Director of Research & Development Projects

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Director of Research & Development Projects

Posted date
March 13, 2018

Redwood City, CA

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Do you drive towards results, excel at critical thinking, and have exceptional interpersonal and project management skills? Summit Public Schools is looking for a Director of Research & Development Projects, to lead on 2-4 projects within Summit’s R&D Agenda. As Director of R&D Projects, you will focus on projects related to social-emotional learning, professional development for teachers and school leaders, and developmental evaluation of Summit Learning. You will own the relevant R&D projects from beginning to end, including the scoping of a project, collaboration with researchers and practitioners, and achieving the project outcomes.

Summit has a team of four Directors of R&D Projects, who own projects within our annual Research & Development Agenda. Current and past projects have focused on topics around improving the reliability of cognitive skills assessment, accelerating learning for students who are behind grade level in literacy and numeracy, integrating social-emotional learning into Summit’s tools and resources at scale, building out Platform-prompted SMSs for family engagement, and more. This role reports directly to Summit’s Senior Director of Research and works closely with leaders across the Summit organization.

Sound like a great fit and want to learn more? We'd love to hear from you! Our full position description and application is available here: