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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

Coordinator - Math Implementations - Support equitable math implementations at the state- and system-level at scale through K-12 and higher education systems as part of the Dana Center’s Policy Team. Support the work of multiple grants, in multiple states through the development and delivery of tools and services. Lead professional development for system leaders, mid-level administrators, and math faculty. Assist in fundraising activities in line with Center priorities. Serve as a liaison to professional organizations.

Literacy First Senior Outreach Program Coordinator - This position is responsible for managing and executing the recruitment operational plan and overseeing the tutor application lifecycle to hire 83+ AmeriCorps tutors each year from a national pool of applicants. This position works to focus recruitment efforts on local and diverse applicants and to engage well-matched applicants through direct contact, development of relationships, and multiple outreach approaches. This position also makes connections and builds relationships with local outreach and community partners.

Literacy First Development Associate - The Development Associate will be a contributing member of the Development Team for Literacy First as it relates to fundraising, grants administrative support and tutor alumni engagement for the Literacy First program. The role of the Development Associate is to ensure efficiency and accuracy in the administrative processes which support development efforts.

Literacy First Administrative Associate - This position is responsible for ongoing programmatic support to the Literacy First tutoring program. This position will assist the AmeriCorps Project Director in AmeriCorps grant compliance (member enrollment/onboarding/files/audits), in planning and executing trainings and service projects for 80 Literacy First tutors.

Sr. Administrative Program Coordinator - This position 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, including in-person and virtual meetings, webinars, conferences, and special events around the United States.

Accountant II - This position will support the entire Center by providing accounting, reconciliation, and payment processing support as part of the Operations Finance team.

Last Updated: May 10, 2022