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Coordinator, Innovation

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NAF
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New York, NY

About NAF:

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready.

NAF’s educational design ignites students’ passion for learning and gives businesses the opportunity to shape America’s future workforce by transforming the learning environment to include STEM infused industry-specific curricula and work-based learning experiences, including internships.

Since 1980, NAF has been partnering with high-need communities to improve outcomes for students by implementing NAF academies – small learning communities within existing high schools.

NAF has grown from one NAF Academy of Finance in New York City to hundreds of academies across the country focusing on growing industries including: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. During the 2020-2021 school year, over 117,000 students attended 619 NAF academies across 37 states, plus DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. In 2020, NAF academies reported 99% of seniors graduated with 87% of graduates planning to go to college.


Summary: 

Students across the country are craving high-quality experiences that build new career skills and connect them to business professionals – and NAF is at the leading edge of this movement. We are looking for an experienced instructional designer to help us build digital curriculum solutions that deliver on our vision. Our new strategic plan calls for a deep investment in technology to bring work-based learning to all. The Innovation Coordinator will be a founding member of a new digital team working to scale up career preparation solutions to students everywhere. 


In this role, you will support our new team to design, implementation, and improve digital learning experiences for NAF high school students. In your first year, you will support the design and development of new digital curriculum, the evaluation of edtech offerings for career preparation, and the creation of a new digital learning strategy to scale promising solutions across the NAF network. If you’re excited to learn about human-centered design and agile innovation methods, while working with NAF’s teachers and students to try out new digital tools, then this position is for you!


Occasional travel is required regionally and nationally – normally approximately 10%-20%. Office location can be either in the New York City corporate office or from a home office. Due to COVID restrictions travel is temporally suspended and all activities/position functions will be done remotely until further notice.

Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

 Support the design, development, and execution of innovation pilots (50%), including:

  • Coordinating the application process for academies to join new innovation pilots
  • Supporting innovation pilot participants in completing their prototypes successfully, via trainings and one-on-one assistance.
  • Creating and managing a central repository of all innovation experiments, learning questions, participant progress, and outcomes
  • Assisting the Director, Digital Instructional Design to design, build, and maintain compelling online lessons for NAF students
  • Conducting market research into innovative tech platforms we could leverage

 

Conduct data analyses & develop dashboards (25%), including:

  • Summarizing themes from surveys, interviews, and market research
  • Supporting the development of innovation learning questions and metrics
  • Reviewing data from Google Analytics, Hotjar, Constant Contact, Salesforce, and other software to generate insights about how our pilots are performing.
  • Designing & producing dashboards to report on key performance indicators.
  • Writing end of project reports summarizing key learnings and metrics.

 

General innovation team administrative support (25%), including:

  • Testing new products and solutions to ensure quality
  • Coordinating payment of stipends for innovation pilot participants
  • Managing user accounts and permissions in innovation team owned tech platforms
  • Assisting with grant reporting requirements
  • Serving as the backup on the Salesforce ticketing help desk when the CRM Administrator is out of the office

 

Educational/Training Requirements:

Demonstrated experience is our priority, however it’s always nice to see candidates with degrees in research, educational technology, user-centered design, or related disciplines

 

Experience:

We are looking for 1-3 years of experience in some of the following areas (we’re looking for experience in more than one of these areas but don’t expect you to have all four):

  • Experience managing projects and supporting external customers
  • Experience analyzing and summarizing both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Experience supporting the development of digital curriculum or EdTech tools
  • Experience producing data dashboards using tools such as Excel pivot tables, Power BI, Salesforce CRM, or other similar visualization tools

Experience working in nonprofit, education, or CTE organizations preferred

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to juggle many projects simultaneously – you have superb attention to detail and great self-organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Successful collaborator with NAF’s educators and internal colleagues
  • Comfort with technology and data analysis (including intermediate to advanced Excel skills)
  • Able to learn new methods and tech tools quickly
  • Passion for NAF’s mission and vision for creating a more equitable future

 

To Apply:

Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to resumes@naf.org. Please include the position title, your first name and last name in the subject line.

About NAF:

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready.

NAF’s educational design ignites students’ passion for learning and…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Flexible Spending Account eligibility as of date of hire
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Life and Disability Coverage as of date of hire
  • Employer-paid Headspace membership as of date of hire
  • Individualized employer-paid Professional Development
  • Generous employer contributions to Retirement Plan as of date of hire
  • Tuition Reimbursement after one year of employment
  • Twelve Paid Holidays per calendar year
  • Over four weeks of Paid Time Off accrued in first year of employment
  • Five Paid Sick Days per calendar year
  • Conditional Paid Leave, e.g., Parental Bonding, Bereavement, Jury Duty
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Flexible Spending Account eligibility as of date of hire
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Life and Disability Coverage as of date of…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
218 West 40th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10018

How to Apply

Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to resumes@naf.org. Please include the position title, your first name and last name in the subject line.

Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to resumes@naf.org. Please include the position title, your first name and last name in the subject line.

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