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Equity. Access. Excellence.

Our People

At the Charles A. Dana Center, we know that people are our most vital resource.

Our staff’s knowledge and skills add up to actual centuries’ worth of expertise and experience in education, policy, administration, communication, and leadership. We collaborate with respect and openness to develop, introduce, and scale mathematics and science education innovations that improve the experiences of students—especially those who have been underserved—in K–12 and higher education. We work with institutions, networks, and systems throughout the United States and around the world.

Our people come from diverse backgrounds, and our work is strengthened and enriched by each individual’s unique blend of credentials, creativity, and content knowledge.

As individuals, we are diverse and open to new ideas. As a team, we are unified in our strong commitment to improving education for all students. We believe equitable education is a moral imperative, and our values of equity, access, and excellence drive everything we do.

Stronger as Part of The University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences

The Dana Center is an organized research unit in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, a leading tier-one research institution and one of the largest employers in Central Texas. So in addition to the Dana Center’s competitive salaries, our staff can access the University’s benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an engaging and intellectually vibrant community that is deeply passionate about a shared vision for education, research, and public service.

Just because we’re part of UT Austin doesn’t mean we’re all Longhorns. All backgrounds (and rivalries) are welcome.

Are you the right fit for the Dana Center?

We want individuals who believe that anything worthy of effort is worthy of their best effort. Our team members are problem solvers who bring to the table openness, humility, and collegiality. We are fun to be around, actively support each other, and take great joy in our work.

If you believe you are a match to join our team, we encourage you to keep an eye out for openings and apply to join us.

Current Postings

Bilingual Senior Academic Program Coordinator – The Bilingual Senior Academic Program Coordinator for the Dana Center’s Literacy First Early Literacy Intervention Program is responsible for implementation of the K-2nd grade reading intervention program that engages paraprofessional (AmeriCorps) literacy tutors in under-served schools in Central Texas.

Administrative Associate: Training and Operations Coordinator – The Administrative Associate: Training and Operations Coordinator is responsible for ongoing programmatic support to the Literacy First tutoring program. This position will assist the AmeriCorps Project Director in AmeriCorps grant compliance and in planning and executing trainings and service projects for 80 Literacy First tutors. This position also supports Literacy First staff with the maintenance and enhancement of our Salesforce Communities for participants, and coordinates Literacy First participation in events required by the AmeriCorps grant.

Senior Administrative Program Coordinator – The Senior Administrative Program Coordinator supports teams that support educators, administrators, and policymakers in creating seamless transitions throughout the K–16 system for all students, especially the underserved. Plan and coordinate all logistical details for events, assist with creation of external and internal websites for projects and clients, use project management processes and tools to streamline and improve operations, and lead communication between teams to address needs and establish protocols.


Last Updated: September 30, 2022