Professional Development (PD) Designer Independent Contractor and Consultant (Immediate Opening)

Weslaco, TX, United States
Jun 12, 2019
Position at IDEA Public Schools

Role Mission: Professional Development (PD) Designer will be the creator of Business Clerk and Finance Clerk On-boarding and training material. This includes Training material from Business office teams for on-boarding and Scope and Sequence for Business Clerk Quarterly Trainings. The PD designer will collaborate with Business office teams in crafting engaging PD content and materials for the FY 2020. The content will be aligned to current polices and procedures and be scaffolded for Business Clerks at every stage from new hires to senior clerks. PD Designer are essential to ensuring Business clerks receive engaging and aligned on-boarding and trainings.


  • Business Clerk On-boarding Design and Materials
    • Work with Appropriate Finance Team to identify session objectives. Develop self-paced learning modules that include assessments.
    • Ensure that training materials and professional development materials are aligned with IDEA Public Schools Policies and Procedures and state and federal guidelines and include but not limited to the following topics:
      • Finance team structure, roles and core operating mechanisms
      • Financial planning annual process and management
      • Purchasing including the American Express Corporate Card Program
      • Accounts payable including appropriate receiving
      • Fixed assets and the tagging and inventory process
      • Discretionary capital expenditures
      • Student Based Activity Accounting and cash handling
    • Participate in current on-boarding training to help identify gaps and strengths.

  • New and Senior Business Clerks Professional Development Content
    • Author scripted sessions for training of new Business Clerks that include: Facilitator Guides, Guided Notes, Activities and Guiding Questions.
    • Author rigorous sessions for Senior Business Clerks that include self-guided exercises, reflection questions, and activities.
    • Products delivered should function both in-person and via web trainings.
    • All Sessions should have a Learning objective.

  • Manage PD Design Project
    • Maintain and track a Project Schedule or timeline.
    • Revise deliverables during review process and after pilot phase.
    • Participate in regular communication with Financial Planning team.
    • Ensure all staff managing fundraising efforts have completed cash handling training.
    • Provide high-quality, timely product delivery and communication under a remote work environment.
    • Create digital formats of all products.
  • Create Business Clerk PD Scope and Sequence.
    • Aligned to BC Goals and their development as Campus Financial Stewards.
    • Each PD sessions should be scaffolded for each tier of Business Clerk.
    • Scope and Sequence should align with Business office Calendar and Deadlines.

  • Live values of IDEA
    • Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
    • Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
    • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
    • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
    • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
    • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
    • Embodies IDEA's core values

    • Mission Focus - focuses on IDEA's core purpose of getting all students into college
    • Record of Results - holds high expectations for self and others to achieve and surpass intended goals
    • Problem Solving - able to synthesize, analyze, and prioritize data and opportunities to develop strategies for achieving quantifiable goals
    • Communication - effectively conveys information using a variety of channels and techniques
    • Continuous Improvement - proactively identifies opportunities to improve and consistently reflects on past actions to guide future decisions

    • Education: Bachelor's degree required
    • Minimum of three years of teaching experience
    • Experience: 2-3 years of planning and content design

    Knowledge and Skills:
    • Knowledge of basic accounting procedures.
    • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills
    • Superior ability to design curriculum aligned to standards with demonstrated writing ability (curriculum writing sample required)
    • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to the IDEA Public Schools mission

    • $30 per hour. PD Designer must track hours worked and submit monthly invoices detailing hours worked and services performed. PD Designer will not be eligible for IDEA Public Schools' employee benefit offerings.

    IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.