Manager, Professional Development Partnerships, Science

Brooklyn, NY, US
Jul 22, 2021
A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves five million students in all 50 states.

Amplify builds innovative and compelling digital educational products that empower teachers and students across the country. We have a long history as the leading innovator in K-12 education - and have been described as the best tech company in education and the best education company in tech.

Amplify works with educators and students across the country. We don't believe that our work is over the moment a teacher has a new curriculum program or software license. Instead, it's just beginning: we work side-by-side with educators and school leaders, helping them to implement our print and digital products in the lived reality of classrooms and schools, ultimately to make a difference for students.

Amplify is seeking an experienced education leader who has designed and delivered professional development for school- and district-wide audiences, led programmatic change, and managed senior-level relationships across a school or network of schools. The Manager of Professional Development Partnerships will lead professional development partnerships across a region or regions, supporting school partners with implementing Amplify Science and managing and coaching a regional cohort of Professional Learning Specialists.

Regional professional development management responsibilities include: collaborating with school, district, and/or state partners to develop, evolve, and expand their professional development strategy and plans; coordinating and ensuring strong execution of professional learning engagements in collaboration with internal teams and at times, select external partners; synthesizing and reviewing professional development data; hiring, onboarding, training, and ongoing coaching of Professional Learning Specialists; leading and collaborating on team and operational initiatives to ensure smooth execution of PD; and delivery of professional development to educators as needed. The ultimate goal of this work is to support high-quality science instruction in classrooms and the successful expansion of Amplify Science. This Manager of Professional Development Partnerships position will initially focus on supporting Amplify's partners in the Southeast.

Responsibilities of the Manager, Professional Development Partnerships:

Customer-facing Partnership Management Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with school, district, and state partners implementing Amplify Science and guide them in developing, evolving, and expanding their PD strategy and plans
  • Lead customer calls to clarify and refine PD plan based on districts' needs; learn school- or district-specific context that may influence the PD; and ensure the assigned Professional Learning Specialist is prepared to deliver against this plan
  • Review and synthesize relevant data, including professional development surveys and program data, to support customer conversations and PD planning
  • Travel to schools and districts across the nation to deliver services and build strong academic relationships, consistent with Amplify's then current travel policy

PD Design & Operations Responsibilities
  • Collaborate closely with internal teams, including Sales, Implementation, and Educational Partnership Managers, from pre-sale through post-sale stages in order to ensure PD planning and delivery are seamless and support the expansion of Amplify products
  • Facilitate and participate in regional meetings with Sales and other internal teams to report on the status of district implementations
  • Lead and collaborate on team-wide operational initiatives to support smooth, efficient delivery of PD, as needed and assigned by manager
  • Maintain current information regarding status of a school or district's implementation for internal and external reporting and manage delivery reports of scheduled and outstanding PD sessions
  • Ensure PD plans for Science customers are delivered within budget and that revenue is recognized appropriately
  • Work collaboratively with the PD Development team to write, review and create professional development and teacher materials
  • Collaborate with Product and other internal teams to share feedback from the field and relevant updates with Professional Learning Specialists

Professional Learning Specialist Support
  • Forecast hiring needs for new Professional Learning Specialists and conduct hiring - reviewing resumes, interviewing, and crafting tasks for potential hires.
  • Onboard and support the ongoing development of Professional Learning Specialists, developing and delivering internal trainings (remote and/or onsite) related to our Amplify Science PD offerings and general PD facilitation best practices
  • Collaborate with Science PD team to design scalable, cost-effective certification pathways for new sessions and/or program components, communicate program updates ongoing to Professional Learning Specialists, and lead internal meetings and trainings
  • Develop and maintain budget related to onboarding and internal training
  • Supervise a region or group of PL Specialists, reviewing their performance based on survey data and providing continued coaching as needed
  • Collaborate with PD Operations and use Salesforce scheduling data to ensure appropriate assignments for PL Specialists

Basic Qualifications of the Manager, Professional Development Partnerships, Science:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of K-8 classroom teaching experience
  • Experience (at scale) designing and delivering professional development sessions and helping educators adopt new practices.
  • Experience developing and managing large-scale projects in an education setting, including creating detailed plans, forecasting and meeting deadlines, and maintaining a budget.
  • Ability to analyze PD session data as well as district-level implementation data to inform practice and next steps.
  • Experience with hiring, onboarding, and managing teams of people.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of technology integration in workshops and in the classroom
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of technology-based productivity tools such as Microsoft, Google Applications, etc...)
  • Ability to travel regionally and nationally (per travel policy)

Preferred Qualifications of the Manager, Professional Development Partnerships, Science:
  • Experience as an Instructional Leader and/or Curriculum Developer across a district or network of schools
  • Biliteracy a plus (Spanish)
  • Experience delivering science PD at Amplify

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.

Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs