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Monday, September 29, 2014

A bit off education, but definitely related

The Folger Shakespeare Library is seeking a Managing Editor to assume a key role in our Digital Media and Publications department. Focused primarily on Shakespeare Quarterly (SQ), a scholarly journal committed to publishing essays in the range of Shakespeare scholarship, the Managing Editor works closely with the Director of Digital Access, SQ Editor, contributors, publishers, and department staff to ensure the journal's high editorial standards are met. As part of his or her regular duties, the Managing Editor is responsible for supervising the editorial work on manuscripts, ensuring that accurate fact checking and licensing has been completed, communicating regularly with the authors and publishers, managing the journal's budget, and serving as the primary contact for SQ. As the Folger representative for SQ, the Managing Editor participates in the development and support of the online community and serves as a liaison to the World Shakespeare Bibliography editor. For additional information about Shakespeare Quarterly please see

The position of Managing Editor requires a Master's in English or related field, with specialized knowledge of Shakespeare and/or early modern literature. A Ph.D. in English is highly desired. At least five years of experience in scholarly editing and publications, with supervisory experience, and a proven ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize the editorial production process is required. Applicants must be able to edit, copyedit, analyze, and proofread literary and scholarly texts, especially those related to Shakespeare and to the early modern period, and must have developed the ability to read and understand complex scholarly arguments. This position requires excellent verbal, written, research, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Latin and/or a modern romance language is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by email to with the subject line Attention: HR/ME. Please do not submit portfolio or writing samples at this time. Mailed applications may be sent to The Folger Shakespeare Library, Attention: HR/ME. 201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please. EOE

Location: Washington, DC
Rate: $ 70,000-80,000 per year
Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact Company: Folger Shakespeare Library
Contact Website:
Contact Method: -by email

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Freelance item writers needed: college-level PSYCHOLOGY

Description: An established publisher of college-level science textbooks and supplements, we are currently developing formative- and summative-quiz items to accompany our new psychology textbook. We need talented freelance item writers from the field of psychology to work on a work-for-hire basis. Writers will have access to the forthcoming edition of our textbook and will be asked to create 40 multiple-choice items per chapter to parallel the text.

Required experience: M.S. or Ph.D. in psychology, plus three or more years’ experience writing and/or editing college-level psychology items. College-level teaching experience ideal but not essential for seasoned item writers.

Please respond with a current résumé and original multiple-choice items for college-level psychology. It is particularly important that samples include items requiring the application of concepts and the analysis of new information.

Timeline: Starting immediately and likely to continue through January
Compensation: $350 per chapter
Location: Remote

Education-based interviewing gig

Work Type: Market Research

We are looking for a specifically located freelancers in the Chicago area and the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas who would be able to drive to and conduct interviews with students and instructors. We will set up the appointments, checking your and the instructor/student schedules. Delivery to us, the client, will be: summary and synthesis of interviews as well as collection of completed brief surveys.

Location: Remote

Rate: $ 35 per hour Contact Name: Susan

Contact Company: iD8-TripleSSS Media Development

Contact Website:

Contact Method: -by email


Saturday, September 20, 2014


ELL Consultant

Blended Learning Consultant

Friday, September 19, 2014

One other

Policy Analyst/Writer

Various opportunities

Social Media Consultant

Math Item Writer

Curriculum Manager

Telecommute Curriculum Writer

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Might be of interest. Michele

Director of Programs at Read Alliance LOCATION:

Read Alliance works to improve the educational trajectory of at-risk kindergarten and first grade students by recruiting and training teens to provide structured one-to-one tutoring in reading. By using a researched based curriculum, its students achieve significant and measurable reading gains. ABOUT THE POSITION:
This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional educator, manager and relationship builder to help grow a high performing organization. Having just completed its first year of a three year strategic plan, Read Alliance (READ) is on a path of significant growth.  It is increasing its impact by expanding its program offerings and significantly increasing its number of strategic partnerships in New York City.

