Contract Professional Development Specialist - Los Angeles, CA

DreamBox Learning - Los Angeles, California or Remote - Full time

About Us:

Right now, even though STEM skills are increasingly important, over 60% of students in Kindergarten through 8th grade are not proficient in math at their own grade level. The pandemic has increased the opportunity gap for our most vulnerable students. As a society, we need to bring together our best, most creative minds to tackle this critical problem and ensure all kids are successful in math and school and have the tools they need to reach their potential. This includes developing the most innovative learning technology using advanced data science in a way that inspires students and empowers teachers. Come help us make a difference at DreamBox Learning.

We’re passionate about our mission to radically transform the way the world learns. Today, our Intelligent Adaptive Learning platform – with its rigorous math curriculum and game-based environment – is helping 5 million kids and over 150,000 educators improve math achievement and build a love of math at the same time. In the wake of COVID-19, and the broad range of learning experiences: in-person, all virtual, and hybrid models, we are uniquely positioned to bring our best-in-class adaptive learning platform to more students and provide Educators and Parents with insights into their student’s learning.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work solution once it is safe to go back into the office. We are all 100% remote at this time.

About the Role:

As a Contract Professional Development Specialist, you will deliver highly engaging learning experiences for K-8 classroom educators through virtual and in-person experiences (in-person currently suspended during Covid pandemic). Contract Professional Development Specialists present competent, expert information that ensures client participants achieve the outcomes outlined for each session. You will also follow all processes for recording essential information using internal systems. As a Contractor, you bring classroom experience and education expertise to our clients. Experience with presenting to adult audiences and a proven understanding of adult learning theory is required. A specialty in mathematics-related experience is a plus. 

This role will report to the Manager of Professional Development.

The contract length is approximately Aug 2021- May 2022, 20-30 hours a week during peak seasons (Aug – Oct, Jan- April). 

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Delivering highly engaging, world-class professional development experiences to educators
  • Communicating regularly with school administrators and teachers to ensure effective program implementation
  • In the first month, you will:
  • Engage in synchronous and asynchronous onboarding materials in the form of live observations, 1:1 meetings with team members, video training, and text
  • Receive a mentor colleague
  • Play DreamBox lessons through the student experience to understand the DreamBox difference
  • Begin practicing the first PD session
  • In the second month, you will:
  • Continue engaging in synchronous and asynchronous onboarding materials to expand your PD content repertoire
  • Practice and deliver first PD session to your manager for certification
  • After certification, co-deliver PD sessions with a PD Specialist
  • Begin practicing the second PD session
  • Learn internal systems and team processes and use the CRM tools associated with daily tasks
  • In the third month, you will:
  • Continue engaging in synchronous and asynchronous onboarding materials to expand your PD content repertoire
  • Independently deliver first PD session to clients
  • Practice and deliver a second PD session to your manager for certification
  • After certification, co-deliver second PD sessions with a PD Specialist

About You:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Masters a plus
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in K-12 classroom
  • At least 1 year of experience delivering professional development sessions & knowledge of adult learning
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Previous experience training adults with technology products
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent intrapersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships with teachers
  • Ability to be flexible and able to adapt to immediate or unforeseen challenges
  • Ability to travel up to 60%. Peak months are July – November. (Travel currently suspended during Covid pandemic)
  • LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

At DreamBox, we are hooked on celebrating diversity & providing an inclusive workplace and it shows throughout our product, brand, and teams. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Thanks for considering DreamBox Learning!

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