Oversee contributions of research assistants for EPF and DKP. Verify RA work and provide direction for initial research and development of work by RAs on implementation, teacher support and communications related issues, and identify and propose solutions for improved efficiencies in task assignment and tracking. This role will also consult with the EPF Project Manager to facilitate efficiencies across programs and reduce duplication of efforts.
Responsible for leading DKP implementation and communications work with a variety of project partners, both internal and external to Harvard. Will manage meetings and activities with some partners and serve as a key resource for communicating partner activities, initiatives and opportunities with the DKP. Will be responsible for managing tracking and communications of these efforts in a systematic process.
Will serve as key lead on components of and products of the DKP strategic plan, including a communications plan and identification of partnerships/stakeholders information. Will propose ideas on how this information informs the DKP strategic plan and decision-making. Will create components of the DKP logic model, workplan and timeline as part of the strategic plan. Manage relationships and networks that are critical to the success of the DKP and serve as a conduit of communications with in-district educators, particularly around logistical implementation matters. A key responsibility of this role is the creation and implementation of tracking processes and products to manage the implementation work of educator partners as well as to create and implement an engagement strategy system with new districts.
Provide consulting services to history and civics instructional teams regarding DKP curriculum and curriculum resource implementation. Will assess delivery of these services and propose recommended changes to enhance quality of offerings. Build and manage a budget for educator professional development/instructional support series
Serve as a representative of the DKP to multi-organizational collaborative efforts, ensuring that the DKP is aware of activities of these organizations and opportunities for alignment and partnership. Serve as key source of knowledge on the state of civic education related policies and regulations for K-12 curriculum implementation both in the state and nationally and implications on DKP work regarding curriculum implementation and professional development.
Manage communications components of the DKP work, including website design, maintenance and updating and DKP communication product and messaging creation. Serve as key point person with external vendors providing graphic design services and website creation and maintenance. Negotiate and problem solve with these vendors and the DKP regarding work products and timelines for deliverables. This includes independent review of and recommendations on draft scopes of work from these vendors, ensuring that these documents meet project. Will highlight issues of concern and where appropriate consult with the Project Officer and EJSCE Finance and Admin team.
Identify and implement opportunities to partner with other organizations and platforms to disseminate information about the EPF and DKP and the curriculum implementation and partnerships work. One key work product that this position will work on in close partnership with the Project Officer is creating and maintaining a strategic communications plan for the DKP.
Author presentations and materials for meetings and dissemination activities, including website management for the EPF program, and DKP relevant to partnership and engagement; will author sections of proposal writing, particularly those relevant to partnership and engagement
All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.
This is a 9 month term position.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of relevant work experience required
Master's degree in education Three or more years of experience working in the field of civic, social studies and/or history/government education. Experience planning and delivering professional development and/or instructional coaching for educators Experience planning and coordinating processes and platforms for communication of project information, background and activities, including those that are visually appealing Ability to work independently Excellent communication skills, both written and oral Excellent interpersonal skills Comfort related to public speaking/delivering presentations Ability to prioritize tasks and set deadlines Ability to identify problems and develop solutions Ability to take initiative and multi-task Flexibility and a willingness to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment Computer literacy: Adobe, MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 51783BR
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