Senior Director, District Adoption and Implementation
The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for a Senior Director, District Adoption and Implementation in the Advanced Placement program. 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 Advanced Placement® (AP)
With more than 34 courses and exams across multiple subject areas, Advanced Placement is the most widely accepted college-level academic program available to high school students. Each year, students around the world who want to achieve at the highest level become AP® students. Through AP’s college-level courses and exams, students can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the college admission process, and learn from some of the most talented and inspiring teachers in the world. https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/what-is-ap
About the position
The Senior Director, District Adoption and Implementation, leads district adoption and implementation of new teacher instructional products, including the new AP course and exam descriptions, topic questions, Personal Progress Checks, and the AP Question Bank. The senior director is responsible for implementing a multi-year strategic roadmap and district initiatives to drive resource awareness and utilization and gain insights to inform future product refinement. The senior director will collaborate across teams, engaging and supporting the work of curriculum and instruction, digital strategy, and outreach.
What you’ll do
- Drive awareness and understanding of best practice use of the new instructional products for planning, teaching, and assessing student knowledge and skills with district leaders, using a variety of marketing and communications tactics, including but not limited to the development and deployment of district focused email campaigns, newsletters, and informational webinars.
- Develop and maintain a library of district focused collateral covering the overall value proposition and key talking points for enterprise use, including but not limited to the development of brochures, fact sheets, and roadshow presentations.
- Define and manage tactics and messaging for large, recurring gathering of district stakeholders (e.g., state gatherings, Top Districts Meeting, AP Annual Conference) in partnership with AP Leadership to influence expanded district level adoption and implementation of new instructional resources.
- Lead district focused sessions on the new instructional resources at key College Board conferences and events (e.g., state gatherings, Top Districts Meeting, AP Annual Conference).
- Conduct regular pulse check meetings with key districts to gather, track and assess overall district engagement and satisfaction with the new instructional resources to identify areas of opportunity to drive expanded resource usage.
- Capture and analyze district insights, reactions, and recommendations about the new teacher instructional products, to inform and influence evolution of the course and exam descriptions and teacher / district experience on AP Classroom to address identified gaps in satisfaction and resource effectiveness.
- Create and manage internal training's / communications with district facing stakeholders, keeping stakeholders updated on key developments and ensure overall message alignment with district leaders / partners
- Graduate degree in education or leadership and 10+ years of related work experience.
- Demonstrated experience with the Advanced Placement Program working at the school district level.
- Demonstrated experience leading multiple diverse projects with responsibility for balancing competing demands for project scope, time, cost, risk and quality within a limited pool of resources.
- A strong background in teaching and learning, and experience coaching AP teachers.
- Demonstrated experience managing teacher feedback and integrating feedback into future design work.
- Preferred: Experience as an AP teacher.
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.