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. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with product management 
  • Fluency with HTML5
  • Experience creating digital first artifacts
  • Experience managing a multi-faceted project team

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