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ELL Content Development Specialist (Full Time or Part Time)

Location: Miami, FL
Date Posted: 07-14-2017
Company Overview:
Nearpod is an award-winning education technology company focused on developing digital learning tools, virtual reality and interactive content across mobile devices that provides teachers an easy and efficient way to leverage technology in the classroom by creating learning experiences that engage and inspire students.
 
Since its launch in 2012 Nearpod has become a leader (& teacher favorite) in the K-12 market and is now currently used in 1 out of 10 schools in the United States by over 100K teachers and 5M+ students on a monthly basis. 2017 marks the second year in a row that Nearpod has been listed on the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and local news channels across the country.
 
Nearpod has offices in Miami, Florida and San Francisco, California and is backed by notable investors like Insight Venture Partners, Reach Capital, Storm Ventures, the Stanford StartX Fund, the Knight Enterprise Fund, Arsenal Ventures, as well as Marc Benioff (the CEO of Salesforce) and Scott Cook (founder and Chairman of Intuit) and his wife, Signe Ostby.

Department:
Nearpod for ELL 

Location:
Office-based role in Aventura, FL 

Position Overview:
By 2020, 1 in 5 students in America will be an English Language Learners (ELLs). At Nearpod, we look to redefine ELL instruction and teacher professional learning by first recognizing this remarkable diversity of cultures and languages that ELLs bring to our community and schools. From new research on equity-based frameworks to policies that draw greater focus to teacher collaboration, these trends create exciting new opportunities for technologies that build capacity for all teachers to best serve their ELLs. At Nearpod, we strive to be that difference maker.
 
To help us achieve our goals, we are looking for a Content Development Specialist to create impactful, engaging instructional and PD content for ELLs and teachers using our interactive Nearpod platform. This position will be based in our Miami office. This individual will work directly with the Director of Nearpod for ELL, ELL Product Manager, and Director of Content. This individual will also collaborate with our team of content producers and designers.

The ideal candidate is looking to apply her/his ELL teaching experience in the classroom to create realistic, scalable impacts on teachers and ELLs across the nation. This person must be knowledgeable in differentiating instructional content to English Language Development standards such as WIDA. This individual must be comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and has a proven track-record of managing multiple projects and coordinating with diverse teams.

Nearpod is more than just a tool. We are a leading a movement of teachers across the country to better understand and address the strengths and needs of ELLs. Through our work together, we hope to empower all teachers in creating memories that engage and inspire millions of ELLs in school and beyond.
 

Role & Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the ELL and Content teams to define and execute digital content production projects 
  • Create engaging content for a K-12 audience that maximizes Nearpod’s interactive features to engage ELL students and facilitate instruction for Teachers
  • Correlate lessons to English Language Development standards, WIDA, and State Standards
  • Research, evaluate, and initiate new content partnerships
  • Deliver projects on-time, within scope and within budget
 
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching English Language Learners in K-12 required
  • Strong familiarity with WIDA is a plus
  • Prior teaching experience with newcomers and Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education is a plus
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with education or publishing organizations, project management, and/or operational experience at a fast paced, high growth organization preferred
  • A deep understanding of the English Language Learning Environment and what teachers and students need for supplemental instruction
  • A passion for bringing technology into the classroom as well as knowledge about education technology and curriculum trends in the ELL world
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Interest in developing and refining the processes for content creation, review and publishing
  • Incredible precision, attention to detail, and organization skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit – you’re not here to just execute; challenge us and inspire us and make this your company too
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus
 

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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