Location: Boston (preferred) or flexible to other ANet regional offices (NYC, D.C., Chicago, New Orleans, Denver, Detroit, Cleveland, Memphis, and Springfield, MA)
Position is available: Summer 2019
WHO WE ARE
Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities, deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900 schools - both district and charter - in underserved communities around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000 students. Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools have the right basic conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months of additional learning over a two-year period compared to schools not partnering with ANet.
At ANet we are committed to living out our core values, both across our organization and with our partner schools. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.
Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Time's “Best Nonprofits to Work For” and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members are valued.
We are seeking a Math Content Specialist to join our team in providing high-quality, standards-aligned formative assessments to teachers and students across our existing and new school partners. ANet's assessments are a key resource to provide data to teachers and leaders as well as support them in understanding the expectations of the standards. Reporting to the Managing Director, Math Assessment, the Content Specialist will serve as a math subject matter expert for internal teams and have responsibility for the final item selection and design of ANet's interim math assessments. They will collaborate regularly with other members of the Instructional Products Team as well as other internal teams to ensure alignment and progress towards national-level priorities. The Content Specialist will also lead and manage critical projects in support of the Instructional Products Team and organization-wide goals.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Responsible for the creation of ANet math interim assessments and supporting materials
oDetermine item selection and design for ANet interim formative assessments
oWrite, review, revise and edit items aligned to standards, including traditional and innovative item types
oDevelop supplementary materials for schools (e.g. analysis and scoring guides)
oMeet all interim and final due dates for assessment creation
Ensure that ANet interim assessments align with standards and appropriate rigor to measure student performance:
oResearch and analyze CCSSM and items released by the assessment consortia, states, and other external organizations
oGather and resolve feedback on assessment content from multiple sources, including internal teams, school and district partners, and external experts
oContribute to the development of assessment and item design specs and review criteria
oProvide specific feedback to internal and external assessment writers and editors; ensure quality and alignment to design principles
oApprove items for use on assessments
oEnsure design principle alignment across the Math Assessment Team
Serve as math assessment subject matter expert for networks and other internal teams
oCollaborate with the rest of the Instructional Products team to support Network teams across the country
oRespond to assessment questions and feedback on an ongoing basis
oServes as a resource and consultant for internal teams such as System Advising and Teacher, Leader & Coach Development
Manage critical team projects
oSet vision for and lead Assessment Team projects that inform the team's operational, content, and/or network support work
oWork independently to drive towards deadlines and meet targets, managing up and across to achieve intended outcomes
Contribute to the overall success of The Achievement Network:
oShare assessment design principles, assessments and item samples internally to ensure alignment
oWork closely with the other members of the Math Assessment Team to develop and execute on a strategy to improve and expand our offering to schools
WHO YOU ARE & WHAT YOU BRING
In order to be successful in this role, ideal candidates must demonstrate the following:
You have prior experience with, and understanding of, standards-based instruction
You bring working knowledge of assessment design principles and best practices
You know how to communicate complex ideas clearly and confidently and thrive at planning and facilitating meetings or presentations which meaningfully engage participants
You sweat the small stuff and have a proven track record of producing error-free work, even when working under tight deadlines
You are a strong project manager who knows how to organize work streams and take initiative to get stuff done
You are motivated by an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, highly-collaborative team environment, and desire to contribute to a growing organization
Most importantly, you have a passionate commitment to, and a sense of urgency for, the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels
Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:
You have prior instructional experience teaching mathematics
You have a solid understanding of Math Common Core State Standards
WHAT WE OFFER
ANet offers highly competitive compensation based on prior experience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: health, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits for employees and their families/domestic partner; 3 weeks of vacation (4 weeks after two years with ANet); 10 paid holidays with paid days off between the Christmas and New Year's holidays; a paid floating holiday; paid sick & personal days; paid parental leave; retirement plan options; commuter benefits; tuition reimbursement; flexible spending accounts; short and long-term disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident insurance.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button. You will then be prompted to complete a brief application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter in which you outline why you are interested in working for ANet and how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.
ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.