Learning and Development Specialist

Curriculum Associates - Remote - Full time

Curriculum Associates (CA) hires people, not positions. If you feel energized by what you read here, but aren’t sure you meet every qualification, please apply! We believe diverse backgrounds lead to innovative thinking, making our products better for the 8 million students we serve. Above all, we’re looking for the right person to grow with us.

The CA Learning & Development team is looking for a mission-driven individual to join our growing team. The L&D Specialist will help enable our 350+ Professional Development Specialists to facilitate high-quality sessions with educators and effectively consult with school leaders across the country. The L&D Specialist will design, coordinate, and facilitate large-scale learning experiences on our products, consultative leadership, and anti-racism.

The Learning & Development Specialist will report to the Senior Manager, Learning & Development and work closely with the field leadership teams and subject matter experts across a variety of teams, including Product Development, Marketing, Educator Success, and our field-facing teams.

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.
  • Become an expert on our products, the issues faced by teachers in the classroom, and the latest industry trends.
  • Oversee design, development, and implementation of online courses for internal learning.
  • Design, refine, and lead trainings on anti-racism for our field teams to support their work with educators.
  • 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.
  • Work cross-functionally to align and implement systems for onboarding, coaching, and evaluation 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 company-wide learning and development as necessary.

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience facilitating teacher and leader professional development at the K-8 level
  • Extensive knowledge of K-8 instruction, research-based instructional practices, adult learning theory, elements of effective professional development, and best practices in facilitation
  • A strong interest in and personal commitment to anti-racism
  • Experience organizing and managing large- and small-scale professional learning events
  • Demonstrated effectiveness managing complex projects and taking initiative to achieve outcomes
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working cross-functionally and building relationships with diverse teams
  • Demonstrated ability to manage through change, including building trust with all stakeholders, listening deeply, and driving towards consensus with respect, compassion, and humility
  • Experience as a field team member in Professional Development, Sales, or Account Management is a plus
  • Experience teaching and leading Mathematics is a plus

Location: Currently, all employees at Curriculum Associates are working remotely due to Covid-19. We are open to remote candidates for this role.

Travel Requirements: Once it is safe to do so, candidates should plan to travel approximately 20% of total time. Required travel includes in-person internal learning events and observations of professional development sessions in schools across the country.

Compensation and benefits: Equitable pay and great benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, employer contributed 401K. Other perks include hotel and flight point accrual during work travel.

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Customer Implementation / Customer Success

Experience Level

Mid Level

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