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TabSchool Program Officer

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Visions Global Empowerment


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Published 27 days ago

November 9, 2020

Title: TabSchool Program Officer

Length of Position: Full-time (*initial 90-day probationary period)

Location: Irvine, CA

Call for Applicants: Visions is seeking candidates who are passionate about early grades literacy, curriculum development, education technology, instructional design & international development to join our team. We are looking for a candidate who is excited about the prospect of working with teachers to create fun e-learning games, gamifying content for young learners, writing original stories and working for a growing grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to social change. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

Introduction: Visions Global Empowerment (“Visions”) is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to youth education and empowerment. Founded in 2003 and incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit organization in the U.S. in 2008, Visions’ mission is to enable social change through inclusive education, leadership development and technology for youth affected by poverty, conflict and disability. Visions strives to empower local civil society by partnering with nonprofits and other civil society partners to develop meaningful, thoughtful, and long-term programs that serve the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. Our current countries of operation include Sri Lanka, India, Ethiopia and Nicaragua, where we have invested over $11 million in educational initiatives over the past 17 years.

TabSchool, an initiative of Visions, is being developed as a collaborative, open-source platform offering tools for high quality e-learning content creation and access. The mission of TabSchool is to deliver offline, tablet-based e-learning resources to marginalized children globally. Amongst other efforts, the TabSchool team is currently developing its ‘Game Changer’, a platform feature that allows anyone to build, translate, and customize e-learning games.

Position Overview: This position will report to the TabSchool Education Program Manager. The TabSchool Program Officer will assist the Education Program Manager with a range of tasks, including content creation, workshop planning, research, database management, testing new platform features, quality assurance of games, partner communications, and other related assignments.

Given that TabSchool is newly evolving, this position will require flexibility, the ability to multitask, strong communications skills and willingness to travel (when safe and able to do so, in light of the current pandemic).

Job Responsibilities:

e-learning Games & Platform Development

* Assist the Program Manager with creating, scripting, reviewing and improving e-learning content for TabSchool, with an initial focus on early grades literacy

*Author and edit e-books, poems, stories and dialogues for TabSchool literacy games

* Compile Common Core standards for literacy and other subjects, cross-checking U.S. standards with other relevant countries’ standards as needed

* Support the process of creating sequenced standards in order to inform e-learning content development

*Conduct ongoing Quality Assurance of TabSchool games on laptops and tablets and make recommendations for improvements as needed

* Trial and test game templates produced by the tech team, offering recommendations for feedback

*Assist in the recruitment of contractors who will contribute to e-learning game creation, including teachers, voiceover artists, illustrators, graphic designers and coders, posting opportunities online as needed and managing logistics of their submissions

* Assist in creating, editing, translating and improving TabSchool games and e-books by using Game Changer tools to insert text, voiceovers, sounds and image assets as needed

Workshop Planning and Teacher Support

* Assist the Program Manager in building a global network of educators contributing to platform content, including through ongoing TabSchool teacher workshops

* In conjunction with the Program Manager, establish standard procedures for reviewing work submitted by consultants or platform contributors

* Assist the Program Manager with creating tools and materials to support teacher use of the TabSchool platform and the implementation of e-learning programs in schools

Database Management

* Input and regularly update data into TabSchool’s CRM database, including properly archiving ebooks, videos, games, partners, and other relevant information

* Track the status and reporting requirements of licensing agreements with partners and ensure compliance

* Catalogue and tag all educational content that will be uploaded to the TabSchool platform

Research, Communications & Reporting

* Research high quality e-book, video and e-learning game-based producers in order to document best practices and make recommendations for partnerships or procurement

* Support the Partnerships Manager as needed with preliminary research on educational organizations, nonprofits, corporations and institutions in the U.S. and globally to inform strategic partnerships, funding opportunities and program development

* Attend Educational Technology conferences and report to the team on lessons learned and connections made

* Assist the Program Manager in preparing updates to donors, contributors, users and partners as required

* Provide general support to the TabSchool team on various tasks as programs evolve

Requirements:

* Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, International Education, International Development, or related field

* Minimum 3+ years work experience in Education Technology, Teaching / Education, Technology and/or non-profit sector

* Must hold a passport and be willing to travel both domestically & internationally as required o Travel will be scheduled only if needed on occasion

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills

* Must be willing to work out of the Visions office located in Irvine, CA (when not traveling)

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

* Graduate degree in Education Technology, Education, Literacy, Curriculum Design, Teacher Education or related field

* Classroom-based teaching experience

* Familiarity with the U.S. Common Core Standards

* Research skills in quantitative methods

* Proficiency in languages in addition to English

Compensation: $60,000 / year (*Visions does not currently offer any benefits)

Title: TabSchool Program Officer

Length of Position: Full-time (*initial 90-day probationary period)

Location: Irvine, CA

Call for Applicants: Visions is seeking candidates who are passionate about early grades literacy, curriculum…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Location

Irvine, CA

How to Apply

Please send a CV (with 2 references) and a cover letter.

Please send a CV (with 2 references) and a cover letter.

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