Research & Innovation Fellow, STEM Education
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100Kin10 is thinking big about social change and is creating a national movement by unleashing a new approach to tackle one of our country’s most pressing challenges.
100Kin10 aims to prepare all students with the highest-quality STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) knowledge and skills by responding with a networked approach to our country’s need for 100,000 excellent STEM teachers by 2021. Our passionate team is driving an experiment of building, curating, and engaging a creative collaborative of over 200 partners—including the Clinton Global Initiative, Teach for America, and DonorsChoose.org—to jump into action. With over $80 million (and growing) currently pledged from funders such as Google, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, 100Kin10 is creating opportunities for investors and organizations to create catalytic change and ensure every student has the STEM teacher and STEM education they deserve.
About the Role: Research & Innovation Fellow, STEM Education
We’re looking for a self-motivated individual to work directly alongside the Director of Research & Innovation in designing, coordinating, delivering, and studying a set of pilot programs designed to support our partner organizations in more effectively working together to identify and solve shared problems of practice. These programs include our new Networked Improvement Communities, focused on improving K-12 engineering instruction – and grounded in the Improvement Science work of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching -, and our existing Fellowship program, focused this coming year on a serious challenge confronting STEM teaching.
In addition to the above, you will also coach the various teams participating in these programs. You will also support internal cycles of data collection and analysis designed to iteratively improve these programs – and will have public opportunities to present on your learnings.
You will play a role in the design and launch of a new type of knowledge-sharing platform tailored to disseminating the context-rich experiments and resultant learnings that will be the work of the teams of partner organizations participating in these programs.
This will be a one year commitment in New York City with the possibility to extend.
What you bring to the table…
Deep knowledge of K-12 STEM education.
…you likely have a Masters or Ph.D. in learning sciences, education, instructional design, or education psychology. Alternatively, you might also have a degree in a specific STEM discipline, or in user-centered design or UX research, with additional extensive experience in K-12 STEM education.
Experience designing curriculum.
…maybe you’ve taught in a K-12 classroom or at a university, or designed curriculum for large scale dissemination, or maybe you’ve gained your experience at an education-focused organization.
…you can deliver instruction and coach adult teams that are geographically spread out, including blended approaches that leverage technology platforms to support collaboration.
User-centered design experience.
….you’re comfortable leading others in human-centered design or design thinking. You love iterating on product and have experience in rapid prototyping.
A focus on data and results.
…you have experience in measurement and evaluation, and can not only identify KPIs but also produce synthesized conclusions against those KPIs based on evidential data.
…you think outside the box and are creative in both thinking and execution – whether that’s in regards to data and learning or instructional design and delivery. You take risks in order to push hypotheses. You’re not afraid to fail because that leads to deeper learnings and stronger results.
Excellent communication skills.
…you’re a superb writer, even a grant writer. Similarly, not only can you design and develop a strong presentation, but also verbal communication skills enable you to be a fantastic presenter.
…you are deeply passionate about 100Kin10’s mission and STEM education..
How will we know you’re the right person for the role?
Please complete the following application. Priority will be given to those applications submitted by Monday, January 25th, 2016; therefore we encourage you to submit yours soon!
These short-answer questions are designed to replace a cover letter, please take your time with them and copy in your answers from a separate document. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will first be interviewed by ReWork and then by 100Kin10 leadership. The final step in the hiring process will be to arrange personal reference calls to confirm details of your work history and performance.
What happens if you’re selected?
You’ll be invited to join our growing team in New York City. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reading your application!