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Professional Development Manager

We’re looking for a Professional Development Manager

ThinkCERCA is growing! We need to add a Professional Development Manager to support the work that we do in each region of the United States to best support students, teachers, and administrators as they use ThinkCERCA.  Working alongside our Success team, the Professional Development Manager will help deliver professional development services to our partners in person and virtually as well as support development of resources and assets to support professional development with ThinkCERCA. 

Why you want to jump on the ThinkCERCA train:

ThinkCERCA is a Chicago-based company passionately committed to improving the quality of K-12 education. Built by educators, our online platform is designed to empower teachers in personalizing literacy instruction across disciplines. The ThinkCERCA Framework provides a common language for students, teachers, parents, and administrators to drive sustainable growth in student achievement. Our work has a demonstrated impact: The results of third party studies show that schools that use ThinkCERCA see significant growth in their students’ literacy and critical thinking skills.

ThinkCERCA is a top winner of the Gates Foundation Literacy Courseware Grant, and was mentioned by Bill Gates himself at this year’s ASU GSV Summit. Just three years into implementing our platform in classrooms, we are already being used in over 30,000 schools across the country, and we are poised for tremendous growth.

Here’s who we’re looking for:

You are passionate about education and entrepreneurial in spirit. You’ve been a teacher or school leader before, and you are great at building relationships with educators. You know how to lead an engaging professional development session for school teams. You are very comfortable with technology. You are excited about becoming an expert on our online platform to assist teachers and administrators, and you are willing to roll up your sleeves to do whatever it takes to support our partner schools. You are familiar with models of blended learning - ideally you have even successfully implemented a blended learning initiative in your classroom! You are more than comfortable spending a chunk of your time working autonomously, but you are also a team player, and enjoy collaborating with coworkers remotely. You are available to travel 1-3 times a month.  You will work closely with the Director of School Success as well as Senior School Success Managers; as such you work well managing multiple relationships and are time sensitive in your communication. 

We are looking for someone who:

  1. Led implementation planning sessions with school or district administrators.
  2. Led trainings for teams of teachers or administrators.
  3. Observed teachers using ThinkCERCA in the classroom, and provided feedback and coaching.
  4. Created professional development materials for a variety of needs, including blended learning, curriculum and instruction, differentiation, and literacy across the curriculum.
  5. Has expertise in blended learning, curriculum and instruction, differentiation, or literacy across the curriculum.
  6. Has at least three years of classroom experience.

Here are some other things we are looking for:

  • College degree required, preferably in Education.
  • Excellent written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to interact effectively at all organizational levels and assist teachers with technology, implementation strategies and literacy across disciplines.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat Professional.



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