Job Report for February 27, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I hope your week went well!

In this week's job report, you will find several positions at McGraw-Hill Education. They are looking to hire several Academic Designers as well as a Vice President in their Formative Assistant Department. A local EdTech company, Newsela has several openings as well. They are  currently for: Senior Product Manager; Editorial Assistant, and an Educator Specialist. Schoology which is another great EdTech company is seeking a Learning and Innovation Specialist. Also The NYC Department of Education wants to hire a Senior Policy Director for their office of Strategy and Support. While NYU is seeking to hire an Academic Technologist (Level 2). Another local startup, New York Code and Design Academy is seeking an Instructional Designer. Finally the Harlem Children Zone is looking to hire an Education Assistant to join their team.

Good Luck!!

1. McGraw-Hill Education -New York, NY

Job Title: Academic Designer (Project Status Worker)

Job Description:

Our Academic Designer (Project Status Worker) are content and curriculum experts that Report to the Director, Academic Design. You will assemble high-quality content based on specific product requirements for programs and understanding the solution design. You will also collaborate with the Academic Design Leads and Product Managers to help develop the solution design (both conceptualization and implementation).  Depending on project needs, Senior Academic Designers are asked to take on specific project assignments, working with a small team of Academic Designers throughout the various stages of product development.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Plan and develop content (including learning objectives, scope/sequence, tables of contents, lessons, videos, and teacher resources) for teacher and student materials–including print, digital, and media projects.
  • Develop prototypes, project proposals, and project scope documentation, as needed
  • Contribute to budget forecasts and tracking.
  • Act as liaison between vendors, internal engineering teams, and Academic Design teams.  
  • Coordinate with Project Managers, Design, Production and other cross-functional groups to establish workflows and maintain communication about project schedules/status.
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of elementary (PreK-6) Reading/Language Arts and English Language Development pedagogical issues.
  • Produce accurate, error-free, high-quality products that meet curriculum standards (including CCSS), project scope, and market requirements and that display appropriate content, reading level, grammar, and style.
  • Stay up to date on emerging educational/curriculum trends, educational technology, and research within field and adjacent to field.

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2. Schoology - New York, NY 

Job Title: Learning and Innovation Specialist

Job Description:

The Learning and Innovation Specialist is a key member of the Professional Development Team, responsible for working with clients to provide high-quality professional development that incorporates sound instructional best practices (pedagogy, andragogy, and heutagogy) around the Schoology platform. The ideal candidate would be passionate about teaching and learning, a self-directed learner, have a strong Personal Learning Network, high-energy, and articulate themselves well in front of a group of people.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Integration of multimedia into the design and development of online courses at TC.
  • Collaborate with AT to develop video and other media content in support of online educational initiatives.
  • Support Digital Teaching Assistants to determine strategies for implementing media in online education, including creative plans, choosing formats, etc.
  • Provide production and post-production support.
  • Support script development and coaching of on-camera talent.
  • Research emerging technologies, new applications and online learning tools.
  • Maintains quality control throughout production of assigned projects.
  • Consults with faculty and staff to identify instructional development needs; provides direction and guidance regarding content, instructional design and media selection.
  • Collaborate with program teams and their individual members in planning and developing engaging, interactive and instructionally sound online learning activities and digital media assets (e.g. video and podcasts).
  • Assist and advise academic staff on the creation, storage and use of re-useable electronic learning objects and digital media assets.

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3. Newsela  - New York, NY 

Job Title:Educator Specialist

Job Description:

The Educator Specialist will work closely with our Field Sales Managers and oversee the Newsela PRO implementation from start to finish. You will be an integral part of showing how Newsela PRO can be seamlessly worked into a classroom, school, district, or state. Once the school/district has Newsela PRO, you will work closely with your Community Engagement teammates to ensure that every educator has a successful Newsela experience.

The Educator Specialist will have a deep knowledge of the power of Newsela and will work closely with Sales and Marketing to help Newsela continue to grow.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Developing strong partnerships with Field Sales Managers and working together to implement Newsela PRO with current and future educators.
  • Traveling between 10% and  20% of the time with Field Sales Managers to demonstrate the power of Newsela in person.
  • Anticipating and answering questions during initial meetings ranging from what Newsela PRO is to how Newsela PRO can be linked to instruction.
  • Becoming an expert on the needs of each specific state, district, or school that you are meeting with in order to help them see how Newsela will make their lives easier.
  • Running and creating online training sessions to help teachers get started and learn about new features.
  • Developing curriculum for online courses where teachers can engage in on demand training.
  • Identifying leaders within the schools/districts and establishing strong relationships with them.

