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Founded in 1965, TERC is committed to improving math and science education for all learners. TERC works at the frontiers of theory and practice to: contribute to a deeper understanding of learning and teaching; enhance instruction through teacher professional development; develop ways of applying new technologies to education; create curricula and other products; and support curricular and pedagogical reform, both in school and informal settings. TERC programs involve learners of all agesearly childhood, K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and adult education.

Describe a challenge you encountered in your role as a change agent for diversity, equity and inclusion, how you responded and what you learned (two pages maximum).

Contribute to the maintenance of written documentation, including operational/configuration notes and end user documentation

Conceptualize, prepare content, and/or manage the production of all TERC digital and print media including the semi-annual magazine Hands On!.

The DEIO will initially work with Principal Investigators to gain insight into TERCs culture and staff, its research and development work and the opportunities and challenges of a grant-based, soft-money organization. The DEIO will team with the Director of Human Resources and the Diversity Council to further develop TERCs recruitment resources and retention plan, and will work with staff on its implementation.

Perform operating system, application, and security updates

Experience working in US public schools, preferably with ELL students

Attend and contribute to diversity and equity outreach efforts, including education conferences; expand partnerships with community-based organizations, universities, funders and research organizations that work with underserved populations; and oversee and enhance TERCs internship program (TERC Scholars Program), initiated in 2017.

Strong organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.

TERC is an equal opportunity employer, and is actively seeking to diversify its staff.  We place a high priority on developing a staff that reflects the diverse communities we serve.  We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Hands-on experience of Linux server administration, AWS administration, database and web server tuning, developing scripts, designing test scenarios, test execution, monitoring, analyzing results and reporting performance bottlenecks. Experience with Apache, MySQL, version control, load balancing, configuration management.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer will play a critical role in achieving our immediate and long-term goals. The individual in the DEIO position will: (1) assist the organization in attracting, retaining and fostering a diverse, inclusive workforce, (2) develop training and initiatives to strengthen and foster an open and inclusive work environment, and (3) connect TERC with new external partners that represent and/or support underserved and historically underrepresented communities.

Salary commensurate with experience and training.  Competitive benefits package.  Please submit a cover letter and resume tolo.  No phone calls and no recruiter or agency inquiries please.

Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

Support and inform the design process for project technical work:

Using Excel, Filemaker, and SPSS to conduct quantitative analyses of student interview data as part of a team including other TERC staff and off-site psychometrics consultants

Strong leadership and coordination skills, particularly the ability to engage others by using democratic principles while serving as the key decision maker.

This is a full-time position 80-100% (32-40 hours a week) that will start in the summer of 2018 and end in May 2019.  The Learning about Open Response science test items and English Learners (LOREL) project and the Dynamic Mathematics for English Language Learners (DMELL) projects are based at TERC and involve researchers from a number of other institutions. The goal of the LOREL project is to investigate the reading, writing, and STE demands of the open response test items on the state Science and Technology, Engineering (STE) test in Massachusetts and the effects of these demands on the performance of Grade 5 English Language Learners (ELLs).  The goal of the DMEL project is to explore how ELLs use mathematics education software to engage in Common Core State Standards mathematical practices and to share with the research community design principles for using such software with ELLs.

The work of the project will take place within two highly collaborative teams. The successful candidate is expected to take a significant role in a wide range of tasks, to be highly self-motivated, and to work well both collaboratively and independently.  Our approach is to simultaneously work hard and enjoy our work.

Experience with quantitative analysis of education-related data

Install and configure desktop computer hardware, software and peripherals using standard procedures

Develop technical implementation recommendations

Applications are due by 5:00 on Friday May 18th.  No phone calls and no recruiter or agency inquiries please.

Monitor, prioritize , and respond to support requests in IT/Facilities ticketing system

Possess outstanding writing skills, be an excellent communicator, problem solver and strategic thinker.

Determine server sizing and design in AWS to meet workloads

The Educational Gaming Environments group (EdGE) at TERC designs free-choice STEM learning gamesgames that are grounded in authentic STEM content and that people choose to play in their free timeand conducts research, using novel methods such as educational data  mining, to measure implicit learning in these games. We also work with educators to understand how that implicit learning can be leveraged to support classroom learning of the related STEMcontent. Currently, EdGEs work is focused around a learning game calledZoombinisthat focuses on Computational Thinking.

