Learning and Development Specialist

Curriculum Associates - Billerica, Massachusetts - Full time

Learning & Development Specialist – Billerica, Ma

The Learning and Development Specialist will leverage his/her previous experience facilitating K-8 teacher and leader professional development to drive internal learning for the Professional Development, Sales, and Account Management teams.

The Specialist will report to the Senior Manager, Learning and Development and work closely with the field leadership teams, subject matter experts, and the professional services content team.

The impact you’ll have:

  • Collaborate with field leadership to drive professional development for the PD, Sales, and Account Management teams, leading to exceptional implementations of Curriculum Associates’ programs and student and educator success.
  • Oversee design, development, and implementation of online courses for internal learning.
  • Successfully design and facilitate professional development for large- and small-scale conferences for the field delivery teams and prepare others to successfully deliver content when applicable.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to evaluate and refine existing learning and development programs to ensure field delivery teams are thoroughly prepared and updated.
  • Implement systems that drive the alignment of onboarding, coaching, evaluation, and promotion strategies across the field teams.
  • Design and implement performance-based assessments for field team members, and provide specific, timely feedback and other remediation efforts to encourage growth.
  • Oversee analysis of robust data from educator feedback surveys, field observations, self-study courses, and performance-based assessments to inform learning and development strategy.
  • Lead or assist in special projects related to field priorities as necessary.

The Team

At Curriculum Associates, our Learning and Development team drives successful training and growth of all field team members, leading to greater outcomes for students and educators.

What we’re looking for:

Successful candidates will thrive in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate a strong interest in working for a mission-centric organization. Ideal candidates will also exhibit qualifications including:

  • Experience facilitating teacher and leader professional development at the K-8 level, with experience in Math preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of K-8 instruction, research-based instructional practices, adult learning theory, elements of effective professional development, and best practices in facilitation.
  • Experience designing and organizing large- and small-scale professional learning events.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness managing complex projects and taking initiative to achieve outcomes.
  • Proven organizational and strategic planning skills.
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working cross-functionally and building relationships with remote teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage through change, including building trust with all stakeholders, listening deeply, and driving towards consensus with respect, compassion, and humility.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in education or teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience as a field team member in Professional Development, Sales, or Account Management is a plus.


This position is based in our office in Billerica, MA (a suburb of Boston). Exceptions may be made for candidates of exceptional experience.

Travel Requirements

Approximately 20% of total time. Required travel includes summer PD academies, other in-person internal learning events, and observations of professional development sessions in schools across the country. Non-local candidates should plan on additional travel of 3-7 days per month to the Billerica office.

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