Stanford University, Director, Development and Research

Director, Development and Research in Early Math Education (DREME)
Stanford University
Beginning date, January 2016
The Graduate School of Education at Stanford University seeks a Director for the program,
Development and Research in Early Math Education (DREME). DREME brings together scholars
(Amy Claessens, Doug Clements, Cynthia Coburn, Eric Dearing, Dale Farran, Megan Franke, Herb
Ginsburg, Susan Levine, Michele Mazzocco, Deborah Phillips, and Deborah Stipek) from
throughout the country to engage in a collaborative program of research and development that
can inform and support the effective teaching and learning of mathematics for children aged
birth to 8 years. The Network and its team of over 30 affiliates (doctoral students, postdoctoral
fellows and staff) meet four times a year at various locations throughout the U.S. to facilitate
collaboration and synergy among projects. During the interim, Network members collaborate
via conference calls and email.
Working under the general direction of Professor Deborah Stipek, the Director will continue to
develop and sustain this relatively new program focused on early mathematics teaching and
Duties and Responsibilities
Plan the quarterly in-person meetings and other activities for Network members which
support communication, collaboration, and learning
Support and collaborate with Network researchers and their staffs in the development
and execution of research and development work activities being conducted by other
organizations and periodically communicate these activities to the Network
Identify and develop partnerships with relevant organizations and individuals involved in
early math
Help develop and contribute to a dissemination strategy, including a website,
informational videos, and social media presence
Write and edit proposals for funding and interim reports
Work very closely with DREME’s finance administrator to develop and manage budget
and communicate budget updates to Network members
Oversee the work of an administrative assistant, finance administrator, and work
collaboratively with doctoral students and other staff
Maintain online document storage system (Box) for all Network-related projects
Other duties as assigned
Education & Experience:
Must have experience with research and management. Prefer background related to
mathematics teaching. Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills
Excellent organization skills
Ability to work collaboratively with people at all levels
Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources
Ability to oversee and direct staff
Knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans
Experience writing funding proposals and reports
Interest and experience in technology a plus.
Applicants need to apply on line at:” For information contact
Kim Berglund at [email protected]