About the Case Method Institute
The Case Method Institute for Education and Democracy (CMI) aims to bring the highest quality education to America’s high school students — and to fulfill the democratic promise of that education — by empowering teachers to harness the case method in their classrooms. Long recognized as the leading instructional approach in business schools, the case method has now been shown to foster improved critical thinking, a deeper understanding of course material, and greater classroom and civic engagement in high schools across a broad range of students.
Founded by Harvard Business School professor David Moss in 2015, CMI is building on the successes of a pilot program that supported hundreds of teachers to reach nearly 30,000 students in 40 states. Now with plans to scale rapidly, CMI is building our team in order to expand our ability to deliver premier in-person and online trainings for high school teachers, combined with continuous ongoing monitoring, coaching, and support, creating genuine partnerships with individual teachers that help them effectively practice the case method in diverse school settings. Over the next ten years, we aim to train at least 10,000 teachers in the case method, creating a network of social studies educators with the capacity to reach millions of young people.
Ultimately, CMI aims to strengthen American education and democracy, making a profound and lasting impact on the next generation.
We are currently in the process of creating a new website for CMI now that it is operating as an independent organization apart from Harvard Business School. In the meantime, information about the project and its history can be found here: https://www.hbs.edu/case-method-project/Pages/default.aspx
Position Summary & Qualifications
CMI’s team of Teacher Support Specialists serves as the main point of contact for high school teachers entering our program, and supporting teachers as they learn and implement the case method in their classrooms. Key responsibilities include contacting prospective new teachers, ensuring that participating teachers have what they need to succeed, collecting and assessing survey data from students and teachers, and recommending improvements as teachers seek to deepen their impact.
This position is an exciting opportunity for someone with superb communication skills who is passionate about applying them in a mission-driven organization dedicated to transforming high school teaching, enhancing student engagement and outcomes, and strengthening the democratic foundation of our country.
Key qualifications for this role include:
- Passion for the mission – demonstrates a deep commitment to the organization’s mission to improve education and advance democracy, and evinces a profound respect for teachers and students
- Communication – uses clear and effective in-person and written communication to express themselves, present ideas, and represent the organization
- Teacher-Centered – maintains a positive and approachable attitude, continually works to anticipate, understand, and respond to teacher needs, is responsive to feedback, and finds satisfaction in supporting others
- Resourceful Problem-Solving – seeks out the information required to answer questions and solve problems with creativity and perseverance
Organization – able to keep track of and balance many competing priorities
- Content Expertise – familiar with foundational scholarship and ideas in the areas of American history and democracy
- Adaptable and Proactive – able to adjust quickly as new needs arise, respond positively to change, and identify needs and implement solutions
- Equity – passionate about contributing to and learning in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and advancing equity within the education system that enables all students to thrive
Ideal start date is June 1, with some potential flexibility depending on candidate availability
Compensation & Benefits
Salary commensurate with role and experience; Competitive benefits
Please submit your application to email@example.com, noting in the subject line the title of the role you’re applying for. Applications should include the following:
- Writing sample, such as an academic paper or a memo written in a work context
- Transcripts for college and, if applicable, graduate school. This is required for anyone who has graduated within the last 5 years, and preferred but not required for those who have 5 or more years of work experience after graduating.
The Case Method Institute is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace where applicants of every background can thrive. All decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, benefits, wage and salary administration, scheduling, disciplinary action and termination will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.