Senior Academic Designer, K-2 Math

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Full-Time

💰 $65,000 - $75,000

💻 Instructional Design

🗓️ September 18th, 2023


Impact the Moment
At McGraw Hill School we create best-in-class education solutions that are used by millions of students and educators every day. With that comes the unique opportunity to touch lives across the world and experience first-hand the difference your hard work makes. We do this in a supportive, collaborative environment where you can grow your career in a way that fits into your life.
McGraw-Hill Education, the leading provider of digital and print educational materials, is looking for experienced, innovative, strategic Senior Academic Designer, Math Grades K-2. Does this sound like you?
As part of our PreK-12 business, you’ll be part of a team that creates high quality content, robust learning solutions, and innovative print and digital components that are used by millions of educators and students every day.
Senior Academic Designers are content and curriculum experts. They assemble high-quality content based on specific product requirements for programs and understanding the solution design. They collaborate with the Academic Design Directors, Academic Design Managers, and Product Managers to help develop the solution design (both conceptualization and implementation). Depending on project needs, Senior Academic Designers are asked to take on specific project leadership assignments, working with a small team of Academic Designers throughout the various stages of product development.
Your contribution to the team includes:
  • Plan and develop content (including learning objectives, scope/sequence, tables of contents, lessons, videos, and teacher resources) for teacher and student materials–including print, digital, and media projects
  • Develop and finalize prototypes, scope and sequence, project proposals, and project scope documentation, as needed
  • Train, mentor, and provide feedback to more junior Academic Designers on guidelines and expectations around content development, documentation, and planning
  • Act as the point of contact between a vendor, internal teams, contractors, and Academic Design teams with some decision-making authority, including ensuring timeliness and quality of work
  • Collaborate with Project Managers, Product Design, Production and other cross-functional groups to establish workflows, maintain communication about project schedules/status, proactively identify risks, develop contingency plans, and communicate solutions
  • Produce and guide more junior team members to produce accurate, error-free, high-quality products that meet curriculum standards (including CCSS and other state standards), project scope, and market requirements and that display appropriate content, reading level, grammar, and style
  • Stay up to date on emerging educational/curriculum trends, educational technology, pedagogy, and best practices in early elementary math

This position can work remotely within the continental United States but can also be based in one of our McGraw Hill offices.
What you’ll need to be successful:
  • Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, mathematics, or related field.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in mathematics curriculum development and educational publishing with a focus on Grades K-2
  • Teaching experience an advantage
  • Ability to create and visualize content for various delivery formats and classroom settings
  • Highly organized, goal-oriented, and collaborative with ability to mentor others and provide guidance, direction, and leadership
  • Ability to understand concerns, needs, and issues raised by junior team members and create novel solutions, including cross-functional problem solving
  • Understanding of how research, pedagogy, and best practice applies to product design and apply broad views of perspectives in the discipline
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy, quality, and on-time delivery
  • Knowledge of appropriate industry and subject-area content development practices, content standards (such as CCSS, B.E.S.T., and TEKS), and academic and pedagogical trends, with the ability to drive innovation in teams and products
  • Displays and acts with initiative, integrity, and professionalism
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, which include a thorough command of the English language, spelling, writing, and grammar and a strong attention to detail
  • Effective organizational and time management skills; productive, efficient work habits and the ability to prioritize, multitask, and exhibit flexibility
  • Diverse computer skills, expert-level in MS Office suite, proficiency with Adobe Acrobat, Smartsheet, and K4/InCopy markup
  • Experience building accessible content in digital authoring systems is a plus
How we Work: We are a company focused on continuous learning and growth. These five pillars are critical to our hyper-learning culture at McGraw Hill School.

  • Big We: We respect one another and genuinely care about our teammates. We work best as one team, not in silos.
  • Listening to Learn: We listen to one another and collaborate for success. We realize the capabilities of and trust our team members.
  • Ask Learning Questions: We value differences of approach as opportunities for learning and growth. We seek to truly understand others.
  • An Idea Meritocracy: We foster an inclusive environment where everyone feels comfortable speaking openly and having challenging conversations. The best idea should always win, regardless of origin.
  • Creative, Innovative, & Emergent Thinking: We tackle challenging problems and make decisions in favor of the business. We are willing to innovate and not do things as they have always been done.

As an education company, we are proud to play our part by inspiring learners around the world. If you bring your curiosity, we will help you grow in a collaborative environment where everyone shares a passion for success.
The pay range for this position is between $65k-$75k annually, however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and location. An annual bonus plan may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical and/or other benefits, depending on the position offered.  Click here to learn more about our benefit offerings. 
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