Educational Consultant - Part Time - MI

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Educational Consultant - Part Time - MI

At Curriculum Associates (CA), we believe a diverse team leads to diversity in thinking, making our products better for teachers and students. If you read this job description, feel energized by what you see here, and believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role, but you aren’t sure you meet every qualification, please apply! Above all, we are looking for the right person!

Are you a looking to make a wider impact? This is an excellent opportunity to join a mission-driven company focused on creating equitable classrooms for students, and still be part of a school community! Curriculum Associates is seeking a temporary, part-time Professional Development Educational Consultant with a background in teaching, coaching teachers, delivering professional development and support, analyzing data, and working with school leaders.

Working closely and reporting into PD managers, sales team, and other Curriculum Associates professionals, the Educational Consultant will be responsible for facilitating high-quality professional development, training, support, data analysis, and communicating consultatively with schoolteachers and leaders. 

Benefits: Company-provided laptopAbility to keep all travel points for flights and hotels booked for work-related travel. Mileage reimbursement may be available for applicable travel. 

Hours: Part-time consultants are scheduled on an as-needed basis, paid hourly. We provide compensation for PD delivery, internal training, travel ​time, and travel expenses. Schedule is highly dependent on customer demand – professional development is scheduled with partners during normal school hours. Our peak times of the year include August through October and then again January and February, although we deliver professional development throughout the school year.

Location: Michigan. The consultant may cover a territory of schools within 1 hour of the current city. Must have own transportation as this role requires considerable travel beyond the posted location. Travel territory will be dependent on business needs. Additionally, a valid driver's license is required for this role.
Travel: Travel up to 50% is required and considered an essential function of the job for all educator-facing positions. Travel includes overnight stays at hotels and transportation via car, plane, and/or public transportation.

Start Date: ASAP 

The impact you'll have: 

  • Become an expert on the company’s online diagnostic and instruction program and Common Core product, focusing on grades K–8 
  • Serve teachers in the classroom by coordinating on-site product training and professional development courses for teachers and school administrators. Adjust professional development workshops within specified parameters to fit the needs of the participants 
  • Help to ensure equity in the classroom by delivering professional development courses to teachers, coaches, and leaders on how to effectively implement Ready and i-Ready  to impact classroom learning 
  • Meet teachers where they are and provide tailored on-site support to teachers, coaches, and leaders. This may range from providing lesson planning and pacing support, to helping educators analyze data and apply it to instruction, to working with leaders to identify evidence of implementation successes and challenges 
  • Engage in an internal cycle of professional improvement and development (including being observed, receiving feedback, and being coached) 
  • Track and submit detailed training notes, as well as complete all assignments in a timely manner 
  • Present a professional image at all times to customers and prospects 

What we're looking for as of October 1, 2021: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5+ years of experience in teaching, coaching teachers+, and providing professional developmentTo best serve our educators and students, we would love to see experience teaching at the K - 8 level 
  • Strong working knowledge of the Common Core State Standards, Grades K8 (or comparable state standards), including both the content standards and the practice standards
  • Fluency with using digital tools including online assessments, and a high level of comfort discussing and applying data with teachers and leaders 
  • Understand principles of adult learning and how to apply them to professional development to ensure participants meet learning objectives 
  • Excellent facilitation, interpersonal, and communication skills  
  • Exceptional time management skills: ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately. Proven organizational skills and high attention to detail 
  • Excellent computer and internet skills including knowledge of Office programs (Outlook, Word, PPT, etc.); knowledge of online meeting programs (e.g. Zoom/WebEx) a plus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an educational cohort  


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What are Curriculum Associates Perks + Benefits

Curriculum Associates Benefits Overview

- Need a ride? Hop on the shuttle in Boston or Cambridge. On your way to our Billerica office, chat with coworkers, use the onboard WiFi, or just take a nap!

- Healthy eats. Grab breakfast or lunch in our on-site café. $3.50 for sandwiches and salads? Awesome deal!

- We've got you covered. Our team is best-in-class, and so are our benefits! Enjoy comprehensive coverage for you and your family. 

- Work hard, play hard. Monthly birthday celebrations, Curricgrillin' Associates cook-outs, apple picking excursions, and more! Get ready to make work fun.

- Find your happy place. We want you to do your best work where you’re comfortable! Whether it’s catching rays on our WiFi-equipped outdoor patio, hanging by the ping-pong table, or relaxing in one of our common areas.

- Stay fit. Get a workout in our fitness center and join free group training classes!

- Hit the books. Our team never stops learning. Take a course at an area school or choose from over 10,000 free online courses and advance your career!

- Family flexibility. We put family first, offering flexible schedules and work-from-home options to support a healthy work-life balance.

- Know you're not alone. We've created a crisis fund to offer employees financial help for a personal crisis due to a natural catastrophe or other times of emergencies not covered by insurance.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Curriculum Associates currently offers Employee Resource Groups for those that identity as Black, Hispanic, and/or LGBTQ. Additional groups being added soon.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Curriculum Associates has chosen to expand the boundaries for how relevant experience manifests in our continued focus on equitable hiring and building diverse teams.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Curriculum Associates' employees can contribute up to $2,750/year towards out-of-pocket health expenses and up to $5,000/year for dependent care expenses
Disability Insurance
Long-term disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $12,000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of expenses for preventative dental services
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with up to $130 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Curriculum Associates' has established a Health Reimbursement Account to cover 100% of the individual and family deductible for both the HMO and PPO medical plans.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2x times an employee's annual salary, up to $200,000
Wellness Programs
Curriculum Associates' wellness program provides health club discounts, fitness and wellness reimbursements, an Employee Assistance Program, and "healthy me" challenges
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Curriculum Associates' fitness initiatives include in-office fitness classes taught weekly by a a former Olympian! (classes are now offered remotely due to pandemic)
Mental Health Benefits
Up to five face-to-face, confidential sessions with a counselor, financial planner or attorney are available to you and your eligible family members each calendar year.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Curriculum Associates' retirement savings plan enables you to save a percentage of your pay on a pre-tax basis. The company matches a portion of your contributions
401(K) Matching
Curriculum Associates' provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 7% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
CA offers a comprehensive performance bonus plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Curriculum Associates' employees receive up to 10 days annually of subsidized rates for both child care and elder care.
Generous Parental Leave
CA offers 8 weeks paid leave after 3 months of employment for the birth, adoption or fostering of a child. Those employed for 6 months are eligible for 4 additional weeks of leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
CA provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home for specific days during the week as well as full-time remote for specific positions.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited sick leave during the Pandemic
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
CA has a business casual dress code
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes a Ping Pong, Pool Table, and Video Games.
We offer employees free parking and free electric car charging stations
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
CA offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
CA offers a tuition reimbursement plan.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Curriculum Associates is a mission-driven company that adheres to conscious capitalism --proponents of conscious capitalism believe that businesses should operate ethically while they pursue profits. This means that we consider serving all stakeholders involved including our employees, humanity, and the environment—not just our management teams and shareholders.

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