Director of Content Creation

The Director of Content Creation is responsible for curating the mentor playbook, which defines how to support Summit Learning implementation. This role is crucial for the building of decision making hierarchies and resources for various stages of the Summit Learning implementation journey. The Director of Content Creation will build mentor-facing materials for school and district support related to change management, stakeholder engagement, and instructional coaching. They will also build school and district facing materials. They will coordinate internally across Summit Public schools to ensure alignment.

Who We Are:

What if all students graduated high school with not only content knowledge, but the habits and skills to successfully navigate college and career, with a sense of purpose to anchor them? This is the question at the core of Summit Public Schools. Summit is a public school system serving heterogeneous communities in the Bay Area and Washington State and operate 11 schools serving over 3,600 students.

We share our personalized approach to teaching and learning for free through Summit Learning, with more than 330 partner schools across the country. Summit Learning forms the foundation on which Summit’s successful schools were built, with our schools consistently ranking among the best in the nation.

Are you looking for the opportunity to lead change? Do you want to help reimagine what schools should be? We put students in the driver’s seat and empower them with the skills and habits they need to be successful in college and life. We need diverse, driven, and dynamic talent to join our growing team to help realize our educational vision.

What You’ll Do:

(1) Build and Maintain Summit Learning Program Mentoring Resources

  • Help define Summit Learning implementation in its full breadth of steps or stages (Mentor playbook).
  • Build mentor-facing materials which include but are not limited to the topics of change management, stakeholder engagement, and instructional coaching; Create templates for coaching calls, protocols for grade level team meetings, intervention plans, professional development plans, school observation protocols, on-site visiting protocols.
  • Create a library or system for the easy identification of these resources by Mentor Managers.
  • Consistently creates and implements supports that meet the needs of individual team members, tailoring the type and frequency of resources based on the professional needs and level of experience with Summit Learning.
  • Ensures clear, compelling, and consistent communication through all resources.
  • Partner with Mentor Team Leads and Mentor Managers to create additional internal facing content as needed; secures additional resources to achieve organizational goals.

(2) Curate a Suite of School & District Facing Resources

  • Develop and implements a resource plan that includes target stakeholders, their key concerns, how to reach them, and key messages about how to organize in order to make progress toward the mission.
  • Build school or district facing materials which include but are not limited to the topics of change management, stakeholder engagement, and instructional coaching.
  • Masterfully generates resource support for change; anticipates reactions and encourages expression of feelings; supports stakeholders through change process
  • Conduct research into high priority district needs which might including the development of data decks; fact sheets; or the Science of Summit Learning and successful implementation.
  • Ensures clear, compelling, and consistent communication through all resources.
  • Partner with Mentor Team Leads and Mentor Managers to create new school and district facing content as needed; secures additional resources to achieve organizational goals.

(3) Alignment

  • Coordinate with PD team on alignment across their training materials, 3PP curriculum, and mentor-team playbook
  • Liaise with the External Communications team to ensure newly created resources represent the latest thinking on the textual and visual communication of our brand.
  • Meet quarterly with CZI designers to ensure all platform language and resources align with the language used by Mentor Managers.
  • Work alongside the Community Engagement Team and Research and Development Team to align on resource and communication needs for parents and communities.
  • Creatively maximizes use of organizational resources while preserving and contributing to them.

What You Need:

Key Qualities and Skills

  • Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life
  • Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree or above is preferred)
  • 4-5 Years previous work experience is required.
  • Prior experience with school technology is strongly preferred.
  • An ability to travel for 30% of work time is required.
  • Proficiency in Google Platforms, including Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Slides.
  • Clear health and background check

Who You Are:

About You

  • Exceptional writing and communication skills; strong organizational skills with the ability to create and manage effective resource systems on behalf of CPO, top tier managers, and school managers.
  • Strong time management skills. Has ability to nimbly manage multiple tasks at the same time and prioritize based on importance and urgency; demonstrates flexibility and adaptability.
  • Strong people-management and relationship building skills. Ability to influence others to produce strong and timely work.
  • Evidence of strong execution. Does not let any balls drop; is self-directed and takes initiative; operates with “roll up sleeves” attitude.
  • Commitment to mission. Shares belief that all students are capable of being college ready and willing to go above and beyond to serve children and their communities.
  • Fit with values and culture. Displays core characteristics of compassion, courage, curiosity, respect, responsibility, and integrity; demonstrates a growth mindset; able to give and receive honest, actionable and timely feedback.

What you get:

Summit offers competitive salaries and benefit options for full-time employees, including covering 75% of the health, dental and vision plan costs. We fully cover life and disability insurance. We have a “take what you need” PTO policy, 11 paid holidays and 3 week-long organizational closures during the year.

We strive to recruit a diverse team. Summit Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, parenthood, citizenship status, creed, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Summit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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