REPORTS TO: National Science of Reading Project Director
CLASSIFICATION: Per Diem – Independent Contractor
When educators, administrators, and policy makers (i.e., decision makers) encounter the science of reading (SOR), they often face difficulty locating reliable and understandable sources of information. The science of reading marketplace is difficult to navigate and digest. As a result of this confusing landscape, it remains likely that the work of educators and decision makers will continue to be vulnerable to implementing practices that are not aligned with the scientific evidence base. But, how do educators who are new to understanding the science of reading know and understand what this research base is? The NSRP Research Curator will help to answer this essential question by supporting the development of a widely recognized, reliable, and easily accessible Resource Hub to be housed within the NSRP.
- Compilation of a collection of essential research related to instruction of elements of word recognition and language comprehension (e.g., phoneme awareness, phonics, encoding, sight word recognition, vocabulary, background knowledge, semantics, syntax, handwriting)
- Curate essential research related to manner of instruction (e.g., explicit, systematic, code-based)
- Organize research that supports the Reading League’s Curriculum Evaluation Guidelines
- Use a lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to ensure research is inclusive of diverse learners and historically marginalized populations
- Assist NSRP Director to determine a distilled selection of research to be highlighted on the NSRP resource hub and used by a national audience of educators, administrators, and policy makers
- Create plain language written summaries, including a description of who would benefit from understanding the research and why
- Be a thought partner in the final structure of the NSRP Resource Hub
- Bachelor’s degree in education preferred
- At least 5 years’ experience working with both current and seminal reading research as a researcher, author, professional development provider or expert consultant preferred
- Strong content knowledge in literacy; specifically evidenced-based practices within the science of reading
- Demonstrated ability to complete tasks in a professional and timely manner
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
- Excellent written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace
Estimated number of hours: 30-40 hours to be spread over the course of three to six weeks, depending on applicant availability.
This position description in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed.
The Reading League is an Equal Opportunity Employer.