The Center for Collaborative Education seeks a mission-focused, strategic, and process-minded Senior Director to manage a team of staff and consultants in our Instruction & Assessment practice area, and to work with senior level colleagues to lead the organization. Senior directors must be able to creatively pursue opportunities to increase CCE’s overall reach and impact with measurable results. This is a full-time position.
Background to the Center for Collaborative Education
The mission of the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) is to transform schools to ensure that all students succeed. 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 citizen.CCE partners with public schools and districts to create and sustain effective and equitable schools.
To achieve its vision, CCE works at the school, district, and state levels to:
Description of the Instruction & Assessment Team
The goal of the Instruction & Assessment Team is to develop policies, tools, resources, and professional development models at the school, district, and state levels to engage in culturally relevant instruction and assessment that leads to equitable opportunities to learn and results in equitable outcomes for students across race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, language, and disability. The goal is to prepare students for college, career, and beyond, and develop life-long learners who are independent thinkers and problem-solvers, capable of contributing to creating an equitable and just society.
Description of Current Initiatives
Quality Performance Assessment
CCE believes that educating all students requires performance assessment systems that engage students to think deeply and express what they know and are able to do in multiple ways. CCE’s Quality Performance Assessment (QPA) initiative has developed a robust framework, professional development model, tools, and resources for assisting schools, districts, and states to design high quality teacher-designed, curriculum-embedded performance assessment tasks and systems. QPA model is rooted in robust professional development to build teachers’ performance assessment capacity, ensuring technical quality of tasks and systems, and helping garner leadership and policy support to give performance assessment systems currency. Following are some of QPA’s current initiatives:
We are searching for a Senior Director who can provide vision and planning that will lead us to continue expanding and deepening our current QPA work while also sharing and pursuing their ideas about what expanding our work within culturally responsive, student-centered instruction could look like:
Strengthening Quality Performance Assessment: CCE seeks to continue to increase our presence as a state, regional, and national “thought and practice leader” in increasing the validity and legitimacy of using quality performance tasks in equitable state student assessment and accountability systems, while working at the school, district, and state levels to craft policies and build capacity to institutionalize performance assessments in local and state practice. In doing so, CCE seeks to further develop the QPA model, including in the following ways:
Culturally Responsive, Student-Centered Instruction: Recognizing that the impact of robust performance assessment systems is integrally linked to the quality of instruction and curriculum that precedes the task, CCE desires to significantly expand our work in the field of culturally responsive, student-centered instruction that also takes into account the assets of and supports needed for English language learners and differently abled students. This could lead to establishing a separate initiative on culturally responsive, student-centered instruction or to expanding our current vision, model, and toolkit of Quality Performance Assessment.
Senior Director for Instruction and Assessment
Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Senior Director will have the following responsibilities:
Leading the Organization
Budget Development, Oversight, and Fundraising
The Senior Director must demonstrate a passion for leading education social change and a commitment to equity. CCE is looking for a hard worker who seeks out challenges and is prepared to overcome obstacles, and who has a vision, the practical know-how, and collaborative team-building skills to get the work done. In addition, the selected candidate must have:
The Center for Collaborative Education is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Salary and benefits are competitive.
This position is open as of November 6, 2017 and will stay open until filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Allison Short, Center for Collaborative Education, 33 Harrison Ave., 6th floor, Boston, MA 02111, or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.