The Director of Programs will play a pivotal role in leading READ to achieve these growth goals. The Director of Programs will report to READ Alliance’s Executive Director and oversee a team of nine professionals. Key Responsibilities:
Internal Management
•  Manage and develop READ Program staff, ensuring they meet annual goals while also building skills and growing professionally
•  Oversee internal research and analysis, keeping informed of current research in the field of early childhood education in order to pursue possible internal research projects and present at relevant conferences
•  Monitor and manage quality of programs, READ teachers and tutors, ensuring the delivery of high quality training to READ teachers and tutors
•  Maximize student enrollment, attendance and reading gains by analyzing data, leverage that data to inform processes to improve overall program performance
•  Develop and maintain strong working relationships with fellow staff members, fostering a culture of respect and collaboration
•  Support READ’s growth and replication goals (e.g. 45 sites in 2014-2015), supporting development staff in procurement of programmatic grants

Partnership Development and Management
•  Continue relationships with returning READ sites
•  Establish and maintain relationships with new strategic partners (e.g. Department of Education, charter school networks, social service agencies)
•  Increase READ’s visibility and brand recognition to drive program growth
•  Work with potential sites to help school leaders bring the program into their schools; increase READ’s operational efficiencies to improve program delivery
•  Simplify the development of long-term, repeat-customer relationships
•  Maximize enrollment of participants at each site through collaboration with school staff and through parent outreach

•  A minimum of ten years of professional experience required, with a strong preference for experience as both a teacher and a staff manager
•  Deep commitment and passion for improving early childhood literacy and educational outcomes for children more broadly
•  Experience managing and developing high performing teams
•  Strong relationship building skills, with a track record of cultivating and maintaining deep relationships with external partners
•  Exceptional analytical skills, with the ability to leverage student performance data to guide teachers and students and to enhance instruction
•  Demonstrated success achieving goals during a period of growth
•  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
•  Fluency in a second language (preferably Spanish) is a plus
•  Master’s degree, ideally in a related discipline, is strongly preferred

Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position, visit:

Instructional Designer

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Instructional Designer

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Off topic but related: Winter Roundtable at Teacher's College: Call for Proposals

This might be of interest to some of you.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Educational Writer, 4-8 ESL

Type: Part Time / Contract 
Location: New York City (can work remotely)
Start date: Immediate
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

QLOVI is a fast-growth education-technology startup with a mission to bring literacy innovation to K-12 classrooms, and accelerate literacy achievement. We are also passionate about bringing more diverse books to students across the country, to help address each student’s individual needs. Qlovi has received recognition from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Echoing Green Fellowships, SXSWedu, HarperCollins Publishers, and Sourcebooks, among others. Over 100,000 students across the country already use Qlovi for reading and writing instruction, and growing. Please visit

Looking for an exceptional writer with experience developing educational content for English Language Arts (ELA) classrooms. This individual should have a strong understanding of the needs of ELA educators, and the types of content and assessments employed in grades 4-8. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Tier II academic vocabulary instruction for English Language Learners (ELL).

Skills and Requirements:
• 1+ years of grades 4-8 teaching experience, and/or equal time professionally writing education materials within this grade range
• Strong ELA curriculum planning and writing skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work cooperatively and meet strict deadlines

Nice to have:
• Experience working with, or writing for, Emergent Bilingual Learners / English Language Learners
• Familiarity with recommended vocabulary instruction for the Common Core

Please send resume and letter of inquiry to Shira Schindel, V.P. Content & Partnership Development, at:

Additional notes from the poster:
Work Type: Writers/Teachers with ESL, elementary and middle school experience
Description: Qlovi, a literacy education startup, is looking for an exceptional writer with experience developing ELA content for grades 4-8, and for ELL students. Project will consist of 20 short passages, 4 at each grade level, with appropriate Tier II vocabulary words incorporate therein. The right candidate may also be asked to develop aligned assessments, and/or help us build out this inaugural project.