What do you do all day?
The Manager, Science Program Design is responsible for the development of high-quality training and support materials to promote the vision of the National Math and Science Initiative. You will design models and templates for K-12 Math curricula to be delivered in both face-to-face and virtual settings. As a key member of the Teaching and Learning team, you will support all students to be successful in Advanced Placement® and other advanced college-and career-readiness courses (i.e. Algebra).
This role does not directly supervise team members, reports to the Senior Manager, Program Design (STEM) and is a regular full-time position that can be performed from anywhere in the contiguous United States.
What are the details?
Create design models and templates for K-12 curricula that are coherent within and across grade levels
Set the vision and lead the creation, revision, and editing of all NMSI Science materials including lessons, training modules, online materials, assessments, and other resources
Manage and evaluate the effectiveness of internal and/or external specialists in the development of student facing materials and teacher support
Create design models for teacher training events that can be delivered face-to-face or online settings
Design and implement assessment protocols and blueprints to ensure materials address skill gaps toward college readiness
Analyze data to inform development decisions regarding teacher professional development and/or curricular resources
Design and implement quality review protocols to ensure NMSI teacher and student development materials are among the best in the nation
Other duties as assigned
What are we looking for?
Education & Experience – You have a Master’s degree (STEM preferred) with at least 3 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; AP (Advanced Placement®) level course experience in math, experience teaching Algebra preferred
Learning & Development Guru – You have a deep understanding of student learning and skill progressions, as well as expert knowledge in teacher development and adult learning strategies
Organized & Productive – You are an expert at project planning and managing multiple priorities. You do not let distractions prevent you from meeting goals
Expert Communicator – You can tailor your communication to multiple types of audiences; you are a concise, compelling writer
Data Geek – You love data, especially how it relates to curriculum development; 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 materials for delivery online
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
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 do not take yourself too seriously; work hard play hard is your mantra
What else do we value?
Accountability – Delivering on commitments made to our stakeholders, transparency about progress and outcomes, and ownership of responsibility for the decisions we make.
Collaboration – Trust, open communication, and teamwork inside and outside the organization to maximize our shared knowledge and bring greater value to our mission.
Equity – Access and opportunity for all students to succeed, regardless of zip code.
Learning – Fostering dynamic learning environments for students and teachers and using internal and external feedback to continuously improve the quality of our work.
Advocacy – Cultivation of strong, strategic relationships that expand our reach and influence and ensure continued positive student outcomes in the communities we serve.
What do we offer?
The starting salary range for this position is $67,833-$81,399 and commensurate with related experience. We take pay equity seriously and work hard to ensure our team members are paid fairly regardless of their gender, race, or other demographic backgrounds. In addition to a competitive salary with the potential for an annual pay increase, we offer a comprehensive total rewards package, including paying roughly 85% of employee-only medical, dental, and vision benefits plus a large portion for dependents. Staff are eligible to participate in 401(k) after 90 days of employment, with up to a 6% employee match, fully vested on day one of participation in the plan. Other benefits for full-time employees include referral and performance-based annual bonuses, telecommunications stipends for eligible remote employees, 14-16 paid holidays annually (including a week-long winter break), and a generous PTO policy starting at 18 days per year. We strive to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff members can show up as their authentic selves, participating in DEI-focused learning opportunities and employee-led affinity groups.
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. Go to www.nms.org to learn more.
Offered candidates must pass county, state, and federal-level criminal background checks as a condition of employment. Positions with fiduciary responsibilities, including roles that involve handling money or contracts, executive officers, and those with access to sensitive material such as payroll information, must also pass a personal credit report as permissible under the FCRA and applicable state laws.
All NMSI employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or secure an approved exemption no later than 45 days from their start date. New hires must also submit their vaccination status within five days of employment. Exemption requests will not be accepted or reviewed before an employee's start date.
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 nondiscrimination 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.