We believe that character strengths such as grit, growth mindset, gratitude, self-control, and curiosity enable kids to lead lives that benefit themselves and other people. We believe that radical advances in building character are possible when scientists and educators work together, powered by design thinking and disciplined by the scientific method.
3401 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
About Character Lab
Character Lab is a Philadelphia-based, non-profit organization that aims to advance the science and practice of character development so that all kids can reach their fullest potential.
At Character Lab, we are seeking an Education Manager to support the development, testing and dissemination of educational content, as well as provide direct support to the Virtual Character Lab Network of Schools. Reporting to our Director of Education (Chad Spurgeon), you will collaborate with researchers, educators, and external resources as needed in order to translate our research into engaging curriculum for teachers and middle/high school students.
We are looking for an individual who instinctively knows how teachers and students think. The right candidate embraces best practices for creating engaging educational material, can thrive within a small, dynamic team, and has the highest standard for quality.
Design, test and modify student-facing classroom experiences that lead to transformational learning
Use student and teacher design teams to inform the creation of classroom activities, lessons, and routines
Manage the work of external contractors
Track status and progress of each project
Lead the development of online education content
Lead ongoing communication efforts with school partners and educator collaborators
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
Character Lab is an equal opportunity employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Please submit a compelling cover letter with your resume. A portfolio of curriculum work samples is not required but highly appreciated.
Competitive salary is commensurate with individual’s experience and skills. All full-time employees receive a comprehensive benefits package.