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Director, Learning, and Design

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Title: Director, Learning, and Design 

Location: Remote (Potential 10-20% travel needed to attend events and visit schools) 

Start Date: January/February 2022


Who We Are 

Blue Engine is an education nonprofit that optimizes the power of team teaching, the approach of having multiple teachers work together in a classroom in service of a shared outcome for students. Blue Engine partners with school systems to maximize the potential inherent in every classroom, teacher, and student, so that every learner thrives no matter their race, income level, or learning style. We do this by optimizing how teams of teachers work together to individualize instruction for every student. In doing so, Blue Engine delivers mindset shifts and effective practices for teachers and engaging, identity-affirming learning experiences for students.

 

This approach has yielded dramatic gains in academic achievement: Algebra students in BE classrooms demonstrate six additional months of learning in a single school year. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the existing inequities that affect low-income students from marginalized communities. Blue Engine programs are uniquely positioned to ensure students are seen as individuals and instruction is tailored to their needs by removing barriers and increasing accessibility. After more than a decade of operating in New York City, Blue Engine is expanding its impact to different geographies, including Washington, DC, and Louisiana.


The Role

Blue Engine is on a mission to establish team teaching as a proven tool that education leaders across the country can deploy to individualize instruction for every student. Over the next three years, Blue Engine will grow by 10x to at least 20 systems, reaching 14,000 students. To meet these ambitious growth goals, Blue Engine will build the sector’s knowledge and generate a national dialogue about the potential of team teaching as a lever to individualize instruction for all students. Blue Engine will do this work by building its brand awareness and sharing insights and best practices.

The Director of Learning and Design will be responsible for raising brand awareness by sharing insights and best practices externally. This role will sit on our Learning, Design, and Impact (L, D&I) team and will be responsible for working cross-functionally with the Development and Communications, Sales, and Program Implementation teams. The Director of Learning and Design will lead strategy and execution of initiatives that build awareness of Blue Engine's unique value proposition -- supporting educators to develop effective inclusive classrooms that leverage the expertise of multiple adults. These awareness-building initiatives include, but are not limited to: leading our conference presentation strategy, stewarding partnerships with like-minded organizations, developing research-based thought leadership pieces, and developing additional product offerings that build awareness of the critical mindsets and practices in inclusive co-taught settings. Additionally, as a member of the L, D & I team, the Director, L&D will be responsible for leading on the codification of annual learning insights that will be disseminated to relevant audiences.

What You Will Do

  1. Support the execution of Blue Engine's long-term comms plan by co-leading public awareness campaigns (aimed at highlighting our work amongst educators) in collaboration with the Communication Team (50%) 
  2. Lead program-specific conference strategy: Identify and maintain a list of target conferences, write conference proposals, design materials (powerpoints, handouts), and prepare presenters for delivering presentations by leading practices and rehearsals (Example of a past conference presentation). 
  3. Create high-quality, research-based writing on Blue Engine’s Core Program Model: Write thought leadership (white papers, one-pagers, etc) that supports the field and builds awareness of Blue Engine’s work (Example of a past thought leadership piece). 
  4. Build awareness of BE with like-minded organizations: Expand BE’s network, by sharing Blue Engine’s tools and resources and connecting with those at the forefront of inclusion practices.
  5. Develop program proposals that increase Blue Engine’s visibility: Lead on proposals that will support Blue Engine’s ability to provide aligned services to districts and state education agencies.
  6. Update team on advocacy, policy, and community initiatives that impact the work of Blue Engine: Conduct research to identify key policy issues that connect to Blue Engine’s work and ensure that Blue Engine is positioned, where appropriate, to share information and support these policy initiatives.


  1. Develop a strategy for designing additional product offerings that support Blue Engine’s awareness-building initiatives (30%) 
  2. Conduct research on strategies for external knowledge sharing as well as uncover customer needs to identify new opportunities for program offerings (ex. online courses, selling knowledge products, etc)  
  3. Project manage and collaborate with the designers across the team to translate our program knowledge into new mediums (webinars, etc) 
  4. Create resources for external audiences that can be easily shared such as one-pager guides, presentations, and case studies
  5. Identify and measure key performance metrics for any external knowledge sharing 
  6. Ensure all offerings exemplify our core values and center the voices of our stakeholders.


  1. Collaborate with the VP, Learning, Design, and Impact to codify and clearly communicate the team’s annual improvement strategies and insights (20%) 
  2. Work across the L,D, & I team to ensure all key stakeholders are aware of internal learnings by utilizing strategies such as quarterly updates, annual learning reports, learning walks, and visits, knowledge sharing, etc and maintaining the calendar for sharing key insights 
  3. Collaborate with HR on centralized onboarding for staff on Blue Engine’s Core Program Model and Delivery Model 
  4. Establish guidelines and maintain team organization systems as needed (i.e, DELVE for research and interviews, team calendar, google drive guidelines) 
  5. Codify learning processes by developing internal knowledge management for yearly learning initiatives 
  6. Provide cross-team support for our learning agenda (our annual improvement process) by supporting on discrete research initiatives. 


