UNITED STATES | UT-Salt Lake City
ID 258795, Type: Regular Full-Time
Posting Dates: 20/05/2020 - 03/06/2020
Job Family: Seminaries & Institutes
Department: BYU-Pathway Worldwide
The EnglishConnect Curriculum Manager provides leadership in the design, development, implementation, and ongoing improvement of the EnglishConnect learning experience. EnglishConnect is an English-language learning program provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its purpose is to help learners develop English skills in an environment of fellowship and faith. The EnglishConnect audience encompasses learners throughout the world seeking greater access to educational and employment opportunities through improved English proficiency. The EnglishConnect curriculum manager will lead the design, development, and ongoing improvement of the learning experience. This position will lead efforts with internal groups and partner organizations to create a learning experience that enables learners worldwide to develop English as they increase faith, take responsibility for their own learning, and teach one another. The EnglishConnect Curriculum Manager will ensure program goals, quality and uniformity standards are upheld. The candidate works in collaboration with a broader governing body comprised of leaders across the Church Educational System (CES): BYU, BYU-Hawaii, BYU-Idaho, as well as the Missionary Department, Welfare & Self-Reliance Services, Publishing Services Division, Church Research Division, and other Church departments.
The position will support the implementation and ongoing management of the EnglishConnect learning experience through three phases:
Phase 1: The creation of EnglishConnect product line that aligns with the BYU-Pathway Worldwide mission and the Church’s overall strategy for gospel-centered English language learning.
Phase 2: The implementation of the EnglishConnect portfolio across multiple audiences in several phases.
Phase 3: Ongoing curriculum management and improvement, based on audience feedback, research, and industry best practices.
This position will likely require the candidate to work weekends and other non-traditional hours. Post-startup, the typical workweek will most likely consist of a 40+ hour schedule per week, with assignments periodically extending into evening and weekend hours. Responsibilities will include the following:
- Manage the learning experience aspects of a worldwide implementation of EnglishConnect dependent on cross-organizational partnerships.
- Collaborate with partner departments and organizations to support individual stewardships in achieving goals of EnglishConnect and BYU-Pathway Worldwide.
This position is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Education: Requires a graduate-level education plus 3-5 years of experience in online learning, language learning, education, management, product management, or other related field or a bachelors degree with equivalent experience (7 years).
Experience: Developing transformative learning experiences for learners with diverse backgrounds and readiness. Disciplined application of user-centered iterative product development. Expertise identifying, synthesizing, and applying principles of effective learning to create learning experiences in various contexts including: self-directed, student-led groups, facilitator-led groups, in-person, virtual, and web-app. Working across departments and organizations to develop relationships, establish effective communication and work processes, lead project and product management processes, evaluate and improve product performance. Application of language learning principles and ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
Skills: Firm leadership skills with diverse types of team members across cultures. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to guide portfolio development and improvement strategy using applied knowledge of learning and teaching principles, networking, communication, information analysis, and product improvement. An entrepreneurial mindset to build and advance new program services across an international market. A problem-solving mindset to resolve the myriad of unforeseen challenges that will surface while building new program services. Ability to work collaboratively with peers and multiple stakeholders in a matrix management environment. Proactive project management in portfolio environment. Successful project & product management track record in industry.
Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.
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