Spanish Curriculum Designer

Location
San Mateo, California
Posted
Sep 01, 2017
Institution Type
For-Profit

Are you ready to shape the future of educational technology? IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 6 million students worldwide, is seeking talented Spanish experts and educators to join our team. IXL’s upcoming component for learning Spanish as a foreign language will instill a love for languages in students of all ages! Students will practice their Spanish reading, writing, and listening skills like never before.

As a Spanish curriculum designer at IXL, you will design engaging and interactive Spanish language questions and be involved in all aspects of the development cycle, including conceptualization, design, testing, and support. Your educational insight, creative solutions, strong writing skills, and commitment to quality will drive the success of our Spanish product. Come join our mission to create the best educational technology possible!

This is a full-time position in our San Mateo office. 

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

  • Use your highly trained brain to be a subject-matter expert for our Spanish curriculum
  • Design fun, engaging, and interactive Spanish questions targeted to specific learning objectives
  • Advise software engineers, visual designers, product designers, and company leaders on appropriate content and assessment strategies
  • Develop and manage project plans to create and deliver high quality Spanish content
  • Review materials and product prototypes and make design recommendations
  • Articulate learning objectives, design curricular questions to meet objectives, and create a fun learning experience for IXL users
  • Research and analyze content requirements, including domestic and international educational standards
  • Stay current on related scholarly and business trends

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • Master’s or PhD in Spanish, Linguistics, or a closely related field
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish is required
  • Spanish language teaching or tutoring experience is required
  • Experience learning Spanish as a foreign language in a traditional classroom setting is preferred
  • Outstanding communication skills; must be articulate with a strong writing ability
  • Strong analytical-reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Passion for improving education through technology
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively solve problems 
  • Highly self-motivated with a strong attention to detail
  • Broad range of personal and professional interests 
  • Experience in curriculum development and instructional design is a plus
  • Knowledge of French or additional foreign languages is a plus
  • Demonstrated technical abilities. Knowledge of computer programming and Web technologies is a plus

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR APPLICATION

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter under 600 words that addresses the following question: How might your background and skill set help you address some of the challenges in developing online Spanish content for middle and high school students?

ABOUT IXL

IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: delivering an immersive learning experience to all students, in all grades and subjects, in schools and homes worldwide. With 1 in 8 U.S. students already learning on IXL (answering over 50 million questions every day!), IXL inspires educators and learners around the world and is changing how students feel about learning and about themselves.