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Designer, English Learners (Remote)

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Student Achievement Partners


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Published 14 days ago

February 8, 2021
January 29, 2021
$110,000 - $130,000Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Who We Are

Student Achievement Partners is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving K-12 student achievement through evidence-based action. We believe that challenging academic standards are the foundation for improved outcomes for all students. We are concentrated squarely on accelerating the literacy and mathematics capacity of students who have not been well-served in public schools, whose learning needs have been pushed to the margins of resource allocation and focus. Our specific attention is on Black students and students who come to English learning (ELs) from another language base. We are committed to sharing evidence-based, standards-aligned tools and practices freely with educators across the country through our website www.achievethecore.org.  

Student Achievement Partners is an equal opportunity employer, committed to reflecting the diversity of the students we serve. We welcome applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. 

Candidates should thrive in a collaborative, virtual environment that emphasizes equitable design, excellence, attention to detail, analytical rigor, and critical thinking. We use team collaboration software such as Zoom Video Conference, Microsoft Teams, Dropbox and Google Docs to facilitate communication and collaboration while working remotely. We value and provide growth opportunities to individuals who are eager and self-motivated in learning about literacy and mathematics instruction, education, and equity. 

About the Position 

We are seeking a full-time Designer, focusing on questions of instruction and achievement for English learners. This position is available immediately. 

The Designer is responsible for providing specific expertise about how best to provide English learners with productive opportunities to simultaneously nurture their budding English language competence and build their content knowledge base and conceptual understanding. English learners bring with them considerable resources, including knowledge of a home language and culture(s). The Designer will interrogate and operationalize how these assets can be leveraged for English acquisition, learning more broadly, and graduating bilingual students. Additional expertise is welcome in such areas as literacy, mathematics, research, culturally relevant pedagogy, and assessment. The position will include providing instructional experience (teacher, coach, administrative) to design teams, as well as advisory expertise to our network of educators and partner organizations. As a team member of Student Achievement Partners, the Designer also contributes towards our goal of becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Contribute content expertise, specifically in questions of evidence-based best practices of instruction for English learners, to design teams and partners. 
  • Lead efforts in strengthening SAP’s impact in the field by staying connected to emerging content and research that aligns with SAPs mission-driven work.
  • Alongside Project Managers, co- lead one or more design teams across the organization.
  • Lead the planning and execution of the action research activities in service of the project team’s, our organization’s and our partners’ ongoing reflection, learning and accountability for impact. 
  • Support the Project Manager and design team to apply the Equity Meets Design (eXd) principles and tools consistently and effectively.
  • Collaborate and strategize with the Project Manager to inform decisions regarding the use of consultants and budgets to expand the project team’s capacity to execute projects.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partner organizations

Travel is not currently required, but when travel restrictions end some travel for this role will be required. 

Qualifications

  • At least 3–5 years of experience teaching English learners in a mono-lingual or dual language public education setting, including an understanding of the targeted supports ELs need and deserve to access rigorous content; 
  • A minimum of 3–5 years of experience providing professional learning, coaching, curricular development and/or contributing to program design focused on promoting English learners’ content (math and/or literacy) and language development; 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; 
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of equitable instruction of Student Achievement Partners;
  • Demonstrated record of strong written and verbal communication; and
  • High level of initiative, critical thinking, sound judgment and problem-solving skills, and excellent attention to detail.  

Who We Are

Student Achievement Partners is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving K-12 student achievement through evidence-based action. We believe that challenging academic standards are the foundation for improved…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional

Benefits

Student Achievement Partners offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and 401k. In addition, Student Achievement Partners has an unlimited sick time policy.

Student Achievement Partners offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and 401k. In addition, Student Achievement Partners has an unlimited…

Location

New York, NY

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