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Supervisor, Academic Design Grades K-5

McGraw Hill

1 Positions

ID: 4205

Posted On 02/23/2024

Job Overview


Impact the Moment

At McGraw Hill we create best-in-class, next-generation learning platforms that are used by millions of students and educators worldwide from kindergarten through graduate school. Our goal is to accelerate student success through intuitive and effective learning tools and content that maximize a teacher’s time and a student’s learning experience. We do all of this in a supportive, collaborative environment where you can grow your career in a way that fits into your life. 


How can you make an Impact?

We have an opening for an experienced, innovative, strategic Academic Design Supervisor for Grades K-5. This is a fantastic opportunity to help build our future Literacy programs!


It will be filled as a Project Status Worker (PSW) designation. These roles are remote, and candidates can reside anywhere within the United States.


Academic Design Supervisors are content and curriculum experts as well as people leaders. They manage and mentor a grade-level team in the development of high-quality content based on specific product requirements for programs and understanding the solution design. They collaborate with the Academic Design Directors, Academic Design Managers, and Product Managers to help develop the solution design (both conceptualization and implementation). 

Your contribution to the team includes:

  • Translating product goals into actionable steps for the team; communicating how work relates to overall product vision
  • Planning resources and allocating work within own team; realigning priorities to achieve expected outcomes
  • Tracking against budgets and mitigating budgets, quality, and/or schedule risks
  • Developing team member work skills, recognizing team contributions, and fostering a learning environment that encourages others to learn from their experience
  • Working closely with Managers, other grade-level Supervisors, and cross-functional teams to help develop prototypes and guidelines for solutions aligned to relevant market requirements, product definitions, learning objectives, and content standards
  • Understanding the implications of customer and sales deadlines, state curriculum requirements, and budget and resource limitations on workflow and schedule
  • Maintaining a strong awareness of the competitive environment, including a focus on digital technology
  • Contributing to portfolio plans, developing own team plans, and effectively prioritizing work within the team
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of elementary (Grades K-5) Reading/Language Arts pedagogical issues
  • Staying up to date on emerging educational/curriculum trends, educational technology, and research within field and adjacent to field

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education, literacy, or related field; classroom teaching experience is preferred, but not required
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in literacy curriculum development and educational publishing with a focus on Grades K-5
  • Subject matter expertise in foundational literacy skills, including decodability, an advantage
  • Proactive, goal-oriented and collaborative, with experience leading multi-person teams and working both cross-functionally and hierarchically, and capable of building strong relationships at all levels through a climate of trust, respect, empathy, and psychological safety
  • Knowledge of appropriate industry and subject-area content development practices, content standards, and academic and pedagogical trends, with the ability to drive innovation in teams and products
  • Experience with project oversight, including managing staff and budgets
  • Strong organizational, planning, and prioritization skills, with a demonstrated ability to allocate resources, manage vendors and oversee budgets and work plans
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills
  • Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and negotiation skills

The pay range for this position is between $70,000 - $90,000 annually, however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and location.  Additionally, a full range of medical and/or other benefits may be provided, depending on the position offered. Click here to learn more about our benefit offerings.


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At McGraw Hill, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching.

Educators have been and always will be at the core of the learning experience. The solutions we develop help educators impart their knowledge to students more efficiently. We believe that harnessing technology can enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom and deepen the connections between students and teachers to empower greater success.

By partnering with educators around the globe, our learning engineers, content developers and pedagogical experts are developing increasingly open learning ecosystems that are proven to improve pass rates, elevate grades and increase engagement for each individual learner while improving outcomes for all.

Why? Because learning changes everything.