Associate, Leadership and Development
Cambridge, Massachusetts , USA
Who We Are
NewGlobe supports visionary governments to transform public education systems, the cornerstone of a prosperous, equitable, and peaceful society.
With a comprehensive system transformation platform and data-driven educational services,
NewGlobe delivers rapid and dramatic improvements in learning outcomes at state and nationwide
scale. Through building impactful partnerships and programmes, NewGlobe ensures that all children have access to an education that will develop their full potential and create a foundation for growth and prosperity.
NewGlobe leverages more than a decade of educational experience and proven impact in
integrated school management, teacher professional development, instructional design innovation,
technological system support, child-centered classroom practice, and parent engagement — all
grounded in learning science — to ensure each teacher is empowered to engage children in
transformational learning, and all children have the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
Every day, NewGlobe supports governments to solve what were once seen as intractable problems,
and by doing so, ensures this generation will be able to grow up to lead more fulfilled lives, while
simultaneously building economic prosperity for themselves, their communities, and the globe.
NewGlobe’s high-touch, intensive professional development programs, along with integrated school management, teacher support, and assessment software, enable schools to succeed. NewGlobe works within state and national curriculum and syllabi, ensuring all children are empowered to learn their own history, and master local content, while being globally competitive in mathematics and languages. The science of behaviour change and the science of learning is at the foundation of all programming.
NewGlobe works with urgency because youth quickly becomes adulthood and relentlessly because
improvement requires continuous problem-solving. NewGlobe is honoured to serve and to help
rebuild trust in public systems.
NewGlobe’s work is all encompassing and will challenge you to use your full mind, and heart, each
day. We need bright minds who want to be part of building a new globe — a more equitable globe —
to join us.
The objective of the Academics group is to drive student achievement. To do so, we must know —
what is happening minute-by-minute for the typical child. The student’s daily experience, and thus the path to achievement, emerges from their relationship with the teachers and the content that is
delivered in the classroom. Our team is collaboratively organised around these levers. We develop
rigorous content pitched at the right level for students to be delivered by a teacher who is prepared to succeed in the classroom. Our Instructional Design department builds the content; our Leadership & Development department trains teachers and school leaders using scientifically-proven techniques; our Learning Innovation department looks at cutting-edge research to generate breakthrough learning gains. Underpinning all of this is the work of the independent Measurement and Evaluation group, which provides Academics with an empirical orientation toward improving that daily experience and, in turn, driving achievement.
Leadership and Development
The Leadership & Development Department (L&D) is responsible for the professional development of all school staff, including teachers and school leaders. Within L&D we design the core content for all professional development sessions, including intensive residential programs of 5 days to 2 weeks, as well as ongoing professional development that may happen in person, online, or through other channels. We also have leaders in the field who engage with school leaders and teachers every day, ensuring ongoing professional development, performance management, and intensive coaching. We are always seeking effective ways of ensuring every adult in every school is supported with data-driven practices, and supported to become a leader and mentor to the children they serve. We measure our success through the learning outcomes of the children in the classroom, and overall classroom and school management strength. We are performance-driven.
In joining the Leadership & Development team you are joining the group charged with ensuring that
our frontline staff are exceptional leaders who are energized and empowered to ensure the kids in
their communities and classrooms receive an excellent education. The team is laser-focused on
outcomes, inherently collaborative in nature, loves fostering the leadership in others, is unwaveringly committed to ensuring a quality education for our pupils, is dedicated to lifelong learning, and gets excited about creating incredible learning interventions that drive positive behavior and mindset change in adults. You will flourish on this team if you are: a team player, hyper-focused on results, flexible in a dynamic environment, and have fun while working hard.
About the Role
We are looking for a full-time Leadership and Development Associate to join our team based in
What You Will Do
● Design and write engaging pedagogical sessions using instructional design principles for
adult learners (teachers and school leaders) situated across multiple countries through
● Create and edit innovative learning material/media (such as trainer guides, audio, video,
slides, documents, simulations, role plays) aimed to bring about sustainable changes in
classroom practices and school leadership.
● Identify training needs specific to the educational context and build learning experiences for
teachers and school leaders that improve their effectiveness and boost pupil learning
● Actively engage with subject matter experts to build learning experiences for teachers and
school leaders that are aimed at accelerating student outcomes.
● Quickly synthesize, refine and develop content based on input from subject matter experts,
written material, previous training courses, interviews, surveys, etc.
● Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts. Use this learning
effectively to inform learning design.
● Create learning tools, resources, and training sessions for the global training team situated
across multiple countries to complement trainee learning content.
● Ensure implementation of designed learning interventions for trainers and gauge the
effectiveness of training delivered.
What You Should Have
● A bachelor’s degree in education, international development or similar.
● 2 or more years of teaching experience preferred
● Experience in teacher training or adult learning – designing/facilitating training sessions and
● Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, as well as research and analytical
skills and a keen editorial eye.
● Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and G Suite.
● A love of travel – you may have opportunities to travel to support our teams in-country
● A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and
responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail,
setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can
multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have
some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
● A networking mastermind – You excel at meeting new people and turning them into
advocates. You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and
oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and
colleagues will go to bat for your ideas. You have an existing network from prior experience in
the country, preferably in the regulatory, education, or business sectors.
● A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and
constant challenges. On top of that, NewGlobe works in often fragile, sometimes volatile
low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible
and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at
● A relentless advocate –The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your
mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the
future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying
child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make
considers their benefit, experience,
● A malleable learner –You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive
criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others
point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
● A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it.
You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human
choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful
even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.