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Director, Program Design - East in Camden, NJ at Catapult Learning

Date Posted: 9/9/2018

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Job Description


Catapult Learning, Inc., the largest provider of K–12 contracted instructional services in the U.S., is dedicated to creating brighter futures for students, regardless of the learning barriers or other challenges theey face. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of proven-effective services and solutions complement school and district programs in supporting leaders, teachers, students, and the community. With an uncompromising commitment to educational quality, Catapult Learning’s team of nearly 5,000 educators work to achieve sustained academic gains and build teacher and leadership capacity through research-based programs that include intervention, alternative school education, assessment, school improvement, and professional development solutions. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, the company reaches over 300,000 students and 25,000 teachers annually across 500 school districts nationwide.

  • The Director, Program Design will have responsbilities in the areas of PD implementation support, professional development, and personnel management as detailed within the position responsibilities.


What you will do:

Oversee the Design and Delivery of PD Operations tiers 1-3

  • Oversees all aspects of program implementation by regional PD teams for Tiers 1-3

  • Participate in regular check-ins with regional PD teams and monitor program quality

  • Liaison between regional PD teams and national consultants regarding assignments

  • Participate in the coordination and training of national consultants and work with regional PD teams to help onboard and train regional consultants                                           

  • Guide regional PD teams in setting up start-up and sustainability calls

  • Provide support to regional PD teams and consultants regarding content questions, modifications to content, and logistical concerns

  • Identify customization needs when requested and provide support for custom PD development

  • Lead or participate in development of new PD content

  • Participate in national conference planning including development and/or managing development of workshop sessions

  • Participate in regional PD events and site visits, as needed, for the purposes of program support and training

  • Supports the design of PD operations resources and materials      

  • Develop and lead periodic workshops and webinars as assigned

  • Contribute to mid and EOY reports as needed

Support and Monitor Program Quality of PD Operations tiers 1-3

  • Quality assure program implementation by coordinating efforts with TVP, project manager and/or PD Manager, consultant coaches and client

  • Monitor program quality through routine communication and site visits

  • Maintain records of each program implementation including dates, needs assessment reports, coaching logs, implementation plans and email communications as appropriate

  • Review PD evaluations, coaching logs or implementation plans and provide feedback

  • Liaise between Catapult Learning, District/System personnel, school personnel, and consultants

Provide Sales Support and Client Consultation

  • Support Sales and regional PD teams in client consultations with central offices and schools

  • Assists regional PD teams with assessing needs and developing PD plans for clients

  • Support and write content for proposals, including advising on program design and developing language around PD content and implementation

  • Review pricing recommendations for RFPs, proposals and renewals

Design, Develop and Deliver Professional Development

  • Attend national and regional PD events, as needed

  • Develop and lead periodic workshops and webinars as assigned

  • Participate in conference planning (develop or manage development of workshop sessions)

  • Participate in the coordination and training of national and regional coaches, consultants, supervisors, and presenters as a member of the Center for PD Excellence                           

Effectively supervise all dotted line reports

  • Support reports through organizational change efforts

  • Manage and develop direct and dotted line reports through supervision and performance feedback

  • Contribute to (dotted line) performance evaluations as assigned

  • Direct PD project implementation and evaluation efforts within the territory/region through effective delegation and collaboration

  • Establish regular communication with direct and dotted-line reports, and their co-managers, to ensure efficient and successful project execution

  • Participate in territory/regional sales strategy

  • Work collaboratively with HR to effectively manage performance of all direct and dotted-line reports


Job Requirements

  • Extensive working knowledge of effective pedagogical strategies in area such as literacy, math, EL, special ed, core subjects, including methods of differentiating instruction and fostering student engagement.

  • Possess an understanding of College and Career Ready Standards, curricula, and assessments

  • 5 years successful experience designing and delivering Professional Development

  • Demonstrated understanding and implementation of adult learning principles

  • Organizational and planning skills for setting both short term and long range goals, and for coordinating efforts for timely accomplishment of those goals.

  • Knowledge of current trends, issues, and challenges of K-12 education

  • Willingness to continually learn new information and skills related to student learning and achievement

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology and instructional media tools

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and organizational skills.  Must have the ability to communicate with all levels of management and with clients.

  • Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting priorities or objectives.                                                                                                              

  • A passion and dedication for improving education through high quality professional development

Educational Requirements:

  • Masters or Doctoral degree in Education or related field

  • A minimum of 5 years of effective teaching experience