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Program Officer, Teacher Development

Program Officers for Teacher Development work as part of a team responsible for developing, implementing and refining the Knowles Teaching Fellows Program.

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The Knowles Teacher Initiative offers a challenging internship program for college students interested in helping to improve mathematics and science education in the United States.

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Working here means you’ll be...

The Knowles Teacher Initiative is committed to improving education by investing in the development of teachers as primary agents of educational improvement. And one way we do that is investing in great people to work here.

Trying to improve science and math education:

We’re making a difference with and through teachers and are excited about the future.

Highly Collaborative:

We work in teams to accomplish great things in physical spaces that are designed to accomplish that collaboration.


We’ve got the resources you’ll need to do your best work, and you’ll be treated as the professional that you are.

Constantly Improving:

We take learning from our work seriously and invest in formatively evaluating what we do.

Well Compensated:

We pay competitively and offer a full and generous benefits package.

Having Fun:

We cook meals for one another. We celebrate success together. We like to laugh.

A Year at the Knowles Teacher Initiative


During the last full weekend of July, we host the annual Knowles Summer Meeting. This three-day meeting, which is usually held in Philadelphia, is the official start of each Fellowship year. The Knowles Summer Meeting brings together community members—typically around 250 participants—to interact with, learn from and provide critical feedback to each other, within a variety of settings and structures. Five cohorts of Teaching Fellows attend the meeting, plus the cohort that is transitioning to Senior Fellow status, along with Senior Fellows who are engaged in specific activities related to the meeting (such as the Coaching Institute), staff and other experts in math and science education. Following the conclusion of this meeting, staff begins preparations for fall cohort meetings.


We support Fellows at the start of another academic year with mentoring and coaching. Additionally, cohort meetings are held in the fall. These these two-day, in-person professional development meetings are designed to facilitate teacher learning and community-building.


Shortly after fall meetings wrap-up, the Teaching Fellowship application portal closes and staff begin the process of reviewing applications and preparing for interview weekend, which takes place in early March. In addition to providing mentoring and coaching to Fellows, staff begins preparations for spring cohort meetings.


Each spring, we welcome our newest cohort of Teaching Fellows. They begin their Fellowship with a two-day orientation where they learn about the culture and norms of the Knowles Teacher Initiative, explore the processes and power of practitioner inquiry, and learn how to be critical friends to each other and colleagues. Additionally, cohort meetings are held in the spring. Like fall cohort meetings, these two-day, in-person professional development meetings are designed to facilitate teacher learning and community-building. Spring also marks the opening of the application portal for the next year’s Teaching Fellows Program.