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4. Newsela- New York, NY

Job Title: Editorial Assistant

Job Description:

We are seeking an agile and versatile Researcher/Editorial Assistant to help us in our mission to breed a young generation of super-literate, civic-minded news junkies. If you feel the thrill of discovery after reading or hearing a great story, love to learn and have a deeply held belief in the power of education, this could be the job for you.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Researching future content partners for our growing library of nonfiction texts
  • Reading, assessing, and reporting on sample texts to determine whether they are a good fit for the Newsela library
  • Monitoring content analytics and assisting the English and Spanish editorial teams with story decisions
  • Making sure quotas from content partners are met each month
  • Assisting the editorial team with special projects
  • Managing the curation of the editorial calendar
  • Working with our Editorial and Operations teams to provide helpful feedback to contributors

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5. Harlem Child Zone-  New York, NY

Job Title: Reading Specialist - Elementary, Promise Academy

Job Description:

The ideal candidate will bring a passion for the mission of HCZ Promise Academy, an understanding and respect for the culture of all residents of Harlem, and a desire for working in a school setting that fosters a love for children.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Teach targeted literacy interventions to individual students and small groups of students using research-based strategies and resources
  • Set student goals and instructional outcomes, based on specific student assessments in reading
  • Use assessments to diagnose reading strengths and weaknesses, and match these skills with appropriate techniques
  • Work with classroom teachers and school administration to facilitate the coordination of the reading program with the total curriculum
  • Assist teachers with the collection and analysis of data
  • Follow the school’s policies and procedures for student conduct and discipline
  • Develop clear evaluation criteria and distribute to students prior to assignments
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Share responsibility for grade level and school-wide activities
  • Opportunity to work Saturdays during test prep season – additional compensation provided

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6. Newsela - New York, NY

Job Title: Senior Product Manager

Job Description:

You will be responsible for working on an autonomous squad charged with driving deep engagement with our software that leads our free users to want to go PRO. You'll focus on the areas of our product that pick up where an amazingly intuitive on-boarding experience leaves off. They've experienced love at first sight and had a great first date. Your job is to build a mutually fulfilling relationship grounded in the core loop of activities that drive reading achievement and help us to win precious instructional minutes in hundreds of thousands of classrooms across the world. In order to be successful, you'll lead a cross-disciplinary team of developers, creatives, and analysts to drive home the value of these minutes to our teachers and students. You'll review our data, formulate hypotheses to test new directions, design MVP tweaks and features for A/B testing and analyze how the candidate solutions perform. You will make us smarter.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Lead product vision for student learning and engagement.
  • Establish short- and long-term product goals for student engagement and learning and create reporting analytics to track progress towards meeting and exceeding these goals.
  • Lead a team devoted to designing, building, and maintaining components of the Newsela website and mobile apps that specifically focus on increasing student user engagement and learning.
  • Engage closely with our creative team and software engineers to help determine the best design and technical implementation methods and reasonable execution schedules.
  • Understand and analyze user needs and conduct research on markets and competitors.
  • Build and manage a product roadmap to support our goals and strategies.

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7.McGraw Hill - New York, NY 

Job Title:  Vice President, Formative Assistant

Job Description:

 

Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the Vice President, Formative Assessment will be responsible to propel MHE’s excellence in formative assessment for preK-12 product development, including assessment products in the areas of mathematics, science, literacy, humanities, and intervention. You will lead the strategy for all School curriculum assessment offerings, including for the adaptive platform integration. As the Vice President, your team is responsible for the execution of a formative assessment strategy that provides feedback to teachers and students during instruction such that they can adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students’ achievement. Specifically, you will lead a team responsible for designing and validating content items to support existing assessment solutions, engineering and testing models for formative assessment that are deeply aligned to the market needs and educational measurement standards, digital development requirements, and reporting requirements set by product portfolio management. You will lead a team of assessment professionals who research, write, and own assessment development for programs, components, and platform feature requirements. Your knowledge of educational technology, product development, classroom teaching, and measurement theory will combine with market inputs to develop and deliver product solutions that are effective, engaging, efficient, and easy to use.

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8. NYC Department of Education- New York, NY 

Job Title: Senior Policy Director, Office of Strategy and Support

Job Description:

The Office of Strategy and Support plays a key role in the development and support of key initiatives, programs, and policies within the Division of Teaching and Learning. The work of the office includes supporting the DOE teacher evaluation system, the systems and policies of the Advance system, union negotiations for division initiatives and changes to existing division policies, program development and incubation, continuous learning, knowledge-sharing, online product development, online teacher-supported professional development, online and in-person resources development and sharing, school support, professional development and coaching, Division support professional development and coaching, and direct support of the Deputy Chancellor of Teaching and Learning.

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9. New York Code + Design Academy - New York, NY

Job Title: Instructional Designer

Job Description:

Your Job Duties will include:

  • Evaluate and edit course material using the most up-to-date trends in coding and education theory.
  • Conduct analysis of student needs, as well as competitive and market trends.
  • Develop course outcomes that align to instructional guidelines.
  • Incorporate feedback from instructors and subject matter experts to ensure quality courses are developed.
  • Work through a creative, iterative, instructional design process to support the development of relevant courses.
  • Write well-aligned assessments and rubrics.
  • Update courses based on instructional material changes.
  • Maintain courses to ensure quality experience for students.

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10.New York University- New York, NY 

Job Title: Academic Technologist 2

Job Description:

The Academic Technologist serves as a support resource for Steinhardt faculty, staff and researchers. Responsibilities include support for teaching with technology and course design, such as relevant instructional technology techniques on how to use and apply educational technology tools to enhance student learning within traditional and online learning environments. The position will research, design, develop, and facilitate group and one-on-one professional development activities for faculty; including trainings, consultations, workshops and support documentation. Provide front line user support for education technology tools, assist faculty in integrating technology into the in-person and online classroom as well as support internal special projects. Serve as the R&D lead on educational technology trends, monitor developments in the use of current and emerging instructional technologies while promoting the appropriate use of educational technology. Collaborate with NYU IT staff, staff in the Library, and IT or instructional support staff in University

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