Jobs & Internships

The work of improving student success is as difficult as it is important, which is why Achieving the Dream, Inc. actively recruits colleagues who can help us accomplish and sustain positive change. Below are the positions for which Achieving the Dream is actively recruiting.

Jobs

  • Job Overview

    This position is part of a cross-departmental team of professionals who work closely to help recruit new colleges and retain current colleges in ATD’s national Network through marketing, communications, and learning events.

    The Staff Writer manages ATD’s social media program and contributes to the team’s content-centric model of generating content to keep the organization’s digital marketing tools current and fresh. The Staff Writer assists in gathering information and forming stories to develop content for ATD’s various communication channels, including network newsletter, website, email messages and other tools used to recruit and retain colleges, to promote learning events, and to support other units within the organization.

    The incumbent is responsible for maintaining a current scheduling calendar to help ensure that communications such as Network newsletters, messages, press releases, media updates, etc., are prepared, reviewed, and approved in a timely manner. The person also assists in managing projects with external designers, printers, and photographers.

    Additionally, this position provides communications support as needed for ATD’s Network, new services and programs, and external events such as DREAM, Holistic Student Supports Institute, and Data and Analytics Summit.

    Responsibilities and Deliverables/Job Duties

    • Engage in daily management of ATD social media platforms in line with strategy and messaging
    • Maintain a scheduling calendar to help ensure communications to the Network and others are prepared, reviewed, and approved in a timely and efficient manner
    • Develop content for ATD’s various communication channels, including network newsletter, website, email messages and other tools used to recruit and retain colleges.
    • Develop and maintain marketing lists; conduct research to support department initiatives
    • Maintain and report social media analytics
    • Assist in sending e-blasts using Salesforce and email marketing platform, monitor and report results
    • Provide communications support for ATD Network colleges

    Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field along with two years of related experience, preferably in communications, marketing, or social media (or AA degree with 3 years related experience)
    • Comfort with social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, etc.
    • Strong project management skills
    • Ability to successfully manage a number of projects and priorities
    • Strong written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills

    competencies

    Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility, and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and make decisions. 

    Disciplined Execution: Demonstrated ability to manage work processes effectively and efficiently in order to deliver high-volume, high-quality work.

    Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question in order to create greater understanding and offer insights that advance problem-solving.

    Level of Travel Required:  Occasional


    October 17, 2018

    Achieving the Dream, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

    ~ EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT ON A CANDIDATE’S SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A BACKGROUND CHECK ~

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  • Job Overview

    This position supports and strengthens Achieving the Dream’s network impact through the design of high-quality learning experiences and engagement activities. This individual works across ATD departments with subject matter experts to develop learning objectives, conduct needs assessments, and design and deliver innovative and interactive courses and curricula. The Instructional Designer aligns practices, activities and assessments to ensure that learners receive targeted and timely feedback. The Instructional Designer also ensures that ATD designs learning experiences from the user perspective that are engaging and impactful, and fosters a culture of continuous improvement.

    Responsibilities and Deliverables/Job Duties

    Work collaboratively with colleagues to analyze instructional outcomes and provide expertise in the planning, development and delivery of high quality online and in-person learning experiences.

    • Align methodologies and tools to be used to achieve desired learning outcomes for ATD’s colleges and coaches.
    • Develop learning objectives and structure learning activities that will foster engaging online and in-person interactions.
    • Write effective instructional text, including audio and video scripts, and create effective visual aids in collaboration with subject matter experts.
    • Devise and implement methods of assessment to measure the effectiveness of courses and other learning opportunities.
    • Maximize the purposeful use of Canvas (ATD’s Learning Management System (LMS)), and other e-learning development tools as part of course development.
    • Assist staff in leveraging the LMS technology through trainings and the creation of supporting documentation.
    • Plan and manage course design and development projects.

    Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design/development, education, educational technology or equivalent field; Master’s degree or equivalent preferred.
    • Minimum five years of instructional design experience in developing online learning experiences, including experience with learning management systems and related tools; experience with Canvas in a community college setting preferred.
    • Background in accessibility, usability and experience design.

    • Background in information design and communications.

    • Background in instructional design models, strategies and best practices.

    • High-level project management skills including problem-solving abilities, facilitation, analytical thinking, and ability to drive to resolution.

    • Basic knowledge of streaming audio and video, and file types and formats.

    • Strong oral and written communication skills.

    • Ability to train one-on-one and in a group setting.

    • Ability to work productively in both team and independent settings.

    • Must be self-motivated and disciplined, with capacity to be highly productive and able to work on multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and within time constraints.

    competencies

    Disciplined Execution: Demonstrated ability to manage work processes effectively and efficiently in order to deliver high-volume, high-quality work.
    Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question in order to create greater understanding and offer insights that advance problem-solving.
    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

    Level of Travel Required:  Minimal


    November 8, 2018

    Achieving the Dream, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

    ~ EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT ON A CANDIDATE’S SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A BACKGROUND CHECK ~

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