Position Description Summary
The Education Systems Center (EdSystems) is a mission-driven policy development and program implementation center based within Northern Illinois University’s Division of Outreach, Engagement, and Regional Development. Its mission is to shape and strengthen education and workforce systems preparing more young people for productive careers and lives in a global economy. EdSystems has a primary focus on Illinois, while also working with national and international partners. As a part of NIU, EdSystems is able to forge longstanding leadership roles with state agencies and intergovernmental bodies while at the same time bringing an intense focus on effective stakeholder engagement and successful execution consistent with those of internationally leading consulting firms. The College & Career Pathways portfolio of work at EdSystems centers on scaling and strengthening College and Career Pathway Endorsement, aligned programs of study, and work-based learning systems; defining and implementing pathway models and competencies that prepare students for promising credentials and careers; and establishing a comprehensive and supportive state policy environment. THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN THE EDSYSTEMS OFFICES IN CHICAGO. Part I. Job Information Primary Function This position will be focused on all initiatives in the Pathway portfolio. This position will manage curriculum development, assessment, evaluation, retention and overall student success. This position is responsible for creating curriculum that will teach and evaluate subject knowledge. This will be in conjunction with, but will not include, vocational training. The position will operate independently with minimal supervision and collaborate intentionally with colleagues across the division and across the university. The position is located at the NIU Chicago offices; Instruction will be conducted exclusively off-campus. General Duties and Responsibilities Instruction – Plan, develop, deliver and evaluate instruction to secondary and post-secondary students across the state Planning – Based on evaluation of youth workforce activities, proactively plan and develop innovative curriculum to support career pathway goals. On a higher level, manage the financial success of the Pathways initiatives budgets and goals.
Education and Experience Required A. Minimum educational requirements. * Masters required in an educational field. B. Minimum experience requirements. Specify both type and length of experience required. * Ten years’ experience in secondary, postsecondary and/or higher education in a leadership position * Ten years’ experience in planning/implementation of student success strategies Ten years’ experience in promoting/improving multicultural/intersectional/minority educational programming
Doctoral degree preferred. Experience with Chicago area pathways network preferred.