Learning Designer, Flexible Learning

BetterLesson - Cambridge, Massachusetts or Remote - Full time

About BetterLesson

BetterLesson empowers K-12 teachers to build a modern classroom: learner-centered, culturally responsive, and personalized. Instead of the conventional one-size-fits-all professional development format for educators, BetterLesson supports teachers in a way that’s personalized and continuous -- using a mix of remote 1:1 coaching, remote team coaching, remote workshops, and in-person workshops, all supported by the BetterLesson Lab software. We match each teacher with a world-class coach and then leverage our technology to suggest customized teaching strategies, to measure impact on student learning, and to improve teaching practice continuously through rapid iteration. This process leads to off-the-charts teacher love (our data shows teachers love BetterLesson more than Apple users love their iPhones), high administrator engagement, and, most importantly, dramatic teacher and student growth.

BetterLesson has raised over $30M of venture capital and grant funding, serves over 200 school districts, sees 850K+ monthly active users accessing our online lessons and strategies, and is expanding quickly.

We are a growing team of teaching practice geeks, educational opportunity devotees, and product development specialists. We place tremendous value on our company’s roots and culture: a shared passion to transform professional learning for educators at scale and a sense of urgency to achieve this vision on behalf of students. All candidates should have the experience, competence, and enthusiasm to dive into our highly dynamic organization headfirst and rapidly solve complex, exciting, and interconnected problems. We offer a unique opportunity to join a small team, have flexible hours, and make a massive impact on our education system.

The Team

BetterLesson's Learning Design Team develops and refines world-class professional learning experiences and products that can reach every educator and support shifts towards more student centered outcomes. We create systems of collaboration, review, and growth within BetterLesson in order to support these products to scale efficiently and improve over time. Our team uses learning theory and best practices in adult learning to create meaningful and authentic spaces for educators to grow their craft.

About the Role

We are seeking a full-time Learning Designer and professional development expert to create, develop, and implement professional development products. This Learning Designer should have expertise in Flexible Learning, including blended learning models, distance learning, technology integration, and personalization. We’re looking for current or former teachers, coaches, and leaders who have experience designing and delivering high quality and personalized professional development.

As a Learning Designer, you will collaborate with many of BetterLesson’s teams to design professional learning products that meet our partner’s needs. As a Learning Design Team, we will engage in a rigorous productization process to ensure high standards for products, and processes for collaboration within the team. BetterLesson brings lean startup principles to professional learning by engaging educators in structured experimentation (Try-Measure-Learn) to address rich problems of practice.

You Are

  • A creative problem solver who can think about scaling products efficiently and effectively
  • An excellent facilitator of professional learning
  • Reflective about your own practice and actively seek feedback for improvement
  • Able to be compelling with your verbal, written, and oral communication
  • Self-directed, diligent teammate with a positive, outgoing, and flexible attitude
  • Excited to support educators to improve their practice
  • Able and available to travel to and facilitate professional learning engagements
  • Collaborative with others and work calmly in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Able to prioritize and manage projects over time

You Will

  • Design deep learning experiences for virtual and in-person facilitation sessions
  • Design rigorous learning experiences with different lenses for teachers, principles, and other educators and around a variety of content
  • Collaborate and have synergy with fellow Learning Designers to build a base of best practices and peer feedback
  • Collaborate efficiently and effectively with other teams and partners to develop our learning experiences
  • Utilize your knowledge of active pedagogy and instructional content to deliver and iterate on professional development experiences for educators
  • Travel to deliver and field test our professional development experiences.
  • Collaborate with the delivery teams to provide training materials for our professional learning experiences
  • Collect and share your learnings and feedback to support piloting and refinement of new products to support educator learning and development

You Have

  • Experience facilitating professional learning for educators
  • Experience designing deep professional learning in Flexible Learning for both in-person and virtual spaces
  • Demonstrated expertise in Flexible Learning or associated practices
  • At least 5 years experience in a classroom or school setting
  • At least 2 years experience designing professional learning for teachers and schools
  • Experience working in educational businesses, non-profits, or other organizations preferred
  • Flexibility and a willingness to travel up to two times per month (post-COVID-19)

We Can Offer You

  • the opportunity to work with an awesome team to solve important problems.
  • a competitive salary.
  • health and other employee benefits.
  • equity in the business you are helping to build.
  • a flexible schedule and vacation policy.
  • the opportunity to spend everyday working to improve outcomes for teachers and students.

BetterLesson’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

BetterLesson is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce at all job levels. We don’t just accept diversity — we celebrate it, we support it, and we know it benefits our employees, our products, our partners, and our community. We encourage individuals to apply regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy status (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, and/or any other characteristics unrelated to merit. At BetterLesson, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees.

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