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MELLON PROGRAM ASSOCIATE: 

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is seeking a Program Associate for the Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior and Adjunct Faculty and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows (MMUF) Dissertation Support Programs, funded through grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Program Associate will be responsible for supporting the daily operations of each program, and must be able to manage multiple projects with excellence and effectiveness. The Program Associate will report to the Program Officer for Mellon Programs.

Responsibilities include (but may not be limited to) the following:

  • Providing logistical support to applicants and awardees
  • Answering general inquiries about program eligibility and applications
  • Initiating and tracking fellowship and grant payments to recipients and institutions
  • Maintaining contact with Fellows and grantees to provide support and track outcomes
  • Assisting with planning and coordinating logistics (secure venue, food + beverage, agenda) for the annual retreat for the Career Enhancement Fellowship (CEF) and selection events (some travel required)
  • Scheduling travel to events for WW Mellon program staff
  • Creating and maintaining Access and Excel databases for reporting and program evaluation
  • Drafting and updating printed materials, in consultation with WW marketing staff, to promote programming, including a quarterly newsletter
  • Overseeing social media content (Facebook, LinkedIn Groups and Twitter) and digital communications

Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of non-profit or university administration experience
  • Excellent skills in writing, interpersonal communication, and other kinds of communication
  • BA required; MA preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to historically underrepresented groups
  • High attention to detail; excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledge of higher education institutions a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a wide range of people
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access database management
  • Proficiency with various social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should forward a résumé and cover letter including salary requirements to opportunities@woodrow.org, with ‘Mellon Program Associate’ in the subject line.

WW ACADEMY—SCIENCE FACULTY

We’re seeking a science educator for a faculty position unlike any other.  Join us in creating a new graduate school of education.

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation, in cooperation with MIT is developing a new graduate school of education and research and development lab, called the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning (WW Academy). The WW Academy is creating a school of education to meet the needs of the global, digital, information economy. The WW Academy abandons the current credit and time-based model of education in favor of an outcome- or competency-based model. Teacher candidates in the WW Academy will graduate when they have mastered the skills and knowledge essential for new teachers or school leaders.Beginning in summer 2017, the WW Academy will enroll its first class of teacher candidates to prepare for middle and high school STEM licensure. We’re building this program from the ground up, with the mission of transforming the preparation of teachers and school leaders so they can thrive in today’s diverse classrooms and lead the schools of tomorrow.

We are a team of forward-thinking educators working collaboratively to develop a unique approach to teacher preparation: a program that mirrors the real work of teaching; a program that leverages technology and in-person learning experiences, including a clinical experience; a program that is competency-based and meets students where they are. We are designing a program that will not only offer novel teacher education, but will also transform teacher preparation across the nation.

WW Academy faculty will work as program designers, teaching facilitators, and mentors to novice teachers. They will collaborate closely with teachers from our partner districts to support teacher candidates to develop into confident and able educators ready to improve student learning on day one.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced organization dedicated to redefining teacher education. We need entrepreneurial, creative colleagues who are ready to try new approaches and collaborate as we develop our competency-based program.

We are currently seeking a professional with the knowledge and expertise to prepare middle and high school science teachers and a commitment to support the development, testing, and implementation of an innovative curriculum. We are looking for an individual with deep knowledge of biology and chemistry content and pedagogy (including a graduate degree in biology, chemistry, or science education), as well as experience in teaching, developing curriculum, and mentoring novice teachers.

This faculty opportunity is a full-time, twelve-month appointment, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It offers competitive compensation and benefits. The position includes significant opportunities for professional development and engagement with national educational leaders.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and any additional material that will help us understand why you would be a great member of our team. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Questions and materials should be directed to Dr. Deborah Hirsch, Executive Director, WW Academy of Teaching and Learning (hirsch@woodrow.org).

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An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX employer. The Foundation is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants, without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran.

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