About the Position
At Pivot and CORE, we look for talented and inspiring colleagues who believe in public education and the imperative to support schools to innovate and improve. We are currently seeking Mathematics Consultants to deliver school site-based services in one or more districts around the country, in support of our district partners goals to deliver high quality equitable math instruction to all students through the use of aligned high quality materials.
Mathematics Consultants will provide site-based support services that include:
- observations of curriculum implementation
- providing professional learning for leaders and teachers
- review of data and planning
- supporting school sites to develop problems of practice, based on data
- instructional rounds to improve practice
Math Consultants may also provide coaching for specific educators. Coaching responsibilities include review of classroom data, identification of classroom problems of practice, and execution of specific coaching strategies such as modeling, co-teaching, and lesson planning with individual teachers.
Math Consultants will work with site leaders, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and teachers through this work.
This is a part-time, remote opportunity. You must be able to travel regularly (approximately ~5 days per month, during the school year) to assigned district and school sites.
The time commitment for this work involves preparation, debrief, and delivery of professional learning days:
- Minimum of 10-15 professional learning days
- 2-4 hours a month of virtual internal trainings and meetings
(to include some or all of the following)
- Work on a team, led by a Pivot Project Manager, delivering services in 1 or more districts/schools.
- Participate in all required Pivot/CORE training, regular one-on-one check-ins, and team meetings. Participate in required trainings provided through our partners.
- Act as an ambassador for Pivot/CORE at the district and site level – make connections and ensure alignment.
- Inform our service model, including tools, processes, etc. that will keep Pivot at the forefront of education technical assistance across the nation.
Site-Level Service Delivery:
- Prepare for and follow up from all engagements, including walkthroughs, professional learning events, small group, and 1:1 work sessions with clients and partners (virtual or in‐person).
- Lead site-based services to ensure effective instruction and implementation of materials and continue building site staff’s pedagogical knowledge and knowledge of specific instructional materials. Deliver all components of our site support model, using Pivot/CORE provided protocols and templates.
- Schedule services (e.g., onboarding/kick off meetings, integrity walkthroughs, professional learning sessions, instructional rounds, side-by-side coaching) with staff at assigned sites. Work with the Pivot Project Manager to ensure scheduling aligns to district requirements.
- Send clear, concise, and prompt communications before and after all engagements that you directly manage, as required by Pivot/CORE and the district. During engagements, answer questions and gather information as items arise. Escalate questions or share information with Pivot/CORE.
Data and Continuous Improvement:
- Support schools to set data-driven goals and action plans for each school year aligned to evidenced-based practices.
- Work with the Pivot team to collect, manage, and analyze data through the set cycles of continuous improvement with each site. After each continuous improvement cycle, make recommendations for adjustments to site implementation, training, and support, instructional practice, etc.
- After each training and/or site engagement, collect, organize and send feedback and/or assessment data electronically to Pivot/CORE. This includes writing and electronically sending periodic comprehensive reports aligned to Pivot/CORE standards.
District-Wide Pedagogy Training:
- Conduct day-long pedagogy trainings for district and school site staff, using Pivot/CORE provided training materials (virtual or in-person), manage a positive learning experience for participating teachers, coaches, and site leaders, and build knowledge of the district-adopted instructional materials.
We are looking for consultants who are committed to adult learning for others and themselves, who are skilled at cultivating and fostering strong relationships with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds, and who understand and can successfully tackle the technical and adaptive challenges that come with facilitating this type of work.
- Have at least 3-5 years of MATH teaching experience and at least 2 years of experience coaching, consulting, or similar role supporting educator pedagogy, math knowledge, and instructional material knowledge across sites.
- Strong Math Pedagogy Content Knowledge.
- Knowledge of at least one set of Math High-Quality Instructional Materials (Open Up Math, Illustrative Math, Ready Math, Zearn, Eureka Math, etc.).
- Demonstrate strong familiarity with and understanding of the Common Core State Standards or similarly aligned state standards.
- Successful experience facilitating learning for adults, including knowing how to “read the room” and customize delivery to continue to meet the goals of the work while also meeting participant needs, including making-in-the-moment decisions.
Commitment to Equity
- A commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Pivot/CORE.
- An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.
- Knowledge of equitable instructional strategies.
- Capacity to collect and manage data, including inputting data into surveys, Google forms, and similar online tools.
- Ability to analyze program data, including identifying patterns, strengths, and areas of need, along with the capacity to make necessary recommendations that are also aligned to district and site goals.
- Capacity to develop polished and comprehensive reports that capture reflections, data and analysis and submit reports electronically.
- Possess strong, professional verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrate strong time management/organization skills and the ability to meet critical deadlines.
- Demonstrate proficiency with technology tools (e.g., email, calendaring, Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, etc.)
- Facilitate set-up and clean-up of rooms for trainings and site support, including moving tables and chairs, carrying materials, setting up, and leveraging technology. Must have the ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in educational leadership, instruction, subject matter, etc.
Education Services Consultants are compensated on an hourly basis for all work and travel time.