, Fargate, VPC, S3, RDS, IAM, Glacier, and CodeCommit. 
  • Experience managing web servers (LAPP or LAMP stack, and IIS to a lesser degree); WordPress strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu).
  • Experience with git repository management for editing of configuration files.
  • Experience with a configuration management tool (.e.g., Puppet, Ansible, Chef). Puppet strongly preferred.
  • TERC is an all Mac environment. Experience with macOS is a plus.
  • The following are heavily used at TERC; administration experience is a plus:
    • Jamf, Microsoft 365, Google Workspaces, Active Directory Domain Services, Atlassian Confluence
  • 7+ years relevant experience.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills.
  • Displays discretion, independent judgement, and self-direction.  May budget for, plan, and execute complex projects in collaboration with others.

When applying, you will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter to:  HR Apply.
Interviews will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits.  Please do not call and no recruiter or agency inquires.  (Job Ref. #22-02)


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.