Pre-AP Director of Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for a new position as the Pre-AP Director of Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. This position may be remote or based at a College Board office.
About the College Board
We are a mission focused organization that believes that investing in education is investing in the future. From our earliest days, we have devoted ourselves to educational opportunity and achievement. We have promoted innovation, equity and excellence for generations of students. We are advocates for children and parents; we empower teachers and educators; and we are a strong presence in thousands of schools and communities across the country through programs and services - the SAT, Advanced Placement (AP®) and Pre-AP are just few. Our work falls broadly into four categories: College Readiness, College Connection & Success, Student Opportunities and Advocacy.
About the Pre-AP Program (Pre-AP®)
The goal of the College Board’s Pre-AP instructional programs is to prepare all students to learn, grow, and build confidence. The Director of Mathematics Curriculum & Instruction is responsible for creating course frameworks, instructional resources, and assessments for grades 6-12 mathematics programs by working with teams of educators from the middle school, high school, and college levels. The Director will work collaboratively across College Board instruction and assessment programs to ensure that Pre-AP instructional materials faithfully align to college readiness standards and support AP and SAT readiness. In addition, the Director must present, speak, and moderate dialog with academic and membership audiences to ensure that ongoing change and improvement related to the College Board’s curriculum and instruction offerings are understood, accepted, and supported. To learn more about the Pre-AP Program see https://pre-ap.collegeboard.org/
About the position
As part of the Pre-AP program, the Director will join a dynamic and mission-focused content team charged with building grades 6-12 instructional programs that provide greater opportunities for all students to develop the knowledge and skills they need for AP and college readiness. This job requires a strong focus on improving educational opportunities and outcomes, particularly for students with fewer advantages and resources than their peers, in the context of a competitive education environment. To achieve this goal, the candidate will engage with educators and internal colleagues to develop equitable mathematics curriculum and assessment opportunities for teachers and students. Candidates with curriculum development experience beyond the classroom and school level are highly preferred, but not required.
What you’ll do
- Curriculum and Assessment Development: Recruit educator committees and writing teams of subject matter experts (teachers and college faculty) and plan and manage their work to develop course frameworks, instructional resources, and classroom assessments, ensuring quality and consistency and on-schedule delivery of final program content for the Pre-AP mathematics courses.
- Editorial and Publishing: Serve on a content team that actively edits, reviews, and produces high quality print and online instructional materials, including teacher editions, student editions, and supplemental resources.
- Content and Pedagogical Expertise: Maintain a strong familiarity with current research on teaching and learning in mathematics, national and international standards, curriculum, professional learning, assessment models, and best practices related to content development and instructional pedagogies.
- Content Leadership and Advocacy: Be a key stakeholder and thought partner for mathematics instruction and assessment through active participation in content and curriculum initiative across College Board divisions and with College Board academic advisory teams. You will maintain a current perspective on research, trends, and issues within the larger P-20 mathematics educational community. You will represent and increase support for College Board instructional programs among external stakeholders at national conferences and professional learning events.
- A Master’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics education, or related field.
- A deep knowledge of mathematical content and effective pedagogical practices.
- At least 5-7 years of secondary mathematics education teaching experience. AP, Pre-AP, or SpringBoard teaching experience a plus.
- Experience in curriculum and assessment development, with preference given to beyond school-level experience (e.g. district-level, state-level curriculum experience).
- Instructional expertise across multiple mathematics courses or grade bands (i.e. middle school and high school)
- Successfully demonstrated strong content leadership and presentation/communications skills
More about you
- Are strongly committed to expanding educational opportunity for all students
- An empathetic listener and willing collaborator
- Enjoy working with educators – both in person and using virtual meeting and document sharing tools
- Clear, compelling and persuasive in your communications
- Eager to create, maintain and activate relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Willing to travel up to 25% of the year
- Adaptable, diligent and autonomous
- Proficient with computers and technology such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe
- Have a strong research orientation, with the ability to conduct research on instructional topics and synthesize information from a variety of sources and viewpoints (preferred)
We offer our employees an outstanding benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of paid time off, a generous retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement and ongoing professional development and training.
If you are interested in joining the College Board in this position and you meet our qualifications, we encourage you to apply by submitting your resume and a brief, introductory cover letter through our Careers page at www.collegeboard.org/careers
The College Board’s mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. We are a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Among our best-known products are the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and Advanced Placement Program®. The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required. Please understand that only qualified applicants will be contacted.