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Project Director, NY Network, Bank Street Education Center (BSEC)

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Start Date: Aug 15, 2017
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Vacancy – Project Director, NY Network, Bank Street Education Center (BSEC)

Bank Street Education Center (“the Ed Center”), a team within the College created to support Bank Street’s work with school districts, is continuing its project centered on the New York Network: a network of school systems committed to continuous and collective learning in order to strengthen teaching and student achievement. With funding from the Gates Foundation, the Center will continue to partner with school districts across New York State to help improve instructional leadership practices within schools.


For this project, the Project Director will report to and be supervised by the Ed Center’s Deputy Executive Director. In collaboration with the Center’s leadership team, and additional support, the Project Director will:
• Partner with two school districts in New York State to implement this grant project focused on instructional practices
o Project manage strategic meetings (both on-site and virtual), plan key visits to school districts to ensure the project stays on track
• Collaborate with the Ed Center’s content designers to plan the scope and sequence of learning that will take place in partners districts and all district schools
o Serve as the lead facilitator for all “on the ground” professional development sessions
• Collaborate with and manage consultants and other project staff who will offer content expertise and other administrative and analytical support
• Utilize key instructional assessment resources and provide feedback for improvement
• Support in the development and execution of convening’s for participating districts
• Participate in key meetings that report on and inform the trajectory of the project
• Meet with the Center Partner-level leader weekly to check-in on the progress of, and make adjustments, to the project
• Support the development of data and other tools for project implementation
• Support the collection and tracking of data on the quality of experiences for participants; reflecting on this information and debriefing learnings and implications of the project in an ongoing fashion with district, Center, and project staff.
• Demonstrated ability to design and manage complex and multiple projects
• Demonstrated ability to productively facilitate professional development workshops and group discussions
• Demonstrated understanding of instructional practices and pedagogical theories
• Demonstrated ability to manage and impact consultants
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with experienced educators, including district leaders (e.g. Superintedents and their designees)
• Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills that resonate with audiences of different backgrounds; the ability to communicate persuasively, concisely, and unambiguously in speech and in writing
• Strong computer and related tech skills
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Ability to work effectively with others at varying levels of an organization and to consistently display a high level of professionalism in all interactions
• Flexibility in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment of quickly changing priorities and tight deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to design systems or processes to solve a problem
• Strong critical thinking and project management skills

Required Qualifications:

• Background in curriculum, instruction, professional development and/or assessment
• Strong understanding of the Common Core Standards and experience managing projects designed around them
• Strong understanding of school improvement frameworks
Minimum of 5 years of teaching and/or coaching and/or school leadership and/or district leadership experience, preferably with diverse and/or high-need student populations
Recommended Qualifications:
• M.A. degree in education or related field
• Experience working with diverse and/or high-need student populations at the classroom or school level

Additional Information:

• This is a grant funded position that will run through August 2018.
• The position is contingent upon the availability of future private funds.

Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs.  In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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