Instructional Technology Trainer

Digital Promise - Remote - Full time

About Digital Promise GlobalDigital Promise Global is an independent, bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to spur innovation to advance equity and improve the opportunity to learn. Positioned at the intersection of educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers, Digital Promise Global identifies, develops, and promotes strategies to improve education and provide people with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy. Digital Promise centers our work in equity and values and rewards inclusivity, collaboration, and innovation.

About the PositionThe Instructional Technology Trainer will be responsible for delivering high-quality live and recorded professional development for teachers, coaches and leaders within the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, a subset of over 264 schools. This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral role in a national initiative that leverages technology in support of teaching and learning.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate and work as part of the firm-wide technology training team; provide input into and execute technology training strategy as directed by the Director of Professional Learning/Training
  • Participate in the development, testing, maintenance, and analysis of training programs and related materials.
  • Organize and Deliver high-quality live and recorded professional development sessions to VILS Teachers, Coaches, and Principals.
  • Monitors virtual asynchronous courses and provide feedback to participants
  • Travel regionally to deliver high quality professional development sessions to schools and districts, and to lead live events – 30-50% possible travel (when permitted)
  • Build strong relationships throughout the VILS Network and internal Digital Promise; understanding their processes and workflows and identifying opportunities to leverage technology to drive efficiencies. Align needs and requirements to training content.
  • Actively participate in various assigned projects around the implementation of new or upgraded technology.
  • Create, publish, and maintain learning materials including user manuals, quick reference guides, eLearning, and online help for self-service on firm applications for use on multiple devices.
  • Review technical information and content prepared by others for clarity, consistency, and content quality.
  • Identify end-user help issues and respond with innovative solutions.
  • Collaborate with external partners on training planning and delivery

Requirements

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Must have 5+ years experience teaching in a K-12 setting; department- or school-level leadership background
  • Educational professional development experience
  • Experience with web-based technologies to support instruction
  • Experience designing and delivering online instruction
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - dynamic, enthusiastic, upbeat individual who connects well with others and has a positive, collaborative attitude
  • Organized, methodical, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects and tasks concurrently, from start to finish
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Self-starter and quick learner with a passion for improving education through technology
  • Experience using Salesforce, Asana, Google Apps, WebEx, and LMS products
  • Able to work in a team setting with scheduling deadlines for small and large projects
  • Ability to learn new technology tools quickly and communicate to a broad range of experience levels
  • Must live close to a major airport

Reporting

  • Coordinate with cross initiative teams to ensure metrics and reports are up to date (Data Analytics, IT, Communications) as necessary
  • Collect school-based data and generate reports on the progress of schools
  • Provide vital insights and reporting across the program for Verizon, Digital Promise, school leadership, and others.
  • Track progress of projects in Asana.
  • Assist with additional data collection as necessary

Initiative Implementation

  • Support Content and Training Team to plan and host virtual and in-person convenings for school leaders and teachers.
  • Work with team on process development and improvement
  • Connect with colleagues in other Digital Promise initiatives to share best practices.
  • Think, work and plan sequentially toward initiative outcomes, constantly managing multiple deadlines and needs of different stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned

At Digital Promise, we also seek candidates with:

  • A strong commitment to racial equity
  • A commitment to anti-racist approaches to our work
  • Persistent self-awareness and regular self-examination
  • Diverse life experiences
  • An interest in redesigning learning systems

CompensationSalary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

To ApplyPlease apply and submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Review will be on a rolling basis until the search is successful. Digital Promise is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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Role

Customer Implementation / Customer Success

Experience Level

Mid Level

Digital Promise

We work at the intersection of education leaders, researchers, and technology developers to improve learning opportunities for all and close the Digital Learning Gap.
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