Type of Vacancy: Salaried full-time, starting March 2019
Location: New York City; Washington, DC; or a remote/home office anywhere in the United States
Reports to: Managing Director of Content Design
Travel Required: 15-20% depending on season
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Summary of Position
Teaching Lab is seeking a Director of ELA Content Design to support our continued work in ELA and to create curriculum-specific professional learning content modules to support teacher-led cycles of inquiry. This work will focus on EL Education’s K-5 and 6-8 ELA curriculum and Guidebooks 2.0 but may expand to additional highly-reviewed, standards-aligned curricula over time.
The Director of ELA Content Design will drive towards an understanding of three essential questions for Teaching Lab:
The Director of ELA Content Design will also be involved in supporting facilitation and/or leading professional development sessions. The role may, depending on the interest of the candidate, also include some client support and/or business development efforts.
Eligible candidates must have deep expertise in teaching, professional learning, curriculum, and the Common Core or other College- and Career-Ready standards in the content area of English Language Arts. Ideal candidates will have the unique combination of intellectual depth and skill in managing teams and projects. Above all, any candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to educational equity.
The Director of ELA Content Design will be a key member of the organization’s program team, tasked with implementing and iterating on the organization’s core program. As a rapidly growing nonprofit, we seek an entrepreneurial team member excited about building a team and an organization from the ground up. This position has high potential for both large-scale impact and career growth as Teaching Lab scales.
Key Responsibilities & Workstreams
Content Development (60% time)
Facilitation & Content Delivery Support (30% time)
Client Support & Business Development (up to 10% time)
Areas for Growth
Teaching Lab is committed to practicing what we preach, which means that development of our team is a key organizational priority. As a community of learners, we support one another through thought partnership, direct assistance, and opportunities to expand our own knowledge. The Director of ELA Content Design will have the following growth opportunities:
In addition, Teaching Lab is a fast-growing nonprofit organization; we expect to double in size annually for the next several years, which will provide pathways for career growth and expanded impact over time.
Teaching Lab team members bring relevant experience, knowledge, and skills, as well as a commitment to shared values and norms. Prospective Director of ELA Content Design candidates should be able to demonstrate experience or background in the following categories:
Educational & Work Experience
Working at Teaching Lab
This position is eligible for remote work anywhere in the continental United States. Candidates who live near New York City or Washington, DC may elect to work out of Teaching Lab offices located in those cities if they choose.
This position will require work travel (15-20%) based on organizational needs and capacity and time of year. Teaching Lab staff members are required to attend “home weeks” in DC or NYC every other month in addition to travel required for day-to-day job responsibilities. Currently scheduled home weeks and required meetings are:
Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Teaching Lab offers a comprehensive benefits package, including organizational contribution of 100% of employee costs and 50% of dependent costs for health/dental/vision insurance, a 401(k) program with a 4% employer match and diverse investment options, monthly technology reimbursement, and generous time off and leave policies.
We are committed to building a sustainable organization. We love our work and want to be able to do it for years to come. This means that despite our relentless focus on impact and results for educators and students, we commit to maintaining a balance between work and other parts of our lives.
To Learn More About Teaching Lab
Explore our website at www.teachinglab.org
Read more about our model and the services we offer in our SY19-20 Professional Learning Services guide
Read about our work in the Aspen Institute report Practice What You Teach (pg. 9-11)
Please fill out some basic biographical details and upload a resume and cover letter by using this Google form: www.tinyurl.com/TLELACD. Additional questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.