A pioneer in K–12 education, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and formative assessment.

ELA 6–12 Senior ELA Instructional Designer (Contractor) at Amplify (Remote)

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A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our 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 help teachers identify the targeted instruction students need to build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide educators with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than 10 million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit
Amplify is reimagining the way teachers teach and students learn. We believe technology can work alongside great and diverse literature to empower teachers to create deeply engaged classrooms and to inspire the next generation of critical thinkers and leaders. Come and work with us!
The Senior ELA Instructional Designer is responsible for ensuring that the Amplify ELA 6-12 curriculum reflects the program's pedagogy, content architecture, and vision for overall impact. The Senior ELA Instructional Designer focuses on deeply understanding the instructional vision of the 6-12 ELA curriculum, translating the proof of concept and prototypes for that vision into concrete content components, and overseeing an iterative process of user testing and strategic improvements to ensure a highly effective commercial product.
"Amplify's COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination for in-person meetings unless an approved exemption is provided."
Job Responsibilities:
Instructional Design:
  • Design and develop instruction and learning experiences that embody the 6-12 ELA pedagogy and content architecture.
  • Work closely with 6-12 ELA leadership to refine, actively communicate, and translate the program vision into a commercial product that meets market needs while driving high student engagement and performance.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of the current national landscape of high school ELA instruction, state learning standards, and college readiness metrics to ensure strong alignment between the Amplify ELA 6-12 offerings and the needs of the commercial product.

Content Development Structures:
  • Work collaboratively with 6-12 ELA leadership and management to develop the process and templates that effectively support content developers to create unit proposals (including unit concept and outlines) and lesson content that aligns to the programs' parameters.
  • Develop content outlines for program components (learning activities, instructional guidance, student supports, etc.).
  • Lead content and resource reviews to ensure high-quality content that drives strong academic performance for all students and to identify areas for the ongoing training of content creators.

Iterative Curriculum Improvement:
  • Work collaboratively to design and oversee a testing process that puts iterations of the content and learning experiences in front of teachers and students, and evaluate effectiveness.
  • Consolidate feedback to identify and improve content based on results.
  • Continue to identify additional program needs, design learning experiences to respond to those needs, and evaluate the effectiveness of proposed content and instruction.

Basic Qualifications of the Senior ELA Instructional Designer:
  • Bachelor's Degree in an ELA-related field (English, Comparative Literature, etc.), Education, Instructional or Curriculum Design, or related field
  • 5+ years of teaching or instructional/curriculum design experience
  • 2+ years of work experience in education or education publishing in a leadership capacity that involved overseeing and evaluating content development and/or training and evaluating instructors
  • Experience observing and evaluating content, instruction, and learning experiences in order to identify needed improvements
  • Experience with digital instructional design and delivery
  • Excellent leadership and collaboration skills; excellent written and verbal communication
  • Broad understanding of the 6-12 educational landscape, including state standards and college readiness criteria
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications of the Senior ELA Instructional Designer:• MA in Education, Instructional design, English, or related field• Experience working in or with educational technology• Experience coaching or training teachers• Familiarity with Amplify products, both content and digital platform and navigation
*Some travel and in-person (Brooklyn-based) required (about 10-15%)
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.
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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We have a variety of employee-led ERGs whose goal is to create a safe space for employees of all backgrounds and identities to find community and support in their personal and career development.
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
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Pet Insurance
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Wellness Programs
We offer a premier subscription to CALM, an award-winning mindfulness app as well as health club discounts through our Employee Assistance Program with Aetna.
Mental Health Benefits
Mental Health benefits, including access to therapists, is available through our Employee Assistance Program. We also offer employees the opporutunity to complete Mental Health First Aid training.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
All full time, part-time and temporary employees over the age of 21 are eligible to partiicpate in our Fidelity 401K and/or Roth 401K plan after 30 days of employment.
401(K) Matching
Amplify provides 100% match on first 1% of employee contributions and 50% match on the next 5%, with an annual maximum employer match of $3,000.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Amplify does offer performance bonuses dependent upon the nature of your position .
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Amplify offers a backup childcare solution through Bright Horizons.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Occassional Happy Hours during company functions.
Relocation Assistance
If an eligilbe employee is asked to relocate as part of their job, Amplify may reimburse them for reasonalbe expenses.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Fully remote employees, not assigned to an office, are eligible for internet reimbursement up to $40 per month.
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