About the fellowship
The Carnegie Foundation has been pioneering an approach to school improvement using the tools of Improvement Science within Networked Improvement Communities. This new approach to research and development within education has the promise to reach unprecedented outcomes and address our most intractable problems. The Networked Improvement Fellowship is a unique opportunity to develop the skills that support networked improvement science with guidance from Carnegie staff engaged in addressing complex educational problems. The Fellowship is open to applicants who are interested in enhancing their education careers by learning and applying Improvement Science approaches and methodologies within Networked Improvement Communities.
The Fellowship is two years in length, salaried, and multiple fellowships will be offered.
Fellows will engage in an intense program that combines training and practical experience. This will include a mix of improvement science, network initiation and development, and facilitation skill development. The fellowship consists of an intensive clinical apprenticeship and participation in a supportive learning-to-improve community. Fellows will receive training in the use of the tools and methodologies of Improvement Science and have extended opportunities over time to develop expertise in working with groups to define, manage, and execute improvement projects.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- A commitment to the Carnegie Foundation’s mission, ongoing work in improvement science carried out in networks, and willingness to take on the challenge of improving educational outcomes for underserved students.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage workflow, handle multiple tasks and projects, and meet competing deadlines.
- Strong communication skills and ability to communicate with diverse audiences.
- Exceptional ability to work in highly collaborative contexts and promote and support collaboration among colleagues and partners.
- Ability to take initiative, approach challenges with an improvement mindset, and work collaboratively.
- Ability to skillfully build the capacity in professionals to lead, innovate, and collaborate in the conduct of improvement work.
We anticipate that Fellows will be based at the Carnegie Foundation in Stanford, California. However, there is particular interest to embed Fellows in programs and projects where the Foundation has ongoing work (currently Tennessee and California). Frequent travel to regions where the Foundation has ongoing work is expected.
How to Apply
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Start dates are flexible. However, we expect the Fellowship to start no later than March 2017.
Please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate Networked Improvement Fellowship in the subject line of your email:
- Your resume
- A letter of interest
- A work sample (e.g., publications, reports, teacher professional development presentations or trainings, curricula)
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