Current Career Opportunities at the K20 Center

Student Experiences Coordinator

Job Number: 220959

The Student Experiences Coordinator will guide the student services team in planning, organizing, communicating, and monitoring evidence-based services with school partners and ensure that they are aligned to specified project outcomes. The incumbent will oversee project management, participant management, and development of high-quality resources in support of the student-based services. This professional will facilitate the ongoing development of each member of the student team to help team members realize their full professional potential. This incumbent’s job tasks will include:

  • Project Management
    • Responsible for oversight, planning, and coordination for certain aspects of pre-service, continuing education and community education programs.
    • Develops and disseminates monthly newsletter.
    • Develops and implements dissemination plans for all products.
  • Participant Management
    • Maintains data on dissemination of products.
  • Team Coordination
    • Plans strategies for pre-service, continuing education and community education initiatives. Establishes partnerships with stakeholder groups
  • Team Development
    • Coordinates the interface between these programs.
  • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Develops and adapts products for use in all education programs and manages dissemination of those products.
  • Professional Learning Facilitation
    • Coordinates learner activities, develops mechanisms for initial needs assessments and ongoing review and develops products.
    • Manages the development and implementation of practicum, courses and training in pre-service, continuing education, and community education.
  • Instructional Design
    • Develops new training products, including distance learning venues.  Modifies current training curricula and materials for use in pre-service, continuing education and community education.
    • Provides edits and formats to ensure that all products adhere to publication standards set by the organization and the University.
  • Research
    • Conducts needs assessments and evaluations for purposes of assessing and planning pre-service, continuing education and community education programs and products.
    • Develops reports for grants, research projects, and other documents that are needed for reporting on accomplishments.

Professional Development Instructional Technology Specialist

Job Number: 220870

This is a grant funded position with GEAR UP for MY SUCCESS located at the K20 Center. GEAR UP is a federally funded program. The Instructional Technology Curriculum Specialist will use evidence-based instructional practices to craft, deliver, and support professional learning experiences for participating educators. The coordinator will help educators adopt and grow learner-centered instructional practices to foster higher-order thinking through real-world connections and substantive conversations that increase the learner’s depth of knowledge.
This incumbent’s job tasks will include:

  • Professional Learning Facilitation
    • Assists in researching and developing professional development curriculum for educators. Develops and revises professional development/training manuals, and other support materials for courses.
  • Instructional Coaching
    • Developing and maintaining an effective coaching plan with participating educators, managing ongoing progress, holding clients accountable for actions, highlighting and celebrating success, and closing the coaching process.
  • Participant Management
    • communication with project sponsors, the incumbent will document participant management using a sponsored research participant management system
  • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Assists with curriculum development and design of training materials. Researches course design and methodologies. Assists in preparing content for courses, conferences, and other events.
  • Instructional Design
    • Assists in preparation of content and format for courses, conferences, and other training events.
    • Assists customers in promotional materials, the design of courses, program content and methodologies.
  • Research
    • Completing research training, assisting in implementing a research protocol with school partner, facilitating documentation of selected activities, behaviors, or outcomes, and collaborating as a member of the writing team to disseminate the findings of the research team through scholarly publications or presentations.
  • Project Management
    • Tracks curricula in all steps of development, revision, production, release, and promotion.
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

*Job will require up to 50% travel. Some overnight travel and weekends required.

English Language Arts and Social Studies Curriculum Specialist

Job Number: 221224

The English and Language Arts Curriculum Specialist will use evidence-based instructional practices to craft, deliver, and support professional learning experiences for participating educators. The coordinator will help educators adopt and grow learner-centered instructional practices to foster higher-order thinking through real-world connections and substantive conversations that increase the learner’s depth of knowledge.  This incumbent’s job tasks will include:

  • Professional Learning Facilitation
    • Crafts, delivers, and supports standards-based curriculum for students, professional learning experiences for educators, and research and scholarly activities
  • Instructional Coaching
    • Evaluates teacher performance using observation and data analysis document participant management using a sponsored research participant management system
  • Participant Management
    • document participant management using a sponsored research participant management system
  • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Provides technical support and documentation for curriculum system
  • Instructional Design
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Provides technical guidance in the design, development, modification/enhancement, preparation of specifications and preparation and/or review of technical and management support
  • Research
    • Completing the CITI certification, assisting in implementing a research protocol with school partners, facilitating documentation, and collaborating as a member of the writing team to disseminate the findings of the research team through scholarly publications or presentations.
  • Project Management​​​​​​​
    • Identify, plan, and implement activities that address an identified need coordinating with K20 Center stakeholders to manage the acquisition of resources required to facilitate the activity, process the reimbursement of partnering schools or educators for the resources or time invested in projects, & reporting on activity outcomes and using feedback to drive future improvements.

