Job Report for May 17, 2017

Good Morning Everyone!


I hope you are all doing well during our last week of Spring 2017. This week we have various positions throughout the tristate area in Educational Technology.

First, KIPP Public Schools in New Jersey, is seeking to fulfill several openings. They are currently looking for: a Director of Literacy Achievement; School Operations Manager, and an Elementary School Learning Specialist.

Also, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is seeking to add a Designer to their Product Planning, Development, and Marketing Group. While, Schoology is seeking to hire a new Development Associate. Another EdTech company, Princeton Information LTD is seeking to hire a Trainer/Training Coordinator.

The following universities also have some great openings as well. Columbia is seeking to hire Associate Professors in multiple departments, as well as a Faculty & Personal Coordinator. While CUNY Macaulay Honors College, is seeking a Director for their Science Forward Department. Last but not least, Mercy College is hiring Instructional Designer.


Happy Job Hunting!

Ameenat Kadree

1. City University of New York (CUNY)Macaulay Honors College -New York, NY

Job Title: Director of Science Forward (Academic Program Director)

Job Description:

Inaugurated in the Fall of 2001 as the CUNY Honors College, the William E. Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York (MHC) is dedicated to providing outstanding educational opportunities for academically gifted students from the five boroughs of New York City and beyond. The Macaulay program includes generous financial support for students who are designated University Scholars upon admission. In addition, the Honors College offers its students unique interdisciplinary seminars focusing on New York City, access to instructional technology, dedicated mentors and advisors, internships, study abroad experiences and a Cultural Passport that provides entrée to the vast cultural resources of New York City. The Honors College operates in consortium on eight CUNY campuses: Baruch College, Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, John Jay College, Lehman College, Queens College, and the College of Staten Island. Currently, the Honors College has over 2,000 University Scholars enrolled on all eight campuses.

Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) of the William E. Macaulay Honors College, the Director of Science Forward is responsible for the development and implementation of STEM programming that advances scientific thinking and learning through our core science curriculum and through Macaulay-wide events, as well as for faculty development and CUNY-wide leadership in the sciences and STEM career preparation. The Director will serve in a leadership role to actively encourage and support the use of the Science Forward curriculum and other scientific innovations on our Macaulay campuses and throughout CUNY.

The Director serves as the principal science resource to the University Dean and CAO in academic planning of STEM initiatives, including the Macaulay Critical Thinking Seminar, Science Forward. Given that a majority of our students major in STEM fields, Macaulay Honors College is committed to supporting innovative and pedagogically sound STEM instruction and experiences. Incorporating best pedagogical practices, the Director of Science Forward will lead faculty in incorporating scientific literacy and the Science Forward Open Educational Resource into their courses. The Director will also supervise large-scale STEM events at Macaulay including the BioBlitz (a 24-hour species diversity survey conducted by Macaulay sophomores), the science poster conference that concludes the science seminar, STEM research symposia, STEM faculty development programs and retreats, and similar events.

The Director will also be responsible for creating new STEM opportunities for our students and seeking funding for such programs. As a laboratory for new approaches to teaching and learning throughout CUNY, Macaulay is the locus for CUNY-wide experiments and innovations in science teaching and learning, and the Director will initiate and supervise these efforts.

The Director will also assist in the supervision of the Macaulay Instructional Technology Fellows (for STEM initiatives), and in directing the efforts of Macaulay staff and supervising college assistants and interns for Macaulay STEM events

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2. Princeton Information Ltd - New York, NY 

Job Title: Trainer / Training Coordinator 


Job Description:

Looking for a junior to intermediate level training coordinator for a long term position in the midtown area. 2-4 years of experience is ideal.

Some Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Partner closely with the Project Managers to execute bank-wide training program
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders regarding employee training needs
  • Liaise with subject matter experts regarding instructional design
  • Design and apply assessment tools to measure training effectiveness
  • Track and report on training outcomes
  • Provide feedback to program participants and management

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3. KIPP Public Schools  - Camden, NJ 

Job Title: Director of Literacy Achievement

Job Description:

  • KIPP New Jersey is looking for an exceptional Director of Literacy Achievement to serve our region’s content expert in literacy in Camden. You will coach instructional leaders across our elementary and middle schools, diagnose issues specific to literacy achievement and curricular execution and provide excellent literacy focused professional development for both teachers and leaders.A bit more about you… You have been an outstanding teacher and instructional coach. You’ve taught at the elementary or middle school level, led within a building, and know how to improve achievement across classrooms and grade levels. You are ready to make an impact across schools by sharing your knowledge and developing the capacity of teachers and leaders across our regions

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4. Columbia University - Brooklyn, NY

Job Title: Associate Professor of Professional Practice

The School of Professional Studies (SPS) at Columbia University invites applications for one or more positions at the rank of Associate Professor of Professional Practice or Professor of Professional Practice specializing in management. Faculty will teach courses in one or more of the following areas:

-technology management
-strategic management
-negotiation and conflict resolution
-organizational psychology
-human resources/human capital management
-organizational behavior

Faculty in these ranks will teach across programs which offer management courses. This position will begin on July 1, 2017. This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review.

