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State of Massachusetts Contracted History and Social Science Coordinator in Malden, Massachusetts

Please note that pursuant to Massachusetts General laws, contracted employees are not paid for the eleven scheduled holidays, do not receive any paid vacation, personal leave benefits or contribute to the state retirement system or social security. As a state contracted employee, you must participate in direct deposit and contribute towards the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' state alternate retirement plan ("OBRA Plan"). The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Center for Instructional Support is seeking to hire a contracted History and Social Studies Coordinator. This position is currently working under a hybrid model, and does require the ability to be in the office, located in Malden, on a limited basis. This is an exciting moment for history and social science education in Massachusetts. New Framework and legislation means that teachers are finding new ways to engage students in meaningful civic action, and over the past year, history educators have been working with increased urgency to ensure that their curriculum and instruction is inclusive, critical, and responsive. Job Responsibilities: 1. Plan a large-scale, in-person civics event to be held in Spring 2023 for several hundred students from across Massachusetts. This work includes: • working with stakeholders to develop content and a plan for the day; • managing communication with educators; • conducting outreach to external organizations and partners to attract volunteer support and publicize the event; • and overseeing and executing all logistics. 2. Develop resources, to be used by educators across the state, to further high-quality, culturally responsive history/social science instruction for all students. Specific assignments will vary based on contractor area of expertise, but potential projects may include, e.g.: • Guidance around best practices for elementary social studies instruction; • Teacher-facing guides to develop elementary educators’ background knowledge of social studies content; • Instructional resources focused on middle and high school genocide education aligned to the Massachusetts History/Social Science Framework; and/or • A landscape analysis and quality review of high school history/social science curricular materials. 3. Support existing statewide history/social science projects by collaborating with Department staff. Specific assignments will vary based on contractor area of expertise, but potential work may include, e.g.: • Reviewing Department-developed elementary social studies curricular materials to ensure alignment with standards and best pedagogical practices, including cultural responsiveness; • Co-facilitating in-person and remote large-scale professional development sessions for history teachers and/or leaders focused on student-led civics projects, inquiry-based pedagogy, and/or genocide education; and/or • Leading the recruitment and selection of the 2023 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year 4. Manage a history/social science grant opportunity, including developing the request for proposals, leading the scoring process, and communicating with all grant applicants to ensure that funds are well spent and maximize impact on students. 5. Perform related duties as required. Preferred Qualifications: 1. Knowledge of, and interest in, important elements of history, social science, and civics content and pedagogy, including: • Key content in history, social science, and civics • The role of historical practices/skills and literacy skills in history/social science instruction, including inquiry-based pedagogy • Creating relevant learning experiences that connect to students’ identities, prior knowledge, and lived experiences 2. Deep knowledge of culturally responsive practices (i.e., features of history/social science curriculum and instruction that disrupt bias and develop all students’ academic achievement, cultural competence, and sociopolitical awareness) and commitment to bringing an anti-racist lens to every aspect of the work 3. Experience working with a range of diverse stakeholders, tailoring communication to successfully collaborate and complete long-term projects 4. Attention to detail and ability to organize complex streams of work involving multiple stakeholders 5. Demonstrated success in driving student learning at the preK-12 level, particularly for historically underserved populations 6. Experience working directly with students 7. Knowledge of best practices and/or direct classroom teaching experience with one or more of the following: • Social studies curriculum and/or instruction for Grades K-5 • High-quality student-led civic action projects • Middle and high school genocide education 8. Experience supporting other educators in a history/social science instructional leadership role *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education *Title: *Contracted History and Social Science Coordinator Location: Massachusetts-Malden - 75 Pleasant Street Requisition ID: 220007DZ