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Professional Development Learning Facilitator - US

ZEARN

ZEARN

United States
Posted on Friday, December 29, 2023

Zearn is the nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to inspire all kids to love learning math. Everything we do is driven by our belief that every kid is a math kid. Our top-rated learning platform is designed to catch kids up and move them forward in grade-level math.

And it works. Large-scale efficacy research shows students who use Zearn make significant gains in math proficiency, including the students who start multiple grade levels behind.

As a nonprofit, all of our work is driven by what is best for kids. At the same time, we operate as an intense and fast-moving technology company, inclusively solving hard problems that will impact current and future generations. The problems we solve require expertise in pedagogy, software development, persuasion, psychology, design, writing, video production, problem solving, and countless other disciplines.

As an organization that is always stretching to get to the next level of impact, every single person owns mission critical work. If you’re ready to join our Team of problem solvers, and own work that will drive us to achieve impact at scale, we are looking for you. Learn more about us at https://about.zearn.org/.

Who We Are:

Zearn is the nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to inspire all kids to love learning math. Everything we do is driven by our belief that every kid is a math kid. Our top-rated learning platform is designed to catch kids up and move them forward in grade-level math. And it works. Large-scale efficacy research shows students who use Zearn make significant gains in math proficiency, including the students who start multiple grade levels behind. As a nonprofit, all of our work is driven by what is best for kids. At the same time, we operate as an intense and fast-moving technology company, inclusively solving hard problems that will impact current and future generations. The problems we solve require expertise in pedagogy, software development, persuasion, psychology, design, writing, video production, problem solving, and countless other disciplines. As an organization that is always stretching to get to the next level of impact, every single person owns mission critical work. If you’re ready to join our Team of problem solvers, and own work that will drive us to achieve impact at scale, we are looking for you.

Learn more about us at https://about.zearn.org/.

Who We Are Looking For:

If you love working with elementary and middle school math teachers and enjoy leading professional development, the Zearn Professional Learning Facilitator role is right for you. Zearn Math is seeking excited and passionate Professional Learning Facilitators to lead professional learning with Zearn teachers and administrators from all across the country.

Your responsibilities will be challenging and diverse. You will start by immersing yourself in Zearn facilitator training, getting the opportunity to be trained on Zearn content and facilitation by one of our expert facilitators. You will then dive right in by leading professional development sessions both over video conferencing and in person for district teachers and leaders around the country. To grow your own skills you will participate in team professional development and individualized coaching.

Ultimately, your facilitation will have a significant impact by helping thousands of teachers and leaders learn to implement Zearn effectively, which in turn will help millions of children develop a love of learning math.


What This Role Will Do:

Preparation and Instruction

Participate in ongoing facilitator training and development. This includes learning and developing expertise in:

  • seamless, approachable, and engaging facilitation
  • all areas of the Zearn product and curricular materials
  • the research-based approach used to develop Zearn
  • the phases, key actions, and milestones involved in Zearn implementation

Prepare to facilitate a broad range of professional learning sessions for a wide range of educators and leaders. This includes:

  • studying and internalizing content for a range of sessions
  • preparing materials
  • practicing with other team members
  • receiving and incorporating feedback from managers and other team member

Session Facilitation

  • Facilitate remote and onsite professional development sessions for all of our partners nationwide
  • Travel to 1-4 different locations across the country each week, to deliver in-person training to teachers and leaders.
  • Facilitate sessions in the early morning and early evening, as well as on various weekends and holidays, depending on time zones and partner needs.

Professional Development & Support

  • Adopt a mindset of continuous learning and improvement; exhibit an eagerness to grow as a facilitator.
  • Analyze and reflect on survey data after each session to make aligned shifts in preparation for subsequent facilitation
  • Debrief strengths and growth areas from session observations and survey data in regular meetings with a manager.
  • Engage in practice before sessions with other team members to prepare for facilitation and receive additional feedback.

What You’ll Bring To The Role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required.
  • 3+ years of experience teaching K-8 and/or math
  • Willingness to travel and work irregular hours (including various mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays)
  • Comfort working in a highly collaborative environment, with excellent time management skills and attention to detail
  • Receptivity to multiple viewpoints and feedback with a focus on reflective practice and innovation
  • Empathy, curiosity, and the desire to continually grow as a learner and teammate
  • Experience using Zearn in your school or classroom is strongly preferred
  • Some experience leading professional learning for teachers and/or leaders is preferred
  • Strong relevant content area knowledge is preferred (e.g. math instruction, adult pedagogy, supporting diverse learners)
  • A commitment to Zearn’s mission of providing an exceptional education to all children
  • A desire to join an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment at a high-growth organization

Location:

This role is remote and will focus on providing professional learning sessions across the country. It will require up to 90% travel across the year (1-4 different locations a week) and therefore candidates must live within one hour of one the following hub airports:

  • Bradley Int'l (BDL),
  • Boston (BOS),
  • Charlotte (CLT),
  • Chicago (ORD),
  • Cincinnati (CVG),
  • Cleveland (CLE),
  • Dallas (DFW),
  • Detroit (DTW),
  • Houston (IAH),
  • NYC area airports (JFK, LGA, EWR/Newark)
  • Philadelphia (PHL),
  • Pittsburgh (PIT),
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU),
  • Tampa (TPA),
  • Washington DC (DCA)

Compensation & Benefits:

The compensation range for this role is $75,000 - $80,000 per year.

We offer a competitive benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K matching, parental leave, a generous Holiday policy and a flexible PTO policy. We also offer a collegial and passionate culture and the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of children.

TO APPLY: https://apply.workable.com/j/201F261C6E

Zearn is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.