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Head of Educator Programming & Engagement

Head of Educator Programming & Engagement

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/12/2023
Full Time

11-Dec-2023

Head of Educator Programming & Engagement

University Administration

64559BR

Job Summary

LabXchange is embarking on an exciting challenge to grow its educator community to more than 150,000 teachers over the next three years. As members of this community, educators will have access to a global network, professional development, and opportunities to co-develop and give feedback on LabXchange resources. In turn, educators will promote LabXchange within their local communities of practice. The Head of Educator Programming & Engagement will take ownership of building the community, while also providing the training and support to help STEM teachers meaningfully develop their practice and integrate new skills. Working collaboratively with internal teams and external collaborators, the Head of Educator Programming & Engagement will maximize opportunities to reach and learn from diverse educators to inform content and product design. 

Position Description

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

Educator Professional Development Programming 

  • Lead the design and execution of professional development training opportunities for a global audience of educators to strengthen their online and hybrid teaching skills.
  • Identify the training needs of the LabXchange educator community as well as opportunities to expand programming in priority areas such as inclusive STEM teaching practices and integration of data science into STEM. 
  • Engage and manage consultants and invited speakers to collaborate on development of training programs where specific expertise is needed that is unavailable in-house.
  • Develop customized training programs for school districts, programs and organizations that meet the specific training needs of their STEM educators, administrators, and staff.
  • Leverage opportunities to expand the reach of LabXchange through co-creation and/or delivery of professional development training to collaborator teacher networks and other local communities of practice.
  • Collaborate with the content and curation teams to create content (e.g. videos, annotated videos, text, images, pathways, clusters, etc.) and build on-demand learning experiences to support educator training programs.

Educator Engagement

  • Build collaborations at the school, district, state, and government levels to promote the adoption of LabXchange in both formal and informal education settings.
  • Cultivate connections with educator networks in the U.S. and other key markets to promote LabXchange programming and resources to a wide range of educators.
  • Collaborate with the communications team to develop messaging and collateral for outreach that resonates with educators and education professionals.
  • Present and coordinate exhibitions at key national and international conferences, both in person and virtual, to connect with educators and raise the visibility of LabXchange.

LabXchange Ambassadors

  • Create the strategic vision for growing an impactful teacher collaborator program (LabXchange ambassadors) to build a rewarding professional development opportunity for teachers and a strong educator network for LabXchange.
  • Recruit, train, and manage LabXchange ambassadors to assist with content creation, content review, and delivery of professional development workshops.
  • Lead monthly meetings with teachers to develop the ambassador community, solicit ambassador feedback on product and content development, and provide customized professional development and/or training for ambassadors. 

Research and Evaluation

  • Collaborate with content, product, and collaboration teams to identify research questions and evaluate actionable outcomes resulting from findings.
  • Plan and conduct pilot studies in secondary and undergraduate classrooms to assess the impact of LabXchange and/or its content on educator and student outcomes.
  • Document the results of pilot studies, both for internal and external dissemination.

Content

  • Collaborate with LabXchange ambassadors and the content team to create teacher-specific content (e.g. teacher guides, annotated videos) that supports the use of LabXchange and its interactive content.
  • Advise LabXchange content collaborators who are interested in expanding their residential programming and/or teacher support materials. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years of science teaching experience at the high school or middle school level

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to lead a team of part-time educators who will be working remotely to complete concrete deliverables
  • Experience designing or hosting professional development trainings for high school or middle school educators
  • Experience with designing or redesigning curricular materials from a student-centered perspective
  • Experience conducting educational research and working with Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
  • Interest in designing and leading research of LabXchange materials with high school and middle educators, and sharing outcomes internally so we can improve our materials to meet the needs of educators
  • Interest in cultivating relationships with educators at various levels across the country and internationally
  • Diplomacy, sound judgment, and other interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, solve complex problems, ability to identify and pursue critical paths toward concrete goals
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and interest in working in a fast-paced start-up environment 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple stakeholders

Additional Information

This is a benefits-eligible term appointment ending 2/28/2025, with the possibility of renewal based on business needs and continued funding.


IMPORTANT NOTE: A cover letter is requested for this role. Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as a combined SINGLE DOCUMENT under the resume tab.


Selected candidates may be asked to provide additional materials.

LabXchange is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines. 

About LabXChange

LabXchange is an online community for learning, sharing, and collaboration. Labs are places of exploration and discovery for every field imaginable. In this spirit, LabXchange provides the opportunity for learners to discover, engage, and share what they learn. LabXchange curates and creates world-class digital content, delivered on a free, online platform that allows users to integrate their learning and research experiences. LabXchange gives educators, learners, and researchers the power to create, experiment, share, and solve real-world problems as a community. Participation will always be free. To learn more, visithttps://about.labxchange.org/.

 

Work Format Details

This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.

Benefits

We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website (https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Job Function

General Administration

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code

360058 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib

Work Format

Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)

Sub-Unit

Interfaculty Initiatives

Salary Grade

058

Department

VPAL, LabXchange

Union

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status

Full-time

Appointment End Date

28-Feb-2025

Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity

Schedule

Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week. 

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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