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Just Equations is hiring a Math Education Equity Fellow

POSITION SUMMARY

Just Equations (JEQ) seeks a Math Education Equity Fellow to help expand our cross-sector network and deepen support within the mathematics education community for evidence-based, equity-oriented math pathways to and through college. Reporting to JEQ’s Executive Director, and working in partnership with the National Policy Director and Project Manager, the Equity Fellow will strengthen JEQ’s relationships and partnerships within the mathematics community while helping to ensure that JEQ’s policy analysis is grounded in the most current and relevant math education research and practice. This experienced mathematics educator will exhibit outstanding communication skills, familiarity with mathematics education research literature, awareness of the role of policy and practice in advancing mathematics equity, and a demonstrated commitment to racial equity and civil rights.

Responsibilities. The Math Education Equity Fellow will:

  • Advance JEQ’s work to build relationships and partnerships with U.S. math educators, national and regional math disciplinary associations, and education equity organizations in collaboration with the Executive Director and National Policy Director;
  • Identify and respond to opportunities to disseminate, share, and/or expand JEQ’s policy and research agenda, especially within the U.S. mathematics community;
  • Share JEQ’s policy agenda, math opportunity framework, and related concepts and principles with external stakeholders via presentations and participation at relevant conferences and other key convenings around the country (estimated 40% domestic travel);
  • Advance dialogue and conversation among math community audiences and equity advocates, including by leading occasional multi-sector convenings;
  • Maintain knowledge of key aspects of JEQ’s policy agenda and monitor relevant developments in research, policy, and practice;
  • Represent JEQ’s policy agenda, math opportunity framework, and related concepts and principles to external stakeholders;
  • Assist with developing, writing, and reviewing policy briefs and other content in a manner consistent with JEQ principles and voice;
  • Effectively communicate progress and coordinate activities with JEQ’s California-based staff; and
  • Initiate and/or participate in other JEQ projects and activities as needs arise.

Qualifications. The ideal candidate will have:  

  • A BA or BS in mathematics as well as a graduate degree in mathematics, education, or a related field, plus a minimum of seven years’ experience as a math instructor (which may include experience as a math specialist, curriculum developer, or math education researcher) preferably with experience at the high school and/or college level);
  • Grounding in current math education research and practice (including knowledge of and experience with the Common Core State Standards), and insights into supporting equitable college opportunity;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience building relationships, including relationships outside of the classroom (such as with policymakers, researchers, and local communities);
  • Collaborative work style and ability to work independently as well as with colleagues in a geographically dispersed organization (including ability to participate in phone calls, meetings, or email exchanges until 4pm Pacific);   
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate about complex concepts in a clear, compelling, and culturally competent fashion, both verbally and in writing, for a variety of audiences;
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic insights, particularly with respect to equity and civil rights issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve with attention to accuracy, detail, and deadlines;
  • Willingness to travel up to 40 percent of the time.

Location. This is a remote position, in order to expand our reach beyond Just Equations’ home in Berkeley, California. Though California applicants may apply, preference will be given to individuals based in or near other states that are advancing high school and/or postsecondary mathematics reforms.

Compensation. Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan, medical, dental, vision, and flex spending plans. This is a grant-funded position.

Application. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment to info@justequations.org. Please include “Math Education Equity Fellow” and your name in the subject line. 

Just Equations is a project of Community Partners®, an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. The organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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