Type : Full-time Employment, salaried-exempt status
Scope : 1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week
Location : Portland, Oregon (preferred, but remote candidates in the United States are welcome)
Deadline : Open until filled.
We are seeking an experienced educational professional comfortable being empowered to help our clients solve problems that make a difference in the lives of educators and students everywhere. We are seeking someone eager to bring their perspective and expertise, to cultivate a project, process, or idea, and see it through to help us exceed our clients’ expectations.
You will be working collaboratively with your peers on interesting problems that leverage your skills and classroom experience. One week you may be authoring content that supports K-12 educator professional development, the next week, developing online project based learning materials, followed by a week of market research and instructional design. If this sounds like you, then join us in creating solutions for our clients that improve the process and practice of teaching and learning.
Learning Experience Designers at Clarity design and develop professional learning and instructional materials and resources using a variety of technology, formats (digital and print), and modalities (e.g., face to face, hybrid, online). They conduct research; perform analysis; apply digital pedagogy and instructional design; create and edit content for publication in multiple media; participate in internal meetings and with clients; and, conduct other duties as assigned.
Who we hire for this role is expected to contribute to Clarity’s success through their expertise and skills in instructional design, content development, adult learning theory, and pedagogy for performing the following major job duties:
- Writing, reviewing, revising and extending educational and instructional materials and resources designed for use by our clients and their customers (educators, education leaders, and students);
- Producing screencasts, tables, figures, presentations, documentation, and other materials in multiple media and integrating content from others;
- Researching and applying knowledge of technology usage in schools to make hardware and software integration suggestions for client projects;
- Collaborating with colleagues from other departments to give feedback on instructional design, functionality, and content for a variety of projects; and,
- Working closely within a team and goal-oriented environment, in a proactive manner, assuming such responsibilities as are necessary to get the job done (i.e., no such thing as ‘not my job’).
You are expected to be very proficient at:
- Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal and informal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others;
- Developing, editing, and/or revising instructional materials and resources for self-guided, interactive online professional development courses that accommodate different levels or types of learners, teaching strategies and delivery methods;
- Preparing and presenting complex concepts in a clear and comprehensible manner so that others may learn and act on the information presented;
- Building, formatting, and publishing interactive elearning content using a variety of content management and learning management systems;
- Conducting needs assessments to develop and/or revise instructional, learning, or performance objectives for online or hybrid learning experiences;
- Compiling and summarizing research-based best practices for instruction with a focus on digital pedagogy; and,
- Following an established editorial direction, voice, tone, pace, pattern and style when developing content.
You are expected to have a working understanding of:
- Principles and methods for curriculum and training design and teaching and instruction for individuals and groups;
- Culturally responsive pedagogy, trauma-informed instruction, anti-biased and anti-racist lenses for content development;
- Web-based technologies and their effect on the teaching and learning experience, including their capabilities and limitations;
- Popular edtech solutions for conducting formative assessments, delivering instructional and interactive content to mobile devices, creating, curating, and sharing content, and facilitating virtual real-time collaboration; and,
- At least one device ecosystem (e.g., Chromebooks, Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS/MacOS devices).
You are expected to have a background integrating into your instructional practice at least three (3) of the following areas:
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
- Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
- Career Technical Education (CTE)
- Computational Thinking
- Early Childhood Education (ECE)
- Project-based Learning (PBL)
- Special Education
- Educator Professional Development
- Digital Citizenship, Security & Privacy
You are expected to be familiar with at least two (2) of the following:
- ISTE Standards for Students
- ISTE Standards for Educators
- Common Core State Standards
- Next Generation Science Standards
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles
- Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
Candidates are expected to have at least six (6) years combined experience as a K-12 classroom educator or certified instructional specialist, coach, or teacher on special assignment.
Candidates are also expected to have a proven track-record of creating content for use in professional development and instructional environments for a minimum of four (4) years. (This may overlap with other experience requirements.) Your work portfolio should have examples that illustrate your ability to perform the duties above with increasing responsibility or complexity.
Preference is given to candidates that also have experience serving at least one year as a school- or district-level administrator, professional development specialist, teacher on special assignment, or instructional technology coordinator.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required. Desired and preferred, though not required, are any combination of the following:
- Prior graduate-level courses towards, or successful completion of, an advanced degree (master’s or doctorate) in school administration, education policy, instructional strategies, educational technology, or a closely related field;
- Current teaching or administrator credentials;
- Certification with: Google, Apple, Microsoft, ISTE, or UDL; or,
- Membership in a professional organization related to your field of expertise.
Learning Experience Designers:
- Report to the Creative Services Manager;
- Participate in weekly status meetings with their Client Lead(s);
- Communicate their progress on assigned projects and tasks;
- Are held accountable to their Client Lead(s) for achieving agreed outcomes;
- Provide support and feedback to their peers as requested; and,
- Solicit guidance and/or support from their Manager and Client Lead(s), as needed.
Our team is presently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue for the foreseeable future (i.e., until public health officials permit organizations to return to work). When hired, we will assist you with setting up for remote working.
This position is paid no less than $83,800 annually, and is adjusted upwards based on your experience and qualifications, and internal pay equity. Please note that our salary offer will be non-negotiable to preserve internal pay equity for all employees. We then evaluate compensation no less than annually and may make adjustments based on your job performance and professional growth, market data, and to ensure internal pay equity.
This position requires successful completion of employment and education verification and a COVID-19 vaccine (unless exempt by applicable law) as conditions of employment. A failure to meet these requirements may result in the retraction of a job offer and/or other actions, up to and including termination of employment.