Executive Director, K-12 Math; Bank Street Education Center (the Ed Center)
Summary Position: Bank Street Education Center (the Ed Center) is a division within Bank Street College of Education (the College), created to support Bank Street's public impact work through external partnerships. The Ed Center's mission is to disrupt inequities in school systems. The organization is currently seeking an Executive Director of K-12 Math to lead math initiatives within the Ed Center project portfolio. They will lead and manage partnerships as well as support their project teams in designing, implementing, and reflecting on programmatic work using Bank Street's equity-centered approach to math instruction.
We believe: - Mathematics is a learning subject, not a performing subject. Fundamentally, math is about patterns and relationships and is developmental in nature. - All students are capable of critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and understanding math at appropriate levels - The teacher serves as a facilitator of math learning, and it is their responsibility to craft student-centered, accessible, and engaging learning experiences that move each student along their math learning journey - A deep knowledge of content, child development, and a strengths-based approach is necessary for a teacher to meet children where they are in their learning and create equitable math learning spaces that are socially, emotionally, and culturally appropriate Key relationships: The Executive Director of K-12 Math will report directly to the Ed Center's Vice President and will work closely with fellow senior leaders across the Ed Center and College. The Executive Director of K-12 Math will manage efforts to raise philanthropic and contract funding, oversee the operation and execution of K-12 math programming, and build strategic partnerships between the Ed Center and various internal and external partners to advance the division's mission. In close partnership with the Vice President, the Executive Director of K-12 Math will also support divisional impact evaluation efforts.
In collaboration with their supervisor, senior leaders, and Ed Center staff members, the Executive Director of Math will be responsible for the following: - Supervise a vertical math content team, including a variety of roles, including Project Director, Project Manager, Analyst, Program Associate, consultants, and additional team members contingent upon funding; - Co-develop and implement a cohesive business development strategy, leveraging a strong portfolio of existing foundation and contract-based relationships; - Cultivate and maintain relationships with partner school systems and relevant stakeholders, including state or district leaders, school leaders, community members, math-focused organizations, educators, etc.; - Inform the development of an impact evaluation framework that reflects the mission and goals of the division; - Ensure math projects are staffed and resourced according to funding requirements, including working closely with Ed Center leaders to draft, revise, and reflect on the project budget as well as engaging in recruiting, hiring, onboarding, developing staff, and onboarding project team members; - Lead math partnerships across the Ed Center project portfolio, including managing partner relationships and internal project teams, as well as ensuring that the design and implementation of programmatic work advances the Ed Center mission and organizational values; - Support with the research, design, and creation of professional learning arcs based on project goals, objectives, and deliverables; - Design and facilitate rich math conversations and learning experiences, as well as maintain math-focused partnerships with key leaders in the field and at the College; - Contribute to Bank Street's position in the national conversation about mathematics, which may include presenting at conferences, writing articles, blog posts, op-eds, etc.; - Synthesize data from partnership projects to inform high-quality recommendations for school system staff to improve instruction at scale; and - Engage with fellow senior leaders in strategic planning for the Ed Center, including supporting initiatives to support the College's broader strategic plan; - Support the design and implementation of the Ed Center's internal professional learning experiences; - Support the internal operational systems, including maintaining and revising ways of working; and - Perform job-related duties as assigned.
Skills & Knowledge: - Deep kindergarten to grade 12 math content knowledge - Background in progressive teaching and learning, as well as curriculum, instruction, professional development, coaching, and assessment - Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with various levels of an organization, experienced educators, and district teams - Skilled facilitator of culturally responsive adult learning experiences - Strong communication, analytical thinking, project management, and problem-solving skills - Comfort with Google Suite tools and Slack for team collaboration - Master's degree in education or a related field
Experiences: - At least 5 years of management experience - At least 3 years of work in a public school district math leadership role or commensurate experience - Demonstrated ability to design and manage complex and multiple projects - Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing large-scale adult learning experiences - Flexibility in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment of quickly changing priorities and tight deadlines - Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including management and coaching of direct reports and lateral leadership, and developing a team-focused collaborative culture - Comfort engaging in conversations around race, equity, and identity Mindsets: - An intersectional, anti-racist lens and strengths-based approach to racial equity and identity work, team collaboration, and leadership - A culturally responsive perspective to child and adult development and Learning - A reflective learner's stance while leading
Salary Range: $125,000 to $150,000
Additional Information: - This position is contingent upon available funding. - Please apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume to : Tracy Fray Oliver Vice President, Bank Street Education Center Bank Street College 610 West 112th Street New York, NY 10025 - Please include where you came across this job posting in your cover letter. BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ETHNIC ORIGIN, SEX, AGE, OR ABILITY IN ITS EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND OTHER COLLEGE ADMINISTERED PROGRAMS.
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.