*Position will work remotely and ideal candidate will be located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US
1. Develop and deliver Education content and programs that increase scale of art-infused education, advance Crayola in the fields of Creative Leadership, Multi-Literacies and STEAM, and establish Crayola as invaluable resource/thought leader in Innovative Teaching & Learning.
2. Drive Crayola brand relevance and engagement by serving as trusted expert among educator peers. Leverage professional relationships with education influentials in key national, state, regional and district education communities, establishing Crayola leaders in innovative teaching and learning approaches.
3. Inspire educators to use Crayola professional service programs. Demonstrate thought leadership by presenting exemplary workshops at conferences and deliver stellar Professional Development sessions—with compelling style and credibility. As Crayola field educator expert, lead the advocacy initiatives that leverage additional revenue streams, i.e. Title I, Federal Literacy Grants, and help Crayola establish professional service business opportunities with educators.
4. Bring insights back to corporate colleagues, based upon expertise as an educator, updating on trends that enable Crayola to create programs and products that meet educators’ needs.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES :
1. Develop and deliver art-integrated project-based learning resources* including Educator Professional Development presentations. Convey Crayola Education thought leadership to influential educators by delivering content at education associations, districts, and to policy decision makers. Provide art-in-education policy guidance and inspirational success stories that drive use of Crayola Creative Capacity Building PD in schools and embed art-integration into Leadership, Literacy and STEAM curriculum. 30%
2. Develop and maintain strong relationships with Districts, state/regional, and national education leaders who influence policies and purchases*, including the national and state chapters of: National Art Education Association (NAEA), National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), International Society for Educational Technology (ISTE), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Title I, International Literacy Association (ILA), State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE), and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Leverage existing and build new relationships with key School District administrators responsible for PD, Literacy and Art-Integration/STEAM funding. Expand relationships with States’ Dept of Education curriculum/art/literacy/ed tech supervisors who are responsible for art integration in the State ESSA Education plans. Serve on state and regional education association boards. Leverage leadership contacts to further brand equity and build trusted relationship between educators and brand. 20%
3. Translate key corporate education strategy initiatives to large districts and key state leaders in Region. Manage Crayola presence in Regional/State education venues/conferences* working with District/State Curriculum Directors, Title I Directors, Literacy and Professional Development Directors, Principals, Art Supervisors, and Early Childhood Leaders. Develop content and advocacy processes for supporting arts-infused education via multiple funding streams, such as Title I and Literacy Grants. Serve as Crayola representative in state and regional education leadership conferences. For example, personally present at Principal, Literacy, STEAM and Curriculum Supervisor conferences. Recruit, train, and manage consultants who help represent Crayola at regional/state art education and early childhood conferences. Assist colleagues in planning and delivering innovative exhibits and presentations at national education shows. 30%
4. Provide Educator insights to Crayola, strengthening competitive advantage*. Assist Director in planning Crayola Education Strategy, new PD content and delivery plans, marketing and promotion plans by providing field Educator perspective on new initiatives and feedback on current programs. Advise colleagues of education Professional Development and Art-Integration policies and trends in the field, including standards adoption, funding sources, educators’ purchasing patterns, technology usage, and product preferences. Contribute educator expertise to provide Crayola a competitive advantage in building .com content, digital education programs, and advising cross-functional teams, leveraging insights as an education leader in the field. 20%
College degree: Minimum BA or BS in Education, Arts, Organizational Leadership, or related field. Masters in Education preferred.
At least 8 years of work experience in fields of education, art education, educational leadership, arts-organization leadership, professional development, education technology, or arts advocacy. Experience must include a minimum of 3 years teaching children and a minimum of 5 years teaching, organizing or supervising educators.
Evidence of having presented 20+ professional development sessions on art-integration, innovative teaching/learning, and best practices pedagogy to teachers and school leaders. Excellent presentation and public speaking abilities. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Recognized as an educational pedagogy expert by educator peers.
Demonstrated strong levels of accomplishment and results. General business understanding/acumen required. Strong analytical skills to identify trends, issues and opportunities.
Evidence of ability to influence decisions with Education Systems, Communities, and Organizations. Experienced leader of an Educator Professional Learning Community.
Good organizational and project management skills with ability to manage several projects simultaneously. Able to work independently. Highly motivated and committed to increasing art in schools.
Resourceful, results driven. Innovative thinker. Solid team leadership experience. Ability to lead collaborative projects and manage others (consultants).
Ability to travel ~50% of the time. Travel involves both long distance driving throughout region and extensive flying. Based from personal home-office. Live in or relocate to a major city with airline hub for ease of traveling throughout the Region.
Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Lotus Notes. Experience with Education Apps and Educational Technology preferred.
Extensive travel and public speaking.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Internal Number: 727BR
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