Friends Of Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (Friends of Brooklyn Lab) is seeking a Project Director to manage a project focused on directed research in K-12 education. The primary responsibility of the Director will be to oversee the creation of a Playbook for school-based participatory directed research. The Director will also manage a team of employees and consultants to ensure the successful completion of project deliverables.
Create durable resources to help schools partner with directed R&D efforts to meaningfully and respectfully engage students, families, educators, instructional leaders, and learning scientists;
Grow the capacity of the partner school community to address emerging challenges through directed R&D efforts;
Lead, expand, and help define a body of applied research around advanced research and development work in a school-based context;
Provide a central point of coordination for all project work by leading weekly team meetings, identifying and creating opportunities for synergy across the portfolio and by providing strategic direction for implementation;
Lead LAB School Project alongside the Executive Director including development of documents and publications, stakeholder relations, strategy, external events, and field building work;
Oversee the creation of a Playbook for directed research;
Create multi-modal learning resources for the dissemination of learning including multimedia assets;
Support efforts to codify an applied research prototype/approach in a playbook that can be shared with the field and used to engage external stakeholders in testing its usefulness;
Create shorter resource guides for quick study and implementation;
Support efforts to draft and revise a memo regarding advanced R&D infrastructure
Ensure coherence across numerous aspects of the grant including playbook generation, middle school math case initiatives, and convenings;
Fully participate and be actively engaged with team discussions, events, and feedback;
Maintain a growth mindset and embrace self-directed learning to provide value to the organization and team;
Maintain ongoing communication with diverse stakeholders.