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Duties & Responsibilities

The Associate Director leads the formulation of a vision and strategy to pilot, expand, and sustain a Professional Learning Initiative contributing to improving instructional practices in primary and secondary schools in the Middle East (focusing on Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine). The initiative comprises programs and activities that build capacity for teachers in a variety of formal and non-formal settings. It promotes instruction that is relevant and learner-centered and builds capacity for school leaders as well so they can serve as instructional leaders. The initiative involves regional stakeholders in hosting “think tanks” and other opportunities for practitioners and researchers to build understanding of and address significant education challenges in the region. Finally the initiative involves working with stakeholders to develop online and blended learning experiences to serve teachers in the region. This includes recruiting and training a cadre of online instructional coaches and staff to support the delivery of these programs.


Basic Qualifications
An advanced degree is required. Applicants must have facility with research, both conducting small-scale program evaluations and analyzing research papers and reports. Fluency in Arabic. Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience developing and managing budgets, program design, development and management, as well as academic expertise and experience in an area relevant to the position (e.g., international education policy, policies and practices that advance teaching and learning, social entrepreneurship, outreach and community engagement). Strong applicants will have experience with teacher professional development.

Must be willing to travel regularly to the region.

In addition, any candidate who wishes to be considered for this position must submit a cover letter indicating that they meet all of the basic requirements.

Additional Information
Please attach resume and cover letter as one document.

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