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Amplify Lead Professional Learning Specialist, K-8 Literacy (Southeast) (Contractor) in Brooklyn, New York

A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves over eleven million students in all 50 states.

Amplify builds innovative and compelling digital educational products that empower teachers and students across the country. We have a long history as the leading innovator in K-12 education - and have been described as the best tech company in education and the best education company in tech.

Amplify works with educators and students across the country. We don't believe that our work is over the moment a teacher has a new curriculum program or software license. Instead, it's just beginning: we work side-by-side with educators and school leaders, helping them to implement our print and digital products in the lived reality of classrooms and schools, ultimately to make a difference for students.

Amplify is seeking an experienced education leader who will deliver high-quality professional development for our school and district partners and coach a regional cohort of Professional Learning Specialists (PLSs) so that they are prepared to do the same. The Lead PLS will hire, onboard and provide regular development opportunities for PLSs to successfully achieve performance targets and ensure high customer satisfaction with our training sessions. They will also establish and implement thoughtful development and performance related systems so that the PLSs in a region experience continuous growth, engagement and fulfillment.

All Lead Professional Learning Specialists must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Currently, wearing masks and following social distancing guidelines are at the discretion of session participants and the Lead Professional Learning Specialist (unless a school partner requests for all in attendance to wear masks).

Location: Regional and national in-person session delivery is required. States include AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA

Responsibilities of the Lead Professional Learning Specialist, K-8 Literacy:

Fulfill all responsibilities of a Professional Learning Specialist role, including delivering onsite and remote professional development sessions for groups of up to 30-40 educators, coaching individuals and small groups of educators through a wide range of strategies, and leading office hours for school, district and state partners

Provide input and articulate the success metrics for professional development delivery to all regional PLSs

Coach and manage a regional cohort of PLSs, including modeling and observing delivery of onsite and remote sessions and providing actionable feedback

Review post-session survey data for the regional cohort of PLSs on a regular basis (ex. daily during the months of June to September) in order to identify key trends in customer feedback and to provide meaningful feedback to PLSs

Communicate key trends in post-session survey data to Amplify's PD leaders and executive leaders

Create and implement targeted learning plans for individual PLSs and the regional cohort that will align with the latest key trends in post-session survey data, respond to customer feedback and include coaching best practices (ex. observation and debrief, modeling, peer practices, written and live feedback, etc.)

Maintain clear up-to-date information about individual PLSs' and the regional PLS cohort's needs, goals and challenges

Be available to PLSs when they have questions related to session delivery, want to debrief a training or need additional support in maintaining trust and successfully managing customer relationships (ex. joining customer conversations to better understand their needs and goals or conducting mock customer conversations)

Contribute to effectively recruiting, interviewing and hiring new PLSs

Collaborate with Amplify's PD team to execute a scalable, cost-effective and comprehensive onboarding plan for new PLSs

Collaborate with other Lead PLSs and the broader Amplify PD team to provide ongoing learning and development opportunities to regional PLSs

Collaborate with Amplify's PD Operations, PD Partnership Management and broader regional team to ensure appropriate assignments for regional PLSs

Support team and department-wide initiatives and special projects as assigned

Perform other duties as assigned by the manager

Regular travel required; average 60% or more during summer delivery season

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

5+ years of K-8 classroom teaching experience

Strong professional development delivery skills, as evidenced by performance data (i.e., a NPS of 60 or above)

Knowledgeable about Amplify's products

Experience managing and developing high-performance teams by setting goals, identifying individual and team learning needs, and facilitating growth opportunities aligned to these areas of need

Expertise in analyzing key data trends and next steps in order to increase efficiency

Experience developing and managing large-scale projects in an education setting, including creating detailed plans, forecasting and meeting deadlines, and maintaining a budget

Experience, at scale, designing and delivering in-person and remote professional development sessions and coaching supports

Proficiency in use of technology-based productivity tools such as Microsoft, Google Applications, etc. and demonstrated ability to learn new technology quickly

Exemplary communication skills over various channels with internal and external stakeholders.

Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple concurrent requests.

Ability to travel regionally and nationally (per travel policy)

Able to lift up to 20 lbs. (transporting presenter kits)

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Preferred Qualifications:

Have been a Professional Learning Specialist or in an Amplify coaching role for 6+ months

Instructional leadership experience as a coach or school leader

Bilingual Spanish speaker

Experience working with diverse student populations (English learners, SPED, Gifted/Talented, etc.)

Demonstrated client/partnership management experience

Master's or Advanced Degree in Education

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

We celebratediversityand are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from adiversecandidate pool.

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.

Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.

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