Careers

We have an incredibly talented and dedicated team of educators, school leaders, consultants, program managers, and non-profit executives who comprise MIE’s leadership and staff. 

Mass Insight Education (MIE)

MIE provides leadership in closing achievement and opportunity gaps for underserved students by focusing on system transformation and student academic success. We seek to dramatically improve student achievement at scale by transforming state and local education systems, structures, and policies. We also work directly with schools and districts to develop, implement and assess plans to improve school and district performance. MIE organizes its work around our theory of action for improving schools:

If we ensure that all schools have:

  • Sufficient school-level control over people, time, money and program to address the root causes of low performance;
  • Coherent, evidence-based, actionable improvement plans that address the root causes of low performance, informed by a review of existing conditions with input from school, district, and community stakeholders;
  • A principal who can manage and communicate complexity while maintaining focus on the school’s vision and key priorities;
  • Processes and systems help teachers work together to constantly improve and refine standards-based instructional practice, ensuring students engage in rigorous and applied learning tasks;
  • A faculty and staff that create collective responsibility for both the quality of instruction and student learning and success;
  • Consistent processes for using data to measure both plan implementation and outcomes to determine what’s working and inform efforts to improve; and
  • Partnerships that help the school meet the multiple needs of teachers and students;

Then schools will dramatically improve and student learning will increase.

Current openings at MIE:

Senior Program Manager

MIE takes a design-based approach to implementing our theory of action by building coherence, capacity and networks to ensure student learning and close achievement gaps.  A senior program manager plays a lead role on a team of consultants who partner with a school, district, state department and/or other education organizations to assess, plan, implement and evaluate strategies to improve student achievement and school performance.  MIE’s work includes the development and implementation of district school improvement zones, cross-district school improvement networks and state-wide school improvement strategies.

Qualifications:

MIE has identified a set of Core Competencies that it expects to see in all staff members.  Candidates for the Senior Program Manager position should demonstrate competence in each of the following areas:

Competencies What it looks like in a Senior Project Manager
Champions Our theory of action ·         Understands and explains how our theory our action informs our work.

·         Organizes and leads work to implement our theory of action.

Believes in and grows people ·         Manages and develops people with a growth mindset.

·         Demonstrates resilience in the face of challenge.

·         Establishes clear expectations for staff and provides needed support.

Establishes partner trust ·         Builds trust with partners, MIE staff and other stakeholders through reliability, credibility, and empathy.
Manages projects to impact in spite of ambiguity ·         Gets the required work done, even when there are grey areas and obstacles.

·         Supports MIE and partners in maintaining a focus on the work in spite of distractions.

Effectively Works as a Team Player ·         Builds and supports a cohesive team to accomplish project goals.

·         Operates with self-awareness, maintains a sense of humor, and rolls up sleeves to support the team.

Solves Complex Problems Systematically ·         Breaks problems into their component parts, analyzes a variety of data, takes broader context into consideration, and systematically devises solutions that match problems.
Continuously Builds Both Education & Specific Subject Matter Expertise ·         Brings and continuously grows both education and specific subject matter expertise within the education field.

·         Facilitates learning of both partner and MIE staff.

Communicates Effectively ·         Listens, speaks, writes, and presents in a manner that both conveys accurate information and motivates others to take relevant action.
Facilitates Effectively ·         Leverages a variety of protocols, tools, and adult-learning techniques to engage groups in learning, problem-solving, decision-making, and action-planning.

 

In addition to demonstrating the core competencies described above, a Senior Program Manager must have a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree and experience as a teacher and/or school administrator is preferred but not required.

While MIE’s office is located in Boston, MIE staff live all over the country.  MIE staff travel to partner sites on a regular basis. A senior program manager should expect to travel at least every other week.

Applications

Submit a letter of interest that describes you interest and qualifications along with a resume to Katherine Kilday, Director of Human Resources, Mass Insight Education, 18 Tremont Street, Suite 1010, Boston, MA 02108, or email to kkilday@massinsight.org.

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Content Director for Science

Position Overview:
MIE seeks a full-time AP Content Director for Science to join our AP team. This position is based in Massachusetts and is available immediately. The Content Director for Science will report to the Director of Academics and should expect regular travel to MIE schools/districts and national client sites.

The primary focus of this position will be to oversee high quality implementation of MIE’s AP Science programmatic offerings; increase the number and diversity of high school students taking Science courses, increasing qualifying scores in Massachusetts high schools, and possibly in other sites where MIE has national engagements. Over time, this person will also be engaged in building AP and academic rigor into a broader strategy for school improvement consistent with MIE’s theory of action.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

• Support high school educators and administrators to increase AP Science enrollment and results
• Support the increased effectiveness of AP teachers through coaching, modeling classes, curriculum alignment support, planning course of study (syllabus), and assisting in lesson planning
• Leverage content expertise to create rich training materials, conceptualize meaningful interactive learning experiences, and facilitate coaching and planning sessions for AP teachers.
• Build, manage and support strong relationships with teachers, administrators and students
• Support the coordination, planning and delivery of an annual 2-day regional AP Science conference
• Support the coordination, planning and delivery of an annual 2-week AP summer institute (APSI), in conjunction with MIE’s Operations and Management Team
• Work directly with students enrolled in AP Science classes through tutoring, in-class visits, after school sessions, and Saturday Study Sessions
• Support with the coordination, preparation, scheduling, and reporting of Saturday Student Sessions
• Provide quality assurance and support to AP presenters at conferences, workshops, and Saturday Student Sessions
• Support the organization implementations of Science mock exams, and study results with participants and teachers
• Analyze school-specific AP exam data in July of each year and create a dashboard of disaggregated results for distribution to school and district leaders
• Support MIE’s efforts to secure funding for program services
• Work collaboratively with colleagues in AP and throughout MIE to continuously improve and enhance our work for students and their teachers
• Act as an engaged and valuable thought partner to our member schools and districts to identify and propose systemic solutions to barriers that stand in the way of increasing student participation and performance in AP courses particularly among underserved populations.
• Engage in MIE AP program continuous improvement efforts by reflecting, revising, and proposing new strategies and approaches to increase MIE’s impact on increasing student participation and performance in AP based on qualitative and quantitative data.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, or related content area
• Strong data analysis and computer skills
• Minimum five years of teaching an AP Science course.
• Experience developing and/or facilitating professional development events
• Strong verbal and written communication skills,
• Ability to build deep and meaningful relationships with others
• Demonstrated ability to provide teachers with effective professional development, coaching, and mentoring
• Strategic thinking and ability to see and leverage connections between multiple systems and structures within a school
• Ability to maintain a focus on programmatic and organizational goals in the midst of multiple priorities and dynamic work and landscape demands.
• Positive, flexible and problem-solving attitude

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email Katherine Kilday at kkilday@massinsight.org with your resume and letter of intent.

We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified. We believe that we have a responsibility to recruit, retain and develop a diverse and talented staff.

If you would like more information about joining our team, please contact careers@massinsight.com with any questions.

We appreciate your interest in MIE.

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