Teachstone Training

  • Director of Content

    Job Locations US-VA-Charlottesville
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/22/2019 12:39 PM)
    ID
    2019-1092
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Content Innovation
  • Overview

    Teachstone Training is looking to attract a Director of Courseware and Content Innovation to help achieve its goal of transforming the quality of classroom instruction. Teachstone is founded on the premise that how teachers engage and interact with their students is what matters. The widely respected CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) measure is the foundation for our work.

     

    The Director will lead Teachstone’s existing Content Innovation team and collaborate with stakeholders from across the company to create and deliver innovative in-person training, technology-supported and online content, engaging learning interactions, and effective assessments. This position will report to Teachstone’s Chief Impact Officer.

    Responsibilities

    Manage Teachstone’s Adult Education Strategy / Theory of Change

    • Identify common pedagogical elements and design strategies to be used across all products and courses.
    • Incorporate current best practices and anticipate research trends in designing and implementing learning experiences of all types (face to face, online, and blended).
    • Develop creative instructional and assessment strategies and adapt process or technology solutions to meet new or evolving business needs.
    • Participate in cross-functional teams to identify strategic challenges, recommend solutions, develop policy, and plan development.

     

     

    Manage Content Development and Maintenance

    • In collaboration with team members, improve upon, implement and maintain processes and formats for designing and developing courses and learning modules.
    • Maintain a comprehensive development and production plan and timelines for all development/production projects and ensure efficiency.
    • Create evaluation plans and establish metrics to quantify performance, assess customer satisfaction, and inform prioritization.
    • Work with the Teachstone Product Management and Software Applications teams to ensure successful course delivery.
    • Monitor experimental and pilot courses; plan and manage the integration of successful innovations with existing processes.
    • Partner with external vendors and oversee their performance. 
    • Oversee Teachstone’s video processes, library, and systems
    • Manage Teachstone’s accreditations, including periodic compliance reviews

     

    Team Management

    • Managing and developing a diverse and effective team
    • Planning and delegating work effectively
    • Communicating and monitoring performance expectations
    • Motivating and developing direct reports
    • Managing collaboration of staff with internal Teachstone teams

    Qualifications

    • Advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g., Education, Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction). 
    • Ten or more years of experience in managing, designing, developing and delivering modular learning activities, courses and assessments that apply instructional design principles and combine advanced techniques for course creation and delivery including authoring tools, techniques, and content management systems.
    • Experience presenting performance reports based on quantitative and qualitative evaluations and developing proposals and business cases for executive review and decision-making. 
    • Experience designing and delivering online as well as face-to-face learning modules. 
    • Experience managing development budgets.
    • Understanding of current and evolving adult education pedagogy.
    • Ability to work across many units within the organization and build strong, collaborative relationships.
    • 3 or more years of experience in a people management role.

     

    Desired Additional Qualifications:

    • Experience designing and producing content within a Learning Management System.
    • Experience using the CLASS measure, or a willingness to learn the CLASS measure.
    • Knowledge of the field of adult education (higher ed or professional learning) and Early Childhood Education (a plus).

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