Org-Wide Responsibilities 

  • Champion Blue Engine’s mission & demonstrate strong alignment with organizational culture and values. 
  • Be a champion of BE’s mission and operate with a “students first” mentality
  • Proactively give constructive feedback to help Blue Engine continuously improve
  • Uphold and live out our Core Values and Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness, and anti-racism
  • Participate in collective organization-wide responsibilities and events


Who We Need

We fundamentally believe that we are better together than we are as individuals. Our team supports one another to reflect, improve, and push our individual and collective practice to new levels. We are looking for someone who will bring their ideas, experience, and perspective as well as someone who has a natural sense of curiosity, a desire to learn, and thrives in cultures that foster open and honest feedback. An ideal candidate will be research-oriented, enjoys codifying knowledge into simple, usable resources, and wants to authentically center the voices, perspectives, and lived experiences of students and teachers. We are looking for someone who is passionate about inclusion in education and has a solid understanding of the systemic barriers and challenges to developing truly inclusive classrooms.


Specifically, we are searching for an individual who possesses the following:  

  • 3-5 years of experience in K-12 education, either as a teacher or through other work in schools and/or educational organizations
  • Deep passion for advocating for inclusive classrooms in the K-12 setting, with an understanding of educational topics and research related to serving diverse learners (including students with disabilities and English Language Learners); degree in a major related to supporting diverse learners is not required, but an added plus 
  • DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSIVENESS: Demonstrated belief in the value of diversity, inclusivity, and anti-racism; awareness of cultural values, biases, and differences in self and others; ability to apply critical race equity analysis to all materials and seek out diverse perspectives to ensure our materials are consistently aligned to bedrock value; able to connect with diverse stakeholders and center their voices in design 
  • PROJECT PLANNER: Demonstrated strengths in being a self-starter and ability to develop a strategy and work through ambiguity to create project scope and sequences with strong attention to detail
  • STRONG WRITER/COMMUNICATOR: Strong writer with superb active listening skills; able to make complex ideas accessible and clear to a broad range of audiences and use both head and heart in written communications  
  • DESIGNER: Highly creative and skilled at translating complex ideas into simple easy-to-digest products and experiences. Able to work with our content experts to develop foundational presentations, learning modules, and concrete resources for external educational audiences (school and district leaders, teachers, educational experts, and advocates) that shift mindsets and build knowledge in Blue Engine’s core practices 
  • IMPROVER: Self-reflects to be able to identify improvements needed in approach; values and solicits feedback to improve performance and able to incorporate critical feedback into practice
  • COLLABORATOR: Superb collaboration, comfortable with lateral and upward management; proactively seeks diverse perspectives, and solicits new information to inform decision making and planning; comfort in working with evolving information and strategy


Compensation

The salary range for this role is $80,000-$110,000. Compensation for this role will depend on a number of factors, including qualifications, experience and internal equity alignment. Blue Engine employees are provided comprehensive benefits, including six weeks of paid time off.


TO APPLY

Applicants should submit their application (resume, writing sample & application questions) via this link. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

OUR APPROACH TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSIVITY

Blue Engine is more than an “equal opportunity employer.” We acknowledge the roles we play as educators and leaders in the systems of oppression and racism that exist in our city, our communities, and our classrooms, and strive to become an actively anti-racist organization. We do this first by articulating the value of diversity, inclusivity, and equity as separate yet interwoven concepts; we evaluate decisions and policies through the lens of diversity, inclusivity, and equity; we pursue opportunities for continued learning about how historic and current systems of oppression manifest in individuals and organizations; we strive to increase our collective awareness of the cultural values, biases, and differences in self and others; we utilize skills of interruption to bring to bear cultural breaches along the lines of diversity, inclusivity, and anti-racism and combine these approaches to embrace and resolve conflict while fostering growth. We make this commitment because we know it enables us to more meaningfully connect with each other, our students, and the communities in which we work.

Title: Director, Learning, and Design 

Location: Remote (Potential 10-20% travel needed to attend events and visit schools) 

Start Date: January/February 2022


Who We Are 

Blue Engine is an education nonprofit that optimizes the power of team…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    24 de janeiro de 2022
  • Nível profissional
    Profissional
Salário
USD $80.000 - USD $110.000
/ ano
Compensation for this role will depend on a number of factors, including qualifications, experience and internal equity alignment.

Benefícios

Blue Engine employees are provided comprehensive benefits, including six weeks of paid time off.

Blue Engine employees are provided comprehensive benefits, including six weeks of paid time off.

Localização

Virtual
O trabalho pode ser executado em qualquer lugar de Estados Unidos
Local Associado
142 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States
11th Floor

Como se inscrever

Applicants should submit their application (resume, writing sample & application questions) via this link. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applicants should submit their application (resume, writing sample & application questions) via this link. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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