CEE is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school—and we have been doing so for nearly 70 years. CEE delivers the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of how to build fruitful lives—to America’s young people. Our goal is to reach and teach every child in order to create a more informed citizenry capable of making better decisions as savers, investors, borrowers, voters and participants in the global economy. We do this by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide. All resources and programs are developed by educators, and delivered by our national network of affiliates—over 188 across the country. Last year, we trained more than 55,000 teachers; those teachers, in turn, we estimate, reached 5 million students. EconEdLink, our online resource for teachers, had over one million unique visitors last year. Nearly two-thirds of the teachers we reach are in Title 1 schools.
CEE's has 4 major organizational initiatives:
- The National Economics Challenge – in which over 10,000 high school students a year participate, and whose finals are emceed by CNBC’s Steve Liesman
- The Center for Financial and Economic Education (“the Center”) – which supports our work in NYC metro, NYS and Connecticut, as well as providing National Webinars
- EconEdLink – our online site for teachers with over 1.1M unique visitors
- Advocacy – with its centerpiece the Survey of the States – a benchmark for nationwide progress in requiring the study of economics and personal finance
The Director, Educational Technology is a thought leader who can successfully identify the appropriate e-learning strategies to enhance the educational experience for K-12 students. The Director, Educational Technology is a member of the program team, which is responsible for implementation of CEE projects such as the development or revision of supplemental curricular materials and resources; teacher training activities; the creation of online resources for educators; coordination of student, teacher, and other professional events; initiatives to implement personal finance content into the school curriculum; and others.
Responsibilities for this position include the following:
- Driving, in cooperation with the Chief Program Officer and other senior staff, the strategic direction of organizational educational technology resources, from assessing existing resources, to recommending new opportunities, identifying appropriate development partners, and executing the determined strategy
- Overseeing the development of technology-related teacher support tools, including online lessons, mobile learning, interactives, dynamic lessons and activities, and other educational resources
- Overseeing the development of technology-related teacher professional development tools, including both synchronous and asynchronous training assets
- Ensuring the continued quality of existing educational technology resources and identifying e-learning strategies for resources that do not currently include them
- Coordinating with external vendors that are developing technology resources on CEE’s behalf, establishing the necessary set of requirements for projects, and acting as an “interpreter” of and advocate for the desired user experience
The Director, Educational Technology reports to the Chief Program Officer, and works in cooperation with other program management staff. This position also manages one staff person.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- 5-7 years’ experience in designing technology tools
- Solid understanding of current trends in using technology in the K-12 classroom
- Background in program management, and in facilitating the convergence of end user experience and the underlying technology facilitating this experience
- BA/BS degree, MA/S a plus
- Ability both to carry out activities independently and to both lead and work as part of a team
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
- Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
- Teaching experience a plus
Salary commensurate with background and experience. The Council for Economic Education offers an excellent benefits package (medical insurance, life/disability insurance, pension plan, and generous vacation).
Minimum Education Required