Content Developer II - Remote Opportunity at KinderCare Education (Portland, OR)

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Job Description

About KinderCare Education®

KinderCare Education operates more than 1,380 early learning centers, and more than 560 Champions sites, supported by a corporate team of nearly 600 headquarters employees in Portland, Oregon. In 2019, KinderCare Education earned their third Gallup Great Workplace Award - one of only 39 companies worldwide to win this award.
  • In neighborhoods with ourKinderCare®Learning Centersthat offer early childhood education and child care for children six weeks to 12 years old
  • At work through KinderCare Education at Work™, family benefits for employers including on-site and near-site early learning centers and back-up care for last-minute child care
  • In local schools with ourChampions®before and after-school programs.
Job Summary:

We believe our teachers deserve a delightful, impactful experience that makes it worth their time when interacting with our professional development content. We are searching for a Content Developer with flexible/creative thinking, a love for learning, and an appreciation for the technology that can drive meaningful experiences. The Content Developer reports directly to the Supervisor of Teacher Professional Development and works closely with the entire Education Content team. This role is responsible for developing innovative resources with a strong DEI approach that inspires and empowers KCLC's teachers across all brands, for teachers of infants through elementary age children. The Content Developer will need the flexibility to cross over from teacher training resources to curriculum resources as needed to create inclusive, world-class learning experiences that set the bar for early learning programs.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Listen to the needs of the field and generate innovative ideas, concepts, and solutions in response to field needs
  • Develop and write creative, high-quality, inclusive educational resources and trainings according to project needs, timelines, and specifications
  • Follow the established department style guide for all written copy
  • Ensure all developed, written content is copyedited and clean prior to posting on our teacher platform or sending to the printer
  • Attend meetings with other departments when participating on cross-functional projects
  • Represent the Educational Content team on corporate-level initiatives as needed
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to increase skills and innovative thinking
  • Meet with Teacher Professional Development Supervisor weekly to touch base and report on timelines and the status of deliverables


Qualifications

Key desired skills and experience:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Design, or related field of study; Master's degree preferred
  • Strong written communication and copywriting skills with a command of writing conventions and the ability to self-edit
  • The ability to concept, develop, and write resources for a variety of audiences (e.g., families, teachers, field leaders, industry leaders)
  • The ability to concept, develop, and write resources for a variety of purposes (e.g., curriculum activities for children, professional development and training for teachers, family facing communication and activities)
  • Teaching experience in a group care or classroom setting and the ability to integrate that experience into the brainstorming and writing process
  • Expertise in adult learning principles and curriculum design strategies-STEM background is a plus
  • Expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in action across resources developed
  • Experience or willing to learn different methods of delivery (e.g., face-to-face, online interactive training, videos/animations)
  • Experience or willing to learn different technology platforms to deliver digital content to teachers (e.g., LMS's, Articulate, Captivate, etc.)
The way you work:
  • Excellent verbal communication, including interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different departments and brands
  • Flexible and responsive to tight timelines
  • Have a growth mindset-the ability to accept feedback and constructive evaluation of work and make progress on established personal and professional goals
  • A bias for action and a curiosity to listen and learn

Our highest priority has always been to keep our employees, children, families, and communities as safe and healthy as possible. Starting October 18, 2021, we began requiring COVID vaccinations or weekly COVID testing for all unvaccinated employees who are required to be in a KinderCare Education community space or workspace to perform their work (center, National Support Center, and offsite meeting environments). We are also subject to state law, local ordinances, and Health Department requirements for employees working in child care and school facilities.

KinderCare Education employs more than 32,000 team members across 1,700 locations nationwide. Our devoted family of education providers leads the nation in accreditation and includes KinderCare® Learning Centers, KinderCare Education at Work®, Champions® Before- and After-School Programs, Cambridge Schools™, Knowledge Beginnings® and The Grove School®.

KinderCare Education is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.
More Information on KinderCare Education
KinderCare Education operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Portland, OR. KinderCare Education was founded in 1969. It has 35000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 21 open jobs at KinderCare Education, click here.
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