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Learning Design Group Associate Director

Company: University of California at Berkeley
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

  • 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 field,
      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 approaches.
      -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 partners.
      -Supervise and mentor team members.
      -Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Unit: Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
      Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
      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 instructional materials.
      -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 trends.
      -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 stakeholders.
      -Experience working with or in communities of color, low-income communities, or other communities underrepresented in science fields.
      -Successful experience working in a highly collaborative environment.
      -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 constituents.
      -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 requirements
      • 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
        • 3 required (contact information only) Please provide contact information for 3 references, who will be contacted by the search committee Apply link: Help contact: Campus Information Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( ) prior to submitting their letter. Job location Berkeley, CA Academic Personnel Recruit
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