Successful candidates will exhibit a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring, instructional design, and professional practice and/or scholarship.

Ideal candidates will hold a doctoral degree, terminal degree, or its professional equivalent in business, management, leadership, psychology, or related fields in the discipline.

The rank of Associate Professor of Professional Practice is appropriate for individuals who have a demonstrated record of achievement in professional practice and teaching, and show great promise of attaining distinction in their field of specialization.

The rank of Professor of Professional Practice is appropriate for individuals who are widely recognized for their distinction in their field of specialization.

Columbia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and welcome applicants who share these values.

In this work, we:

  • Prepare students to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future.
  • Promote academic rigor and experiential learning to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity.
  • Embrace a constructivist, project-based learning approach.
  • Develop each child’s potential to live as a learner, both in school and out.
  • Reflect, welcome and celebrate the community’s diversity.
  • Strengthen the bonds among members of the school community and beyond.

The role we are seeking fill is for an experienced and innovative classroom teacher who is excited to work in a unique charter school environment and who has at their core a deep appreciation for elementary students. We expect our teachers to be leaders and to play an active role in realizing the school’s mission by building and shaping our school culture. CWC NY teachers will implement a high-quality, rigorous academic program that includes developing project-based, interdisciplinary units that lead students to demonstrate their understanding creatively and in a hands-on manner.
We are looking for candidates who have experience in progressive education and a solid understanding of the academic, social and emotional development of elementary students.

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5. KIPP Charter Schools -  Newark, NJ

Job Title: School Operations Manger

Job Description:

KIPP New Jersey is looking for a school operations manager to help support the Director of School Operations (DSO) at Seek Academy.  The school operations manager (SOM) will work with the DSO and other school support staff to coordinate transportation services for students; manage student enrollment; and support with other school-based operational work such as enrollment activities, maintaining student files, the nutrition program and trip planning.  Similar to the DSO, the SOM will be a critical player in supporting our schools’ operations so that our school leader and instructional staff can focus on what matters most: helping our students get to and through college.

Being part of our team gives you lots of opportunities to grow, but with great power also comes great responsibility. Here are some of the primary responsibilities associated with this role:

         Trip Planning, Event Coordination, Transportation, and Purchasing

  • Support DSO with logistics for school events and activities including Saturday School, parent meetings, assemblies, shows, graduation, and field trips
  • Troubleshoot with external service providers as needed and oversee their work when necessary.
  • Act as the parent liaison for the busing program including fielding parent requests, assigning bus stops, managing internal reporting and logs, and serve as a liaison with busing company to resolve incidents

          School Operations Projects and Communication

  • Manage administrative responsibilities including preparing and maintaining student files and generating progress reports and transcripts
  • Build and guide implementation of systems for managing communication, paperwork, and office activities
  • Serve as the primary source of information for families including generating all-calls, newsletters and other communications, as needed
  • Develop school-based marketing and messaging materials for visitors, teacher recruits, and families
  • Assist the DSO in coordinating daily food service
  • Manage the tracking and collection of lunch balances with families
  • Manage campus aides to support school operations in an efficient, effective, and customer service-oriented capacity
  • Work closely with the Receptionist to ensure all administrative tasks completion and office information is up to date and accurate
  • Assist with basic tech support systems and vendor communications


  • Manage enrollment processes for all new students
  • Manage collection of all compliance documents and enrollment files for incoming, current, and transferring students and work with district office to ensure enrollment records are accurate and up to date
  • Support the planning and execution of all open house and enrollment events


  • Make daily attendance calls to absent students and escalate family concerns as needed
  • Track student attendance to maintain high data accuracy and high student attendance
  • Work with Receptionist to ensure staff are consistently and accurately entering attendance records

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6. KIPP Charter Schools  - Newark, NJ

Job Title: Elementary School Learning Specialist

Job Description:

We’re looking for an elementary school learning specialist (special education teacher) for the 2017-18 school year! Our elementary schools in Newark are constantly looking for great teachers to help our students climb the mountain to college. Learning specialists work with our students that need us the most to help them get ready for success in college and in life.

