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A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products help teachers identify the targeted instruction students need to build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide educators with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than 10 million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit amplify.com.

At Amplify, we put teachers at the center of everything we do. The Professional Development Design and Implementation team designs transformative learning experiences that meet the ever-evolving needs of educators.

The Bilingual Professional Development Design Specialist will work closely with the CKLA and Caminos PD design team to support the development of compelling online and in-person professional learning for educators to support the strong implementation of CKLA and Caminos. The Specialist will report to the Executive Director, Literacy on identifying, prioritizing, conceptualizing, and executing on session initiatives. 

Job Description

Responsibilities of the Specialist of Professional Development Design, Bilingual PK-5 Literacy, include:

  • Support the creation and design of online and in-person session materials (slide decks, Participant Notebooks, handouts, etc.) for professional learning experiences for teachers and leaders to support strong program implementation of CKLA and Caminos
  • Create useful and easy-to-use materials, such as documents, videos, and presentations, that support educators’ understanding of how to implement CKLA and Caminos in a variety of biliteracy models
  • Author and modify course content based on designer and user feedback 
  • Support the creation of onboarding materials to ensure facilitators have the knowledge necessary to deliver the in-person session content
  • Support the PD team with ongoing resource updates, team documentation, and platform updates
  • Create resources aligned to Amplify branding guidelines
  • Copyedit session resources, including slides, slide notes and participant resources
  • Track hours and update team project plan with current deliverable status
  • Attend team and individual meetings 
  • Other tasks as assigned by manager

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, write and speak with academic-level Spanish
  • 3 or more years of experience teaching and/or coaching literacy
  • 2 or more years of experience (at scale) designing and facilitating professional development sessions for educators, both in-person and online, that improve outcomes for students
  • 2 or more years of experience using CKLA and/or Caminos
  • Experience in instructional and graphic design
  • Knowledge of the science of reading, writing, and multilingual learners
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology-based productivity tools and learning management systems, including Microsoft Office, Google Applications, video conferencing tools, EasyGenerator, LearnUpon, etc. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel and facilitate sessions, as needed
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field or comparable experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience designing using Google Slides
  • Experience designing content in an authoring tool
  • Understanding and compassion for the role of the teachers and leaders
  • Experience working with diverse student populations (English learners, SPED, Gifted/Talented, etc.)  
  • Proficiency with Adobe, Canva and Descript
  • Demonstrated client/partnership management experience
  • Master’s or Advanced Degree in Education

-Compensation:

The hourly rate range for this role is $40.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. 

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.

Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.

If selected, a background check will be required. As required by state and local laws and district policies, you may also be required to provide additional documentation, such as proof of vaccination or submit to enhanced background screening, including fingerprints.

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