Principal Learning Consultant

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Full-Time


💻 Consulting

🗓️ May 1st, 2023

Canvas K-12
At Instructure, we believe in the power of people to grow and succeed throughout their lives. Our goal is to amplify that power by creating intuitive products that simplify learning and personal development, facilitate meaningful relationships, and inspire people to go further in their education and careers. We do this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesomeness. And that's where you come in!

We are looking for a Principal Learning Consultant to work with large K12 institutions as part of our Strategic Services Consulting team. Principal Learning Consultants help customers to manage change and to deepen and elevate their use of Instructure products to meet pedagogical goals across their organization by offering strategic planning, customized consultation, applicable resource development, pedagogical expertise, and hands-on targeted coaching.  With an aim to lead positive change, increase platform adoption, enhance learner engagement, and drive organization-specific initiatives, the team tailors both content and the customer experience to support institutions.  

This position will focus specifically on working with project sponsors, institution leaders, instructional designers, instructional consultants, faculty, and other staff to effectively use Instructure products to meet the organization’s instructional goals with an emphasis on curriculum.  Providing exceptional customer service to maintain strong relationships will be critical in this role. A successful Principal Learning Consultant will help the customer plan for change, increase and enhance Instructure product use across the organization, incorporate pedagogical best practice, and build capacity within the organization to sustain their use after the consulting period is over.

What you will be doing
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to create and execute effective and detailed communication, training, and engagement plans.
  • Act as an agent of change within the organization to support the implementation of the institution vision and goals for Instructure products.
  • Use data effectively and follow an inquiry process to share your analysis of challenges, apply targeted strategies, and elevate the teaching and learning within Instructure products.
  • Mentor and motivate institution leaders, faculty, designers, and staff on all things Canvas, and inspire educators to achieve unparalleled awesomeness with these products.
  • Listen to the needs of the institution and help to meet those needs with Instructure products, including building adoption resources, model courses, and other key deliverables.
  • Plan, schedule, and conduct consulting sessions using appropriate tools and organizational skills.  Help leaders make connections between product usage and instructional best practices for learners.
  • Follow-up after consulting sessions to monitor progress and promote success.
  • Collaborate with team members, Instructure employees, and customers to enhance Canvas use across the organization.
  • Prepare, curate, and deliver amazing help documents, incredible course materials, and superstar presentations that are specific to the organization.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to tackle any task that supports the customer’s rollout of Canvas, while also following internal procedures, Instructure security and privacy protocols, and institution policies.
  • Travel to support the rollout of Instructure products as needed and appropriate.
  • Identify areas where additional support, training, or consulting are needed.

What you will need
  • At least three years of Canvas experience is required, more preferred, including making awesome and engaging Canvas courses that are responsive to and inclusive of teaching and learning needs in a digital learning environment.
  • At least one year of experience with other Instructure tools.
  • At least one year in an educational leadership position overseeing a team who supports the use of a learning management system for pedagogical purposes, more preferred.
  • Experience leading change, building strong relationships, and rolling out a technology platform to a large organization.
  • At least one year of experience building effective professional development for educators.
  • At least three years of teaching experience, including experience with a digital learning environment.
  • Current knowledge of technology adoption strategies, professional development protocols, and educational technology best practices.
  • Impeccable executive leadership presence and top notch verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Creative thinking, strong problem solving skills, and attention to detail. Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and be comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Experience with delivering awe-inspiring presentations in an educational environment and the ability to keep consulting sessions fresh, fun, effective, and relevant.
  • Ability to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Willingness to tackle any task that supports the customer’s rollout of Instructure products.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Technology, or equivalent.  Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership or Instructional Technology a plus.
  • Willingness to travel to client sites may be required. Future assignments may require additional travel and extended onsite engagements in other locations.

Application Process:
Our consultants engage in strategic conversations with executive-level stakeholders by providing recommendations and creating deliverables that support short and long-term adoption success with Instructure products. We also work directly with building-level leaders and teachers to help make meaningful connections between pedagogy and Canvas. 
For these tasks, we want to get a better sense of how you would tackle strategic consulting by asking you to complete the following:

OPTIONAL: Letter(s) of recommendation
REQUIRED: Resume, Cover Letter, Canvas Course, Screencast
Resume - Submit your resume clearly detailing your Canvas experience, education leadership experience, and experience leading and driving change.
Cover Letter - Include a personalized cover letter detailing how your experience and skills make you the best candidate for this role and share why you’d like to work for Instructure as a Principal Learning Consultant.
Canvas Course - Create a (or repurpose an existing) Canvas course that you have designed. We love Canvas Commons, but for this task, please do not import Canvas course content created by others. We want to see your work shine! Simply send us the URL to your Canvas course, and we will be able to view the content.
If it helps, consider the criteria in the Canvas Course Evaluation Checklist  when designing and organizing your course. 
The primary goal of this task is to see if you can model best instructional practices, organize ideas in Canvas and communicate effectively.
The secondary goal is to gauge your instructional design, pedagogical and technical skills through a course in Canvas.
If you don’t have access to Canvas, feel free to sign up for a free for teachers Canvas account.
Screencast - Create a 3-5 minute instructional screencast demonstrating the progression of how a user would use a specific feature in Canvas. Take us through beginner, intermediate, and advanced scenarios for using this feature of Canvas. Use this screencast to demonstrate the power of Canvas to a reluctant user. This is not training, but an opportunity to inspire someone to use Canvas. You are welcome to use a screencasting tool of your choice. Please send us the URL to your screencast.
As a part of your application, please be sure to submit a public link to your screencast and a direct link to your Canvas course.

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