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TERC Seeking New President

TERC seeks a dynamic leader with a progressive vision of education and strong leadership experience in educational reform to serve as its new President. An independent, not-for-profit research and development organization founded in 1965, TERC is today one of the most innovative and influential organizations in the nation dedicated to improving the understanding of science and mathematics and developing critical thinking skills for all learners. Its work reaches children and adults, in school and out, and it is particularly concerned with those students who are least well-served.

Currently, TERC's 125 staff are actively engaged in 68 projects with approximately $15 million in funding from federal agencies, corporations, foundations, product licensing royalties, and other sources. Each year, TERC's products and services reach 3.5 million students throughout the U.S. and abroad. TERC has pioneered project-focused learning, students' involvement in analyzing real data, and teachers and students working together to understand math and science on a deeper level. The invention and application of leading-edge technology to meet educational needs is a hallmark of TERC's work.

The new President of TERC will assume leadership of an innovative, highly respected organization with a sound financial base, a dedicated and influential Board of Trustees, and a high-performing staff, including nationally recognized leaders in educational research and curriculum development. S/he will work with the staff to sharpen and articulate an integrated, ambitious vision for the organization and to enhance its influence in the national policy arena concerning science and mathematics education. The President must ensure that TERC is a high-performing organization, diverse both in its work and its workforce, and has a reliable stream of revenues sufficient to support continued excellence and innovation.

The new President will be a leader in mathematics and science education who is aligned with the mission, vision, and values of TERC. S/he will have experience setting and implementing organizational strategy and managing through change, preferably in a complex, diverse, and decentralized enterprise. A strong fundraising track record from public and private sources is preferred.

Nominations and applications, including a curriculum vitae and cover letter describing the candidate's interest in the position, should be sent in confidence to: Lisa Savereid, Vice President and Director, Isaacson, Miller, 334 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, Email:
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TERC is actively seeking to diversify its staff. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Send all resumes with a cover letter indicating the position title and number to the attention of the appropriate contact person (as listed above) c/o TERC, 2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140. You may also email your resume to the listed contact as follows: ( Please do not call.

All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to the contact person listed above. If you require additional information about TERC, contact TERC's Human Resources Department at Please include your fax number or address with your request.