Parent/Family Engagement Coordinator

Job Number: 221642

The Parent/Family Engagement Coordinator will guide the stakeholders in planning, organizing, communicating, and monitoring evidence-based services with school partners and ensure that they are aligned to specified project outcomes. The incumbent will oversee project management, participant management, and development of high-quality resources in support of the Parent’s services. This professional will facilitate the ongoing development of each stakeholder associated with parent services to help team members realize their full professional potential. This incumbent’s job tasks will include:

  • Project Management
    • Responsible for oversight, planning, and coordination for certain aspects of pre-service, continuing education and community education programs. Coordinates the interface between these programs.
  • Participant Management
    • Plans strategies for community education initiatives. Establishes partnerships with stakeholder groups and records and reports participant service hours.
  • Team Coordination
    • Works with a team and school stakeholders to manage the development and implementation of community, parent/family and other stakeholder education.
  • Professional Learning Facilitation
    • Coordinates learner activities, develops mechanisms for initial needs assessments and ongoing review and develops products. Provides edits and formats to ensure that all products adhere to publication standards set by the organization and the University.
  • Evidence-Based Practice
    •  Conducts needs assessments and evaluations for purposes of assessing and planning pre-service, continuing education and community education programs and products. Develops and submits proposals for funding of education activities and products
  • Instructional Design
    • Develops and adapts products for use in all education programs and manages dissemination of those products.
  • Research
    • Develops and implements dissemination plans for all products. Maintains data on dissemination of products.

Student Programmer (Fall)

Job Number: 221548

Basic Purpose/Job Function: The Student Programmer will assist on the design, development, and maintenance of codebases for games and educational software. These games and services will be used for student learning and/or assessment, and will include the tracking of data to be stored and analyzed for research purposes.

Job Summary: A Student Programmer will follow standards set by the industry and the K20 Center to implement projects that will be used by teachers and students. These projects may assist in student understanding of a subject, assess student abilities in an area, or be used to allow teachers to better organize curriculums based on findings from analyzed tracking data. These projects include educational games, tool sets used to implement these games, and any other educational software as it is needed by the K20 Center. This incumbent’s job tasks will include:

  • Game Development
  • Test-Driven Development
  • Tool Development
  • Technical Documentation
  • Source Control
  • Communication

The K20 Center is committed to providing the professional learning required for the incumbent to successfully fulfill his/her job duties.

Game Development [55%].  The Student Programmer will contribute to development by: (1) Following development standards set and maintained by the center; (2) Creating and deploying built versions of games; (3) Writing code and using packaged tools to produce games; and (4) Locating and resolving bugs and issues within K20 games or code bases.

Test-Driven Development [20%].  The Student Programmer will ensure quality code output by: (1) Running test cases against their own code; (2) Verifying functionality of existing, related features after the implementation of new features; and (3) Iteratively designing code to solve bugs as the code is written, as opposed to fixing bugs after the code is sent off for testing or deployment.

Technical Documentation [10%]. The Student Programmer will maintain accessible tools and code bases by: (1) Providing thorough documentation on the use and back-end functionality of code, to be interpreted by other developers, designers, or any other staff member depending on the function of the code; (2) Organizing documentation in a way that is simple, standard, and easy to understand by anyone currently at the center or anyone who may join the team in the future; and (3) Adding change logs, timestamps, and author-of-change stamps to any additions or alterations of documentation.

Tool Development [5%]. The Student Programmer will use and contribute to development tools for use on all projects by: (1) Writing scripts for development tools to be included in K20 Center packages; (2) Using and reporting use on third party tools; and (3) Implementing K20 Center packages on various game projects.

Source Control [5%].  The Student Programmer will properly contribute to K20 Center repositories by: (1) Following code submission protocol set by the center; (2) Submitting to code reviews by a reviewing coder; and (3) Iteratively updating code and resubmitting for review when errors or suggestions are made for their code.

Communications [5%]. The Student Programmer will maintain open communications by: (1) Using all standard and center-specific communication and organization tools to accurately and efficiently relay information to other staff members; (2) Communicating with non-technical staff members (designers, quality assurance, etc.) when necessary; and (3) Submitting shift or feature reports to other technical staff or management when necessary.

As Needed.  The Student Programmer will perform various additional duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Research Specialist – GRA

Job Number: 221307

The Graduate Research Specialist will work within a cross-functional research team of senior content, pedagogical, and methodological subject matter experts to conduct research on an array of academic/social interventions involving K12 and undergraduate populations. The incumbent will work within a team of faculty, researcher, and other research specialists. The Graduate Research Specialist will be responsible for developing an in-depth review of literature and will assist in instrument design/development, data collection, analysis, and reporting for a series of experimental trials. Solid project management skills are required. Professional demeanor and the ability to promote a team environment are essential, as are excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Creative and Technical Writer

Job Number: Coming Soon

The Creative and Technical Writer will use best practices in research, writing, editing, and communications to support project staff as they craft, develop, and publish high-quality student curriculum and instructional resources, professional learning experiences, and college and career readiness activities. This incumbent’s job tasks will include: 

  • Technical Writing
  • Evidence-Based Practice 
  • Editing
  • Project Management 
  • Research 

Software Quality Assurance Lead

Job Number: Coming Soon

The Quality Assurance Lead oversees the overall performance of all the applications developed by the K20 Center, such as educational games and the system to deliver and manage them. The QA Lead creates test cases, scripts, plans and procedures that ensure development of content, art and interaction as specified by the technical documents (Instructional Design Document, Game Design Document, and Technical Design Document). The QA lead follows stablished industry standards to test the software at specified milestones and reports issues into a database. The QA lead mentors and coordinates testers to run test cases, scripts, plans and generate issue reports as necessary. The QA lead creates and maintains a defect database and in coordination with team leads assigns said issues and perform regressions as needed. The QA Lead assist on the field testing of the games and makes recommendations to proper implementation. This incumbent’s job tasks will include: 

  • Technical Documentation
  • Defect Management
  • Application Implementation
  • Testing
  • Talent Management
  • Communication