Millennium is a non-profit organization dedicated to the design and dissemination of developmental-science based models and methods of education. Millennium operates a 90-student laboratory middle school in San Francisco (Millennium School), along with a growing online community of educators focused on advancing educator well-being and adult SEL capacity building using Millennium’s methods (Millennium Forum). Additionally, we have recently begun partnering with San Francisco’s local public school district (SFUSD) to explore ways to codify and share our methods with their network of 13 middle schools.
About Millennium School
Our aim is to re-imagine middle school for the 21st century. Instead of seeing the middle school years as “awkward” and “difficult,” we believe they’re the most formative years to develop the foundation for an authentic sense of self, leading to greater happiness and success as an adult. We are partnering with leading educators, researchers, and adolescent developmental psychologists to design a new model for middle school: one that combines highly experiential academics with self-discovery, all rooted in the context of the real world. We believe that the heart of developmental education is the relationship between the student and teacher, and are now working to codify an educational process that develops a whole-self through exploration of the mind, heart, body, and spirit, all practiced in community and through an equity lens.
Practiced commitment to Social Justice & Equity
At Millennium we celebrate diversity as a portal to ourselves and a peaceful global community. We know that it takes commitment and prioritization to offset systems of oppression and implicit bias. We are committed to becoming a fully anti-racist multicultural organization helping to transform society. This means we are constantly learning about systemic, cultural, and personal barriers to equity in diversity, and creating structures of accountability that disrupt and uplift.
The role is charged with coordinating with the Head of School and key advisors to design, and document the core developmental, academic, and pedagogical approach of programs across the Millennium organization. Collaborating with the Board Chair, Forum Program Director, Chief Knowledge and Experience Officer, the Head of School, Millennium faculty, and key strategic advisors in the field of developmental education, the Integrated Academics Architect brings to life a dynamic and integrated educational framework to support Millennium’s mission.
Areas of responsibilities include:
Clarify and codify the highest order development outcomes that all students must demonstrate by the time they graduate MS.
Working with the existing Millennium team, and research to date, organize and codify the development outcomes that reflect the whole-self developmental model and mission of the school.
Ensure that the developmental outcomes are true to the mission, but reflect what is developmentally achievable for middle school youth based on what we understand to be scientifically possible at this important developmental and identity formation stage
Higher-Order Thinking and Social and Emotional Competencies
Define and codify the higher-order thinking and social and emotional competencies that we aim to develop over a three-year period that most likely leads to our developmental outcomes.
At Millennium School we value the spiritual and emotional development as much as we do the intellectual and physical development. Our higher-order thinking and social and emotional competencies should reflect this balance.
Three-Year Curriculum Map and Academic and Social-Emotional Standards
Define and codify a three-year academic and social, and emotional curriculum map and standards that ladder to higher-order thinking and social and emotional competencies over three years, and which meets the CA common core standards for key skills required by high school.
Codify a school-wide pedagogical approach by using the well-being process as a key lens through which we deepen learning, no matter the learning experience
Determine the kinds of learning experiences that best lead to the higher-order thinking and social and emotional competencies and codify those as pedagogical learning experiences that are consistent in their use across the school
Review existing learning experiences to see if they align with high-order competencies
Work with the Head of School to ensure the school is on track to have aligned learning objectives, outcomes, and pedagogical approaches within two years.
Knowledge of and experience in developmental-based education theory and practices
Knowledge of and experience in social-emotional learning theory and practices
Knowledge of and experience in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion theory, curriculum, and practices
Experience with Middle School students preferred.
Leadership experience in a school or educational non-profit
Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Masters or Doctorate preferred) in developmental science, education, instructional design, or related field.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong attention to detail.
Strong organizational skills.
Comfortable with technology
Must be a self-starter, multi-tasker, flexible, and have an ability to navigate among different stakeholder groups with ease.
Location The Lab School is located in San Francisco. This position is in-person, hybrid, or remote-possible.
Initial 2-year contract, possibly renewable.
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with similar roles and levels of experience. This is a full-time position with benefits.
To apply, please send your resume to Roberto d’Erizans, Head of School, [email protected].
Millennium School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation, and evaluate all candidates based on merit.