Vice President, Curriculum and Instruction

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The Role

The Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction will oversee and develop a fast growing, evolving and high-performing team of 10+ instructional designers, curriculum specialists and assessment developers responsible for the creation of learning materials across Newsela’s suite of products. The goal of the VP, C&I is to lead the overall vision, strategy, and execution for Newsela to be the best solution for core curricula across multiple subjects and to meet the demands of statewide adoptions. The C&I team will lead the creation of learning materials across Newsela’s suite of products, taking third party content and instructionalizing for digital learning. Reporting to the Chief Content Officer, you will partner closely with the Editorial Director, Product Managers (ELA, Social Studies, Science and Social-Emotional Learning) and Project Managers to execute against Newsela’s ongoing Product Roadmap. 

Why You’ll Love This Role

The team you will lead will be core to Newsela’s expansion in the next year and is poised for growth and transformation, working across multiple subjects and enabled with more tools and raw materials to build ever-more engaging learning experiences for students and time-saving, career-enriching resources for teachers. You will be supported, enabled and challenged by your peer leaders in product management, editorial, operations and engineering working together to develop products that have set a new bar for the quality schools should expect from education technology. 

Why We’ll Love You

You have 10+ years of relevant experience including work in some or all of the following, ideally in more than one subject areas: educational publishing, instructional design, standards alignment, personalized learning, literacy development, curriculum mapping, assessment design and production. You’ve done the hard work of unpacking and interpreting learning standards. You’ve worked under deadline to produce polished, published instructional content that reaches broad K-12 audiences. You have set strategy and managed teams to deliver against winning statewide adoptions. Additionally, you have 5+ years of people management experience with a proven record of developing high-performing direct reports and have also been responsible for contracting vendors, consultants and subject matter experts.

About Newsela

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve become an essential solution for 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and serve +25 million users.

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Location

Situated in the New York Times building, our location boasts not only convenience for commuters, but also plenty of food and shopping options nearby.
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What’s the vibe like in the office?

Amazing. Newsela is a trusting and responsible environment where we have control to get our work done when and where is best for us.

Vanessa

Lead Web Application Developer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

On the Community team, we work with school leaders and teachers to create innovative applications of Newsela article content to support our mission to "unlock the written word for everyone". Our goal is to engage and empower educators with tools to enhance their students' learning.

JJ

Educator Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've grown leaps and bounds at Newsela! I initially started out as an enterprise sales development representative and went through a mentorship program to transition to the account management team! I cannot measure the amount of growth I've experienced the past two years.

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Account Manager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Newsela office is a collaborative workspace. The office is designed to reflect the clients we serve. We love to keep our mission of "Unlocking the Written Word for Everyone" top of mind.

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What are Newsela Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Newsela offers the opportunity to join various affinity groups operated by members of each community to help facilitate an inclusive and diverse workplace where all people are valued.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
In addition to weekly virtual wellness events (guided meditation, yoga, etc.), we offer virtual group discussion sessions with a licensed therapist to help navigate a variety of topics and challenges.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Every year we bring Newsela's youngsters to our offices for our Take Your Child to Newsela Day. It's one of our favorite days of the year, filled with crafts, story time, workshops, and even yoga!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free daily breakfast. Employees can select from our cereal bar, yogurts, oatmeal, fruit, granola bars and unlimited cold brew on tap!
Game Room
Our teams love to take time to challenge each other to a game of ping pong or pool throughout the day, and maybe even a ping pong tournament every now and then.
Stocked Kitchen
Newsela has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored seltzer you can handle. You might even be able to catch a Top Chef competition every now and then.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
All remote employees receive a monthly tech allowance to put towards making their home office setup the best it can be.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
All employees receive an annual stipend to put towards professional development or learning courses and resources. We also hold bi-monthly manager training sessions.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer an annual stipend to encourage all employees to keep learning!
Time allotted for learning
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