Product Partnerships Director

Digital Promise - Multiple Locations - Full time

About Digital Promise GlobalDigital Promise Global is an independent, bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aims to spur innovation in education for all levels of learners. Positioned at the intersection of educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers, Digital Promise Global identifies, develops, and promotes strategies to improve all levels of education and provide people with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy. Digital Promise Global is a fast-paced, growing, entrepreneurial organization that values and rewards performance, collaboration, and innovation.

About the PositionThe Learner Variability Project (LVP) is hiring a seasoned product director/learning engineer/instructional designer to drive our work supporting product teams in integrating research-based learner variability supports for the full diversity of learners into their products. The LVP is a large initiative that works with the world’s top learning scientists to distill the latest research on how learners vary and what research based design strategies support those variabilities.

Responsibilities

  • Establish LVP Vision for supporting EdTech product teams integrating the LVP framework into their product design and roadmaps.
  • Develop strategy for scaling the use of LVP frameworks and tools in as many products as possible.
  • Catalyze relationships and design high leverage partnerships with edtech product developers and executives.
  • Present at companies and conferences to grow awareness of learner variability as a concept and promote adoption of LVP tools.
  • Design and implement professional development for product teams, in person and online.
  • Provide deep expertise in instructional design based on learning science, especially around learner variability and supporting learner diversity.
  • Provide feedback on the LVP tool design from product developer perspective.
  • Collaborate with the Digital Promise certifications team on developing and promoting product certifications aligned to the LVP framework.
  • Track and report data to understand reach and impact of these partnerships on product design.
  • Create innovative ways to share information about successful implementations of LVP.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years work experience, including in education, instructional design and product design/management
  • Masters degree minimum, PhD strongly preferred
  • Ability to catalyze, design and launch partnerships with edtech product developers
  • Deep understanding of instructional design and learning science/learner variability across ELL, executive function, learning differences, trauma...etc
  • Ability to partner with executives and lead teams of product managers and developers/designers and design professional development experiences
  • Ability to guide and work with senior product teams to instill learning engineering principles into their processes
  • Ability to present publicly at conferences and inspire action
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time

We also seek candidates with:

  • A demonstrated commitment to improving education for students who have historically been underserved
  • Experience collaborating and communicating with cross-functional team members to ensure information is shared, projects are completed on time, and goals are reached
  • Stellar organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage competing tasks, deadlines, requirements, and decisions
  • Willingness to take initiative and see tasks through to completion
  • A passion for education, a team mentality, creativity, and a positive “can-do,” “yes-and” spirit

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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Locations

San Mateo, California
Washington D.C., District of Columbia

Role

Product Management

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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