ELSF is Hiring a Director of Tools and Implementation!

March 18, 2021
Do you know the K-12 landscape and have depth of experience developing tools and PL for education leaders? We want to hear from you!

The Director of Tools and Implementation will lead efforts to ensure effective implementation of ELSF core tools and resources by outlining the vision, direction, priorities, and progress of use of ELSF tools and resources. These tools and resources are designed to meet the needs of key audiences, including content developers, state and district adoption committees, and professional learning providers, with the overarching goal of supporting the mission of ELSF: to increase the quality and supply of high quality materials for English Learners. All tools must be designed to integrate research-based practices and to meet the needs of each end user. Specific metrics to assess usability and impact must be developed and tracked to inform continuous improvement and impact. Salary range: $90,000-$110,000 annually; Status: Non-Exempt.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Articulate a strategy for coherent implementation and impact of tools and resources to meet the needs of the field and overall organizational goals
  • Create a long term plan, goals and milestones for implementation of each tool
  • Review existing tools and resources and develop a plan to share and refresh content as needed
  • Collaborate closely with Senior Director of Content to prioritize, plan and produce tools needed for the field
  • Promote coherence between tools
  • Manage process to collect feedback from end users about their future content needs and usefulness of ELSF tools
  • Measure use of and impact of tools; make adjustments to meet usage and impact goals
  • Manage and meet budget goals for tool development
  • Facilitate professional learning content for each core tool
  • Curate resources, blog posts, and news resources available to the field through the ELSF website and social media outlets

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

  • A deep theoretical grounding in sociocultural theories of learning, equity issues, the relationship between language learning and content development, and an understanding of the English language learning environment and what teachers and students need for rigorous, grade-level instruction and learning. Experience with curriculum development as it relates to English learners is a plus.
  • Able to apply educational theory and research-driven approaches to create and adapt tools to solve complex problems.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in Education or a related field
  • Track record of success in either developing or managing the creation of user tools. Demonstrated understanding of adult learning theory a plus. Ability to identify priorities for and barriers to usability for a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop written communication (textual, digital, and visual) to advance the mission of ELSF
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans
  • Demonstrated ability to design and facilitate professional learning programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage remote teams
  • Systems-level thinking, and able to provide people with support with both technical and adaptive challenges.
  • Interest in contributing to a national movement to transform instructional materials to be more inclusive of the needs of ELs

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