Instructional Design Specialist (Science)

Remote - New York, New York, United States

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate
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BrainPOP is an online K-12 educational solution that makes rigorous learning experiences accessible and engaging for all. Proven to raise academic achievement, BrainPOP has been a trusted resource for over 20 years to more than six million educators, and engages the hearts and challenges the minds of over 300 million learners worldwide. BrainPOP provides opportunities for kids to take agency over their learning through playful, knowledge-building content and learner-driven projects, preparing them for success in the classroom and beyond.

We're seeking an instructional designer with a background in secondary science education. This individual should have a proven track record of creating materials for teacher training and professional development that elevates instructional value and product relevance at an education technology company. This position is part of the BrainPOP Learning Design team, supporting our professional learning services professional development program and reporting to the Director of Learning Design, STEM.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop customized professional learning experiences to support teachers and administrators
  • Create in-product materials using best practices in instructional design
  • Develop messaging and materials to share with sales, marketing, and professional learning services team to support BrainPOP Science sales, training, and professional development
  • Create teacher support content for publication on BrainPOP Educators website
  • Strategize with learning designers, professional development specialists, and implementation specialists to ensure training materials meet the needs of our customers
  • Incorporate feedback and data to improve training materials and overall PLS services and BrainPOP products.

Key skills for success

  • Deeply knowledgeable in best practices in Instructional Design and learning models
  • 5+ years of experience designing online learning experiences and content for teacher training and professional development
  • Experience developing media and/or interactive resources to support a suite of online and in-product trainings
  • Deeply knowledgeable of approaches to teaching and learning multidimensional science
  • Strong writing and editing skills with experience creating training materials
  • Fluent in professional learning best practices, both online and in person
  • A passionate advocate for best practice in teaching and learning middle science
  • Empathic to the needs of students and teachers
  • Able to build strategies from the ground up, as well as committed to iterating on existing processes and solutions.

Life at BrainPOP

Our commitment to supporting and empowering teachers and students is reflected in our dedication to enhancing the lives of our employees—in and out of the office.

Our team is made up of educators, data scientists, published authors, engineers, artists, bakers, film buffs, cyclists, dual-citizens, and so much more. We value Diversity & Inclusion, collaboration and learning from multiple perspectives, and encourage people to bring their most authentic selves to work.

Besides offering a comprehensive benefits package and putting an emphasis on work-life balance, we make it a point to integrate fun and play into the workplace.

We offer:

  • Corporate Donation Matching
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Paid Life Insurance
  • 401K with a company match
  • Friends & Family BrainPOP Subscription
  • Learning & Development Stipend
  • Wellness Activities (ClassPass Membership)
  • Annual Performance Bonus & Equity Appreciation Plan
  • Company Events (happy hours, volunteering opportunities, trivia nights, and monthly Town Halls)

What we do today directly impacts how teachers teach, and students learn. We continue to be inspired because we can see the difference we’re making and we’re proud to be a creative, collaborative, always-teaching, and always-learning community.

BrainPOP is a hybrid work environment, allowing employees to self-select where they work–whether fully remote in approved states or in-office in our New York headquarters.

We are able to employ remotely out of the following approved hiring states:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Illinois

We believe that a diverse organization is a more effective organization. BrainPOP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job region: North America
Job country: United States
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