Pearson Senior Content Developer (Biology) in Lansing, Michigan
At Pearson, delivering amazing explanations is our core. We're committed to building cutting-edge, on-demand video content to explain some of the most difficult concepts our users will ever have to understand. A tenacity toward surprising our users with an awesome learning experience is critical to our success. We're looking for a Biology Lead Instructor to develop video academic content for our students.
At Pearson, we believe learning science and math courses shouldn’t be as hard as it’s made out to be, and we’re on a mission to provide students with super engaging content that is personalized to what they’re learning in their textbooks and in class. You’ll be working to develop awesome Biology curriculum for Pearson+ Channels, a platform with the potential to help millions of students around the world get better grades.
Ideal candidate is an engaging storyteller who can communicate clearly and effectively on complex topics in video format
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, or equivalent experience required
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills required
Private tutoring experience required
Experience teaching/tutoring undergraduate or high school students within the last 3 years required
Strong project planning and organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate a variety of different projects and individuals and to adapt to unforeseen and unexpected requests or changes in priorities required
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, especially in a teamwork environment required
Coachable team player with a growth-mindset required
High attention to detail required
High degree of technical literacy, including the ability to be trained in utilizing video recording equipment required
Advanced degree in Biology, or equivalent experience preferred
Some instructional experience in college or high school setting preferred
Experience creating educational video content preferred
Experience with and/or willingness to engage with students on social media preferred
Experience with online tutoring preferred
Management/leadership experience, including personnel leadership, scheduling, resource allocation, mentoring, and training preferred
Experience in assessment, curriculum development, instruction, and/or educational publishing preferred
Duties & Responsibilities
Develop/oversee development of new video-based courses in the [subject] sciences
Build Biology curricula across multiple subjects and for a wide variety of textbooks
Use a variety of materials, including but not limited to textbooks, practice problems, class PowerPoints, and student notes to prepare relevant lesson handouts for students watching our video-based courses
Work with our team of writers, illustrators, and educators to develop a comprehensive [subject] video-based curriculum, including building lessons and recording content to be distributed to millions of students
Assist with hiring of future educators who are hired to contribute to video-based curriculum development
Provide training to individuals as needed both during the course of everyday business and as special needs or circumstances arise; assist in the development of training materials
Lead and participate in process improvement initiatives
Perform other duties as required
Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. As required by the Colorado and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:
The anticipated starting salary for candidates expressing interest in this full-time position is $75,000.
This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here here.
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Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Organization: Higher Education
Req ID: 8469
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