Curriculum Integration Specialist

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Position: Curriculum Integration Specialist

Location: Princeton, NJ

Department: Solutions Development

Reports to: Director Solutions Development

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Learning Ally is passionate about transforming struggling readers into successful and empowered learners. As part of this goal we deliver solutions that are integrated into classroom curricula, workflows and use cases in support of students with print related disabilities. This role must be committed to helping the teachers of these students at various stages of their learning (learning to read, reading to learn and content absorption) understand how our solutions help and how to get students using with fidelity.

We are looking for a Curriculum Specialist to help us evolve Learning Ally’s educational capabilities to allow educators to deliver on their goals of improving children’s literacy and critical thinking skills, and to make Learning Ally a priority solution for purchase by schools and districts. The Curriculum Integration Specialist will partner with Marketing, Sales, Solutions Design and Delivery to ensure that our solution meets the needs of classroom teachers and administrators.

Located in Princeton NJ, this role will have access to all of the key leaders in the organization.

PRIMARY POSITION OBJECTIVES

Responsibilities will include:

  • Build and implement a set of use-case driven curriculum plans targeting elementary, middle and high school teachers that are designed to get students reading with fidelity
  • Draw upon personal knowledge and experience of K-12 education to help drive development and delivery of our classroom solutions to ensure we integrate with school reading and literacy programs in elementary and middle school
  • Support marketing and sales in developing insights and materials to build thought leadership and belief in our solutions. Make sure our value proposition is clearly understood against reading programs and potential competitors
  • Partner with Training Lead to develop training materials for both internal staff (Sales, Trainers, Customer Support) to ensure they can effectively sell, implement and support our solutions
  • Partner with Training Lead to develop and deliver training materials and ongoing best practices for teachers that drive student achievement goals
  • Provide guidance on what data/results teachers and educators need to assess progress against school and district goals
  • Provide input to the design of grade-level specific use-case driven programming, acting as subject matter expert on school, district and state-wide reading curricula
  • Understand and educate internal staff on readability measures (e.g., Lexile, Quantile, Fountas & Pinnell). Ensure our solutions meet the needs of teachers who utilize audiobook content in their lesson planning and special education modifications, with focus on ensuring teachers can find the appropriate complexity and engagement levels for every student
  • Guide programming and content production teams to ensure we have the right content to get students reading with frequency
  • Identify and collaborate with external content area-specific experts, to ensure Learning Ally educational solutions are always recognized as a leaders in the field
  • Stay abreast of market trends and competitive products to continuously improve Learning Ally education solutions to grow market share
  • Be a key contributor to meeting new customer sales acquisition and renewal targets, product development needs and setting a strategic vision to drive overall success.
  • Foster a working environment that supports Learning Ally’s cultural values. Act as a role model and engage in discussions and feedback to ensure the intent of the culture statement is integrated into day-to-day activities, planning and communications.
  • Participate in other Learning Ally activities as required to achieve organizational goals.

Job Requirements

Education

Advanced degree in curriculum development preferred

Work Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in curriculum development required.
  • 5+ years of Special Education and/or Reading Specialist direct classroom (grades 3-8) experience required

Specific Skills/Knowledge

  • Demonstrates an understanding of education product development lifecycles
  • Deep knowledge of various reading programs
  • Experience with current assessments, e.g., PARCC, ASK, and key state exams and data needs of classroom educators and the ability to adapt quickly when new assessments and standards occur
  • Ability to work with solutions, marketing, technology and sales to deliver new products as needed
  • Ability to quickly identify and utilize leaders in the field and implement their approaches
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Strong planning and time management
  • Strong collaboration skills to facilitate group success
  • Comprehensive computer skills

% Travel

10-20% Travel