Academic Design Lead

McGraw-Hill Education, the leading provider of digital and print educational materials is looking for experienced, innovative, strategic Lead Academic Designer Elementary Science in our Columbus office. Does this sound like you? As part of our PreK-12 business, you'll be part of a team that creates robust digital tools, curriculum and learning solutions in a variety of formats that are used by millions of educators and students every day.

Reporting to the Director, Academic Design, the Lead Academic Designer Elementary Science will be responsible for working with the Director to manage the Elementary Science Academic Design department; responsible for the training and work quality of a team of content and curriculum experts who are responsible and accountable for developing effective content solutions and products that meet the curriculum standards and market requirements for Science educational materials. Your contribution to the team includes:

• Manage and empower staff through professional development opportunities; works to enhance and extend the department's content knowledge, classroom and pedagogical awareness, and digital and instructional design knowledge; builds leadership capabilities at all levels within the department, develops and retains talent, increases diversity, and communicates goals and performance improvement needs effectively.
• Work closely with the Director, the VP of Academic Design, portfolio Product managers, Marketing managers, and Sales, to identify market opportunities and develop and execute multi-year publishing plans, including analyzing the needs of customers, planning program components, developing plant cost estimates, and allocating appropriate resources to ensure that the Academic Design team meets plan requirements, holds to the highest standards of academic integrity, and develops professional accurate high-quality content on time, and within budget constraints.
• Collaborate with the Director, cross-functional teams, and individual project leads, to develop detailed prototypes and guidelines for materials, products, programs, and solutions aligned to relevant market requirements, product definitions, learning objectives and content standards.
• Understand the implications of customer and sales deadlines, state curriculum requirements, and budget and resource limitations on workflow and schedule; works closely and collaboratively with cross-functional teams to develop best workflow, assign appropriate resources, and schedule benchmarks for program needs.
• Work closely with the Director to forecast and manage program budgets, and reports the progress of program development to the VP of Academic Design, portfolio Product Managers and assigned Project Managers on a regular basis, identifying issues that impact quality, budget, and schedules.
• Maintain a strong awareness of the competitive environment, with a focus on digital technology; stays up-to-date on emerging educational technologies; strives to develop and implement new methods and systems that improve digital content creation; works closely with the Director and portfolio Product Managers to drive the evolution of content development and delivery from traditional modes of publishing toward innovative educational technologies and solutions.

What you'll need to be successful:
• Bachelor's Degree in a subject discipline of science or elementary education is preferred; Classroom teaching experience, preferably elementary literacy and science is also preferred.
• At least five years editorial/academic design experience in educational publishing developing print and technology-based content, curriculum, and pedagogy for basal educational materials for the K-12 market.
• Knowledge of appropriate industry and subject-area content development practices, content standards, and academic and pedagogical trends, with the ability to drive innovation in teams and products. • Experience developing business plans, writing contracts, and managing budgets.
• Strong organizational, planning, and prioritization skills, with a demonstrated ability to allocate resources, manage vendors and oversee budgets and work plans.
• Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.
• Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and negotiation skills.
• Proactive, goal-oriented and collaborative, with experience leading multi-person teams and working both cross-functionally and hierarchically, and capable of building strong relationships at all levels.
Why work for McGraw-Hill Education? You'll have the opportunity to unlock your potential, both professional and personally. Click here to learn more!
When you join our team, you become part of a company that impacts millions of students and teachers every day. As a leader in the EdTech space, McGraw-Hill Education offers flexibility and collaboration while creating innovative products and impacting the next generation of students. Our mission is to unlock the potential of every learner and every employee.

Join us for a career where you'll grow both personally and professionally in a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.

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