Skip's Weekly Edtech Jobs: Edskipper 10/14
Thank you for reading the EdSkipper, Skip’s newsletter about skipping from education to education-aligned careers. Every Saturday, I send out a list of curated remote jobs. Premium subscribers receive two additional emails a month with industry insights and advice to help you apply more competitively to the jobs you’re passionate about.
I’ve started replying more openly when people ask me how my summer’s been.
No platitudes. Just, “it was a really challenging summer.”
What’s surprised me is how almost everyone I talk to has echoed back that feeling of exhaustion — even the thirteen year old son of a friend.
Back in September, I remember rather desperately pointing to the fall equinox: “Summer will be over. (F)all will be normal again.”
That mantra helped me catch up. It even helped when the normal hiccups of life popped up, as they do.
But this past week has been truly sad. A freak local accident impacted people I care about. The situation in Israel and Gaza is horrific. And the situation isn’t changing in Ukraine.
As educators, we are constantly on the edge of burnout — and often tipped over into it. A new school year has in the past brought excitement after a summer to recharge and prepare.
But lately I’m hearing the same thing from (almost) every educator I speak to, “I thought I could do one more year. But I just can’t.”
As I started reading, I was startled: one of their two composite protagonists is a teacher.
Of course she is, of course she is.
This week, I’m excited about the work I’m doing (especially the skills analysis work!). And so it was heartening to read this quote from the introduction, reminding me that excitement over positive goals is the first step to addressing burnout.
I hear from many of you that the jobs I share give you hope: there are wonderful careers that want the skills we’ve honed from teaching. That career clarity is a positive goal that triggers action, allowing us to move away from the constant triggers that underlie exhaustion.
But, even in the midst of these positive goals, I’m acknowledging all the burnout baggage that I’ve carried with me since my first teaching job.
Even when we are actively moving towards positive goals, our old coping skills need a reset and a boost to give us optimum support in transition periods.
So I’m not just reading Burnout by myself — I’m adding a ‘Burnout book club’ section to upcoming premium newsletters. I’ll share insights and strategies I’m learning from the book so that we can all start to unlock this long-term stress cycle.
I hope you find rest and relaxation this weekend so you can truly skip into what’s next for you,
These are only some of the jobs I’ve posted this week! View all the remote jobs.
CUSTOMER SUCCESS JOBS
Common Curriculum is hiring a full-time Teacher Success Associate who will support teachers as they create writing lesson plans using Common Curriculum. Support will include direct 1:1 coaching (email, phone) as well as evaluating common trends and creating knowledge-based articles and newsletters. 4+ years experience teaching w/a preference for edtech background. $65-80k.
TRAINING/LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT JOBS
iCivics is hiring a Director, Professional Learning who has managed staff and has 10+ years experience in education. The Director will develop professional learning experiences as well as lead teams to create new learning materials and professional learning pathways (in partnership with schools). $100-125k.
EdReports is hiring a Principal, Culture & Internal Learning who will implement the DEIB and learning aspects of their new 5-year strategic plan. The Principal will direct strategic initiatives and coaching practices to increase DEIB efforts as well as develop organizational leadership structures and evaluation. 7+ years in a DEIB role, preferably in education/non-profit realm. $125-140k.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT JOBS
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is hiring a Manager, Program Development who will create and maintain the systems to support curriculum development modules and professional learning for teachers implementing LDC's curriculum as well as monitor consultant work. This position is funded for two years. They are looking for experienced educators with a background in ELL and curriculum development. $65-80k.
Teaching Lab is hiring a Program Director who will set their programmatic goals, create systems and processes to meet those goals, and lead the implementation of goals. Candidates should have 5+ years in education with experience leading projects and teams. $106-160k.
Matriculate is hiring a Program Operations Associate who will create, implement, and monitor their programs; manage data; and provide support and training to users. They are looking for mission-aligned candidates who have at least 1+ years experience with program management, data, evaluation, or operations. $59-66k.
NOTABLE STATE-SPECIFIC JOBS
These are only some of the jobs I’ve posted this week! View all the state-specific remote jobs.
PFLAG is hiring a Chapter Engagement Manager located in DC or the Southern States. The Engagement Manager will provides resources and programmatic support to chapter managers throughout their region, expanding partnerships, and representing PFLAG. 4+ years relevant experience in community-based organizations. $74-90k
TNTP is hiring a Part-time Senior Manager, Academics – Early Literacy who is located in either Arkansas, Tennessee, or Mississippi and available to travel extensively in Arkansas. The Senior Manager will partner with school districts in Arkansas to support, coach, and develop teachers and leaders to shift and improve their instructional practice around the implementation of developmentally appropriate practices in early literacy classrooms. At least 3+ years k-3 teaching background. $35-52/hour.
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