Lead Content Editor, Assessment

 Great Minds - Company site
 January 12, 2022
 Remote job

Job descripton

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks a Lead Content Editor, Assessment to join our dynamic Humanities team.

COMPANY PROFILE

Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1000 people.

For additional information please visit: www.greatminds.org

OUR MARKET POSITION

Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

Position Summary

The Lead Content Editor, Assessment will support the Managing Editor, Assessment in the launch, implementation, and execution of the Great Minds Humanities assessment strategy. The Lead Content Editor will be responsible for maintaining quality control of assessments and reports, monitoring and improving team processes, providing clear documentation of guidelines, and supporting cross-team communication. This role is an exceptional opportunity for a highly organized and detail-oriented editor who possesses K-12 content knowledge and pedagogical expertise, experience in digital assessment development, passion for high-quality, knowledge-building curriculum, and the belief that every child is capable of greatness. While the work is remote, this will also be a highly collaborative position, necessitating a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation.

Responsibilities

  • Support the Managing Editor, Assessment in the implementation of the Great Minds Humanities assessment strategy by:
    • Ensuring high-quality and on-time completion of all assessment and reporting deliverables throughout the production lifecycle
    • Implementing a process for providing editorial oversight during the review cycle of assessment products to maintain quality control
    • Informing, monitoring, and consistently improving a sound process for digital assessment development, including digital authoring and/or ingestion into a Content Management System (CMS)
    • Implementing processes to ensure that assessment, especially digital, is integrated with the curriculum and learning design of Great Minds Humanities products
    • Maintaining and developing training programs and onboarding processes for curriculum developers to build their knowledge and understanding of the functionality of the digital assessment platform
    • Reviewing assessments created by the curriculum development teams and providing clear and timely feedback aligned to the Humanities Team vision for assessments
  • Problem-solve to help the curriculum development teams build capacity to create high-quality integrated assessment products by established deadlines
  • Provide technical expertise in an advisory capacity to the curriculum development teams by collaborating on drafts of test documents, including maps, blueprints, scoring guidance, and any other technical specifications
  • Curate and consistently iterate resources to ensure that the curriculum development teams continuously grow capacity for conceptualizing, writing, and editing of written and digital assessments
  • Collaborate with the curriculum development team leadership to provide educative feedback, timely support, and just-in-time PD for assessment developers, curriculum developers, and curriculum development team reviewers
  • Represent the Assessment Team in communications with internal and external stakeholders with professionalism and proficiency when called upon to do so
  • Conduct research in support of assessment development

Job requirements

  • 5-6 years of relevant experience
  • Experience working in a digital curriculum and assessment development role in the area of literacy
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Learnosity or an equivalent digital assessment platform
  • Proven track record of leading cross-functional efforts with a collaborative approach
  • Deep content knowledge in English, literature, or literacy (additional expertise with social studies curriculum development and instructional design an added bonus)
  • Substantial knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
  • Familiarity with a mindset that values an iterative cycle of ideation, including thought partnering, prototyping, drafting, development, review, and revision
  • Proficiency with or alignment to Wit & Wisdom’s instructional design and pedagogy
  • Strong editing skills with the capacity to handle incredibly precise and detail-oriented work, using a complicated set of editorial guidelines
  • Impeccable social and oral communication and writing skills, including the ability to communicate and collaborate with a diverse set of personalities in a variety of positions
  • Clear and succinct writing skills, with the ability to produce content aligned to the organizational and product vision
  • Strong organizational habits necessary for successful goal setting, project management, collective decision making, deadline execution, and record keeping
  • Facility working with tools required within digital spaces (e.g. Sharepoint, Excel)
  • Avid commitment to and concern for the details required for accomplishing a task, no matter how small
  • Demonstrated empathy for the user experience of teachers and students in digital assessment environments

Ideal Attributes

  • Passion for and commitment to the importance of high-quality, knowledge-rich curriculum
  • Embrace a learner mindset that is receptive to the perspectives of others
  • Commitment to high standards and continuous improvement
  • Proficiency at both working independently and collaborating as part of a team
  • Ability to remain flexible in an ambiguous, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Appreciation for the challenges and victories faced every day by classroom teachers
  • Empathy, curiosity, and the desire to continually grow as a learner
  • Positivity in all situations, bringing proactive problem-solving orientation to every task
  • Receptivity to feedback with a focus on reflective practice
  • Commitment to collective authorship
  • Deep belief that every child is capable of greatness

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Status

  • Full-time

Location

  • Remote
  • Future travel (5-10%) may be required.

The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for the role. For residents of the State of Colorado the expected salary range for this position is $63,353.99 – $74,440.94. This range may vary above and below the expected amounts in the State of Colorado. In addition to the Company’s benefit offerings, the position may be eligible for additional annual incentives at the Company’s discretion. Any offered salary and other incentives are based on market data, applicant skills and relevant experience, degrees, certifications and internal equity considerations.

If selected for an interview a background check will be required.

Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.