Assistant Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction at Springboard Collaborative

Location: Remote, US
Benefits: Career Development, 401k Matching/Retirement Savings... 
| Full-time
Springboard Collaborative

Title: Assistant Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction

Location: Remote Remote US

Job Description:

Why we need you

Springboard Collaborative invites talented and passionate candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction. The Assistant Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction will be responsible for leading the planning, development, and delivery of our educational programs, curriculum, and instructional practices that enhance teaching and inspire learning for our families, teachers, and district partners. A successful candidate will focus on the needs of our school and district partners, create short-term and long-term visions for success, act as an expert change agent, and align with business objectives while developing teams and individuals effectively.

Springboard Collaborative closes the literacy gap by closing the gap between home and school. We coach educators and family members to help kids learn to read by 4th grade. Springboard envisions a world in which parents and teachers work together-rather than in isolation-to accelerate student learning. The Assistant Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction supports this goal by planning and delivering the instructional practices that fuels growth and bridges the gap.

The Assistant Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction will supervise the Director, Curriculum; the Senior Director, Learning & Development; and the Academic Success Partner. The Assistant Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction will report to the Chief Product & Service Officer and work as part of the Product & Service department. This is a great opportunity to support an entrepreneurial team to maximize the impact of a rapidly growing organization.

You can read more about the requirements, competencies, goals, and responsibilities below. We’d love to have you join us!

This is important

We are an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is more than a commitment at Springboard Collaborative-it’s at the core of what we do and how we do it. No one can solve a problem better than those who experience it firsthand. That’s why Springboard aspires to hire a diverse team that is representative of the marginalized communities we serve.

We also know that having a diverse workforce makes for a better workplace. Springboard’s hiring process seeks individuals who value diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, etc.

Finally, if you’re passionate about an open role, we encourage you to apply- even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications listed on the job description!

Here are your priorities in the first year:

  • In partnership with the Assistant Vice President, Product & Program Success, you will establish an instructional framework uniquely designed to position Springboard Collaborative programming to achieve stronger learning outcomes.
  • You will establish a strategy and plan for execution to transform student instruction from a home grown curriculum to an established curriculum provider, reworking all standard operating procedures for high fidelity adoption
  • You will execute the adoption of a new content management system, including the enablement of internal teams and the establishment of a new continuous improvement & delivery cadence.

Here are your responsibilities within and beyond the first year:

You lead and manage the Curriculum, Instruction, and Learning Development teams.

  • Develop and support high-performing talent and build staff capacity in academic leadership and instructional excellence that drives strong academic performance in our programs
  • Plan, organize, control, and direct the operations of the Curriculum and Instruction teams
  • Oversee the curriculum and instructional development budget and financial forecasting

You create and maintain an instructional strategy and own strategic curriculum and instruction initiatives.

  • Develop and implement a clear, collaborative, and inclusive structure that helps teachers plan for and deliver effective instruction
  • Establish and maintain an instructional framework in partnership with the AVP of Product & Program Success

You support the development of effective curricula and instructional practices that help Springboard Collaborative achieve its mission.

  • Direct and participate in the design, administration, and improvement of early childhood programs that optimize student academic achievement through the preparation, practice, reflection, and adjustment of our curriculum and instruction
  • Direct and participates in educational applied research, to study, evaluate, assess, and develop state-of-the-art and ‘best’ practices for delivering instruction and engaging students and their families
  • Consult with the Springboard Collaborative leadership team and delivery staff members on curriculum, instructional practices, program operations, product success, and other instructional matters

You use data to inform decisions and identify new ways to gather data to improve the operations of your team.

  • Interpret and analyze pertinent educational trends, laws, legislation, policies, regulations and procedures to determine the impact on Springboard Collaborative’s products, services, and programs.
  • Analyzes district-wide and site-specific student performance data to understand trends, celebrate successes, and identify opportunities for improvement in curriculum, instruction, and programming.
  • Develop and implement KPIs and OKRs that showcase the long term impact of your teams and drive improved individual performance and goal achievement.

What you offer us

Here are the competencies and requirements we expect the right candidate to have:

