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The Role

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

Why Youll Love This Role

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

Why Well 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 & production. Youve done the hard work of unpacking & interpreting learning standards. Youve worked under deadline to produce polished, published instructional content that reaches broad K-12 audiences. You have set strategy & 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 & have also been responsible for contracting vendors, consultants & 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 & tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds & interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, weve become an essential solution for 90% of U.S. K-12 schools & serve +25 million users.

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