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We believe that by working on the ground with learners, institutions, and employers across the learn-to-work ecosystem, we can build a more relevant, accessible, portable, and visible education system for learners. We are committed to equity and to co-creating a more just and equitable education system. Join our team in building education for the future of work.

 

 

 

Open Positions:

We deeply value the expertise of lived experience and strongly value and seek to invest in applicants that have shared lived experience with the learners we currently and hope to work with, including folks of color, people from working class and low-income backgrounds, those who are immigrants or children of immigrants to the US, those whose first language isn’t English, trans and queer individuals, and others from communities who have been underinvested in.

Data shows that women and BIPOC candidates more frequently do not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to succeed in any of these roles, we want to hear from you!

 

Community Designer

The Lab is seeking a Community Designer, a dynamic new team member who is passionate about cultivating and growing communities of practice.  A community of practice is a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly (Lave and Wenger). This Community Designer will play a key role in contributing to the Lab’s growing portfolio of work, which includes multifaceted, local and national programs with institutions and organizations working to design equitable education toward the future of work.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume using this application form. Be sure to include relevant skills and experience with project management platforms. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at careers@eddesignlab.org.

Education Designer

The Lab is seeking an Education Designer who is passionate about the redesign of education systems that have harmed and excluded so many talented individuals. Working closely with the Head of Design Programs, the Education Designer will be part of a dynamic, growing team that will manage and support the development, delivery and continuous improvement of design engagements with an eye toward equity-focused approaches and scaling the Lab’s impact. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume using this application form. Be sure to include relevant skills and experience with project management platforms. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at careers@eddesignlab.org.

Instructional Designer

The Lab is seeking an Instructional Designer who will play a key role on the Lab’s Programs Team and report directly to the Head of Design Practices. The Instructional Designer will be responsible for prototyping, designing, and building effective and engaging digital learning environments, modules and opportunities for our growing team of Education Designers and, eventually, external partners and the broader community interested in our processes and capabilities.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume using this application form. Be sure to include relevant skills and experience with project management platforms. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at careers@eddesignlab.org.

Senior Education Designer: OneTen Program Manager

Education Design Lab is excited to be seeking applicants for a Senior Education Designer position. This role will report directly to the Head of the Community College Growth Engine Fund to support and manage college initiatives, specifically the OneTen partnerships and program work focused on supporting and co-designing micro-pathways in partnerships among colleges, employers, learners, and community-based organizations.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume using this application form. Be sure to include relevant skills and experience with project management platforms. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

Really want to impress us? Include a writing sample in response to the following prompt: “How might we design equitable and accessible micro-pathways toward high-growth careers endorsed by employers and visible to learners moving from post-secondary education into the workforce?

Education Designer, Designers in Residence (8UL000184)

The Lab is excited to be seeking an Education Designer that will report to the Senior Education Designer leading the Designers in Residence 2.0 work to develop and deliver program design strategies which will include planning, cohort activities implementation, and evaluation documentation.

The Designers in Residence 2.0 project includes working with up to 11 senior leaders of postsecondary institutions to build their capacity to serve as regional transformation agents to align K-12, postsecondary, and workforce ecosystems; establish ongoing teams representing all regional stakeholders; learn human-centered design and co-lead design sessions with regional teams to build a sustainable, effective education to workforce ecosystem;  provide rich user testing feedback on ecosystem alignment and other transformation tools.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume using this application form. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at careers@eddesignlab.org

College Data Coach (8UL000183)

Education Design Lab is seeking College Data Coaches (Permanent + Contract (full + part-time) opportunities) which will play a key role  in supporting the work of the College Transformation Network + the Data Collaborative for a Skills Based Economy and will report directly to the Executive Director, Digital Transformation. You will be responsible for facilitating and supporting data capacity within the partner higher education institutions working with the Lab to build innovative alternative credentials.

While many colleges have data structures for capturing traditional program and learner data, unique techniques, processes, protocols, and capacity is required to elevate information about short-term micro-credentials and micro-pathways. Therefore, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate talent in the understanding of data systems, data governance, data policy, and data design coupled with expertise in group facilitation, institutional structures, and creative problem solving.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume using the form linked here as soon as possible. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position(s) has/have been filled. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at careers@eddesignlab.org.

Future Opportunities: Join Our Talent Pool

Education Design Lab is always looking for candidates that share our our belief that designing models from the learner perspective can address equity and skills gaps in an incredibly dynamic world of work. If you are interested in joining our team, even if you don’t see a current opening that fits your interests, please submit your information here to add your profile to our database. If an opportunity which matches your application opens up, we will contact you.

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