  • Customer Focus: You use the feedback and needs of our customers to drive your leadership, strategy, and decisions, constantly building satisfaction with our educational products and services and growing valuable relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Strategic Vision: You demonstrate strong short-term and long-term thinking in creating roadmaps and goals for our curricular and instructional initiatives, and you communicate these visions effectively.
  • Business Alignment: You integrate the work of the Curriculum, Instruction, and Learning Development teams and ensure alignment between their work, the work of other teams and departments across the organization, and org-wide goals.
  • Change Leadership: You manage and enable our transition to new team structures, new curricular and instructional norms, and new operational processes while helping your teams and other departments adapt and evolve through the change.
  • Coaching & Mentoring: You enable your teams and coworkers to grow personally and professionally to succeed within their roles, their teams, and our organization through feedback, instruction, and encouragement.
  • Decision-making & judgment: You combine wisdom, data collection and analysis, experience, and perspective when making decisions and producing results. You are able to make quick and informed decisions, keeping your teams focused on key priorities and projects to drive impact.
  • Valuing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: You prioritize creating a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity, equity, and inclusion. You systematically incorporate considerations of DEI into your own work and hold your teams accountable for enhancing DEI with every curricular and instructional project.
  • You have a Master’s degree in education.
  • You have 8+ years of experience leading curriculum development and/or instructional teams in an early education setting or related field
  • You have 3+ years of management and supervisory experience with teams of 10+ in curricular development, instructional management, or a related field
  • You have demonstrated achievements driving learning outcomes or improving upon educational metrics within past professional experiences
  • You have a deep understanding of Agile methodologies and proven ability to collaborate with product management teams

It would also be nice if you had:

  • Experience working with large U.S. public school districts
  • Experience working with Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

While this description is meant to provide an overview of the responsibilities of the Assistant Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate flexibility and can adapt to evolving needs in an entrepreneurial environment.

What we offer you

Compensation
Our compensation values: At Springboard, compensation equity is integral to the way we operate and our commitment to competitiveness, pay equity, performance-based rewards, transparent & equitable career growth, and progressive benefits.

Compensation for this role: Each role at Springboard is placed in a compensation band with 5 levels. Generally, we expect candidates that meet all the hiring criteria to be offered the midpoint of the band. This role sits within Band 7. The midpoint of this band is $176,500. The actual level of the successful candidate (and corresponding salary) will be based on compensable factors such as job-relevant education, job-relevant experience, training, licensure, demonstrated competencies, and other factors. You may also be eligible for Springboard’s bonus program.
Our process to determine compensation: Springboard does not negotiate the offered salary during the offer conversation. Throughout the interview process, we will evaluate your alignment with the compensable factors listed in the job description. From there, we will determine your starting salary on a level within the job band.

Benefits

At Springboard, we feel it is important to take care of our employees, which is why we offer a competitive benefits package. These benefits include the following:

  • The usual stuff – Medical insurance with a cash stipend for those who waive Springboard coverage. Options include PPO, High Deductible/HSA, and EPO.
  • We’ll take care of it – We fully cover your vision & dental insurance premiums, plus your short & long-term disability coverage.
  • Securing your future – We match up to 6% of your salary in 403(b) retirement contributions after your first twelve months at Springboard.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) is important – Four weeks (20 days) annually. At Springboard, time off isn’t earned. Everyone gets access to their time at the start of the calendar year.
  • Holidays! – All 11 federal holidays, two extra floating holidays, weekdays between Christmas and New Year’s Day, Election Day, and your birthday!
  • Under the weather? – We don’t cap the number of sick days available to employees.
  • Paid Leave – Parental Leave (12 weeks after the first 6 months of employment). Marriage Leave (five days).
  • Technology – All employees receive a Springboard laptop and optional monitor. Springboard uses Google Workspace and Asana.
  • We are committed to your development – We provide personal & professional development funding of $2000/year.
  • Your wellness is a priority – Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides support for stress/anxiety, finance, law, family, substance abuse, grief, and more.
  • Transparency is key – We ensure regular opportunities to discuss individual and organizational development and our commitment to equity. Consistent and structured real-time feedback is foundational to Springboard’s c

Location and travel

Applications are welcome from any location within the United States. This role can be performed remotely, with quarterly travel to participate in team and org-wide retreats. This role may also require occasional travel to observe programming at partner sites. Springboard Collaborative’s headquarters office is in Philadelphia, PA.

Springboard requires in-person employees at a Springboard facility or participating in in-person SBC programming or events to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of a CDC-authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be asked to provide their COVID-19 vaccination status and proof of vaccination, as required.

About Springboard

Since our founding in 2012, we have grown Springboard’s reach from 40 to nearly 20,000 students across 51 cities. Amidst rapid growth, Springboard consistently delivers best-in-class results. In schools that often struggle to get 20% of parents to show up for report card conferences, Springboard’s weekly family workshops average 88% attendance. Students average a 3-4-month reading gain during each program cycle, closing the gap to grade-level performance by about half in just five or ten weeks. Springboard’s work has been featured by Forbes, NPR, and the New York Times (twice). Nationally, Springboard Collaborative is the only organization to have cracked the code on equipping marginalized families to teach reading at home. You can learn more by watching our CEO on the main stage of ASU GSV.

Our org chart & mission

Click here to view Springboard’s structure at a glance, and here to browse our incredible staff. You can read more about how we engage teachers and families to accelerate student learning in this op-ed.

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