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Curriculum Specialist (Dual Language/Multilingual) - NYC

Company: Savvas Learning
Location: New York
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Curriculum Specialist (Dual Language/Multilingual) - NYC

New York, NY, USA * Virtual
Req #1669

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Savvas Learning Company is a global education company that produces award-winning learning solutions that empower educators and engage students with the highest quality content.

Recognized as an industry leader, we serve millions of K-12 learners with innovative, student-centered educational programs that turn today's classrooms into active learning environments. By embracing technology, personalized learning, and immersive experiences delivered across multiple platforms, we design our learning solutions to be more accessible and relevant to each student.

Our comprehensive solutions for core curriculum, and supplemental and intervention programs - supported by an array of professional development services - allow teachers to use data to inform classroom practices and tailor instructions to an individual's abilities and learning styles.

Savvas Learning Company is seeking a dynamic Bilingual Specialist and a pedagogical expert in dual language pedagogy. Please read on to explore this excellent opportunity at Savvas Learning Co.

The Curriculum Specialist will work in partnership with the Manager of Professional Learning, Account Managers, and sales and services leadership as a content specialist supporting the sales process. This Curriculum Specialist role is specific to bilingual/biliteracy pedagogical expertise to advance the sales and services for Savvas Learning Company programs.

Through key customer touchpoints including exhibits/conferences, workshops, campaigns/caravans, pilots, sales presentations and activation training, the Curriculum Specialist will develop and maintain ongoing relationships with teachers and administrators and any other decision makers at the state, regional, or district level to share expertise in Savvas offerings, pedagogy, and the competitive environment.

The Curriculum Specialist will work with Savvas market-based partners to advance Savvas products, services, and solutions in the assigned market, yet may also support as needed on a national basis with the goal to achieve and exceed Savvas Learning Co. sales and services objectives.

This position will be required to attend on-site customer meetings in New York City and candidates must reside within the Northeast territory to be considered. If not currently located within a commutable distance, please provide a cover letter that includes relocation plans.


Deliver expert sales presentations for each sales cycle to include key customer touch points:

exhibits and conferences,
workshop delivery,
campaigns, caravans, customer meetings,
sales presentations both on-site and virtual.

Deliver expert professional development training to support new customers, ensuring a top customer experience once a partnership has been reached. Provide workshop delivery beyond introductory training when needed i.e. workshops and conferences. Onsite and virtual delivery required.
Develop relationships with key K12 decision makers (state, regional, district) with particular emphasis on dual language, biliteracy education pedagogy.
Provide customer feedback to services, sales, product, and marketing teams.
Maintain content and pedagogical expertise while regularly updating knowledge through up-to-date research as available and trends as education markets shift. Use knowledge to better inform sales and services teams to advance the sales and service or Savvas Learning Co. programs.
Collaborate with Savvas Learning Co. leaders to help create internal training plans to help teams sell and service with the dual language, biliteracy educator in mind. Contribute to presentation creation, training materials, sales and services certifications and implement training to teams.


Creative and strategic thinker in curriculum development and creating instructional materials for language learners. This knowledge will help provide various suggestions to customers when implementing Savvas materials.
Fluid knowledge of the various types of Dual Language programs- up to date on research based best practices, i.e., dynamic bilingualism, simultaneous bilinguals, literacy based ELD, holistic biliteracy assessment, and paired literacy starting in kindergarten.
Knowledgeable in the implementation of (linguistic) bridge, cross language strategies and fluent in biliteracy strategies are at the heart of the instruction.
Translanguaging in the dual language classroom.
Knowledgeable with the original theory of Bilingualism and the relevance of it in today's classrooms.
Knowledgeable in Metalinguistic and Oracy strategies.
Expert in scaffolding language instruction.
Preferably a Heritage speaker who can directly support lessons and in the classroom with students. (Instruction in the native language is one area that teachers need support and guidance to implement).
Dual language, biliteracy education expert responsible for contributing to the Savvas Learning Co. sales and services revenue targets in the assigned territory.
Deep understanding and knowledge of Savvas Learning Co. print and platform solutions. Able to become an expert quickly through Savvas Learning Co. certification plans yet be a self-starter and independent thinker.
Must be able to travel 60% of time, mainly airline travel but at times long distance in cars. Certain times of year require more travel than others but must be flexible and available to travel at any time of year.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This person must be able to sit or stand at a personal computer for a reasonable length of time typing and reading as well as when presenting
The ability to handle a high volume of work in a short period of time, handle multiple priorities simultaneously and operate in a demanding work environment is important.
Reliable attendance and punctuality are critical to successful performance in this role.


5+ years minimum experience as a Bilingual self-contained (K-5) classroom teacher preferred.
B.S. or B.A., Masters Degree preferred.
Certified Bilingual Educator, Degree in Bilingual Education highly desirable.
Bilingual education expert, experience teaching in a dual/bilingual classroom or supporting bilingual students. Experience with dual language curriculum and programs.
Proficient Spanish Speaker. Ability to speak, read, write, and present in Spanish.
Understanding of literacy education foundations in both languages.
Deep understanding of bilingual education programming and models.
Ability to discern/analyze program type used by school district (specific district definition)


Travel within the territory will be required.

Savvas Learning Company provides access to a benefits experience created to offer our employees choice, flexibility, and the opportunity to save money for the future. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, tax-advantaged accounts, pharmacy, life insurance, disability insurance, matching 401(k), and paid time off. Our benefits are part of a total package that is carefully designed to support the total well-being of our employees.

Savvas Learning Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Savvas Learning complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. Savvas prohibits discrimination against individuals based on race, color, region, national origin, sex, age, disability, and other protected group status. We strive to create a fair and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.

Savvas Learning is an affirmative action employer and participate in E-Verify. E-Verify Know Your Rights

"Notice to California applicants: Information collected and processed as part of your Savvas Careers profile, and any job applications you choose to submit is subject to Savvas' California Applicant Privacy Notice."

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