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Full-time Instructional and Curriculum Manager - Game Development & Coding

at Digital Media Academy in United States Of America

Founded in 2002 at Stanford University, Digital Media Academy is an education company whose core business is developing and running technology camps and courses for kids, teens and adults at prestigious universities across the U.S. and Canada. Digital Media Academy is also rapidly expanding internationally, hosting students from all over the world at its camps each year, and offering STEM programs abroad.

Cover letter is required to be considered.

We are seeking a candidate with teaching and curriculum development experience, as well as fluency in any of the following topic areas: Game Development & Programming (Python, Java, C#, Swift, app development, Unity, VR/AR Game Dev, Unreal, Machine Learning & AI)

Our Digital Media Academy Instructional and Curriculum Managers will:
Guide and develop academic products and programs that meet target market demand and increase student enrollment.
Improve market perception of the company’s academic products against key competitors to build the company’s competitive edge.
Develop an innovative and executable course roster to strengthen the company’s reputation as leader in STEM education.
Improve program instructional quality and instructor satisfaction with effective training and quality content.
Develop cutting edge academic products through research and development on the landscape of STEM learning.
Aim for exceptional learning experience and customer satisfaction through staying informed on current learning management platforms and best tools for academic product development.
Assist sales and marketing team in lead generation, customer acquisition and retention initiatives.
Assist sales and marketing team in building strategic partner relationships.

Specific responsibilities include:
Manage development of academic products, set instructional standards, facilitate interviews and assessment for hiring, and evaluation of academic product content and delivery.
Serve as course and program thought leader; refine and clarify the vision courses; establish best practices to support company’s approach to teaching and learning.
Provide general oversight and direction to courses, including working toward standardization and cohesive learning objectives.
Research and analyze data and trends to design rich courses and content, attractive to students, teachers, and their parents.
Research and conceptualize the company's academic product offerings.
Lead/manage development life cycle of update and new academic product offerings.
Manage academic product development contractors to develop integrated curriculum, serving as content area experts.
Coordinate academic product testing (with students and teachers) to validate projects and course design; incorporate resulting feedback.
Develop and implement an online and in-person training program for program instructional staff.
Encourage instructors to cross-sell and upsell students across company-wide academic product offerings.
Provide online and classroom instructional services.
Work with company HR and hiring managers to improve standards for hiring teachers and TAs, and conduct interviews.
Provide detailed and specific course asset requirements (i.e. software, hardware specs etc.) to company Tech Team and Logistics.
Observe instructors and students to evaluate effectiveness of academic products and generate ideas for revisions, new courses, and program improvement.
Cultivate strategic partnerships for obtaining course assets, content, potential brand promotion and sales opportunities.
Due to the seasonal nature of the core business of the company, employee may be required to participate in activities that are not outlined in this job description.

Bachelor's Degree required
Teaching experience, credentialed teachers preferred
Curriculum development experience
Ability to work with and manage a remote team of curriculum developers
Impeccable attention to detail
Ability to communicate promptly and effectively with multiple teams
Must have proficiency in any of the following areas: programming or game development - C#, Java, Python, iOS App Development, Unreal, Unity, VR/AR Game Development, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Fluency in multiple topics/coding languages preferred, however fluency in all listed topics is NOT required

Reports to: Director of Academics
Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 annually
Location: Local to Los Gatos, CA or Redding, CA preferred
Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
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