Sep 23, 2019

Manager, Math Trainer Development

  • National Math and Science Initiative, Inc.
  • Remote
Full-time Education

Job Description

The Manager, Math Trainer Development and Quality is responsible for the preparation, development, and evaluation of NMSI’s national coach corps. NMSI is seeking successful AP, Pre-AP, or district instructional leaders who have instructional coaching, teacher leadership, or school leadership backgrounds to support NMSI part time coaches who deliver NMSI K-12 programming, including the College Readiness Program, the Laying the Foundation program, or other customized district supports. Managers of Trainer Development and Quality will model effective instructional practices, adult facilitation skills, and data-to-action planning.

The Manager of Math Trainer Development and Quality has deep understanding of math pedagogical content knowledge, especially as it applies to delivering complex content in AP for All / college readiness classrooms. Managers model a commitment to equity and access to advanced academic coursework for all students, and they embody NMSI’s mission to create a strong, diverse, and effective national coach corps who support teacher development and help all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their fullest potential.

 

What You’ll Do

The Manager, Math Trainer Development and Quality will support NMSI Math Coaches in order to deliver NMSI’s vision of providing world class K-12 STEM Solutions and for our school, district, and network partners. Trainer Development Managers develop the knowledge and skill set of NMSI Coaches to facilitate blended supports (online and in-person) in teacher professional development sessions, focusing on the development of teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge, instructional planning, data analysis skills, and understanding of AP frameworks and assessment practices.

 

What are the details?

  • Ensure the effective integration and implementation of NMSI training and resources at NMSI training events through coaching and modeling to a regional corps of coaches, as well as math content support for math coaches across the country
  • Deliver train-the-coach experiences by being a model of best practices in adult facilitation, practice-based instruction, and culturally responsive teaching
  • Support the Regional Coaches’ ability to help teachers identify student misconceptions, skill gaps, and learning needs to strengthen student performance in PreK-12th, pre-AP, and AP coursework.
  • Observe and provide feedback to NMSI Coaches as they facilitate teacher trainings and other customized trainings that support NMSI’s K-12 professional development solutions for districts and school partners.
  • Analyze training observation data to inform training design and codify Math training strategy, identifying the needs across NMSI identified regions; evaluate the quality and effectiveness of training events
  • Develop coaches to facilitate events through a lens of broadening access and equity in education, leveraging culturally responsive teaching approaches 
  • Collaborate with other Trainer Development Managers to create and maintain a NMSI Trainer Playbook by cultivating exemplars of strong training that is aligned to NMSI’s High Impact Training Practices, including but not limited to videos, case studies, artifacts, etc
  • Provide critical review, feedback, and input in the development of teacher- and student-facing content 
  • Support coach cultivation and recruitment in an identified region
  • Other duties as assigned

What You Bring 

We are looking for an incredible instructional coach and leader who has a diverse background and experience, is inspired by our mission, and is highly motivated to support teacher and student learning. You’ll be right at home here if you learn from failure and have a growth mindset, cultivate strong relationships, and push yourself, your work, and the people around you to the next level. 

NMSI Managers of Trainer Development and Quality are experienced instructional coaches of teachers who demonstrate a track record of success working with students in high-need schools, hold high expectations for students and teachers, and have strong organizational and communication skills.   

 

What are we looking for?

  • Education & Experience – You have a Bachelor’s degree in a mathematics field or in a related discipline, with at least 5 years of teaching experience along with 3+ years of proven experience designing educative curricula for K-8 or 9-12 teachers at the district/network/national level; math-related AP course experience a plus
  • Learning & Development Guru – You have a deep understanding of student learning and skill progressions in Mathematics as well as expert knowledge in teacher development and adult learning strategies
  • Organized & Productive – You are a master at project planning and managing multiple priorities. You don’t let distractions prevent you from meeting goals
  • Expert Communicator – You can tailor your communication to multiple types of audiences; you are a concise, compelling instructional coach of teachers and students
  • Data Geek – You love data, especially how it relates to teacher professional development and learning; you can recognize trends and correlations better than most people and you use data to drive decisions
  • Tech Savvy – You can design teacher professional development or curricular resources in a variety of modes and platforms, with evidence of success designing and delivering trainings online and in person
  • Growth Mindset – You learn from failure and crave feedback because you know that it makes you better; you are also eager to give feedback to your manager, team, and colleagues; you believe in the partnership approach to supporting students and teachers on their learning journey; you believe in the power of collaboration
  • Reliable – You can work effectively with minimal supervision, but you also know when to ask for help
  • Flexible – You are comfortable working in an ambiguous environment with competing priorities
  • Inclusive – You can work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or job type—or any other factor that makes us unique!
  • Sense of Humor – You don’t take yourself too seriously; work hard play hard is your mantra

 

Want to learn more?  
The National Math and Science Initiative is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming math and science education in today’s classrooms and ensuring that all students have the knowledge and skills to thrive in the global economy of the 21st century. Founded in 2007, NMSI began by dramatically improving student participation and success in rigorous Advanced Placement math, science and English courses in 85 courses across seven states. Today, NMSI has scaled its proven program to serve more than 1.5 million students, 50,000 teachers, 1,000 high schools and 45 universities across 40 states, and is having a demonstrable and lasting impact on student outcomes.  

NMSI Next, our five-year strategic plan, deepens our commitment to transform our current programs. In doing so, we will also launch a bold approach to partnering with school systems that drives outcomes not only at the student and school system levels, but also at the regional and national levels. NMSI Next is anchored on the concept that the whole will be greater than the sum of the parts and that our teamwork and program work go hand in hand.  Additionally, we believe that our impact at the school system, regional, and national levels will reinforce itself to ensure population level outcomes.  

 We believe STEM education is the greatest lever to accessing opportunity, and is unmatched in unlocking student potential. 

Specifically, NMSI Next will implement the following strategic levers so that all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their highest potential as problem solvers and lifelong learners, pursue their passions and tackle the world’s toughest challenges. 

  • Catalyze bold thinking and enduring solutions for all students nationally 
  • Collaborate with regional stakeholders to drive sustainable changes 
  • Provide school systems a world class K-12 solution set 
  • Build a strong, sustainable, and nimble organization positioning us to deliver exponential impact  

The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. 

National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NMSI complies with applicable state and local laws governing
non-discrimination in employment in every location in which we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 


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