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.
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
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.
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume via the form at https://formstack.io/99B98. 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.
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: https://www.cce.org.