The Global Science of Learning Education Network (GSoLEN) seeks an entrepreneurial, passionate, organization-builder as its first full time Director General. This position is available immediately.
Who We Are – The Global Science of Learning Education Network (GSoLEN)
GSoLEN is a growing, global network of more than 700 leading science of learning researchers, educators, and policy makers around the world. Our focus is on improving the impact of the Science of Learning on the Practice of Learning.
Over the last 60 years, researchers around the world have developed a foundational science of human learning. With the investment of many hundreds of millions of dollars by the National Science Foundation, the seeds of early research have blossomed into a science. GSoLEN is the successor to that NSF investment covering cognitive sciences, psychology, AI and machine language.
In the 1900s, a basic health science was developed, implemented and continues to advance rapidly. When combined with various other technologies, the health sciences provide the foundation for the modern global healthcare sector and rapid medical advances. Similarly, we founded GSoLEN to seize the opportunity to make the Science of Learning transformative in advancing learning and mental health for children, youth and adults.
Seeking First Director – The new GSoLEN Director will lead the network through its evolution into into a new organization with the guidance of a small steering committee, a larger advisory council, and the existing membership. In the coming years, the Director will have the opportunity to be the key leader of the organization as it grows into a significant, impactful force that transforms education practice and policy with the leading science of learning.
On that journey, the Director will ensure that the network has the management and administrative capacity to effectively capitalize on the partner networks, organizations, and individuals of GSoLEN.
Phase 1 – Strategic Planning: The director will first manage growing network activities while creating a shared, growth-oriented vision, strategy, and revenue model for the future of the organization.
Phase 2 – Execution: The Director will execute on the strategy, in consultation with the steering committee and Advisory Board, adjusting as necessary to achieve the objectives listed below
Priority Objectives to be Accomplished by 2026
- Define Measurable Success Lead the network through a shared strategy with measurable impact on the adoption of the science of learning
- Build Organizational Capacity Support the execution of existing development activities to secure grant funding to build organizational capacity
- Grow and Engage the Network Operate, organize, and expand the network to over 2000 members representing top researchers, Edtech innovators, educators, and policy makers
- Catalyze Adoption Establish the GSoLEN brand as an essential mechanism for transforming education policy and practice with the leading science of learning
- Financial Sustainability Advance the organization towards a long-term, sustainable, and revenue-generating business model (nonprofit, for-profit or mixed)
- A passion for advancing learning globally through science and technology, globally
- The business sense to create a scalable, sustainable operation and identify revenue streams
- Candidates can be located globally but require experience working in USA contexts
- Full-time availability; Available for approximately 20% travel
Preferred Skills – The ideal candidate will have a mix of the following:
- Knowledge of the science of learning and a connection to its field of work
- Experience growing organizations from their early-stages
- Knowledge of effective, growing global networks
- Interest in the intersection of research and adoption
- A strong communicator and relationship builder
- Track record of fundraising, business development, and revenue generation for nonprofit or business
- Experience in building a team for an organization, business, or network
- Comfort working with diverse stakeholders within the traditional worlds of educators, researchers, and policy makers as well as partners that will be essential to drive the distribution of innovative, science-informed practices
- A record of building mutually-beneficial collaborations with organizations, philanthropies, and/or businesses
The Global Science of Learning Education Network is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The National Public Education Support Fund (501c3) is the fiscal sponsor of GSoLEN.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to email@example.com. Electronic submission of application is required.