National Center for Teacher Effectiveness
Duties And Responsibilities: The Project Director is a key member of the study team, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Center and the corresponding research agenda. Includes coordinating data collection and analysis, development of and execution of the national leadership activities and overseeing the timeline of the project. The project director will report directly to the project faculty directors, serve as a primary liaison with the research team and the districts involved in the study, and coordinate any outside vendors employed in the service of the research. The project director will coordinate reporting to the funder (IES). The project director will have oversight of the program staff - the field manager, field staff, instructional specialist and doctoral students. The director will also supervise support staff, including grants manager and project assistant, for smooth internal operation of the project.
Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 7+ years experience with a track record of successfully leading research studies or research-oriented departments. Outstanding project management skills, accustomed to leading teams and interfacing with multiple senior researchers or faculty. Outstanding relationship management skills - experience working with school districts and schools, and managing relationships with multiple external stakeholders. Requires proven experience in quantitative research design and analysis and leading multiple research studies; prefer knowledge of or experience in mathematics pedagogy. Experience with national outreach on a large scale, especially with district and state officials, federal agencies, and non-profits. Experience with: STATA, SAS and SPSS statistical packages.
Additional Qualifications: Master's degree preferred.
Additional Information: Please note that this is a grant funded position with funding through June 30, 2014.
The National Center on Teacher Effectiveness (NCTE) is a new initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Housed at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard (CEPR), on the HGSE campus, the NCTE is a multiyear study funded by the Institute for Education Sciences. The goals of the NCTE are to: 1) unify the disparate strands of research on teacher effectiveness; 2) develop a suite of empirically validated instruments for measuring teacher effectiveness; 3) operationalize the measures and ensure that they are usable in the field; 4) and externally validate the measure of teacher effectiveness against student achievement.