Project Manager, School of Education, Curriculum & Teaching

Boston University
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
06 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Tracking Code 5588/C0618

Job Description

Seeking a project manager to contribute to the successful operation of a $2.5 million dollar research grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation. The project, Understanding How Elementary Teachers Take Up Discussion Practices to Promote Disciplinary Learning and Equity, is funded for 2018-2023. Briefly, the purpose of the project is to understand how elementary teachers learn to orchestrate talk that achieves equity-related and discipline-related goals within and across mathematics, English Language Arts (ELA), and science. While researchers in these content areas have identified discipline-specific discussion moves, little is understood about how elementary teachers make sense of, coordinate, or experience tensions or contradictions in their development of discussion practices across content areas. This work is essential for understanding teacher learning and designing effective professional learning environments. The project requires a project manager who will work with Principal Investigators to manage the grant, and oversee the administrative and daily operations. The position will be a 75%-100% FTE position; the exact number of hours will be negotiated during the hiring process.

Required Skills

Mater's or Doctoral Degree in education or related fields. A minimum of three years experience managing complex educational research projects. Strong written communication skills. Knowledge of and experience working with schools and school districts. Experience as a teacher, researcher and/or teacher/researcher. ability to work across teaching and research communities.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular