For more than thirty years, Twin Cities PBS (TPT) has worked to establish itself as a national leader in educational media production and outreach. And you could be part of this education team! TPT has an immediate opening for a Child Development and Education Manager. This individual will work directly with our staff, external consultants, research firm and vendors to ensure executive functional skill development and developmentally appropriate learning content for kindergarten, first, and second graders is accurately integrated into our media products and achieves our project learning outcomes. This is a grant-based position.
MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Develop a K-2nd grade educational curriculum focused on improving students’ executive function skills as it pertains to their future career readiness.
Work with project teams, content consultants, advisory board members, PBS RTL and education staff, and vendors to integrate child development theory and learning theory into project outputs: animations, analog and digital games, educational resources, professional development resources, at-home learning resources, and hands-on activities.
Translate current research and applications of executive function into easy-to-understand practical communications and resources for educators, content development teams, staff and partners.
Review and critique educational content to ensure it is aligned with grade standards, meets our educational goals, is developmentally appropriate, and designed to be effective with the target audience.
Manage outside consultants and experts for input, as needed, in the development of project related materials.
Collaborate with outreach staff to help design professional development trainings that help informal educators and families utilize project resources and employ them in diverse communities.
Manage education team staff to ensure timely delivery of feedback to television, digital, outreach, and digital departments, and ensure timely delivery of developmentally appropriate educational resources for children and equitable resources for educators and families.
In collaboration with television, outreach, digital, and research staff, write and disseminate (via conference presentations, white papers, articles, briefs) educational pedagogy, newly developed educational approaches (e.g. curriculum) to national audiences.
3+ years employment experience developing early elementary educational curriculum, curriculum guidelines/supporting documents for parents and educators, and educational resources grounded in child development theory.
Experience teaching K-2nd students or field research with K-2nd children in schools or after school programs preferred.
Demonstration of research or applications of evidence-based strategies to develop executive function skills required.
Experience advising or developing educational media resources. Experience working in educational television preferred.
Superior ability to organize projects and communicate in a collaborative environment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. Experience with Adobe suite (e.g. Photoshop) preferred.
Experience using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media to reach parents, as well as familiarity with multimedia products designed for K-2nd grade children.
Working knowledge of educational trends, child development trends, and initiatives (local and national).
A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
Spanish language skill preferred.
Master’s degree in psychology, education, neuroscience or related field, preferred.
To learn more or to apply, please go to TPT.org/careers/job-openings and click the “Apply for Jobs” button. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to [email protected]
Twin Cities PBS is proud to be an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity / Veteran / Disability employer.
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About Twin Cities PBS
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