1+ months

Instructional Design Manager, CEP

Discovery Education,Inc.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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CEP Instructional Design Manager

Who We Are:

What makes Discovery Education a GREAT fit for you? We are the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, and we partner with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to provide teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. When you join the Discovery Education team, you become part of a fast-growing global organization that is empowering educators with the digital tools and professional learning they need to connect students to the real-world.

Discovery Educations Corporate Education Partnerships (CEP) team is mission-driven and drives the organizations public/private partnerships, collaborating across all industry sectors with like-minded organizations to support critical needs in the K-12 universe in order to drive youth achievement. The output of these partnerships includes cause marketing initiatives, workforce development solutions, and support for K-12 schools nationwide.

For candidates interested in taking their next career step in the educational technology space, Discovery Education offers the fast pace and excitement of working for a startup, the support of an established organization, and the opportunity to be on the front lines of innovation in an industry that is always growing and transforming. Team members enjoy a high-energy, purpose-driven work environment as well as tremendous opportunities to grow, learn and make a difference. We are an organization focused on diversity and inclusivity that provides opportunities to engage with people from variety of backgrounds. If you like working with a curious, collaborative, high-performing team, Discovery Education is the place for you.

Living Our Values:

Discovery Education is an company that lives and breathes its Values. By doing so, we position our organization to continue leading the education technology world.

Our Values:

INNOVATION: We drive a culture of innovation within our organization and with our partners to prepare leaders of tomorrow.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: We commit to continuous improvement by anticipating and adapting to the changing needs of our partners and the educational landscape.

EMPOWERMENT: We empower all learners by providing highly engaging, relevant experiences our partners trust.

INTEGRITY: We hold ourselves to the highest-standards and conduct ourselves with integrity in all that we do.

COMMUNITY: We connect and support our global community of learners.

INCLUSIVITY: We strive to build a company with people from diverse backgrounds, so we can better enable all learners to reach their highest potential regardless of race, gender, socio-economic standing, sexual orientation, language, ability, location, or technology.

What Youll Do:

The CEP Instructional Design Manager will play a key role in the development of digital media and curriculum resources to support the Corporate Education Partnership teams (CEP) goals. The Manager will be responsible for managing the content development process for multiple projects; working with vendors and independent contractors; helping to develop and improve processes; managing the invoicing for vendors and independent contractors; and helping to provide curriculum and education-related guidance to the Corporate Education Partnerships team.

The Manager will help maintain a culture of the highest level of customer service to both internal and external partners. The Manager will work closely with the CEP Instructional Design team to identify content appropriate for best practices in K-12 instructional practices and to meet each projects scope and specifications. The Manager will also serve as a daily interface with multiple internal departments and external vendors who provide services to our clients.

The Manager must possess exceptional project management skills while supporting multiple projects to deliver quality curricular resources. A fast-paced, deadline-driven environment creates a need for a detail-oriented person with strong project management skills, a solid understanding of the K-12 education landscape and related instructional practice, and an ability to multitask to meet the curriculum needs of our internal partners and external clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the CEP Instructional Design team and the Corporate Education Partnerships team to ensure curriculum development efforts align with educator needs and client expectations;
  • Participate in pre-sale conversations and ideation with Curriculum and Corporate Education Partnerships teams;
  • Manage the development of digital media and instructional resources to support Corporate Education Partnerships opportunities;
  • Establish and monitor plans for on-time delivery of curricular resources;
  • Monitor project budgets related to curriculum projects;
  • Effectively coordinate and direct content development by outside vendors;
  • Ensure vendor adherence to project scope, specifications, and delivery deadlines;
  • Maintain project management tools and processes to track and facilitate the transparency of the project cycle;
  • Handle project-oriented responsibilities and on-going process improvement initiatives; and
  • Respond and provide information related to trends and effective instructional practices in K-12 education.


  • Successfully manage the development of curriculum products to ensure on-time delivery and accurate alignment to the needs and expectations of educators and clients.
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate the development and implementation efforts across Discovery Education teams.
  • Successfully develop and implement processes for project management and content development.
  • Manage the budgets and invoicing processes for projects and vendors.

Who You Are:

  • Minimum of five years of content development and/or instructional experience in the K-12 space
  • Knowledge and understanding of national education standards
  • Knowledge and experience with digital media and the use of digital media in instruction
  • Editorial experience in developing, writing and editing curriculum materials that effectively leverage technology and digital media
  • Strong communication (both orally and in writing) and people skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and solve problems
  • Solid teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel

Discovery Education is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery Education is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

Posted: 2020-09-23 Expires: 2020-10-24

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