Special Education PD Designer

| United States | Remote
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Are you in a leadership role at a school district, cooperative service center, or state support center, where designing and delivering teacher-facing special education PDs are the primary focus? Do you have at least 3 years experience teaching special education?

Our Mission and Values

Goalbook’s mission is to empower educators to transform instruction so that ALL students succeed. We were founded in 2011 and are currently a team of 80 people, most of whom are former public school teachers. We now partner with 1,000+ school districts across 46 states, but we are just getting started! We aspire to build a diverse and inclusive company that can have a systemic and cultural impact on the US K-12 school system over the long term.


​​Our first core value is Relationships. We believe in the power of human connection and the importance of relationships across different strengths, backgrounds, personalities, and identities in order to achieve our shared goals and overall mission. 


Our second core value is Growth. We strive to create a supportive environment so that people are continuously growing as professionals and increasing their impact. We also believe in having the time, space, and support to grow in our personal lives as well.


As a company, we have often sacrificed maximum growth in a deliberate effort to grow responsibly. We expect our team to fully embrace Goalbook’s Guiding Business Principle, which states that we strive to balance growth in three dimensions: revenue and profitability, impact toward our mission, and team experience

Our Services and PD Model

One of Goalbook’s business differentiators is a high-touch, relational model for service delivery with an emphasis on onsite delivery. We believe that making progress towards transforming instruction is best served by nurturing human connections and engagement that come through a face-to-face experience. Our professional development (PD) courses focus on improving instructional practices and are delivered primarily onsite. We also offer application training courses on the use of our solutions which are delivered virtually.


Today, our PD catalog includes a total of 7 courses and we are in the early stages of asynchronous module development. Our Customer Success team, which delivers the PD courses, consists of 30 full-time staff located across the country and are former educators and administrators.


Who We Are Looking For

In this role, you will design and produce external professional development and training that align with the onboarding and ongoing use cases for teachers using Goalbook’s solutions to improve the quality of instruction and support our Customer Success team members with the effective delivery of courses.


As a Professional Development Designer, you take an approach to designing instruction that supports transforming instruction at the three levels of heart (motivation), head (understanding), and hands (action). You have experience with face-to-face, digital, and blended modalities of delivery. 


Key Responsibilities


Create professional learning content that helps our district partners improve instructional practice

- Develop new and updated existing PD and training courses across multiple modalities.

- Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization on the development of the PD content creation roadmap.

- Iterate and improve upon the design process. 


Train Success team members to deliver courses more effectively

- Lead internal training to ensure Success team members understand and can deliver all courses.

- Collaborate with managers on and directly participate in observations, feedback, and coaching of the Success team on the delivery of courses. 


Deliver PD courses virtually and on-site

- Periodically deliver onsite and virtual courses to school districts across the country.

- Test new and updated PD courses as part of collecting feedback prior to roll-out.

- Participate as part of the team in delivering the engagement webinar series.

- 30% travel required, and can be heavier, especially during the summer and fall seasons.


Collaborate with team members across Goalbook

- Collaborate with Success team managers and the data operations specialist to collect and analyze activity data on the delivery of PDs and training.

- Support new initiatives to bring district leaders together for Goalbook-organized PD events or conferences.

- This person reports to the Customer Success Team Lead and will work with the Customer Success Team and across other teams to support Goalbook's professional development work.


Required Skills & Experience

- 5+ years at a school district, cooperative service center, or state support center in a role in which teacher-facing PD delivery and design was the primary focus 

- 3+ years of special education teaching experience


Desired Skills & Experience

- Experience as a special education administrator at a school or district level

- Experience with an LMS



- 80-120k compensation range, based on experience and location

- Medical, dental, and vision coverage

- Safe Harbor 401k matching

- Flexible time off policy

- Goalbook Family and Medical Leave policy

- Goalbook Universal Basic Income

- A truly motivated, passionate, and fun team. We’re collectively interested in helping you grow in your career.



Submit an application addressed to Erin Christian and provide a cover letter, resume, LinkedIn profile, and how you heard about us. This position is based remote.


For the safety of our team members, Goalbook requires employees to test for COVID-19 to attend in-person team events.


Goalbook is committed to building a diverse team that can understand and serve ALL students in the US public school system. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applications from all people of diversity, including those with diverse needs, backgrounds, abilities, and other distinct characteristics.


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As you explore job opportunities at Goalbook, we urge you to be cautious of recruitment scams in which fraudsters pretend to represent our company by utilizing the name, image, and likeness of Goalbook team members. The only way to apply to our roles is directly through our website. All communications and calendar invitations will come from a team member with a @goalbookapp.com email address. All interviews are conducted through video calls directly with our team members via Google Meet or Zoom.

More Information on Goalbook
Goalbook operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in San Mateo, CA. Goalbook was founded in 2011. It has 114 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance, 401(K) and Flexible work schedule. To see all 7 open jobs at Goalbook, click here.
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