CollegeSpring is a nonprofit organization that equips schools and teachers with the tools to help students confidently prepare for the SAT, TSIA2 and ACT. These tests are a critical part of college admissions, and every student deserves a chance to prepare. Yet test prep courses and private tutoring are often costly or hard to access. Our programs reduce this inequity by bringing high quality test preparation into schools. We build Test Confidence by training, supporting, and providing ongoing coaching to teachers at our partner schools to deliver the CollegeSpring curriculum to their students. Since 2008, CollegeSpring has helped provide school-day test prep to over 40,000 students across the country, and we have an ambitious goal to serve 62,000 more from FY23-FY25.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The STEM Curriculum Specialist is responsible for creating digital learning content and designing additional learning experiences for teachers and students to support in-person, blended learning, and fully virtual instructional models. This position is responsible for the ongoing iteration and improvement of STEM course content, ensuring it is up-to-date, relevant, accurate, innovative, and accessible to the teachers and students we serve. This role will closely monitor trends in test preparation development, STEM instruction, education technology, culturally responsive teaching, and social-emotional learning to best position CollegeSpring’s programming and play a key role in training and supporting the Partner Success Team in STEM instruction. The STEM Curriculum Specialist is integral to the Programs & Impact team.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Digital Curriculum Development
- Develop standards-based scope and sequence for all Math, Science, and STEM products using research, best practices, and engaging in product development focus groups
- Create and support content development including writing original content, and collaborating with contractors to write and edit content Math, Science, and STEM content to meet established timelines and quality standards
- Create teacher resources to support curriculum implementation, including but not limited to the following: standards cross-walks, teacher facilitation guides, differentiation recommendations, etc.
- Support as needed with testing and reporting for each product including end-to-end design, organizational training, handoff to Partner Success Team (PST), and soliciting ongoing feedback to inform the product roadmap
- Contribute to the team by keeping abreast of technology innovations, education, and industry trends, instructional design research and pedagogy, and regulations that impact our products.
- Contribute to program design for new product launches to enable testing for all aspects of program design and implementation.
Quality Assurance (QA) Process
- Support the overarching quality assurance process for all content, including executing established CollegeSpring guiding principles and processes, and meeting project deadlines.
- Review all content both before it’s loaded into the learning management system and after to ensure that it meets our quality standards and is functioning as intended
- Collaborate with proofreaders/copy editors to support the QA function
- Create high-quality training for diverse internal stakeholder groups so that each stakeholder understands their role in all new products and program design, specifically focused on course design, curriculum, test specifications, and coaching
HOW YOU’LL DO IT
- Mission and values-driven: You hold a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of teachers, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels. You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily.
- Communication: You are adept and creative in all forms of communication and able to apply the right communication mode and style to the situation. You leverage emotional intelligence and the knowledge of people to tailor communication to audiences, both internally and externally, at varying levels of seniority. You have a strong awareness and command of non-verbal communication and self-presentation. You have strong listening skills.
- Problem-Solving: You are open to different and new ways of tackling challenges and a willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things. You are calm under pressure and able to think analytically and logically through stressful situations. You are adept at including stakeholders in the problem-solving process. You use flexibility and openness to failure and willingness to try multiple solutions. You have the ability to bring critical thinking and informed assessment to all aspects of work. You have the ability to build from the ground up and also make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.
- Relationships: You are able to anticipate the needs of people and proactively act. You have the ability to respond to stakeholders in an empathetic and compassionate way that values the relationship. You build strong internal relationships. You have the ability to empathize and see others’ perspectives.
- Data Analysis: You have the ability to interpret numbers, reports, data, and trends and use that to inform decisions, program improvements, and communication. You have the ability to find trends in data and translate those trends into strategic recommendations.
- Collaboration: You have a strong respect for different thoughts and opinions when approaching a project. You have the ability to fill in the gaps and highlight areas that others may have missed. You have the ability to communicate with different people and teams and manage communication with others – all while committing to a shared outcome.
- Project Management: You take initiative to move forward on projects; proactively seek guidance rather than waiting for direction. You have the ability to tackle large complex projects by breaking them down into project plans and managing diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders to achieve timely success. You have the ability to manage up.
Qualifications and Skills
- 3+ years experience as an instructional designer or curriculum developer
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Prefer Master’s degree in Educational Technology, Curriculum Design, Learning Design, or equivalent professional experience required.
- Experience with developing and/or delivering SAT/ACT preparation and college readiness curriculum is strongly preferred.
- Experience training or coaching adult learners.
- Experience working in an educational environment serving BIPOC or first-generation students.
- Comfortable working in a flexible, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
- Proficiency in educational technology and creating digital learning content that aligns with 1Ed Tech Standards through HTML, CSS, SCORM, and other digital learning software.
- Experience working in multiple LMSs and ability to learn new applications.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to collaborate effectively with subject matter experts and cross-functional teams
- Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality
DETAILS ABOUT THE ROLE
- This role is remote within the United States; travel up to 10% of the time may be required.
- Must be able to stand or sit for prolonged periods
- Must be able to lift/ carry/ transport educational or promotional materials and/or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
- The salary range for this position is $59,000 – $78,000. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between $59,000 and $72,000 depending on qualifications and internal equity. In addition to salary, total compensation includes a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances, medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, 21 paid days of holidays/office closures/recharge days, 15 days paid time off (in year 1), 2 paid volunteer days, paid family leave, and a monthly work from home stipend.
- We are actively working to build a diverse team; people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ folks, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on gender, race, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression.
- This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements, or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
HOW TO APPLY
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