Senior Instructional Designer

New York
Mar 13, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
Ms. Michele Duhrssen
Full Time
Reports to: Director, Assessment & Learning Analytics

The Opportunity

Scholastic Education, a leading provider of digital curricula and assessments, is seeking to hire a Senior Instructional Designer to oversee editorial development of data analytics and reports associated with various software-based assessments and instructional programs spanning K–12 literacy and math.

This position offers an opportunity to work with a talented team of out-of-the-box thinkers who are passionate about improving teaching and learning for all. As a member of this team, you will be working at the forefront of educational innovation in a highly creative and dynamic organization located in one of Manhattan's most vibrant neighborhoods.

Responsibilities Include:

•Lead editorial development of interactive data analytics and digital reports designed to communicate student performance results to students, teachers, administrators, and parents. These results come from a variety of sources, including formative, diagnostic, and summative assessments, as well as ongoing use of instructional software.
•Develop associated print and online materials to help users understand the design, purpose, and research base of a given assessment or software activity, as well as guidance on interpreting results and implications for instructional practice.
•Communicate product development vision and plans to upper management for approval.
•Collaborate with colleagues in Research, Marketing, Technology, Design, and Production departments to define, plan, and execute projects.
•Supervise the work of in- and out-of-house writers and editors as needed.
•Track editorial deliverables, and adhere to schedules and budgets.


•Minimum 3–5 years experience developing interactive instructional and/or assessment materials for elementary and/or secondary students, or comparable teaching experience.
•Excellent editorial skills, including the ability to communicate complex assessment-related data and research to a variety of audiences—from district administrators steeped in educational research to non-practitioners with little or no background in pedagogy.
•Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and manage complex projects with many stakeholders.
•Creative, innovative team player with excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Detail-oriented, dedicated to producing high-quality content, and committed to supporting learners at all levels.
•Background in statistics preferred but not required.