The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is involved in a major effort to dramatically increase the number of developmental math students who complete a college level math course within an academic year. This work is being done through the Statistics (Statway TM ) and Quantitative Literacy (Quantway TM ) Pathways Instructional Systems, which are part of Carnegie's Community College Pathways (CCP) programs.
Carnegie's work involves the integration of improvement research into networked professional communities addressing a common problem. To this end, the maintenance of a vital network in which there is collaborative and coordinated action in pursuit of improvement and shared learning is essential to the enactment of this vision. The Education Administrator/Associate for Network Scaling and Expansion is responsible for developing and managing the critical elements of the Community College Pathways business development, including strategic partnerships and recruitment of new campuses interested in joining one of the Networked Improvement Communities (NICs) of the Community College Pathways (CCP).
The Education Administrator/Associate for Network Scaling and Expansion reports directly to the Senior Managing Partner for Network Scaling and Expansion. This position also works in coordination with the Managing Director of Programs and Strategic Partnerships in the Community College Pathways, and with the Directors of Advancing Quality Teaching (AQT), Curriculum/Materials Development, and Productive Persistence. Additionally, this position will collaborate with the Director of Analytics and the Director of Program Technology, as appropriate. The aim of these multiple collaborations is to ensure the maintenance of routines and processes that prepare faculty members and their institutions in consideration of enrollment in and effective implementation of either or both of the Pathways. Particular attention will be given to supporting faculty members in the application of improvement research methodologies in the pursuit of effective implementation of the Pathways programs. The institutions, as well, will be prepared to support the unique demands that the Pathways make on students, the faculty and the institutions themselves.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Education Administrator/Associate for Network Scaling and Expansion will include, but are not limited to:
Maintain contact and relationships with potential Networked Improvement Communities (NIC) campuses - both faculty and administrators - from the inquiry/exploration process through to membership, including:
- Managing the contact database and follow up
- Following up on initial inquiries by providing materials/information and establishing conference calls / webinars with appropriate team members
- Guiding colleges through exploration processes toward membership, gauging interests, understanding questions/objections and organizing responses
- Maintaining and overseeing the Memoradum of Understanding (MOU) contract process, including:
- Reviewing sample MOU with colleges to ensure they understand opportunities, requirements and commitment
- Developing specific MOU for each college within the internal Carnegie contract system
- Monitoring MOU through the contract system
Coordination of public presentations and communications
- Notifying Pathways team and other appropriate Carnegie Foundation staff when a college has committed to joining the network
- Transitioning college teams to NIC membership in coordination with Network Development and Relations Director
Assist in the implementation of the CCP business plan
- Prepare proposals for presentations at national and state conferences
- Present on the Pathways externally through webinars and at conferences.
- Create Pathways supporting materials - website text, brochure copy, Power Points, etc. - for exploring/interested campuses, in conjunction with the public relations department, as needed.
- Write and manage CCP blog posts and other articles for publication
- Plan and lead the Explorer's track at the annual National Forum
Provide overall internal CCP coordination
- Forecast NIC memberships by quarter, and keep Pathways team and Senior Management apprised of potential NIC members
- Serve as liaison between senior managing partner for expansion and managing director for programs. As such, participate in:
Manage the CCP revenue stream and invoicing
- CCP Sync meetings, weekly
- Project Management Reviews, monthly
- Design Meetings, as needed
Supervise the ongoing management of the ongoing NIC contracts and membership database, Including email lists, the Yearbook, and Carnegie Connections
- Monitoring the Expansion budget
- Monitor the invoicing and receipt of campus fees
- Implementing the textbook model revenue stream
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
- Follow-up of all administrators/IR/student services calls
- Preparing and disseminate End of Term and End of Year performance report templates for the campuses
- Compile and summarize End of Term and End of Year reports for CCP and Hub
Education & Experience:
- Masters degree, preferably in the field of mathematics, quantitative, statistics, or comparable fields
- Minimum three years relevant administrative experience, in an educational setting. Community college or university administrative experience desirable
- Commitment to student success in developmental education
- Experience in working in educational programs and/or with students
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Ability to think critically and set priorities
- Strong management and interpersonal skills
- Excellent follow through and attention to detail
- Disposition to understand what is salient to students, faculty and institutions
- Familiarity with institutional research functions and use of data
- Ability to understand community college work routines
Office Environment: Collaborative, community-building atmosphere grounded in an environment of mutual respect. The facility itself is located in a quiet, pastoral setting near a hiking trail, and amenities include a communal kitchen, outdoor eating/gathering areas, and free parking.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Experience managing and mentoring program staff
- Ability to motivate others to perform at high levels in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; must be able to work collaboratively and harmoniously as a member of close knit program and administrative teams, creating effective collaboration while being sensitive to diverse opinions and personal styles.
- Positive, upbeat, and flexible in approach to work; must be comfortable working in an environment where processes, timelines, and targets are subject to change.
- Must have strong English verbal and written skills; must be able to communicate effectively, both one-on-one and in groups, with a variety of audiences, including internal staff and external partners. Able to effectively represent the Foundation and the program. Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
- Proficient in presentation software
- Able to travel up to approximately10% of the time.
The position requires occasional lifting, pulling or pushing objects of less than 25 pounds. Bending, kneeling and carrying are also occasionally required. A significant amount of time is spent sitting. The position requires visual and auditory acuity.
About the Carnegie Foundation
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an operating foundation located in Stanford, California. Chartered in 1906, the Foundation has carried out a wide range of activities and research to support and advance the work of educators at all levels. The Foundation is currently undergoing a significant transition in its program of work. The new focus seeks to pioneer a radically different model of educational research and development capable of advancing improvements in student learning at scale.
The Foundation is engaged in a deep and long-term exploration of the application of the tenets, tools, and methods of improvement science to performance improvement in education. The idea is to establish a "third way" to think of education research. The methodological richness and rigor of translational research requires controls and restrictions that limit its capacity to address real problems of practice in their contextual complexity and in ways that support improvement. Participant / practitioner research offers
compelling immediacy and profound impact that unfortunately remains limited in its breadth of influence and therefore limits its contribution. The proposed "third way" partakes of each of these traditions and brings to bear an emerging science of improvement research to work on high leverage problems of practice in ways that produces knowledge that drives improvement - ultimately at system-wide scale.
The Carnegie Foundation offers a competitive salary and generous benefits in a pleasant and friendly collaborative work environment. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The preferred start date is January 1, 2014 or as early as possible. To apply, please refer to Job Code HEJANS-1113 in the subject line and send, email, or fax a detailed cover letter, salary expectations, and resume to:
Ms. Charlene Moran
Director of Human Resources
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
51 Vista Lane
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650/566-5100 Fax: 650/326-5312 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org