Seeking Educational Strategies Specialist

The Highlander Institute is a non-profit organization located in Providence, RI and operating as a national thought leader around blended and personalized implementation in schools. The Highlander Institute supports classrooms, buildings, district leaders and state education agencies in reimagining how students learn, how learning is measured, and what skills and competencies are essential for success both in college and beyond. Committed to equity in education the Highlander Institute strives to support all schools in designing competency-based, blended learning programs that achieve basic skill acquisition alongside project-based, personalized learning.

Building on its success across Rhode Island and southeast, New England the Highlander Institute is growing rapidly and is committed to hiring a staff that is a reflection of the population that it serves. To this end, the Highlander Institute is looking for talented applicants from diverse and underrepresented communities to join the team and help remodel our national education system so that students are more empowered to drive their own learning and move at their own pace.  

The Highlander Institute is seeking an Educational Strategies Specialist to support blended and personalized learning initiatives in classrooms in Rhode Island and the surrounding areas. The person selected for this position will provide high quality professional learning services, develop relationships with school stakeholders, and act as a liaison between Highlander Institute and assigned schools.  The Educational Strategies Specialist will work with schools and districts to develop clear and actionable implementation plans, and will document and report consistently on implementation progress.  The Educational Strategies Specialist will support classroom teachers as they deliver blended and personalized instruction, modeling effective instructional strategies and providing written and verbal feedback.  

Applicants for this position must have a clear understanding of blended and personalized learning theory, pedagogy and practice as well as an understanding of adult learning theory, and experience delivering professional development.  Facility with technology and knowledge of K-12 instructional technology are highly recommended.  Strong communication, documentation and organizational skills are a must, as is a willingness to learn and grow.

To apply, send CV and cover letter to Kara O’Connell at