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Project Coordinator (Contract)

Location: Aventura, FL
Date Posted: 05-02-2018
Company Overview:
Nearpod is an award-winning educational technology company that empowers teachers to create engaging and inspiring learning experiences for students by combining access to digital lessons, interactive features (see our Virtual Field Trips and 3D objects initiatives) and real-time assessments. Nearpod has become a leader - and teacher favorite - in teaching and learning.
Since its launch in 2012, Nearpod has seen wide adoption in the K-12 market; In 2017, teachers from over 60% of U.S. school districts, taught over 2.3 million Nearpod lessons reaching students over 50 million times and engaging them over 250 million times in formative assessment interactions.  We have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and local news channels across the country.
Nearpod is headquartered in Miami, Florida and is backed by notable investors that include: Insight Venture Partners, Reach Capital, Storm Ventures, the Stanford StartX Fund, the Knight Enterprise Fund, Arsenal Ventures, Marc Benioff (the CEO of Salesforce) and Scott Cook (founder and Chairman of Intuit) and his wife, Signe Ostby.

Location: Aventura, FL
Department: Content
Position: Freelance Project Coordinator
Position Overview:
Nearpod’s Content Team is looking to bring on a Freelance Project Coordinator for a 6 month contract. As a Project Manager on the content team you will manage the development, design, and publishing process of a specific content offering that leverages research-based instructional practices to maximize Nearpod’s interactive features and engages students as teachers  facilitate instruction.
Role and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the development and creation of  lesson plans for engaging ready-to-teach lessons for a K-12 supplemental content offering
  • Collaborate with Scriptwriters and Graphic Designers to define and execute digital content production projects
  • Provide suggestions and formal proposals to improve digital content design
  • Ensuring educational deliverables meet learning objectives
  • Deliver projects on-time and within budget and scope
  • Review final lessons after production
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Available to work 40 hours/week minimum
  • Undergraduate degree from from an accredited college or university required
  • Teaching certification or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred
  • 2 years of project management required
  • Spanish fluency required
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in publishing or education
  • Strong familiarity with academic standards preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in pedagogy and instructional design
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Suite and Google Suite  
  • Incredible precision, attention to detail, and organization skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A passion for bringing technology into the classroom as well as a desire to learn about education technology and curriculum trends
  • Ability to work independently and be responsible for meeting goals
  • Energetic, with a strong work ethic, and excellent track record of success
Employment Requirements: Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without restrictions
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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