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.
Chief Communications Officer
Reporting to the CEO and a member of Digital Promise’s leadership team, the Chief Communications Officer (CCO) will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate Digital Promise’s mission and vision. The CCO will ensure that Digital Promise is viewed as a thought leader in its field and will work closely with staff across the organization as the communications partner on a variety of programmatic initiatives.
The CCO will join Digital Promise at a pivotal time. Over the last 12 months, the organization’s staff has experienced tremendous growth, more than doubling its revenue and tripling its staff, including its communications team. Coming off this growth, the Chief Communications Officer will have the opportunity to help shape and strengthen both the external and the internal communications functions of the organization.
Post Doctoral Scholar
The UC Davis School of Education has a postdoctoral scholar position open for a funded project in the School of Education, and in close collaboration with Digital Promise and a national group of school district leaders, researchers, and technology partners. The Dean of the School of Education oversees the project at UC Davis.
Digital Promise will identify four to eight school districts, each of which will receive an award fund to prepare for, conduct, and document a pilot-to-purchase process of testing learning software product(s) with K-12 teachers and students in the spring semester of the 2014-2015 school year. Public school districts will be selected based on their readiness for conducting a pilot with new product(s) in this time period and their willingness and capacity to participate in research and documentation aspects of the project. Digital Promise will travel to participating districts to observe pilots and to interview administrators, educators, and students. Additionally, Digital Promise will make an open call for all districts and companies to share promising practices for assessing needs, evaluating products before selection, and conducting structured pilots. Up to ten submissions across these three categories will also be recognized with an award.
Digital Promise will disseminate results of the district pilot processes and the ideation challenge through conference presentations, webinars, and social media.
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Technical Assistance Coordinator, Adult Learning
Digital Promise is seeking a Technical Assistance Coordinator to design and implement a coordinated system of professional development and related technical assistance for 15 program sites across the country participating in a national research project on the impact of learning technology in adult education. The Technical Assistance Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing a coordinated system of support that will maximize the likelihood that the tools and interventions deployed at the selected sites are implemented with the highest level of fidelity possible.
Some travel required, though the bulk of the services will be provided remotely. The contractor must have experience providing support at a distance and working with remote project teams in an educational setting, ideally in an adult education setting. This is an exciting opportunity to support the expansion of digital learning in adult education and contribute to our understanding of what kinds of technologies work best for adult learning.
This is a one-year contract position.
Download the full job description here. To apply, send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Technical Assistance Coordinator, Adult Learning."