STEM+ Project Manager
DMMSI is looking for innovators and educators to join our amazing team as 1099-Contractors for new curriculum development project for a client. We will be leveling the playing field and bringing academic equity back to education. We are going to be combining rigorous state aligned lessons with immersive 3D technologies and gaming to include the power of interactive courses, 3D hands-on lab simulations, and course walk-throughs. This position reports to the Project Director.
Type: Full Time 1099 Contractor
Salary: $80,790.25 a year
Contract: 3-5 Years
As the STEM+ Curriculum Project Manager you will be in charge of the STEM+ design team. We are looking for someone to lead the charge in designing and writing a complete immersive K-12 Education Curriculum to meet the needs of individual students based on their current understanding. We are designing curriculum for a new educational industry. Content will be in a Virtual Reality Ready (WebVR) learning environment that will “wow” and engage students. Students begin to learn with a new method of storytelling while being in the middle of their own learning environment. Visit a demo our our learning environment at: https://app.learnbrite.com/scenario_2.8/?spaceId=spceec5414139e32f02cc22db
Students are not the only ones in need of a step up in educational resources. Teachers need to be taught the latest technologies, mentored on how to incorporate technologies into their daily teaching, and trained on how to teach courses that are outside of their trained subjects so they can teach them to students. You will also be in charge of helping the design team create ‘Train The Teacher’ sections for all lessons. We will provide the resources and courses to ensure teachers are trained to teach the classes they are given.
This position requires one to be innovative enough to turn educational content into games, video animations and 3D simulations. You must also be technology savvy. If you are not, this position is not for you.
In addition to submitting a resume and a standard cover letter, you MUST answer the following questions at the bottom of your cover letter:
What are your views of our current public education system? What should be done to improve it?
What resources are you able to provide to the project from a subject matter expertise standpoint?
In your own words how does the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) help maintain high standards and goals for every learner? What is your experience incorporating UDL in instructional design?
How would incorporating parents back into their child's education benefit the student?
What is your philosophy for education?
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create the design and development processes.
Create a simple system for organizing information. Keep everything related to the project in one location. Store project documents—including emails, schedules, outlines, first drafts, and revisions—in team electronic folders.
Use a project management software and calendar to track deliverable dates, deadlines, and reminders. Because dates are subject to change.
Keep detailed records of project activities.
Build strong working relationships to improved project outcomes and greater job satisfaction, while reducing conflict and misunderstanding.
Utilize your expertise in learning to determine the best method of delivering the content based on the learner. (Must understand the 4 learning types)
Must play an important role in the instructional design process by providing needed content and offering a critical eye of the material.
Lead the team in designing and writing a complete K-12 curriculum that aligns with each State's Education Standards
Lead the team in designing and writing eLearning course materials that are functional, intuitive, informative, accurate and consistent with sound instructional design principles focused on K-12 education from the K-12 curriculum your team has written.
Lead the team in designing and writing ‘Train The Teacher’ sections for all lessons.
Lead the team in developing templates for various course models.
Collaborate with the development team.
Add substance to outlines and storyboards.
Ensure that content is accurate.
Answer questions that arise about the content area.
Must possess strong proofreading and editing skills.
Provide thorough and detailed quality assurance of all course material.
Good sense of aesthetics = designs interactive features that are visually appealing and support learner’s understanding of content.
Strong background in Universal Design for Learning concepts, ADA compliance and web accessibility along with assistive learning technologies.
Oversee the development of course materials using presentation software compatible with LearnBrite, ChangeMyPath, LMS, Adobe Creative Suite, Articulate 360, and/or Vyond. TRAINING PROVIDED
REQUIRED BEST PRACTICES:
Must be flexible: The work environment of a development project is fluid. Deadlines shift, meetings are canceled, team members leave, client requirements change, deliverables require revision, and so on.
Demonstrates self-reliance by meeting/exceeding workflow needs.
Completes assigned duties based on daily business needs and individual skill set.
Consistently produces a high volume of quality work. Capable, and adapts as needed, to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Effectively manage time and multiple tasks.
Participate in a team-oriented environment.
Equally comfortable working collaboratively and independently.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Analyze problems, identify solutions, and implement recommendations.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Must own a computer with high speed Internet access.
3-5 years writing content for K-12 education.
5+ years project management experience.
Experience with Education Standards.
Understanding of pedagogy and discourse-based science instruction
Experience storyboarding and outlining curriculum
Experience storyboarding and outlining curriculum
Exceptional ability to conceptualize and execute content for a variety of media types and audiences.
High level of comfort with instructional design and presentation technology
Experience managing multiple projects and tasks.
Proven experience with presentation and workflow software (WebEx, Zoom, Google Slides, ec.)
Knowledge of presentation and instructional design tools (Camtasia, Snagit, and Adobe Acrobat)
Extraordinary organizational, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
High degree of flexibility and good humor
Minimum of a BS/BA degree; MS/MA in Education preferred
Minimum of 2 to 4 years' experience preparing Multimedia Content and publishing multi-screen interactives using course authoring tools such as Articulate 360. (Storyline, Replay, Rise). Required, but we are open to individuals willing to be trained to design within these technology tools.
Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premier, After Effects, Audition, Illustrator) and one of the established Learning Management Systems.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any applicant to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, this position is regularly required to communicate with and receive communications from DMMSI interns, contractors, employees, and vendors/clients in real time using online and other electronic media.
Location: Pasadena/Azusa Area.
This is an on-site position with the option to work remotely 2-3 days out of the week. (Days may vary) Additional Notes: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the contractor for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
DMMSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.