This critical staff member will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer to inform and oversee the production , field testing, and UX research efforts of CASEL tools, resources and publications including, but not limited to district and school resource guides (in print and online), professional development modules, and other professional publications. Specifically, job responsibilities include:
The creation and refinement of products, resources and publications in conjunction with the Director of Field Learning and the Director of Research-Practice Partnerships from conception to dissemination
Development and execution of detailed work plans that identify and sequence activities needed to successfully complete the project to produce high quality products that support SEL implementation
Manage UX research and implement strategies to measure product effectiveness and utilization as appropriate
Manage product staff and consultants to achieve objectives
Ensure timely resolution of technical issues and other issues related to product development and release
Manage product development budgets
Ensure that the deliverables are on time, within budget, and high-quality
Collaborate with communications team and CASEL leadership on dissemination
CASEL seeks a highly motivated individual with at least 4 years of accomplished professional experience, preferably in the field digital product development. The ideal candidate will have the following experience, expertise and skills:
Bachelor’s degree preferred in business administration, marketing, design, or related fields
Expertise in product management
Expertise in online product development and working knowledge of print production
Strong leadership skills for effective management of diverse teams to stay motivated and supported to accomplish complex project
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, in order to effectively and efficiently explain, document, and disseminate information about progress and goals
Eagerness and capacity to learn comprehensive and complex information in a short amount of time
Multi-tasking skills in order to manage multiple, simultaneous projects, activities, and budgets
Strong problem solving/conflict resolution skills to advance work effectively overcoming obstacles and difficulties that may arise within a team
Meticulous time management and organizational skills to accurately and efficiently plan, schedule and adjust accordingly to meet deadlines
Precise budgeting and mathematical skills to keep and maintain an accurate and reliable budget
Commitment to CASEL’s mission and SEL development for every student
The desire to work in a highly collaborative, entrepreneurial environment where taking initiative, working well in teams of internal and external colleagues, and perseverance in the face of challenges is a must
Please email a thoughtful cover letterand resume outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of your email message. We regret that we will not be able to respond to phone inquiries about this position.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation
CASEL seeks to maintain compensation packages competitive within the nonprofit and education sectors, commensurate with experience.
About Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), a nonprofit organization based in Chicago, is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of social and emotional learning (SEL). CASEL’s mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of preschool through high school education across the country. We believe that systemic educational efforts that promote students’ social and emotional competence are a key ingredient that will enable all young people in our diverse society to lead healthier, happier, more productive, and fulfilling lives.
CASEL is overseen by a distinguished 14-member Board of Directors. They include Timothy P. Shriver (Chair), Ann S. Nerad (Vice Chair), Roger P. Weissberg (Vice Chair), Stephen D. Arnold (Treasurer), Larry Aber, David Adams, Marc Brackett, Catherine Bradshaw, Deborah Delisle, Paul Goren, Janice Jackson, Chi Kim, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, and Andrea Wishom.