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Instructional Designer (Math) 

About the Organization New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning by guiding a new generation of educators. Founded by teachers in 1998, NTC works in conjunction with school districts, state policymakers and educators across the country to increase the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders at all levels. These programs are built upon research-based principles for teacher onboarding, mentoring and ongoing coaching, and are proven to accelerate teacher effectiveness, reduce teacher churn and improve student achievement. NTC has made it their mission to overcome challenges students and teachers face by providing all educators with the support and resources necessary to succeed from their first day to their last. NTC now supports over 7,500 mentors and coaches and 35,000 teachers, and is improving the learning of over 2.6 million students across the country. For more information, please visit: http://www.newteachercenter.org/  
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Position Summary:
Under the direction of Sr. Director, the instructional designer will develop engaging products and services that will be delivered to mentors, coaches, and school leaders across the country. NTC is seeking a highly-disciplined self-starter with exceptional curriculum design skills and deep knowledge of secondary (grades 6-12) math CCSS and pedagogy. The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of the systemic inequities of our current educational system and experience with designing learning experiences that are culturally relevant and responsive to NTC’s target student populations, with the ability to cite specific examples of embedding culturally-relevant pedagogies or strategies into professional learning experiences.
Additionally, the candidate has demonstrated success with CCSS aligned curriculum design (face to face and online design), and experience teaching and/or coaching and/or leading for math CCSS implementation within a K-12 system. The candidate embraces a whole child approach and recognizes that all learning is social, emotional, and academic. In addition, the candidate brings a strong depth of knowledge and commitment to practices that are culturally responsive and that attend to the needs of the 1 in 5 students with learning and attention issues. The ideal candidate takes feedback and direction well, enjoys a fast-paced, deadline-looming environment, and is eager to continue his or her own professional learning and growth.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
Under the supervision of the Senior Director, the instructional designer will be responsible for the following and may perform other duties as required:

  • Primary content writer for face to face and online professional learning for a coach/mentor/school leader audience
  • Integrate and attend to the following in all aspects of curriculum design: adult learning theory; alignment to Common Core State Standards (grades 6-12 math focus); culturally responsive teaching; social and emotional learning; and meeting the needs of students with learning and attention issues (LAI)
  • Attend in-field professional learning and trainings to observe, co-present as needed, and support field staff with training modifications
  • Use and share research related to effective teaching and learning, instructional coaching, teacher leadership, CCRS, social and emotional learning, learner variability, and relevant education reform topics
  • Actively participate in a team environment to design, develop, and review professional learning products and services for NTC
  • Select materials and resources from student-facing, high-quality aligned curriculum to be used in professional learning
  • Design and facilitate professional learning opportunities designed to build internal capacity
  • Maintain and update a project management timeline with identified outcomes and milestones
  • Develop visually engaging PowerPoint presentations to accompany professional learning
  • Review, format, and edit professional learning in alignment with the NTC Style Guide
  • Travel as required; approximately 15%
    ***This position is Temp/Full-Time and eligible for full benefits***
 
Location Remote  
Education  
Position Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Curriculum Design or related education field required; Master’s preferred
  • Demonstrated successful curriculum design experience for face to face and online environments for adult audiences, preferably for teachers, mentors, coaches and/or school leaders
  • Content and pedagogical knowledge related to secondary (grades 6-12) math and math Common Core State Standards
  • Ability to identify, analyze and use high quality, standards-aligned curriculum (math)
  • Experience as an Instructional Leader and/or Instructional Coach/Mentor preferred
  • Knowledge of and commitment to culturally responsive teaching practices and learning science
  • Knowledge and use of current research related to Social and Emotional Learning and SEL competencies and related to meeting the needs of students with learning and attention issues
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Google suites; Adobe Acrobat Professional; working knowledge of Smart Sparrow, Canvas, or similar LMS
    ADA Requirements/Working Conditions:
  • Work normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Limited physical effort required
  • Hearing, reaching, repetitive hand motions, sitting, standing, talking, typing
    ***This position is Temp/Full-Time and eligible for full benefits***
 
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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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