About TERC: TERC is a nonprofit made up of teams of math and science education and research experts dedicated to innovation and creative problem-solving. At the frontier of theory and practice, TERC’s work encompasses research, content and curriculum development, technology innovation, professional development, and program evaluation. TERC uses its project to create level playing fields for all learners and promote transformative social justice through equity and inclusion, reaching more than three million students every year.
About EdGE: EdGE (the Educational Gaming Environments group) at TERC is seeking an organized, independent, and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Project Assistant. The EdGE team conducts game-based learning design and research to broaden participation of neurodiverse and systemically racialized learners in elementary and middle school STEM learning. EdGE is a geographically distributed team with many team members working primarily from home. The Project Assistant position may be partially in-person, in TERC’s casual work environment in a historic factory building between Porter & Davis Squares, and partially remote (e.g. from a home office) depending on COVID-19 stipulations.
About Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: TERC deeply believes that a diversity of experiences, ideas, and characteristics (race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, veteran status, and more) contributes to the creativity and impact of our research. We promote inclusion of such richly diverse perspectives not only to achieve equity in the workplace, but also to cultivate equitable and accessible STEM learning opportunities for all. As such, TERC always seeks to diversify its staff and places a high priority on developing a staff that reflects the diverse communities we serve.
About the Role: This is an early-level administrative position responsible for organizing, managing, and providing assistance with a wide variety of complex tasks associated with EdGE’s research and development in game-based STEM learning.
The EdGE Project Assistant will work approximately 50% time (part-time position) to support team communication, purchasing, and day-to-day logistics and to contribute generally to the design and research activities of the team.
Primary responsibilities for this position will include:
Organizing file sharing and calendars among project teams
Ordering and purchasing
Receiving and filing invoices from external contractors
Production of basic web and graphic materials
Additional responsibilities for this position may include:
Research data collection and organization
Working with research participants in focus groups and events
Maintaining a social media presence for the team
The ideal applicant will have successful experience in supporting a small project team. TERC is an all-Mac environment; familiarity with Apple hardware and software is required. A successful candidate will thrive in a team environment, but also be able to tackle small projects on their own. Attention to details, reliability, and general ease in communication and basic office systems are the strongest requirements for this position.
Requirements for the position include:
High school diploma or equivalent
A working knowledge of Excel and spreadsheet design
Proficiency in office information management systems such as Office 365
A high attention to detail and thoroughness
Strong team communication skills
Ability to work independently with a virtual team
Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not call and no recruiter or agency inquiries.
Internal Number: #20-05
Mission: TERC’s mission is to improve mathematics and science education. TERC works at the frontiers of theory and practice to contribute to a deeper understanding of learning and teaching; enhance instruction through teacher professional development; develop applications of new technologies to education; create curricula and other products; and support reform in both school and informal settings.Vision: TERC imagines a future in which learners from diverse communities engage in creative, rigorous, and reflective inquiry as an integral part of their lives—a future where teachers and students alike are members of vibrant communities where questioning, problem solving, and experimentation are commonplace. This vision is grounded in the belief that science and math literacies are critical to strengthening and preserving a democratic society.