Participate in project discussions and meetings and advise on technical needs planning and server maintenance/change management as required by content goals

Develop mock-up/prototypes reflecting requirements

Convert logistical goals into technical tasks and set milestones

Ability to establish TERCs diversity vision and support the attainment of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies as a fundamental component of TERCs mission.

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Ensure computers are in compliance with company standards

– the use of Excel with complex data sets,

An understanding of the academic, educational and R&D world in which TERC operates is highly desirable.

The ability to raise awareness of and garner support for attainment of diversity, equity and inclusion goals is fundamental to the success of this new role at TERC.

Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and/or supervision.

– the use of MAXQDA or other video analysis software

B.S. in business, communications, marketing, or public affairs and 5 years of relevant work experience, ideally in a not-for-profit and/or educational setting.

Ability to establish credibility and confidence with stakeholders.

This role may be on- or off-site. The time may fluctuate based on the needs of the EdGE projects.

Collaborate with TERC researchers to help translate their expertise/work into messaging that will be persuasive with multiple audiences and that supports their grant writing, fundraising, and professional activities.

– the use of SPSS for descriptive statistics, and

Work with vendors to troubleshoot and resolve issues

Perform special projects as assigned

Conduct assessments of current policies and practices, and recommend programs and structures that will enable TERC to strengthen and sustain a culture of inclusion and support for members of the TERC community from underserved populations.

Execution level (review in-progress work and provide feedback)

Masters degree in Education, Psychology, or a related discipline &/or 2 years of experience doing educational research

Demonstrated experience educating, coaching, and consulting with staff and co-workers on diversity, equity and inclusion issues.

This is a full-time position.  The Desktop Support Specialist is responsible for installing, configuring, troubleshooting, supporting and repairing computer hardware, software, and peripherals.

to communicate the critical relevance of diversity, equity and inclusion in organizations.

Draft, prepare, propose, and manage annual marketing and communications budget.

Strong leadership and coordination skills, particularly the ability to engage others by using democratic principles while serving as the key decision maker.

Ensure that TERC and its work are represented at relevant public forums, conference, events, and meetings.

Ensure appropriate testing for ongoing project technical work:

Direct experience working with Apples macOS

TERC imagines a future in which learners from diverse communities engage in creative, rigorous, and reflective inquiry as an integral part of their livesa future where teachers and students alike are members of vibrant communities where questioning, problem solving, and experimentation are commonplace.  This vision is grounded in the belief that science and math literacies are vital for strengthening and preserving a democratic society.

Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements:

Salary commensurate with experience and training. Competitive benefits package. Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume to by e-mail to:.  No phone calls and no recruiter or agency inquiries please.

This is a part time (10-15% time) position.

The ability to choose from among a range of established and innovative Marketing/Communication practices, analyzing marketing and communication trends while balancing pragmatic and strategic cost considerations.

Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and/or supervision.

Develop and implement a plan to broaden TERCs recruitment networks with the goal of increasing the number of staff from underserved communities across the organization.

The DEIO will be responsible for developing and crafting the overall vision and strategy for diversity based upon TERCs stated mission and history of accomplishments to date. Priorities include working with staff to:

Strong organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Supervise and provide support and guidance to Communications team. Collaborate with TERC researchers. Identify and manage consultants/vendors needed to supplement staff expertise.

A Masters degree and a minimum of four years of successful experience directing or leading diversity, equity and inclusion functions and related outreach efforts in organizations.

TERCs principal goals include diversifying our staff, engaging staff in professional development, broadening our outreach into the communities we serve, and enriching our own workplace culture and understanding. With the creation of the DEIO position, we commit to equity, inclusion, and diversity in its many facets, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin and religion. Presently, we are focusing our efforts on expanding our outreach into historically underserved racial/ethnic populations: African American, Latinx, Native American, and Asian/Pacific Islander communities.

Ability to function as an organizational change agent seeking increased alignment with stated diversity, equity and inclusion values.

Gather project requirements, recommending prioritizations

Highly comfortable with common computer applications and office equipment and familiar with graphics software and web tools.

Applications are due by 5:00 on Friday July 6th.  No phone calls and no recruiter or agency inquiries please.

– the use of relational databases in Filemaker,

Build server environment to meet expected performance (e.g., splitting up database servers when necessary, placing static assets in object storage, etc.)

Technical Education Research Centers, Inc. (TERC), an innovative 501c3 not-for-profit organization focused on STEM education research and development and located in historic, college-rich Cambridge, MA, is seeking a Marketing/Communications Manager. The person in this role will report to the President and will manage two part-time communications staff.

Translate complicated technical terms into easy-to-understand terms for end-users

Advise and assist the President on internal and external communications.

Excellent written and oral English communication skills

Exceptional collaboration and problem-solving skills, and the ability to effectively engage with all personnel within the organization.

TERC is an all Mac environment. The successful candidate will be very familiar with Apples physical and digital products as well as industry standard computer management practices. This is a full time, onsite support position as part of a combined IT and Facilities department; the role may include some facilities services. The successful candidate will have regular direct interaction with staff via email, chat, phone, and in-person.  They will thrive in a team environment, but also be able to tackle small projects on their own.

Implement and design backup strategies

Logistical level (track milestones, maintain schedules)

Oversee, manage, implement and maintain communication activities for gathering and synthesizing information in order to describe and promote and present the work of the organization via multiple media platforms.

Ability to work independently on multiple assignments and to work collaboratively within a team

We will consider applicants seeking an80-100% position.  The salary range is $90,000 – $105,000, commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package. Please submit the following via email :

With a high degree of self-motivation, independence, creativity and collaboration with others, you will direct or perform the following:

Working with the team to quantify the reading, writing, and STE demands of open response STE test items for ELLs

Intellectually curious, adept with technology, possess a can do attitude, be able to work independently, have strong staff and project management skills and be able to deliver results within a highly collaborative consensus-oriented organization.

Monitor and track computer assets; maintain inventory and order equipment as needed

Build on recent efforts; develop TERCs diversity, equity and inclusion strategy; design  initiatives; engage staff in professional development and translate goals into action steps.

A fundamental understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals from underserved communities; familiarity with the key processes in recruitment and promotion focusing on individuals from underserved communities; the ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Research, evaluate, recommend, and perform the acquisition, or development and maintenance of, tools outside the scope of standard TERC tools and software that are required for project technical work:

EdGE is looking to grow its team with a Technical Production Manager/Systems Administrator to perform a range of work related to architecture design and implementation, testing and evaluation, cost/requirements analysis, and technical support:Systems configuration and maintenance

Research, draft/propose, implement and evaluate organizational policies and metrics related to marketing and communications.

With the President, serve as the organizational spokesperson and lead point-of-contact for inquiries from the public and the media and conducts media outreach.

Manage the organizations website and social media presence, working with research teams to develop and maintain content. Coordinate with research teams on consistent branding for program websites.

Demonstrated experience applying diversity, equity and inclusion theories, principles, and practices.

Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements:

Organizing the process of gathering feedback from expert advisers on team codings of test items and developing a proposal for changing the coding method used by the team.

Experience with at least two of the following:

Experience is required in writing and producing marketing content, conceptual design, and social media content as well as familiarity with newswire tools and networks.

Configure servers and services to meet project needs

Strategize with senior management and communications staff to set vision, direction, strategy, and goals for organization-wide digital and print collateral. Establish and implement the organizations strategic and annual marketing and communications plan(s) to broaden awareness of TERCs expertise and research, development and evaluation capabilities and expand partner and funder networks.

Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills

Using MAXQDA video data analysis software to analyze the results of coding  student math activity sessions.

This is a 100% of full time position. The salary range is $78,000-$88,000, commensurate with experience.  Competitive benefits package.  Please submit the following via email :

Experience working well in a collaborative project.

Work with the Office of the President and senior management, plan and manage the strategic roll-out of new branding and positioning frameworks to refresh organization-wide digital and print content systems.

Participating in a team, identifying and anticipating technical needs from project planning, communication of those needs, and flexible thinking about when and how to meet those needs, working with others to figure out solutions.

Support and inform the progress of ongoing project technical work:

Provide Tier 1 and Tier 2 level technical support to internal staff and collaborators

Participating in writing reports of findings, annual reports, and research papers and presenting findings to participants, funders, and fellow researchers.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing TERCs internal and external marketing and communications strategies and plans, supporting the Presidents communications needs and providing support to researchers in their grant writing, fund raising and professional activities.

Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to.  No phone calls and no recruiter or agency inquiries please.

1 year of professional experience in an enterprise environment supporting macOS and related applications

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