Learning Design Group Associate Director
Company: University of California at Berkeley
Posted on: January 8, 2022
- Learning Design Group Associate Director - The Lawrence Hall of
Science (JPF02964) Learning Design Group Associate Director - The
Lawrence Hall of Science Job #JPF02964
- Lawrence Hall of Science / VC Res Organized Rsearch Units / UC
Berkeley Position overviewPosition title: Learning Design Groups
Associate Directors Salary range: $92,900- $127,700 Percent time:
100% Anticipated start: 7/1/2021 Position duration: 1-year
appointment, renewable dependent on budget and performance
Application Window Open date: May 28th, 2021 Next review date:
Friday, Jun 11, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but
those received after the review date will only be considered if the
position has not yet been filled. Position description The Lawrence
Hall of Science (The Lawrence) at the University of California,
Berkeley, seeks Associate Directors for its Learning Design Group
(up to 4 positions available). The Learning Design Group (LDG)
engages in research, design, and development of models and
materials to promote ground-breaking, inclusive and culturally
relevant approaches to science teaching and learning in formal
education spaces. LDG designs both comprehensive and stand-alone
instructional materials that span science, technology, and
engineering and creates resources for educators in those fields.
Prominent examples of these materials include: Amplify Science, a
comprehensive science program for Grades TK through 8 that is used
by over two million students and The Argumentation Toolkit, a
collection of resources designed to help teachers understand and
teach scientific argumentation. Some LDG materials are
self-published and available freely; some are commercially licensed
to ensure widespread adoption and distribution in schools.LDG areas
of research have focused on: the integration of science and
literacy, the promotion of language development through equitable
access to science learning for emergent multilingual learners,
educative curriculum materials, assessment of science and
engineering practices, integration of coding and computational
thinking in science classrooms, approaches to science assessment in
early elementary classrooms, curriculum-specific professional
learning, as well as collaboration with external partners to
evaluate the efficacy of LDG-created instructional materials. In
addition to creating models and materials that directly impact
teaching and learning, LDG focuses on contributing knowledge to the
influencing policy, and achieving equitable outcomes among
vulnerable populations.The Associate Directors of the Learning
Design Group will be responsible for leading team efforts to
design, research and support the implementation of innovative and
high-quality instructional materials and models. As part of a
leadership team, the Associate Directors will help establish
directions for LDG and support and manage team progress toward LDG
goals. The Lawrence is especially interested in candidates who will
contribute to the Learning Design Group's priorities related to
culturally responsive pedagogy, culturally relevant curriculum, and
social and emotional learning, and who can bring experience related
to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and
in education.The Lawrence Hall of Science is the University of
California, Berkeley's public science center and a leader in
creating science instructional materials and engaging with
educators and school districts in professional learning. We
estimate that at least 25% of K-12 students in the United States,
and educators in over a dozen international locations experience
curriculum developed by The Lawrence. Appointment:
-Up to 4 positions available.Duties and Responsibilities:
-Serve as a senior leader of the Learning Design Group and
contribute to high-level decision making.
-Provide leadership and support for innovation related to one or
more areas of specialized expertise: science curriculum, literacy
instruction, assessment, educational research, curriculum
implementation support, and design methods.
-Accountable for day-to-day programmatic questions and issues,
serving as a point for cross-team communication, and escalating
complex matters when necessary.
-Lead initiatives related to the creation, improvement, and
expansion of approaches, models, and instructional materials.
-Help create and refine processes for workstreams.
-Responsible for the review and oversight of outputs and
deliverables. Ensure consistency with principles and
-Contribute to Learning Design Group research efforts.
-Provide leadership for fundraising strategies and efforts,
including the development of funding proposals.
-Lead components of collaboration with external publishers and
-Supervise and mentor team members.
-Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Unit:
http://lawrencehallofscience.com/ Qualifications Basic
qualifications (required at time of application)
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent
international degree) Additional qualifications (required at time
Minimum 5 years of professional
experience Preferred qualifications
-An advanced degree in science,
education, educational research, educational design, or a related
field or equivalent.
-Deep expertise in the fields of curriculum development, assessment
development, educational or science research, teaching,
implementation of high-quality instructional materials, and/or
teacher professional development.
-Extensive professional experience developing high-quality
-In-depth understanding of the principles of high quality science
instruction as reflected in the Next Generation Science Standards
and current research.
-Working knowledge of emerging educational technologies and
-Successful track record writing funding proposals.
-Experience leading teams and proven ability to manage projects
that involve making trade-offs, dealing with shifting priorities,
balancing limited resources, and considering multiple
-Experience working with or in communities of color, low-income
communities, or other communities underrepresented in science
-Successful experience working in a highly collaborative
-Ability to work independently and use appropriate resources to
accomplish assigned tasks/duties.
-Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to develop and
nurture positive working relationships with internal and external
-Highly effective leadership skills, including demonstrated
flexibility, diplomacy, and resilience.
-Experience supervising employees and track record of handling
complex issues and sensitive information with discretion.
-Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills.
-Facility with Google Suite and other office and productivity
software applications. Application Requirements Document
- Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
- Cover Letter
- Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity,
and inclusion, including information about your understanding of
these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific
plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at
Berkeley (for additional information go to
- Misc / Additional (Optional) Reference requirements
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information for 3 references, who will be contacted by the search
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