Position:  Coordinator (Mathematics)

Location: The Center for College Access and Success                                                                                          

The Center for College Access and Success at Northeastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for the position of Mathematics Coordinator in this GEAR UP grant. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of working in the field of mathematics, worked with teachers, students, and /or parents in a school setting, be knowledgeable and committed to college-bound programs for low income, first generation students, and be a flexible team player. 

About Northeastern Illinois University:

Founded in 1867, NEIU has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. NEIU is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the United States Department of Education as an Hispanic Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of this urban institution and in the social fabric of the student body. NEIU has an enrollment of 11,500 students, and ALANA students represent nearly 60% of the student body. Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the northwest side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The University has additional campuses in the metropolitan area: The Carruthers Center for Inner city Studies, El Centro, and the Center for College Access and Success (formerly the Chicago Teachers’ Center). The University is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Newsweek magazine named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth “Best Investment” in the United States and number one in Illinois. Northeastern shares the top-ten spot with Harvard, Stanford, Princeton and MIT.

Background & Position Description:

The Center for College Access and Success of Northeastern Illinois University has been funded by the US Department of Education to implement a GEAR UP grant which works directly with over 30 Chicago Public High Schools and 35 elementary and middle schools, and partners with the Chicago Public Schools, Roosevelt University, Loyola University, the University of Chicago, DePaul University, National Lewis University, the City Colleges of Chicago, and four community based organizations -- to support students and their families to achieve academic achievement and post secondary success.

General Information:

The Mathematics Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating science initiatives in the GEAR UP program. The Mathematics Coordinator will work closely with project staff, teachers and administrators to identify effective classroom practices and develop curricula that support project goals.  The Mathematics Coordinator will also coordinate and/or lead project activities at assigned project schools, including professional development for teachers, classroom coaching, and school based meetings with teachers and/or administrators. The Mathematics Coordinator will work closely with GEAR UP Professional Development Manager and other staff on documentation and evaluation of the project including the development of final program products.  The Mathematics Coordinator will report to the Director of Math, Science, and Technology


  1. Coordinate and facilitate mathematics project activities at designated project schools, including recruitment for project activities and meeting formally and informally with teachers, administrators and school staff to develop and implement curricula.
  2. Facilitate teacher collaborations with other specialists in professional development and curriculum development.
  3. Work as needed with teachers in classrooms to co-teach students on mathematics- related curricula and facilitate mathematics-related workshops at conferences.
  4. Develop, coordinate and/or conduct professional development programming including school-based and out-of-school-based sessions with teachers and classroom coaching.
  5. Develop and/or contribute to program materials development, including integrated STEM curriculum units, conference presentations and publicity.
  6. Organize and administer summer and afterschool STEM programming for students.
  7. Contribute to developing and finalizing program products and evaluation.
  8. Prepare timely reports on professional development plans, implementation, attendance and evaluation in accordance with the funded program goals and objectives.
  9. Participate in the Center for College Access and Success’ professional development team.
  10. Participate in regular program meetings.
  11. Other activities as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Demonstrated success in designing, conducting and documenting professional development related to improving mathematics outcomes across content areas.
  2. Demonstrated success in developing effective and collaborative, school-based, and community-based relationships with administrators, teachers, students and families.
  3. Demonstrated success in contributing to the development of a college-going culture in schools.
  4. Three years experience working in educational partnerships.
  5. Knowledge of and/or experience in the development of curriculum based in the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Mathematics Standards.
  6. Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills.
  7. Knowledge of structural and educational challenges specific to a large, diverse urban school system.
  8. Demonstrated understanding of teaching strategies and approaches that support specific challenges of ELL students and support culturally relevant learning environments.
  9. Master’s degree in related field preferred.

10. Three years demonstrated teaching experience

This position requires a background check.

To Apply:

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) you must submit the following and send all documents within one PDF/Word document to Leticia Hill at L-Hill@neiu.edu.

•           A letter of interest addressing your qualifications for this position

•           Current Resume

•           Three (3) current references

•           Employment Application

•           Statement of Annuitant Status

•           Copies of unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for on-campus interviews

Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

In addition to the links provided above for the Employment Application (fillable) and Statement of Annuitant Status, you can also obtain these forms at the NEIU Office of Human Resources, Bernard Office Building (B0B), 5555 N. Bernard, Chicago, IL 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.    

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals.