This is a general listing for qualified candidates in the U.S. As our team assesses our needs, we will reach out to you directly should a position open in your region. Please note that those hired for a Professional Development Specialist position are expected to be within an hour’s driving distance of the host city location. Also note that you may not receive an update regarding your candidacy until we have an open opportunity that matches your location preference, skill set, and interest.
Curriculum Associates seeks a Professional Development Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will need a background in teaching/coaching mathematics, as well as experience leading professional development to school and district leaders. The ideal candidate also possesses flexibility and synergy with different team members including our sales team, teachers, students, and school districts as part of day-to-day interactions. The Professional Development Specialist will be responsible for providing targeted professional development, ongoing in-classroom support, data analysis, daily project management, and communication with district and site leaders. Dynamic, engaging leaders who are interested in making a lasting and direct impact with the way schools teach mathematics to students from grades K-12 are encouraged to apply.
Why join this team:
- Work with multiple stakeholders across large audiences.
- Attend educational conferences related to your role.
- Experience new environments and challenges on a day-to-day basis.
- Collaborate in a supportive environment filled with feedback loops, a strong virtual community, and shared best practices.
- Help districts choose and implement a product with lasting impact on learning.
The impact you’ll have:
- Support district-wide adoptions of the Ready Mathematics program and the i-Ready online diagnostic and instruction program.
- Deliver professional development to teachers, coaches and leaders on how to effectively implement Ready and i-Ready to impact classroom learning.
- Provide on-site targeted support to teachers, coaches and leaders. This may range from providing lesson planning and pacing support, to helping educators analyze data and apply it to instruction, to working with leaders to identify evidence of implementation successes and challenges.
- Work with district leader and site leaders to develop and revise annual professional development plans and schedules.
- Serve as an ambassador for Curriculum Associates, exemplifying the company’s mission-driven approach and commitment to creating better classrooms for students and teachers.
Who we’re looking for:
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 2+ years of experience in teaching mathematics, coaching teachers of mathematics, and providing mathematics professional development. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching mathematics at the K-12 level and/or with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mathematics or mathematics education.
- Strong working knowledge of the Common Core State Standard for Mathematics, Grades K-8 (or comparable state standards), including both the content and practice standards. Preference will be given to candidates with emphasis on the elementary context of math learning and/or understanding of the ELA Standards for K-8.
- Understanding of the ELA Standards for K-8 also preferred.
- Fluency with using digital tools including online assessments, and a high level of comfort discussing and applying data with teachers and leaders.
- Understand principles of adult learning and how to apply them to professional development.
- Ability to manage, monitor, evaluate, and ensure integrity of program implementations.
- Able to provide high-quality classroom coaching informed by a deep understanding of mathematical context to ensure teachers have the skills necessary to delivery CA solutions effectively.
- Willingness to travel.
Compensation & benefits: Competitive salary with great benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, employer contributed 401K, paid internet connection & cell phone, and employees keep all travel points for flights and hotels booked through CA.
Location: This is a general listing for qualified candidates in the U.S. As our team assesses our needs, we will reach out to you directly should a position open in your region. Please note that those hired for a Professional Development Specialist position are expected to be within an hour’s driving distance of the host city location. Please note this is not a remote position.
Timing: Please note that you may not receive an update regarding your candidacy until we have an open opportunity that matches your location preference, skill set, and interest.