Senior Instructional Designer

WPS Institute

About the organization

WPS is a non-profit education start-up grounded in the belief that teaching and learning are the most transformative of human endeavors. The organization was founded on a humanistic view of what it means to be educated - one that extends beyond traditional markers of achievement. Our programs center around two complementary endeavors that we will continuously develop and refine: the learning and development of educators and the students they serve. Throughout everything we do, we maintain a strong focus on recognizing and investing in educators that serve our country’s highest need communities. WPS is in the process of developing a campus in the Boston area to support its programming and mission.


● Conduct research and literature reviews to identify and curate resources developed by best-in-class researchers, practitioners, and other subject-matter experts in a range of disciplines related to teaching and learning and teacher leadership and influence
● Collaborate with educational experts and conduct field work to identify areas for professional learning and develop engaging learning experiences
● Design and shape an inductive-based set of professional learning experiences that allow educators to deepen their practice through reflection and analysis grounded in theoretical frameworks and research
● Facilitate in-person and online educator learning sessions using a range of inductive, discourse-based, experiential and peer-to-peer methods
● Manage a variety of design-focused initiatives and projects, including multi-year initiatives developed with internal and external stakeholders
● Support the organization’s partnership development work by assessing potential content and design partners’ specialized knowledge and offerings (e.g. researchers, academics, and experts)
● Take on additional responsibilities based on interest and need, as the organization grows and evolves its programmatic focus over time


● Have 10+ years of experience, including:
○ Experience identifying and applying high-quality research to the development and execution of learning activities
○ Experience in and command of high quality, meaningful curriculum, program, and content design for teachers and students
● Hold a Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in related field (preferred)
● Possess deep content and pedagogical expertise
● Evidence strong written and verbal communication skills
● Exhibit self-initiative and an ability to work independently to progress against work plans; thoughtfully produce work product in a short time-frame, to high standards

Application instructions

Pay is competitive. Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume using the link provided. To learn more about WPS, please visit our website at

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