Senior Content Specialist, Humanities Standards

  • Humanities
  • Remote job

Senior Content Specialist, Humanities Standards

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an Senior Content Specialist, Humanities Standards to join our dynamic Humanities team.

Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1000 people.

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Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

Position Summary
The Senior Content Specialist, Humanities Standards will oversee Great Minds English Language Arts (ELA) standards alignment, correlations and technical documentation and will support the adoptions team in the submissions of ELA/Humanities state adoptions and Requests for Proposal (RFP). This role is an exceptional opportunity for K-12 curriculum & standards experts capable of operating successfully in a collaborative, entrepreneurial, and rapid growth environment. While the work is remote and the ideal candidate will work well independently, this will also be a highly collaborative position, necessitating a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation.

Reports To:

  • Director, Product Management, Humanities


  • Bring K-12 education industry experience to support the submission of Great Minds Humanities instructional materials for various State Department of Education approvals, instructional materials adoptions, grants submissions or approval through other third-party organizations.
  • Monitor state standards shifts, establish and coordinate processes for gap analysis, and manage product adaptations for alignment to specific standards and adoptions requirements. 
  • Lead a team that generates and maintains state standards alignment and correlation for Great Minds Humanities’ offerings (Wit & Wisdom, Geodes, and future humanities product lines)
  • Build and coordinate relationships with 3rd-party vendors providing correlations & standards alignment services
  • Work closely with overall Great Minds adoptions team to anticipate upcoming state adoption requirements and inform humanities team of any necessary updates and curricula modifications for successful approvals
  • Evaluate RFPs and state adoption requirements and, in conjunction with humanities curriculum specialists, provide analysis of product fit to inform “Go/No Go” submission decisions
  • Contribute to proposals’ submission responses and provide support for other sales-related initiatives
  • Collaborate with Product Management on state adoptions strategy and objectives; and inform product roadmap on key requirements for meeting state adoptions goals
  • Ensure Great Minds Humanities’ offerings meet state level requirements through clear and on-going communication with the content development teams
  • Collaborate with digital development teams on process for multi-state correlation approaches


  • 5+ years of experience in K-12 correlations development and state adoption of instructional materials
  • Strong understanding of the K-12 English Language Arts (ELA) market and the instructional materials adoption process
  • Hands-on attitude, capable of directly contributing to documentation for RFPs, state submissions, curriculum analysis and correlations
  • Successful track record managing projects with the ability to lead cross-functional teams (with no direct authority) and/or vendors
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills, willing to engage in and contribute to ensuring that our responses are effective, complete, accurate and meet all deadlines.
  • Sharp editorial sensibility, including ability to
    • write and edit using precise, academic language
    • proofread for accuracy and expression
  • Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel and MS collaboration tools
  • Ability to work independently, under limited supervision, as well as collaborate with distributed teams.
  • Strong organizational habits necessary for successful goal setting, project management, collective decision making, deadline execution, and record keeping
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, prioritize work streams and resources to meet goals, and communicate effectively with others to achieve objectives
  • Ability to look ahead and balance strategic projects and initiatives with tactical day-to-day cadence
  • Highly collaborative with the ability to consistently exhibit diplomacy, tact, and integrity
  • Alignment to Great Minds collaborative and authentic approach to the K-12 Humanities market

Ideal Attributes

  • Passion for and commitment to the importance of high-quality, knowledge-rich curriculum
  • Embrace a mindset that is receptive to the perspectives of others
  • Commitment to high standards and continuous improvement
  • Proficiency at both working independently and collaborating as part of a team
  • Ability to remain flexible in an ambiguous, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Appreciation for the challenges and victories faced every day by classroom teachers
  • Empathy, curiosity, and the desire to continually grow as a learner
  • Ability to demonstrate grace under pressure
  • Positivity in all situations, bringing proactive problem-solving orientation to every task
  • Receptivity to feedback with a focus on reflective practice
  • Commitment to collective authorship
  • Deep belief that every child is capable of greatness

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree


  • Full-time


  • Remote
  • Approximately 10-15% travel, depending on strategic priorities

The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for the role. For residents of the State of Colorado the expected salary range for this position is $63,353.99 – $74,440.94. This range may vary above and below the expected amounts in the State of Colorado. In addition to the Company's benefit offerings, the position may be eligible for additional annual incentives at the Company's discretion. Any offered salary and other incentives are based on market data, applicant skills and relevant experience, degrees, certifications and internal equity considerations.

If selected for an interview a background check will be required.

Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.