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.
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.