Manager of Bilingual Content Development

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date Posted: 12-06-2018
Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) is seeking a full-time Manager of Bilingual Content Development to work in our Philadelphia Office.  We are looking for a passionate individual dedicated to ensuring that CLI remains innovative in our content/ training and a person that will thrive working with a smart, collaborative, and mission-drive team.

The Manager of Bilingual Content Development will develop and revise content for CLI’s staff, professional developers (coaches) and teachers in order to provide the most impactful professional development possible.  We are currently developing a “blended model” for our workshops that combines in-person facilitation with an engaging digital experience.  Our coaching takes professional development to the classroom, where our coaches work in real-time to improve practice.  The Manager of Bilingual Content Development will be involved in creating the best professional development for Spanish early literacy focused on balanced literacy practices.  In addition, the Manager of Bilingual Content Development will assist with writing publications and conference proposals, present at professional conferences, train staff and PD consultants how to effectively present new content.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Develop new content (resources and training) and revise existing content to ensure CLI’s professional development builds teacher Spanish early literacy expertise in ways that accelerate student learning
  • Assist with planning and facilitation of professional development on literacy development in the bilingual Spanish classroom
  • Collaborate on the creation of CLI’s vision of program design and instructional support to ensure equitable access to early biliteracy skills

MA degree in Elementary Education with emphasis in ELL or Bilingual education, and Professional Educator License with endorsements in Elementary Education, Bilingual Education, and/or an ESOL endorsement or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse State endorsement.

Experience Required
  • 5 years of teaching in a K-3 bilingual classroom
  • Spanish-language proficiency
  • Experience teaching in diverse and multilingual communities
  • Expertise in ELD (English Language Development) & SLD (Spanish Language Development) Standards, Curricula, and Assessments
  • Expertise in early literacy instructional practices, specifically balanced literacy in the bilingual classroom
  • Expertise in various Bilingual Education Models (Dual Language, Transitional Bilingual, Maintenance Bilingual, etc.)
  • Experience developing content for workshops and seminars related to Bilingual Education/Spanish Literacy Development

Experience Preferred
  • Familiarity with writing conference proposals and writing for publication
  • Experience writing curriculum
  • Knowledge of digital literacy and blended learning 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Strong attention to detail with very good organizational, multi-tasking and follow-through skills
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to the needs of diverse groups of learners (adults and children
Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) is a thriving national non-profit organization working with Pre-K through third grade teachers to ensure children can read and write on grade level by the end of third grade. Headquartered in Philadelphia, with offices in New Jersey, Chicago, Denver, Houston and Ft. Lauderdale, CLI reaches nearly 50,000 students and 2,000 teachers with its proven suite of services. With a 30 year history, CLI has recently experienced a period of rapid growth, nearly tripling in size in the last four years, due to its ability to make a demonstrable impact for children and an extraordinary and committed staff.
Children’s Literacy Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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