Leadership & Development Associate

  • Location
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Aug 04

Position description

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.



Schools is the heart of our work. The team is mandated to inspire teachers to teach with passion, pupils to learn with purpose, parents to believe in a better future for their children, and communities to become the change they want to see in the world. To achieve this vision, the team ensures schools are smoothly run - the school team is motivated and inspired, delivering life-changing lessons, creating an experience that makes parents stay with us, and also cultivating interest and excitement in our work in communities where we serve. Schools is responsible for ensuring all of the work created by our expert teams, including Instructional Design, Leadership & Development, Technology, Communications, Creative and Insight, are used in each school, and each school is managed to achieve its goal of ensuring every child enjoys a learning environment that develops her core skills, knowledge and confidence. The performance of the entire organization is led by the Schools Group, which is responsible for day-to-day management of each school. Schools works to strengthen school enrollment and student retention, ensuring every school is regarded as the strongest school in its neighborhood and delivers on improved learning outcomes for children and earns the trust of the parents. We 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 school is supported with data-driven practices. We measure our success through both the financial sustainability of the school and the learning outcomes of the children in the classroom. We are performance driven.

Leadership and Development

In joining the Leadership & Development team you will help ensure that our frontline staff are exceptional leaders who are energized and empowered to give the kids in their communities and classrooms 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, are lifelong learners, and get 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 Cambridge. As an L&D Associate, you will join the team responsible for creating all of the training material to support teachers, school leaders, and coaches across all NewGlobe programmes. To do this, you will collaborate with colleagues in the US, Africa, and Asia.

As an L&D Associate, you will join a team that believes in developing excellent educators in order to improve the quality of education globally. Associates who join the Leadership and Development team design high quality training materials to improve the pedagogical skills of tens of thousands of teachers, the leadership skills of thousands of school leaders, and the coaching skills of the support staff who lead their development.

What You Will Do

  • Design and write engaging pedagogical sessions, in collaboration with programme teams, using instructional design principles for adult learners that prepare teachers, school leaders, and their coaches for specific and distinct educational contexts.
  • Create and edit innovative learning materials (such as trainer guides, audio, video, slides, readings, simulations, role plays) aimed to bring about sustainable changes in classroom practices and school leadership.
  • Quickly synthesize, refine, and develop content based on input from subject matter experts and data from previous training courses.
  • Ensure all trainers are able to execute the training vision and gauge the effectiveness of training delivered. This is done in collaboration with the Leadership & Development Managers who facilitate trainings in each programme.
  • Create learning tools, resources, and training sessions for the global training team, which includes Leadership and Development leaders from every programme, that complements trainee learning content.
  • Continuously improve content and processes with the goal of boosting pupil learning outcomes by increasing teacher and school leader effectiveness.

What You Should Have

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 1 or more years of teaching or similar experience
  • Experience in teacher training or adult learning - designing/facilitating training sessions and coaching adults preferred
  • 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

You’re also

  • 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 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 hand.
  • 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, and value.
  • 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 data-driven decision-maker – When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
  • 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.

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