Working with education leaders and institutions to provide educators with an excellent learning experience, the Senior Fellow reports to and serves as an advisor and collaborative partner to the Director of Educator Engagement. This position leverages practitioner experience and other work experiences to develop frameworks, models, curricula, learning opportunities, instructional tools, courses, and publications that promote student, teacher, leader, and school efficacy focusing on equity in educator engagement. Supports the Director of Educator Engagement in leveraging the voice of educators (both ASCD members and non-members) to ensure that ASCD’s communications, supports, resources, and programming meet the current needs of educators, with an overall goal of enhancing the user experience of ASCD products, programs, and services.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Works with Director to conceptualize and execute comprehensive, strategic plans and programs in alignment with ASCD’s strategic and business unit plans.
Establishes collaborative working relationships between external groups and the association (e.g., corporations, foundations, federal and state agencies, educational improvement groups, school districts, and others) in concert with organizational plans and initiatives.
Facilitates data management and analysis and contributes to study reports, publications, and presentations.
Accesses, reviews, and disseminates relevant literature and reports for relevancy to the development of ASCD’s programs, products, and services.
Assists with program, content, and service design of ASCD’s conferences, summits, meetings, and products.
Contributes to the development of funding applications.
Participates in team meetings and special projects to continuously improve processes, tools, systems, and the organization.
Skills and Abilities/Critical Success Factors
Excellent oral and written communication skills; active listening skills.
Highly successful presenter as evidenced by the successful design and implementation of professional learning experiences for educators and other stakeholder groups.
A visionary and innovative person who models excellence and is able to work collaboratively to attain the goals of ASCD.
Ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with various stakeholder groups and/or education organizations.
Ability to manage multiple areas of responsibility simultaneously.
Ability to use Windows, Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook), internet browser applications, and other basic office software.
Ability to learn and use web-based office applications for online collaboration, document/content management, and intranet management.
Must be able to create value for the organization.
Acts with discretion and sensitivity to confidential information.
Possesses the ability to make meaning by keeping others well-informed on the big issues.
Applies learning by seeking new learning from a variety of disciplines and addressing obstacles immediately and directly.
Recognizes the importance of acting together by encouraging imagination and creating opportunities for others to step up and contribute.
Executes accountably by creating clear plans to achieve goals and monitoring costs, progress, and results.
Continuously reinvents by demonstrating the ability to change.
Leads self by setting a personal example of authenticity and inspiring others to want to follow his or her lead.
Appropriate post-graduate qualifications (Masters or Doctoral degree) in Education or related subject matter.
Broad background in education; credible with and capable of building alliances among multiple constituencies.
Working knowledge of programs, policies, and trends associated with PreK-grade 12 education.
Demonstrated knowledge of research-based practices that lead to educator and student success.
Highly successful experience as a teacher within the past five years with a preference for a minimum of five years’ experience as a teacher.
Demonstrated success in leading transformational work and large initiative yielding significant and influential results.
National-level work a preference.
Normal demands associated with a deadline-driven office environment.
The environment requires discretion and sensitivity to confidential information.
The noise level is generally quiet to moderate.
Daily contact with external customers, vendors, colleagues, associates, supervisors, and staff at all levels of the organization.
Ability to remain at a desk for extended periods of time.
Ability to communicate and exchange information with others.
Ability to move about to coordinate work in areas of varying heights.
Ability to perceive and inspect records in a document management system.
Ability to operate general office equipment.
Ability to travel nationally to off-site meetings.
This position description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. Key Position Designation: Certain positions are essential to providing immediate and continuing support for operations or support functions during an emergency or building closure. Employees who hold these positions may be required to work (at their worksite or remotely) when other employees are not required above. Please refer to the General Information section above to determine whether this position is considered a key position.
ASCD is dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Comprising 114,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, and advocates from more than 127 countries—the ASCD community also includes 57 affiliate organizations.Our diverse, nonpartisan membership is our greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world.