Summary Position: Bank Street Education Center (the Ed Center), a division within Bank Street College of Education (the College) created to support Bank Street’s work with school districts, is currently seeking an Instructional Specialist to support the Family Child Care (FCC) project within the School Systems Partnerships & Projects (SSPP) project portfolio. They will work closely with the FCC team to support content development, design for professional learning series.
Key relationships: The Instructional Specialist will report directly to the FCC Project Director and work closely with the Senior Director of Content & Strategic Design, members of the FCC project team, and the broader SSPP team.
Responsibilities: In collaboration with their supervisor, the Associate Director, and Senior Director of Content & Strategic Design, with additional support from the FCC team and broader SSPP team, the Instructional Specialist will be responsible for the following tasks:
Designing professional development maps, high-level overview documents, and session outlines that support the broader partnership goals and take into consideration the Ed Center approach to child and adult development;
Incorporating a blended approach to the learning arc and implementation of content that is conducive to the virtual learning environment;
Creating PowerPoint decks and session materials from session outlines and team conversations, and adapting to various FCC providers as needed;
Presenting session content to partners as needed;
Debriefing sessions and strategic planning conversations with the project team, and revising the professional learning arc and session content to incorporate feedback for future engagements;
Meeting with the project team, SSPP team, and Ed Center team leaders over the lifespan of the project to “step back” and check in on the progress of, and make adjustments to, the learning arc of the project;
Working with the project manager to plan for, monitor, and adjust content development timelines throughout the lifespan of the project;
Supporting the project analyst in collecting and tracking of data around the quality of experiences for participants, and reflecting on this information to debrief learnings and surface implications on the project with the project team, partners, and Ed Center leaders; and
Performing related tasks as assigned.
Experience designing and facilitating professional learning sessions
Background in curriculum, instruction, and professional development and assessment in early childhood education/child development
Expertise designing content in various online learning platforms (e.g., Canvas, Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, etc.)
Flexibility in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment of changing priorities and tight deadlines
Ability to design and manage complex and multiple projects
Work with diverse and/or high-need student populations at the classroom- or school- levels
Demonstrated Google suite, PowerPoint, Excel, project management, and analytical skills
Background in progressive teaching and learning, and professional development
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work productively with participants of diverse experiences and backgrounds
Ability to work collaboratively with childcare providers, district teams, consultants, and vendors
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.