EdReports.org is at the forefront of the curriculum reform movement. By increasing the capacity of educators to identify and demand the highest quality curriculum, EdReports.org is both disrupting a multibillion-dollar market and transforming the way students are taught and ultimately perform. With the firm belief that what is taught matters and that all students deserve high-quality materials, EdReports.org publishes free, online, evidence-rich reviews of instructional materials.
Purpose of Position
The Content Specialist, High School Science will play a critical role in the success of EdReports. This person is responsible for growing and improving support for the science activities at EdReports.org, including but not limited to the review of science instructional materials. The Content Specialist will work closely with the Director of Science, the existing Science Specialist, science team, academic team, and the Executive Director to continue improving K-12 education by informing educators’ decisions about high quality and aligned instructional materials to support their classrooms and schools across the country. Specifically, this position focuses primarily on the review of materials claiming alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This position will allow for a highly motivated person to apply his or her NGSS expertise to positively impact the course of science education across the nation. This position will initially be working closely on the current review of HS science materials and will partner with the Science team.
Support Science Reviews - 65%
- Partner with the Science team to train reviewers, monitor review progress, read evidence collected by reviewers, calibrate across review teams, and ensure evidence guides are being utilized by review teams;
- Coach teams of science educators with extensive experience and interest in the Next Generation Science Standards as they deeply engage in the review of science instructional materials, through consensus-building and problem-solving;
- Design, develop, and lead professional learning experiences in face-to-face, synchronous, and asynchronous settings on the review process and tools and the Next Generation Science Standards/Framework for K-12 Science Education;
- Track and communicate reports progress through cycles, identify problems of practices, and work to accelerate reviews and solve problems through individual action and collaboration with the Science Advisory Panel of experts; and
- Participate in Science conferences and trainings, including planning and facilitating Science components for EdReports events and opportunities.
Research, Improvement, and Expansion into New Areas - 15%
- With the Science Team and the Anchor Educator Working Group, develop the High School review criteria and evidence guides, based on research and the listening and learning tour, and layout a process for the inaugural High School review;
- With the Science Team, periodically update the High School review criteria based on research and feedback on reports, update evidence guides, and monitor the review process for efficiency;
- Monitor research on NGSS content materials and design informed by the national and international science community to both build the pipeline for review and to continually improve both present and future science reviews;
- Collaborate across the Academic Office to create documents and supports regarding the review processes (for internal and external audiences); and
- With the Science team, provide feedback and insight into new areas of instructional material reviews, including, but not limited to: Personalized Learning, Cultural Relevance, English Learners, and Supplemental Materials.
Content Team Collaboration and Outreach - 20%
- Represent EdReports at Science and education convenings to understand work from other partner organizations and to promote the science reports:
- Stay abreast of relevant NGSS and instructional materials research and articles for purposes of contributing to the knowledge of the team;
- Partner with Field Services team and other staff to build collateral and engage in and lead external conversations that promote demand for high-quality instructional materials;
- Work with Field Services team and other staff to provide targeted NGSS instructional materials review expertise and guidance to support state/district materials reviews and adoptions;
- Work with Academic staff, including Content Specialists, and other staff on developing ongoing trainings for the organization, reviewers, and external partners like states, districts, and others that support implementation of NGSS; and
- Work across content areas to support connections in mathematics, ELA, interim assessment to ensure accuracy and coherence across EdReports’ reviews and efficient internal processes and procedures with alignment, as needed.
Other – As Assigned
- Contribute to the overall strategic direction and effectiveness of the organization;
- Lead and support cross-functional teams on projects as needed; and
- Other duties as assigned.
Travel – Up to 10%
National travel will occur related to organizational needs and for professional learning, as needed. Amount of travel will be monitored to ensure it is appropriate for both the organization and the Science Specialist.
- Passion for EdReports’ mission and vision and our commitment to Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity;
- Deep expertise in Next Generation Science Standards, required;
- Minimum of seven years of professional experience in education and/or related fields, required;
- Professional experience in Science education, required; HS classroom and/or leadership experience, required; Physical Science and/or Earth/Space Science content knowledge, preferred;
- Extensive content expertise in science, curriculum design, and understanding of K-12 education political and policy landscape, required;
- Minimum of five years of people and project management experience, required;
- Exceptional written and spoken communications and interpersonal skills;
- Work experience in nonprofits, education settings, teaching, or other related fields;
- Fluent in MS Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) required; Adobe Creative Suite, Google Suite/Analytics, Salesforce, and Pardot, preferred; and
- College degree, required; Master’s degree, preferred.
We offer a highly-competitive benefits package for eligible employees that includes PTO, prorated to start date, of 4 weeks of vacation per calendar year, 3 personal days, and unlimited sick time; medical, dental, and vision insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan, a whole host of ancillary benefits, and twelve (12) paid holidays.
The range for this position is $85,000 – $93,000 annually. At EdReports, in setting a final offer for a position, we consider the experience and skill of the candidates while striving to maintain equity in our compensation bands. For this and other reasons, our salary offers are non-negotiable.
We Value All Voices:
EdReports is committed to equal-employment principles and we recognize the value of committed employees who feel they are being treated in an equitable and professional manner. We strive to find ways to attract, develop, and retain the talent needed to meet business objectives, and to recruit and employ highly qualified individuals representing the diverse communities in which we live, work, and serve. As such, all employment decisions at EdReports are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.