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? Do you bring a deep and broad skill-set, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a demonstrated commitment to personal learning, social justice, and continuous improvement in community with others? We can’t wait to meet you.
Design and facilitate high-impact professional learning programs and experiences for school, district, and state-level leaders in both virtual and in-person settings, including custom tool and resource design tailored to specific contexts
Contribute to the launch and ongoing development of the reDesign Institute through the design, implementation, and codification of capacity-building programs for instructional teams, in line with reDesign’s core frameworks and methodologies
Contribute to the development and launch of a Teacher and Leader Residency program to support professional learning around learner-centered communities
Perform quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis on key issues for school, district, and state-level clients to support strategic decision-making, planning, and problem-solving
Conduct research and create and present formal reports, presentations, or other formal writing and multimedia products for clients and partners
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
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)
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 organizational leadership experience (e.g., nonprofit, business, school or district), and at least three years of formal K-12 teaching experience
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
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 as an 80% part-time position. We are also open to receiving applications from individuals seeking consulting opportunities on a by-project basis.
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!
- Resume and letter of interest
- Three professional references
- One formal writing sample
- At least 2-3 other relevant work samples, at least one of which should be an example of work created to support an adult or student learning experience; additional work samples are encouraged by not required
- A short video excerpt (2-5 min) of a presentation or PD (A home-made Zoom recording is just fine!)
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
Finalists will be invited to a final round interview. Final decisions will be made and communicated by or before Thursday, October 15th.