About the MTC
The Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC) is a collective of independent -- and soon public -- schools organized around the development and dissemination of an alternative model of assessment, crediting, and transcript design.
Over the next decade, the MTC hopes to change the relationship between preparation for college and college admissions for the betterment of students. A dues-based organization with over 130 member schools, the MTC was awarded a $2 million matching grant by the Edward E. Ford Foundation in April 2017.
While the Mastery Transcript product itself is still in the design stage, the Consortium has quickly filled with leading schools intent on shaping a more humane, effective, and meaningful tool for inspiring learning to mastery in students and then communicating it cleanly to colleges and universities. The Mastery Transcript model will call for students to demonstrate a mastery of skills, knowledge and habits of mind by presenting evidence that is then assessed against a school’s definition of mastery. Organized around Mastery Credit Areas more than academic disciplines, the Mastery Transcript will indicate Mastery Credits earned rather than grades.
The Executive Director will lead the development of a potentially transformative assessment and reporting tool, and will serve as a key voice in the national conversation about schools and learning, while guiding a vital network of schools with a common purpose and commitment to the sharing of ideas and initiatives for the benefit of students.
The Executive Director will be a full-time, permanent position beginning in Summer 2018 -- or sooner, if possible. S/he will report to the MTC’s Board, currently comprised of education leaders. The Executive Director will be responsible for carrying out the Consortium’s mission, working with the Board to envision, plan, and implement the initial stages of the Consortium and its future growth, directing the goals and activities of Consortium staff, and producing regular reports and feedback on the Consortium’s operations. In the first few years it is anticipated that the Board will significantly contribute to fundraising efforts, thus enabling the Executive Director to focus on organizational strategy and leadership.
The Executive Director will manage the day-to-day operations of the Consortium and will be responsible for recruiting, membership communications, training operations, fundraising support and, in partnership with the newly-hired Chief Product Officer, the development of the proprietary technology platform that will bring the Mastery Transcript to life. The Executive Director will also oversee business operations of the consortium, including marketing and communications, budgeting, and strategic planning.
- Master’s or higher degree in a related field
- An entrepreneurial spirit, impatience with the educational status quo, and a proven ability to lead change
- Successful experience managing a complex organization, including budgeting, directing performance of employees, and executing a business and/or strategic plan
- Experience developing and executing on strategic plans
- Superb organizational skills and attention to detail
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- A reliable sense of humor, adventure, empathy, and a flexible work style given that the MTC is in the early stages of its development
- Innovative teaching or educational administrative experience at the high school or college level
- Sound understanding of a range of assessment models in a secondary school setting
- Experience with, and an understanding of, learning platforms, transcripts, ePortfolios and other relevant technology
- Successful experience in collaborating with and leading people
- Knowledge of progressive pedagogical approaches and a demonstrated commitment to and passion for staying current with emerging educational trends
The Executive Director will earn a competitive salary in the nonprofit sector, with standard health insurance and retirement benefits
The MTC was founded in Cleveland and is currently led from the Boston area. The Executive Director role can be based anywhere in the United States, and will require frequent travel.
Summer 2018 (or sooner, if possible)