Digital Promise is an independent, bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education for all levels of learners. Positioned at the intersection of educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers, Digital Promise identifies, develops, and promotes strategies to improve education and provide Americans with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy. Founded in 2011, Digital Promise is a fast-paced, growing, entrepreneurial organization that values and rewards performance, collaboration and innovation.
Inspiring, informing and connecting serve as the foundation of what we do at Digital Promise. Publishing and distributing our content in different ways to reach our audience is tantamount to our growth and mission. The digital manager will be responsible for the day to execution of our digital communications, including web, email and social media coordination both on Digital Promise platforms and external platforms that reflects our brand positioning and style and effectively communicates the impact and effort of our work.
Research & Communication Intern, Marketplace Initiative
Digital Promise's Marketplace initiative helps K-12 educators and administrators find and acquire learning technologies that address key instructional needs, and helps companies learn what schools need and how they do business. The goal of the initiative is to get the right learning technology products to the right teachers and students.
The Marketplace Research & Communications Intern will prepare, analyze, and write about qualitative and quantitative data collected about school pilots of educational technology tools, and contribute to communications content development, planning, and outreach. The successful candidate will jump into an ongoing and high-priority project, quickly picking up where the summer team leaves off. Graduate student preferred, though open to undergraduate.
This paid position is open immediately and runs through December 2015 with the opportunity to extend contingent upon end-of-year review and available funding. Application review is rolling and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Postdoctoral Associate, Human Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
The Learning Media Design Center (LMDC) in the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar to work in close collaboration with Digital Promise, and a regional group of school district leaders, teachers, and technology partners, to develop assessment and feedback methods that improve educational technology product pilots with stakeholders.
This project -- part of Education Marketplace Initiatives at Digital Promise -- aims to develop a scalable set of protocols and supporting instruments that enable school districts to conduct short-cycle evaluations of educational technology product pilots, and engage in a productive feedback loop process with learning product developers to improve product efficacy, design and decision-making.
Director, Adult Learning Initiatives
Too many adults are undereducated and underemployed and seek learning opportunities to set themselves up for a more productive future. We believe technology can serve to improve opportunities and outcomes for adult learners and we believe that there needs to be additional investment and innovation to improve their opportunities to learn. The Director of Adult Learning Initiatives will be responsible for spurring innovation in the adult learning field by telling compelling stories and incenting further investment in strategies and technologies that will improve opportunity to learn.
Partnership Manager, Educator Micro-credentials
The Educator Micro-credentials Initiative aims to celebrate and spotlight educators as they develop and share their competencies to best support student learning. The micro-credential system is a platform for educators to earn non-traditional credentials that can be used to display competencies for personal development and career advancement. Please see digitalpromise.org/microcredentials for more information.
The Partnership Manager will drive the implementation of the micro-credentials initiative’s partnership development plans. This will include supporting the development of high-quality micro-credential content by managing the content partner intake process, supporting the creation of relevant agreements, contracts, and grants, and working closely with partners to create micro-credentials. Additionally, the Partnership Manager will support work with recognizer partners such as schools and districts to integrate micro-credentials into professional development structures. This is an exciting opportunity to join at the ground level of an emerging trend and work within a nimble, fast, and entrepreneurial enterprise.
Digital Promise is pleased to announce two fellowships. These one year experiental learning fellowships offer training and professional development in particular areas within education. Opportunities to develop frameworks, contribute to policy or create new initiatives are some examples of what fellows may undertake over the course of the year.
The Games for Learning Fellowship
This Executive Branch fellowship provides leaders in the field of gaming and education technology the opportunity to contribute to federal policymaking while learning about the intersection of gaming, education, and policy.
For more information contact Digital Promise at: email@example.com and put Games for Learning Fellowship in the subject line.
Education Innovation Fellowship
This fellowship provides practioners or professionals the opportunity to work directly with educators, researchers and entrepreneurs to accelerate innovation in education.
For more information contact Digital Promise at: firstname.lastname@example.org and put Education Innovation Fellowship in the subject line.