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Portland, Oregon
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3-5 Years
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Master Degree

Content Designer, Professional Learning Design (Temporary)

Position Description

Content Designer, Professional Learning Design (temporary)

About this role….

NWEA is seeking an experienced Content Designer for a long term, 9-month temporary assignment. In this role, you will create learning activities and interactions, working collaboratively with Professional Learning Design colleagues, as well as other cross-organizational representatives, and external partners to create high-quality professional learning offerings. This position reports to the Content Design Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a background in K-12 education and experience in applying curricular concepts to professional learning as well as experience in developing professional learning curriculum and materials for facilitators/consultants.

About Us…

NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency-and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K-12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.

Your next challenge….

  • Design learning activities for the professional learning offering, integrating our design frame, principles, and standards, as well as the IACET criteria
  • Lead the design of the project across several phases of development
  • Define optimal learning modalities and coordinate online and onsite offerings
  • Collaborate with the Learning & Innovation Specialist on analysis, evaluation, application of feedback, learning targets/success criteria, and content outlines
  • Identify and coordinate subject matter experts on design contributions
  • Collaborate with Instructional Designers in User Assistance/Professional Learning Design for a seamless partner experience in learning the why, what, and how of the product
  • Collaborate with the Asset Design Manager on ways to innovate materials and assist with development of partner-facing materials
  • Collaborate with the Services Design Liaison and Staff Professional Learning Trainers to strengthen professional learning offerings

Traits for success…

  • Skilled in initiating and drawing upon innovative and creative ideas in the design of NWEA Professional Learning products and services
  • Deep understanding of the issues pertinent to content, curriculum, delivery methods, and instruction as they relate to professional learning
  • Understanding of NWEA products and services, or ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge
  • Demonstrated skill and ability in designing high quality, professional learning activities, materials, and resources
  • Ability to work effectively and manage projects in a fast-paced, growing organization
  • Ability to facilitate individual and team conversations to elicit ideas and "collective knowledge" from a variety of educational professionals and stakeholders throughout the Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE) phases of NWEA Professional Learning product development
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of educators and internal and external stakeholders

Education and experience

  • Master's degree in Educational Curriculum or a closely related field preferred
  • 3+ years teaching or administration in a K-12 school setting required
  • 3+ years of experience in applying K-12 curricular concepts to professional learning required
  • 3+ years of experience in the development of professional learning curriculum required
  • 3+ years of experience in the development of materials for facilitators/consultants preferred
  • 3+ years delivering professional learning for educators required
  • Experience developing or providing professional learning on a national level required
  • Comprehensive experience in "school reform/improvement" and organizational change

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NWEA™ is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here.

If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please visit the EEOC website.

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