Joining one of our schools comes with a lot of growth opportunities, but with great power comes great responsibility. Here are a few for this position:

  • Directly teach students with special needs, driving towards their individualized goals
  • Remediate and challenge students on your caseload through whole group and small group teaching
  • Be a good Teammate – work closely with other teachers and team members to create a cohesive school culture of success and family
  • Support classroom teachers in serving students who need additional interventions
  • Update student performance trackers and rely on data to make decisions

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7. Schoology - New York, NY 

Job Title:  Development  Associate

Job Description:

We’re looking for world-class software engineers with proven experience and expertise. The common theme throughout our current team is our passion for the craft — software engineering.

  • Experience and expertise developing in one or more of the following object-oriented languages: PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, GO or node.js.
  • Experience developing large-scale web applications — the bigger the better! However, that would not preclude us from interviewing you for the potential to develop them.
  • Experience developing at all levels of the technology stack, with particular focus on the back-end.
  • Experience working with web services (e.g. REST, SOAP) in a highly scalable, highly available environment.
  • Deep fundamental understanding of web application technology.
  • Strong understanding of basic web skills (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Superior communications and organization skills — you’re going to be working on a team, so this is essential.
  • Self-motivation as well as ability and desire to learn new technologies, applications, processes, and environments.

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8. Mercy College - New York, NY

Job Title: Online Instructional Designer

Job Description:

To support the growth of online learning at Mercy College, the Office of Online Learning seeks a creative and dynamic Instructional Designer (ID). The Instructional Designer is responsible for providing pedagogical and technological support for faculty to assure quality in the design and delivery of distance learning courses. The Instructional Designer provides consultation and support in the following areas: use of instructional technologies in distance learning courses, distance learning course design and delivery, creation and selection of instructional resources, faculty preparation for distance learning course delivery, and content accessibility.

This position requires strong knowledge of andragogy and instructional design, plus exceptional skill in developing and maintaining thorough, ongoing quality assurance processes. Experience in educational technology management is a plus. This position will report to the Director of Online Learning.

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9. Hougton Mifflin Harcourt - New York, NY

Job Title: Designer

Job Description:

The Product Planning, Development, and Marketing Group includes all the functional areas that work together to develop instructional materials that meet current pedagogical and market needs for PreK-12. Content is developed for a wide range of media formats, including interactive digital media as well as print. Colleagues within PDM have varying expertise including the following: subject-matter expertise across all academic subject areas, design, art and photo management, production management, quality assurance, content engineering, and permissions and licensing.


HMH is looking for a Designer for HMH’s new in-house creative agency.  As Designer for HMH’s new in-house creative agency, you’ll act as a visual storyteller, helping to market our educational programs and campaignsAs a Designer, you’re expected to have a broad range of skills across print and digital media.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Conceive of, design, and produce a compelling marketing and sales collateral that meets the brand’s guidelines, strengthens messagingand draws the reader into the clearly defined content.
  • Partner with other designers to ensure new campaigns exemplify best in classcohesive design while meeting creative brief requirements, carefully executing font, photography, and design layout.
  • Display knowledge of the existing creative to leverage that creative for efforts along a campaign and ensure that there are not overlaps key branding elements across various campaigns.
  • Create (and refer to) style guides for campaigns, translating intent into a brand identity system and ensuring that design/production colleagues have the guidelines necessary to work on other efforts along a given campaign.
  • Communicate any issues regarding schedules and bandwidth to design manager so that projects are kept on schedule.

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10. Columbia University - New York, NY

Job Title: Faculty & Personnel Coordinator

This position requires close collaboration and a collegial relationship with the Director of Academic Administration in a fast paced, professional environment. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented, comfortable with complexity and able to handle confidential information responsibly. They must be a team worker who can also work independently with minimum direct supervision but able to report to the Director regularly and completely.

Support to Director of Academic Administration
Maintain budget administration and monitoring, with an emphasis on salary lines, including but not limited to:

  • Issuing appointment letters for new and continuing PT adjuncts and instructors 3 times a year
  • Executing the hiring and onboarding process for part time instructional staff, professional and union staff and student employees
  • Managing the submission and tracking process for Tuition Exemption Forms, budget transfers, expense transfers, one-time PAF payments, and late paper timesheetsSupport to Department Chair
  • Schedule, set up and take minutes at all Department faculty and Program Coordinator Meetings
  • Schedule Teaching Observations and annual review meetings with Pre-tenure faculty and Lecturers
  • Manage faculty tenure and Re-Appointment reviews as necessaryFaculty Support
  • Manage Professional Development Funds for tenured and tenure earning Faculty, Lecturers and instructors
  • Manage distribution of Provost's Investment Funds, Faculty Seed Accounts, Diversity Grants, etc.
  • Collect, distribute, and organize all New Program & Course proposals and Permissions to Recruits
  • Other duties as assigned



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