Under the direction of Product Development, the Senior Advisor will deepen NTC’s expertise and ability to disrupt the predictability of inequitable outcomes for underserved students, defined as African American, Latinx, and Native students; immigrants, students with disabilities; and students living in poverty. The SA will facilitate the integration and application of research across multiple fields to support educators in creating Optimal Learning Environments that meet the developmental needs of every learner. The Senior Advisor will share and extend knowledge and expertise in brain-based learning practices that support Whole Child Development - including social, emotional, and academic development (SEAD), culturally responsive pedagogy, trauma-responsive and resiliency-building educational strategies, Universal Design for Learning, and supports for executive functions and learning and attention issues. We anticipate the Senior Advisor will share NTC’s strong commitment to a racial equity lens in our work and will demonstrate a historical commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Responsibilities & Essential Functions:
The following is an overview of the duties and responsibilities that may be assigned to this position. The employee may perform other duties as required.
Support strategy and leadership to extend the work.
Support long-range strategic vision and planning of projects
Collaborate with NTC staff to support grant writing
Cultivate and deepen funder and external partner relationships
Expand thought leadership through external representation and engagement opportunities.
Represent NTC at conferences and convenings
Contribute to the organization/field through panel participation, external publications, blogs, white papers, and conference presentations
Design and facilitate internal learning for Product and Program staff to deepen content knowledge.
Inform product design.
Support review of professional learning to integrate and apply knowledge and expertise in relation to the Optimal Learning Environment framework
Identify opportunities to connect/enhance professional learning
Identify opportunities to enhance or supplement NTC resources for teachers, coaches, and school leaders
Inform research and measurement of student-level indicators and outcomes.
Identify and/or assist with developing valid and reliable measures to assess competencies and monitor indicators and outcomes for student progress in relevant areas of social, emotional, and academic development
**This is a remote-based position with up to 25% national travel required***
Ability to manage intersecting scopes of work and navigate complex environments with finesse/professionalism
Deep knowledge of/experience with:
Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD)
Learning and Attention Issues
Learner Variability/Universal Design for Learning
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Trauma-Responsive, Trauma-Sensitive, and Resilience-Building Practices
Mind Brain Education Research
Active participation in the research community and relevant communities of practice
Strong writing/editing skills
Teaching experience in K-12
Experience working with teachers and school leaders
Knowledge of Adult Learning Theory
Strong interpersonal skills and recognition of the critical role of relationship-building within NTC, to ensure effective collaboration
Confidence with formal meeting facilitation/managing group dynamics as well as peer-coaching interactions
Ability to thrive in a team environment and have a healthy tolerance of ambiguity
Strong time management skills and productivity in a fluid, team-oriented work environment demanding high levels of initiative, creativity, and flexibility
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, Google Apps, Adobe Acrobat, virtual meeting software
ADA Requirements/Working Conditions:
Work normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
Limited physical effort required
Up to 25% national travel
Requires a valid driver’s license
Ability to type a minimum of 40 wpm
Driving, grasping, hearing, repetitive hand motions, lifting under 50 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, talking, typing
Doctorate preferred; Advanced degree required in education, educational psychology, or a related field
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