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Position Description - Coordinator, Networked Improvement Communities

Position Description - Coordinator, Networked Improvement Communities

Imagine, Innovate, Inquire, Iterate, and Impact: Igniting the Power of Network Improvement Communities to Enhance Professional Learning for Educational Leaders (Project I4)


Serve as a core member of the U.S. Department of Education funded Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant Project I4 team working with project principal investigators and project co-coordinators, K-12 principals, leadership coaches, and support staff to support planning, project implementation, and evaluation.

Core Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with project team to develop and implement curriculum and products specified in grant deliverables
  • Collaborate with project team in planning, developing, and facilitating micro-credential coursework, learning exchanges, and smaller convenings
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of project coaches
  • Manage and conduct research in collaboration with project team on issues pertinent to project goals and activity
  • Plan and serve as an active member of project-related committees, working groups; participate in and facilitate conferences calls
  • Coordinate and help prepare various products for publication including briefs, policy reports, summaries, blogs, and other content for e-newsletters and web sites
  • Coordinate and track project timelines, budgets, and goals
  • Develop, maintain and update project work plan(s) for self and coaches
  • Assist with day-to-day management, coordination, implementation and evaluation of work plans
  • Collaborate on reporting for grant purposes
  • Contribute to the work of IEL by serving as an active member of ad hoc committees and working groups

Professional Qualifications, Skills, and Expertise

This position requires a deep knowledge of curriculum and instruction, including academic discourse in K-12 schooling, preferably experience in classroom inquiry in mathematics and science; experience as a coach of school leaders and teachers; and the ability to use constructivist pedagogy and inquiry in developing learning experiences for school leaders. Excellent organizational and management skills, including professional learning and technical assistance, strategic planning, systemic capacity building, program monitoring and evaluation are expected. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary including networking, working with a variety of professions, community organizing, teambuilding, collaborative leadership, and facilitation. Work schedule flexibility and travel is expected. 

  • Master’s degree in education or a related discipline preferred; preferably teaching at university level as instructor or adjunct preferred
  • 5-7 years of progressively responsible work experience in educational settings (schools or nonprofit organizations that support curriculum and instruction), including teaching, supervising, and coaching
  • Demonstrated project management, strategic planning, and coordination skills
  • Capacity to build and sustain networks and to use them to work across systems
  • Understanding of key policy and practice issues related to improving outcomes for K-12 students
  • Environmental scanning, research, evaluation, and analysis skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Track record with grant and proposal writing as well as grants implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse populations
  • Computer skills; familiarity with a full range of basic software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel); Familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Passionate about issues aligned with IEL’s vision, mission, and values of equity, inclusion, collaboration, and impact.

Application Deadline

November 30, 2018


Salary in the range of $65,000 - $105,000, depending on experience, with comprehensive health, dental, retirement, education and professional development, and life insurance benefits.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume via email with “Coordinator SEED Grant” in the subject line to

IEL is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status or disabled veterans' status. IEL is implementing a diversity and supported inclusion strategy and is actively and intentionally encouraging applicants of color and of diverse backgrounds to apply.