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Curriculum Manager, ELA/Literacy

Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning

Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Company Description

When you join Renaissance®, you join a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology! Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Our fiercely passionate employees and educational partners have helped drive phenomenal student growth, with Renaissance solutions being used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Every day, we are connected to our mission by exemplifying our values: trust each other, win together, strive for the best, own our actions, and grow and evolve.

Job Description

As a Curriculum Manager, you will be responsible for optimizing Nearpod’s ELA core product offering. You will work closely with project manager(s), content team member(s), and independent contractors to ensure the product aligns with academic standards, research-based pedagogy, and the needs of teachers and administrators. You will elevate concerns and/or barriers to ensure creation and production needs are met.

We are seeking a hardworking, self-motivated candidate to perform the following functions:

  • Provide overall curriculum development leadership for K-12 ELA products, from building a team of content experts to executing content development.
  • Develop And Implement scope of content projects in accordance with company’s strategic vision, pedagogical guidelines and frameworks, and production resources.
  • Optimize the curriculum offering for K-12 students across ELA.
  • Oversee and supervise writing/reviewing of curriculum resources that maximize Nearpod’s interactive features to engage teachers and learners.
  • Develop prototypes to define direction and market fit.
  • Develop training resources to provide consistency across all curriculum K-12 ELA resources.
  • Collaborate with independent contractors, creative team, production team, and others to define and execute projects.
  • Align and organize curriculum resources to Common Core and specific state standards.
  • Ensure project deadlines are met on-time and within budget and scope.
  • Research and support current trends, best practices, and innovative ways to provide ELA instruction and remain current and knowledgeable regarding standards shifts or changes.
  • Analyze standards and other curriculum requirements to develop exemplars, scopes and sequences, and other project content-planning.
  • Mobilize research to create standards-based curriculum resources to meet the needs of our wide market.
  • Support sales and marketing through curating content for website promotions and developing and maintaining resources such as implementation guides, alignment docs, and demo lessons.


Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor’s (BS or BA) in education, literacy, or a field related to English; masters preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a K-12 ELA leader with knowledge of pedagogy, standards, and instructional design.
  • Previous experience managing and executing curriculum development, preferably for an educational technology company or large K-12 school district Tech skills.
  • Experience using educational technology tools in creative ways.
  • Proficient in MS office applications.
  • Virtual meeting software proficiency Content Development Skills.
  • Excellent understanding of K-12 instructional approaches and best practices.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy; values high-quality work.
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles and practices.
  • Ability to create content that is inclusive of all learners.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Provide actionable feedback to curriculum developers Self-management and team skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Ability to manage and lead individuals to grow and evolve.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Salary Range: $74,000-$102,000.

Benefits for eligible employees include:

  • World Class Health Benefits: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Telehealth
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave (20 total weeks with 14 weeks paid) & Milk Stork program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Well-being and Employee Assistance Programs

Frequently cited statistics show that some women, underrepresented individuals, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities may only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Renaissance, we encourage all applications! Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need for the future!


Renaissance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, or status of an individual in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


Renaissance also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Talent Acquisition.


Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

For information about Renaissance, visit: https://www.renaissance.com/