Job Title: Associate Director, Spanish

Link to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ow75efwG&s=ALAS 

At Curriculum Associates (CA), we believe a diverse team leads to diversity in thinking, making our products better for teachers and students. If you read this job description, feel energized by what you see here, and believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role, but you aren’t sure you meet every qualification, please apply! Above all, we are looking for the right person! 

Curriculum Associates is seeking an innovative and creative K-8 Associate Director to focus on  Spanish-language literacy and biliteracy (English/Spanish) products. The team’s goal is to lead the revitalization, expansion, and growth of our Spanish Language Arts digital, core, and supplemental product offerings. The Associate Director will be a critical member of the team responsible for concepting and executing new print and digital products for Curriculum  Associates’ Spanish Language Arts portfolio.  

The impact you’ll have: 

  • Share joy, passion, and commitment to building great products that inspire and engage  our students and teachers  
  • Collaborate with team to define workflows, processes, guidelines, and resource plans  that ensure high-quality content, ensuring that processes are being followed throughout  the lifecycle of a given project  
  • Manage budgets and resource plans  
  • Lead partnership with project management and editorial to develop and maintain  schedule and workplan for all aspects of a project  
  • Mentor and develop editorial staff on professional growth, team management, and  product development  
  • Identify possible project bottlenecks and offer creative solutions by working  collaboratively with all project stakeholders (design, sales, production, marketing,  implementation, etc.)  
  • Partner with project leads and editors to ensure that all components are appropriately  aligned  
  • Serve as a thought partner with team leadership and editorial leads, developing  components for our programs from conceptualization to final production  Review and provide feedback to writers and editors (both internal and external),  ensuring quality and appropriateness of content with respect to grade and reading  levels, content accuracy, and pedagogical fidelity  
  • Effectively manage vendor/freelancer relationships and grow the editorial team in the  ability to manage quality and provide appropriate feedback and support 
  • Review, analyze, and translate literacy research into effective solutions to serve  students and teachers  
  • Collaborate with the Senior Director to ensure that projects are adequately and  appropriately staffed  
  • Review, revise, and edit manuscripts as needed 
  • Train or manage the training of editors, supervise overall performance, and recommend  promotions  
  • Maintain high-quality documentation that reflects project specifications and project  learnings  

What we’re looking for: 

  • Mission-driven candidates who can work at a fast pace, thrive in a dynamic  environment and demonstrate a record of achievement while maintaining the quality  of the product 
  • Bachelor’s degree. We’d also love to see: a Master’s degree in education and teaching  experience  
  • 7+ years managing the development of K-8 reading/language arts products—both student- and teacher-facing components.  
  • Experience concepting and delivering core and supplemental Reading/Language  products into K-8 schools  
  • Proven project management skills, attention to detail, and an ability to drive toward  completion  
  • Laser focus on instructional quality throughout the development cycle  Deep understanding of national and state standards and assessments  Fluency with quantitative and qualitative text measures  
  • Ability to proactively and creatively solve problems related to product development  Ability to see the big picture and dig into the details  
  • Proven writing and editing skills, with strong attention to detail  
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills  

Location: This position can be based in our headquarters office in North Billerica, MA (a suburb of Boston); in one of our satellite offices in Brooklyn, NY, and Chicago, or remote.