TNTP - The New Teacher Project is hiring a

Director, Academic Diagnostics

Director, Academic Diagnostics
United States

Director, Academic Diagnostics

Flexible Location

  • TNTP seeks a full-time Director to join our Academic Diagnostics Team in our Learning, Impact, and Design Division.
  • This position is based in a home office anywhere in the U.S. and is available immediately.
  • Travel up to 40% is required, dependent on current state and federal guidelines.

Who We Are

  • A national nonprofit founded by teachers, TNTP believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education.
  • Today we’re a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality.
  • We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.
  • For more info on life at TNTP: http://tntp.org/about-tntp/our-people
  • Staff on TNTP’s Learning, Impact, and Design team partner with districts and states to help them achieve their goals for students.
  • We work on initiatives that incorporate a sustained focus on equitable, high-quality student experiences, and treating families and communities as authentic partners in their children’s education.
  • We aspire to have staff, client partners, community members, families, and students to see and experience TNTP as an anti-racist organization that has a significant impact on advancing equitable student experiences as we support clients with community and stakeholder engagement, curriculum, instruction, assessments, systemic reforms and/or ensuring alignment at every level to rigorous standards.
  • We keep the full system in mind to customize interventions that will make a sustainable impact for students at scale – and we aspire to dramatically improve educational experiences for students with learning and thinking differences, especially those who are a part of other systematically and historically marginalized groups.

What You’ll Do

  • As the Director, Academic Diagnostics, you will play a leading role in ensuring TNTP has access to a consistent, centralized service and team of staff members with a deep commitment to providing high-quality and timely support to design and execute all academic diagnostic projects such that schools, districts, and states have accurate information about their students’ experiences.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supporting TNTP Regional Consulting Partners to engage clients in conversations around their diagnostic research questions and then developing budgets and proposals that accurately capture the design and scale of individual diagnostic projects.
  • Creating and managing the Academic Diagnostic work plans for individual projects as well as the overall team diagnostic calendar to ensure available capacity is in place to meet proposed timelines on each project.
  • Collaborating with the Academic Diagnostics Analytics Director as they manage the capacity and quality of the analysis and reporting work from two Analysts and a Data Manager on the Academic Diagnostics team and as you both work to ensure progress towards ambitious team goals designed to broaden the reach of TNTP Academic Diagnostics.
  • Managing a TNTP Senior Manager and Manager who have responsibilities related to organizing all logistics for the site visits and supporting all TNTP Observer and Assignment rater capacity and norming.
  • Facilitating weekly check-ins with Consulting Division Project Teams engaged in an active academic diagnostic.
  • Becoming certified on TNTP’s Observation and Assignment Review Protocols for ELA and Math in order to support Consulting Division Project Teams to engage with clients around their vision for excellent instruction, to support the drafting of recommendations following an academic diagnostic, and to, as needed, participate as a certified reviewer on site to conduct observations and/or rate submitted assignments.
  • Contributing to conversations around the ongoing evolution of TNTP Academic Protocols as the organization continues to refine tools for new content areas and works to ensure our tools capture the experiences of all students.
  • Cultivating and managing relationships with internal TNTP Regional Consulting Partners.
  • Bringing excellent management skills, including experience effectively managing diverse teams, building inclusive team culture and growing and developing staff to be successful in their work and career.

What You Bring

  • First and foremost, we are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission, and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education.
  • We value diversity of ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, gender, religion, language, ability, and experience and exemplify this through the makeup of our team at all levels.
  • You’ll be right at home here if you cultivate strong relationships and push yourself, your work, and the people around you to the next level.

We encourage those with the following identities to apply: Black, Latinx, Asian American, and Pacific Islander, local Indigenous people, LGBTQIA+ and non-binary people, veterans, people living with disabilities, and others with lived experience being part of marginalized communities.

We expect our Director, Academic Diagnostics to:

  • Have a passion and understanding for the education landscape and communities. You bring deep background knowledge in the current education landscape and a passion for embedding community engagement and involving communities in our work.
  • Know great teaching and learning when you see it. Whether you are watching how students engage during a lesson or looking at student performance data, you can identify whether students are grappling with the right content and diagnose what needs to happen to improve student learning outcomes immediately and in the long-term.
  • Innovate and implement solutions to complex challenges. You have a history of engaging with high stakes challenges directly and successfully. Ambiguity doesn’t overwhelm you; just the opposite, you thrive on it. Your creative instincts will help you deal with vague situations and develop new approaches with limited guidance.
  • Sweat the details. You’ll use your strong organizational and project management skills to execute and move our work toward ambitious goals.
  • Influence leaders to act. You’ll regularly interact with, and be expected to influence, high level clients at the district and school levels – motivating them to make both incremental change and take quantum leaps.
  • Have stage presence. We’re counting on your strong public presentation skills and ability to provide thoughtful and compelling insights in settings small and large, formal and informal.
  • Champion your people. One of your greatest responsibilities and privileges will be to grow and develop incredible people toward ambitious goals. You’re an inclusive leader, that honors diverse perspectives and makes the most of your team’s and individual’s unique strengths.
  • Build relationships. You’ll regularly partner with internal and external stakeholders. You have an ability to connect and build relationships with diverse communities. Bilingual abilities are a plus.

Qualifications

  • Ability to establish systems, develop project plans, and support implementation across workstreams.
  • Experience managing deadlines, adapting with changing priorities, and taking on multiple projects at once.
  • Excellent forecasting, strategic planning, communication, and writing skills.
  • The ability to critically assess challenges and identify effective solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment of rapidly changing priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Experience managing teams to tackle complex projects.
  • Understanding of what effective teaching looks like when observing teachers in practice.
  • A deep commitment to the importance of effective instruction and inclusive practices.
  • Ability to connect qualitative and quantitative data to real world applications in schools.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, PPT and Excel, required. Experience with additional software, such as Salesforce, SharePoint, Workday, Survey Monkey, or Asana preferred.

What We Offer
TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance-based bonus. The salary range for this position is $88,000 – $132,000. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. TNTP may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.

To Apply
We recommend including a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in TNTP and how your experience has prepared you for this position. Please submit your online application through Workday.

TNTP is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. TNTP does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, arrest record, conviction record, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of TNTP, including recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, and administering all personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs or terminations.

Position Type: Regular

TNTP is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. TNTP does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, arrest record, conviction record, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of TNTP, including recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, and administering all personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs or terminations.

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About Us
A national nonprofit founded by teachers, TNTP believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we’re a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.

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