Curriculum and Professional Learning Designer

 

All young people thriving in equitable, learner-centered communities. That’s our vision at reDesign. In this time of enormous uncertainty, loss, and possibility, we are expanding our team to help accelerate our efforts and impact in support of this vision.

Are you an educator with deep pedagogical expertise, exceptional design and learning facilitation chops, strong leadership and project management skills, and a passion for reimagining teaching and learning in the K-12 sector? Can you design engaging, interdisciplinary, problem-based units of study that exemplify the latest in the learning sciences, and facilitate powerful, actionable, and individualized professional learning experiences? Are you a dedicated learner, a justice-oriented educator, a boundary-pushing creative, and a fun-loving team player? We can’t wait to meet you.

 

Core responsibilities

  • Employ reDesign’s curriculum and assessment design methodologies to create engaging, relevant, and rigorous K-12 curriculum and assessment exemplars

  • Design and facilitate high-impact professional learning experiences in both virtual and in-person settings, in line with reDesign’s core frameworks and methodologies

  • Contribute to the ongoing development of reDesign’s Institute, and forthcoming Teacher and Leader Residency program, to support professional learning on the design and implementation of learner-centered communities

  • Serve as Project Lead on small and/or large scale projects, responsible for all core project management functions (e.g., project goals, work planning, budget management, evaluation), team coordination and support, and modeling creative problem-solving and high levels of responsiveness to client needs and contexts

  • Cultivate new client or project leads through business development activities, develop proposals and scopes of work, and support strong client relations

  • Take on internal roles at reDesign to support key organizational activities as needed

 

Qualifications

Knowledge, skill, and dispositions

  • A highly motivated self-starter with the ability to move a project forward in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; regularly seeks and integrates feedback

  • A deep awareness and understanding of institutional, structural, and cultural manifestations of racism and bias and their impact on minoritized communities

  • Deep pedagogical expertise and experience working in a public school setting

  • Deep knowledge of competency-based education, personalized and blended learning models, and human-centered design methodologies (e.g., design thinking)

  • Strong visual design capabilities to support visually engaging, elegant, and intuitively organized learning assets

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with high capacity to build strong client relationships, work effectively in a virtual team environment, and interact professionally with students and staff in a school setting

  • Highly organized with the ability to meet deadlines, manage projects and people, attend to details, and manage multiple, complex tasks simultaneously

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to, listen to, and engage with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities

  • Highly tech-savvy; proficient in Google Apps for Education, and fluent in the use of project management software and a range of virtual collaboration tools

Professional experiences and values

  • At least five years of formal teaching experience

  • At least three years of instructional coaching experience strongly preferred

  • Experience applying the principles of culturally responsive pedagogy (Ladson-Billings) and culturally sustaining pedagogy (Paris, Alim) in practice

  • Values that align to those reflected in reDesign’s six Community Expectations

  • A deeply strengths-based approach to working with others of all social and cultural identities and socioeconomic backgrounds

  • A commitment to, and experience with, incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process

  • Experience developing, implementing, evaluating, and refining programs or services to better serve diverse constituencies

 
About reDesign

reDesign is a woman-owned and led, nationally recognized education design lab with deep pedagogical and change leadership expertise and a social justice mission. We partner with educators to build learner-centered communities for young people that support their development of competency, connectedness, and critical consciousness. Together we create designs and practices that imagine and enact transformative learning.  reDesign has served clients of all sizes, from small school teams to national networks, across the US and internationally since 2006.

One of our core commitments is to use reDesign as a platform to support and promote women and people of color as leaders within the field. As we grow our team and expand our impact, we are excited to find mission-driven, value-aligned, highly talented individuals who share our vision for racial and economic justice through education. reDesign strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.

Our work environment and benefits program

At reDesign, we believe in a truly human-centered work environment. reDesign provides competitive compensation, an attractive benefits package, and a flexible work environment. As a 21st century organization with a virtual office, employees work in the field, from home, and in rented spaces. This position may require travel up to 40% time, once it is safe again to travel, and is available as a full-time or part-time position. 

Application process
At reDesign, we consider our application process an important opportunity for our team to get to know you, and for you to get to know us, our work, our values, and our way of being as a company. For this reason, our hiring process is a layered one, that offers multiple angles for two-way conversation and engagement. To kick off this process, please complete stage 1 by submitting all materials here. We're excited to hear from you.
 
August 19th - September 24th | STAGE 1: Submit a letter of interest and work portfolio 

Tell us about yourself, and show us your thinking, writing, presenting, and production skills. We’re excited to get to know you through the work you’re proud of!

Sept 25-30th | STAGE 2: First-round interview

This is a two-way conversation. To spice it up, we’ll share a few internal documents and work samples of our own in advance to give you a picture of the type of work we do, our team culture, and our evolving policies and practices. We recognize that you’re as eager to get to know us (for real) just as much we’re eager to get to know you.

October 1-5th | STAGE 3: Analysis and Reflection Task + Assessments

We’ll ask you to analyze one of your work products through the lens of one of reDesign’s core frameworks, and share your thinking about areas of strength and areas of development/growth. 

October 6-8th | STAGE 4: Group Case Study

You and several other candidates will participate in a group case study in a “fishbowl” format with reDesigners present for observation. The case study will feature a real issue facing reDesign in our current practice, and your group will be charged with analyzing the case and proposing a set of recommendations to reDesign. A background check will also be completed at this stage. 

October 9-14th | STAGE 5: Final Interview
 

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