Coordinator of Advanced Math & Sciences, K-PhD

Partnership for Los Angeles

About the organization

Launched in 2007, the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is a nonprofit organization that serves 14,200 students across 19 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles, California. The Partnership is one of the largest, in-district public school transformation organizations in the U.S., and is not a charter organization. Our priorities are supporting great school leadership, developing highly effective teaching, and engaging families and community partners. Over the past decade, our high schools have seen their graduation rate more than double from 36% to 80% and college acceptances have risen by 17 percentage points in the last four years from 32% in 2015 to 49% in 2019. Suspension rates across the network are at less than 1%, compared with 21% when we started our work. Learn more about us at https://partnershipla.org/.

Duties

● Work with the Senior Director of School Transformation for Math to develop and execute a multi-year project plan designed to build network wide systems and a culture of providing top math students with the support and experiences they need to attain a PhD in Math, Computer Science or Engineering Fields, in service of being an international problem solver.
● Work with school level staff to build site implementation plans to meet the criteria of the Partnership K-PhD initiative.
● Work with schools to ensure that students have access to advanced level coursework and support the design of this coursework, including use of curriculum.
● Support schools in finding key partner organizations that amplify and supplement their implementation plans.
● Design professional development for the K-PhD Teacher Leader role seminars, as well as provide in field coaching and technical assistance support.
● Conduct program observations and use data to provide the site and program leaders with formative feedback.
● Facilitate ongoing data inquiries to determine program progress and needs of school site program initiatives; support school leaders and teacher leaders in analyzing and responding to data on program success and barriers
● Provide technical assistance to K-PhD school site staff program leaders, around program design, implementation and culture, as well as use of outside partners.
● Where needed, model instructional and culture building lessons with students

Qualifications

Knowledge of:

● STEM problem solving and can communicate a love for it
● Adult learning theory, facilitation skills, and design of professional development
● The Common Core State Standards and Instructional Shifts for Mathematics, as well as the Standards for Mathematical Practice
● How to build culture in a school and classroom context
● Use and analyze data to inform decisions
● Managing multiple complex projects, across multiple schools

The ideal candidate will possess:

● Was personally in an advance math pathway in their career as a student
● A mathematics degree or degree in related field with successful completion of advanced discrete mathematics coursework (i.e., combinatorics, abstract algebra, mathematical analysis)
● Strong project management skills
● An appreciation for and support of diversity in the workplace in all its forms
● Experience in a data-driven environment
● A proven record of academic success working with students in historically underserved schools & setting high expectations for teachers and students
● Ability to travel between school site and home office (must possess a valid Driver’s License)
● At least 2 years of successful full-time teaching experience preferred
● At least 2 years of successful leadership experience within the school context (coach, department chair, etc.) preferred
● A master’s degree or advanced degree in math, the sciences and/or teaching is preferred
● Spanish Proficiency

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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