Professional Development Partnership Manager, CKLA (Contract)

Amplify - Austin, Texas or Remote - Full time

Amplify builds innovative and compelling digital educational products that empower teachers and students across the country. We have a long history as the leading innovator in K-12 education - and have been described as the best tech company in education and the best education company in tech. While others try to shrink the learning experience into the technology, we use technology to expand what is possible in real classrooms with real students and teachers.

Amplify works with educators across the country - and about 2 million students - on early literacy development. Although we’re a technology company, we don’t believe that our work is over the moment a teacher has a new software license. Instead, it’s just beginning - we work side-by-side with educators and school leaders, fitting our print and digital products into the lived reality of classrooms and schools.

Amplify is seeking an experienced education leader, who has led programmatic change across a school or network of schools, to support districts in elevating PreK-5 ELA instruction when adopting Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA), Amplify’s high-quality PreK-5 language arts program. The Professional Development Partnership Manager, CKLA will support district partners with large-scale implementations of CKLA, including: developing a multi-year, district-wide professional development strategy, advising district leaders on key pedagogical questions and change management considerations, and conducting district-wide program reviews.

This is a contract role expected to run for one year

Responsibilities of the Professional Development Partnership Manager:

● Meet with district leaders and serve as engagement manager for strategic, large-scale implementations of CKLA and high-value professional development engagements.

● Advise district partners on professional development strategy and approach and develop multi-year, district-wide professional development proposals.

● Provide instructional consultation to support successful implementation of the CKLA curriculum. Supports may include: conducting and debriefing observational walkthroughs with teachers and school leaders, modeling CKLA instruction, customizing professional development content and support structures, and leading district-wide program reviews. Assess satisfaction and make changes to service offerings as needed.

● Oversee project management (scoping, budgeting, and delivery) of PD engagements.

● Assess impact and effectiveness of training by collecting and analyzing feedback from our partners and PD participants. Incorporate educator feedback to continuously improve the professional development experience.

● Design customized in-person, remote, and online professional development sessions for teachers, instructional leaders, and district leaders to support strong implementation of the CKLA curriculum.

● Coach and prepare PD facilitators, ensuring that facilitators have strong foundations, as well as targeted preparation specific to the engagement.

● Collaborate with the Product and Professional Development teams to understand upcoming content offerings and feature releases and incorporate into training programs and assets.

● Support expansion of CKLA usage and collaborate with Sales partners to drive upsell opportunities with school partners you support.

Basic Qualifications of the Professional Development Partnership Manager:

● 5+ years of experience teaching literacy to PreK-5th grade students.

● Experience collaborating with and influencing senior level staff internally, whether across a school network, district, or state education agency.

● Experience leading programmatic change across a school or network of schools. e.g., Gaining staff buy-in and emotional commitment, planning a communications strategy, etc.

● Experience managing large-scale projects in a school or district setting, including planning and budgeting. Proficiency with Excel, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Powerpoint to manage and collaborate on project plans, budgets, and client-facing presentations.

● Experience leading educators within a school or network of schools and/or experience coaching elementary school teachers to improve literacy outcomes for students.

● Experience (at scale) designing professional development sessions and helping educators learn new things and adopt new practices.

● Demonstrated facility with data analysis and a strong data-driven approach.

● Able to travel occasionally as required to see schools and professional development in action. Travel needs will vary across the year but are expected to be no more than 20% on average.

Preferred Qualifications of the Professional Development Partnership Manager:

● You have experience teaching CKLA or coaching educators who teach CKLA.

● You have led curriculum adoptions in a school or district setting.

● You have advised and coach school or district leaders on how to lead change within their schools.

● You have designed and delivered both in-person and online professional development.

● You have led teams -- you know how to get people motivated, rowing in the same direction, and focused on a common goal even when times are tough.

● You can lay out sound work plans and are organized with your priorities and tasks -- you accomplish amazing amounts of work, demonstrate attention to detail, and have demonstrated a willingness to roll up your sleeves and pitch in or problem solve.

● You have a background in early literacy.

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