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Consultant to Serve as Innovation Pathways Lead

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Boston, MA, USA
Consultant / Contract / Freelance

The Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) is seeking a proven educational leader with a strong track record for leading and implementing effective change, a demonstrated commitment and passion for equity, and a proven ability to work effectively with teams and educators to improve educational outcomes for students and schools. This is a consultant position to lead our technical assistance work with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) Innovation Pathways program.


About the Center for Collaborative Education

The Center’s mission is to partner with schools, districts and communities to ensure that students succeed, and communities thrive. CCE envisions a just and equitable world where every student is college- and career-ready and prepared to become a compassionate, thoughtful, and contributing global citizens. CCE partners with public schools and districts to create and sustain effective and equitable schools.


About Innovation Pathways

Launched in 2017, Massachusetts’ Innovation Pathways are designed to connect student learning to broadly-defined industry sectors that are in demand in the regional and state economy. With the help of Connecting Activities, a critical strategy to support high quality pathways, students are exposed to career development education throughout high school. Participation in this kind of pathway will help students gain awareness of future employment opportunities, fully prepare them academically, and help support informed decision-making related to post-secondary pathways in the industry of their interest. The Center for Collaborative Education partners with DESE and schools throughout the Commonwealth to provide technical assistance through virtual workshops, forums, webinars, tools, and resources.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Responsibilities of the Innovation Pathways Lead

The Innovation Pathways Lead will bring passion, insight, and leadership to the Innovation Pathways technical assistance work direct and support actions to meet annual goals and objectives.

  • Build and develop strong relationships with clients, funders, and partners by motivating and inspiring strategic action and supporting school and district leaders in navigating the change process
  • Oversee the design, plan, and facilitation of effective and engaging professional learning opportunities
  • Work closely with the Research and Communication teams to help with documentation and storytelling of the work
  • Co-plan and co-lead online intake and application coaching for new/prioritized applicants
  • Collaborate with DESE to plan/oversee Fall & Spring network meetings each year
  • Plan and collaboratively run 3 Design Institute Workshops and 3 extra support meetings each year
  • Collaborate to plan and independently lead up to 4 in-person site visits or online program spotlights each year
  • Co-plan and co-lead up to 4 webinars each year
  • Plan and manage an applicant workshop in each Spring for potential designation applicants
  • Provide coaching support each year, via online PLCs, to schools within early implementation
  • Manage regular check-ins with DESE lead, project management meetings with CCE team, and check-ins with other CCE colleagues, such as administrative and research team members
  • Maintain Innovation Pathways website, including updating the toolkit at regular intervals
  • Provide general program development and material preparation for the above events  
Educational Background: 


The successful candidate for the position of Innovation Pathways Lead should have the following qualifications:

  • A commitment to CCE’s mission of increasing educational equity
  • Knowledge of or interest in K-12 education reform and higher education
  • Proven track record of working with educators and communities to improve education
  • Experience working in public schools, especially in an instructional leadership role, teaching, and/or school or district administrator
  • Experience with a school reform effort, either as a staff person or as an outside facilitator
  • Experience with coaching strategies or protocols
  • Strong facilitation and demonstrated teaming skills
  • Ability to develop high quality content that integrates and elevates equity in practice
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated communication, project management, and organizational skills
  • Master’s or advanced degrees in education or a related field

Time and Payment

This position will involve 10-15 hours per week at a rate of $35,000 - $40,000 per year. This is a three year contract beginning August 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025. There is potential for growth within this position.

How to Apply: 

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume via the form at Your cover letter should clearly indicate why you are interested in this job and how you have been an equity seeking and antiracist leader. The Center for Collaborative Education is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace.

Additional Information: 


CCE offers a virtual (work from home) office environment with in-person meetings as needed and travel on occasion if a project requires it. The Innovation Pathways project will require in-person events around Massachusetts. Further information about the Center for Collaboration Education can be found at their website:


Organization Info

Center for Collaborative Education

Boston, MA
11-50 employees
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Our mission is to transform schools to ensure that all students succeed. We partner with educators and leaders to develop strategies, processes and tools that support our vision of schools that prepare every student to achieve academically and make a positive contribution to a democratic society.


District & School Design

We work with our partners nationwide to create a new generation of districts and schools: largely autonomous and dedicated to equity, rigor, continuous improvement, and personalization.

Instruction & Assessment

We build the capacity of educators to design and implement aligned curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices, creating new systems that inspire deep, meaningful work for a diversity of students.

Research, Evaluation & Policy

We conduct rigorous research and evaluation studies using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods that inform education policy, promote equity, and improve student outcomes.

Leadership Development

We develop teacher and school leaders that are trained to think systemically and apply their skills to the key issues of educational equity and social justice.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jun 28 2022
Active Until: 
Jul 28 2022
Hiring Organization: 
Center for Collaborative Education