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Services Designer

  • Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing, mission driven Public Benefits Corporation (PBC) that develops high quality knowledge building curricula for grades PK-12, seeks a Services Designer to join our dynamic team.

Company Profile
Great Minds brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our curricula, Wit & Wisdom®; Geodes; 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 sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1,100 people.

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Our Market Position
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 Math™ and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom® 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.

Role Overview

The Services Designer supports Great Minds in its mission to foster effective implementation of all curriculum products. This role is responsible for researching, writing, reviewing, and revising content that supports the implementation efforts of current and potential users of Great Minds curricula. The Service Designer will develop professional learning experiences in alignment with best practices for adult learning.

This role is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced educator, instructional coach, curriculum developer, or school leader who possesses K-12 content knowledge and pedagogical expertise, passion for high-quality, knowledge-building curriculum, and the belief that every child is capable of greatness. While the work is remote, this will also be a highly collaborative position, necessitating a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation.

Reports To:

  • Director, Service Development


  • Create external professional development to facilitate the highest quality of implementation, classroom instruction, and instructional leadership for users of Great Minds curricula
  • Define multi-year learning sequences – around content, instruction and academic equity – with both synchronous and on demand delivery modes – for teachers and administrators at the school and district level
  • Participate in the writing effort for all PD resources (e.g., digital course videos, digital course downloads and reading material, workshop facilitator guides, workshop facilitator handouts for example)
  • Participate in an iterative process of creating, facilitating, observing and revising offerings based on participant input and feedback
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of at least one of Great Minds’ curricular designs and ensure users are prepared to implement the curriculum with fidelity and to deliver high quality, equitable instruction to all students
  • Use quantitative and qualitative data on teaching and administrative practices and stated needs (including from student performance) data to create learning offerings
  • Design materials and experiences with an outcomes orientation, focused on the behavior changes required to implement Great Minds curricula
  • Create materials and experiences for internal development of Success Leads and Success Coaches
  • Think flexibly and openly about the future possibilities of service offerings
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other members of the Service Design and Development team as needed
  • Meet deliverable milestones and deadlines consistently and bring a solutions orientations when and where roadblocks may occur
  • Provide timely communication with the Senior Director and Success leadership to address priorities, challenges, risks, feedback, and other matters relevant to Great Minds and its mission 
  • Cultivate and maintain a strong and supportive Great Minds culture in all work environments, with an emphasis on trust, collegiality, curiosity, and quality
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job requirements


  • At least 3 years of experience teaching or developing professional development in support of a specific curriculum or other educational resource
  • Content knowledge in math, humanities, or science with a bachelor's or master's degree in an associated content area
  • At least 1 year of experience designing and writing in-person or virtual PD workshops and/or writing asynchronous, digital professional development courses
  • Experience facilitating professional development workshops for teachers and administrators
  • Knowledge of the history and evolution of pedagogical approaches
  • Strong writing and editing skills with demonstrated writing ability


  • Deep content knowledge and extensive knowledge of the K-12 education space
  • Passion for and commitment to the importance of high-quality, knowledge-rich curriculum
  • Commitment to high standards, instructional quality, and continuous improvement for oneself and others
  • Receptivity to feedback with a focus on reflective practice
  • Highly collaborative with the ability to consistently exhibit diplomacy, tact, and integrity
  • Appreciation for the challenges and victories faced everyday by educators
  • Empathy, curiosity, and the desire to continually grow as a learner
  • Deep belief that every child is capable of greatness


Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree


  • Full-time


  • Remote
  • Future travel (~5%) may be required

New employees will be required to successfully complete a background check.

The expected base salary range for this position is $63,000 - $71,000. The offered salary, benefits and other incentives are dependent on numerous factors including, but not limited to location, work experience, skills and internal equity considerations.

Any communication to applicants relating to the Great Minds hiring process will only come from email addresses with the domains or If in the course of the application or hiring process with Great Minds you are contacted through another domain, are requested to provide banking or other sensitive information, or you note any other suspicious activity, please contact

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.