Director, Minecraft Learning Programs

Last updated 29 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

With over 200M copies sold, Minecraft inspires a passionate community of millions to create amazing things together. In addition to being the bestselling game of all time, Minecraft is also increasingly used in the classroom to support engaging, hands-on learning across a wide range of subjects. We are looking for a Director of Learning Programs with a passion for education and an entrepreneurial spark to join us in our mission to empower teachers and students with Minecraft. This is a chance to change how people teach and learn and inspire a generation to build a better world through the power of play.

As a Director of Learning Programs for Minecraft Education, you will lead the strategy, planning and execution for content, curriculum and learning resources, and evolve our engagement with a global community of educators and district or Ministry leadership. If you are passionate about transforming education, hands-on, creative, focused on high quality execution and like to challenge the status quo with new ideas, then we would love to talk to you.

Responsibilities

  • Evolve a content strategy to support increasing usage of Minecraft in classrooms around the world. The plan may include partnerships with leading education content providers, custom curriculum development, curating user generated content, and other content acquisition.
  • Create and deliver storytelling that encapsulates the power of Minecraft and game-based learning and engage school leaders in adopting Minecraft: Education Edition curriculum. Represent Minecraft Education at conferences, events, and customer meetings.
  • Engage a robust, connected global community of educators and facilitate a dialog on using Minecraft for teaching and learning, fosteringcollaboration,and sharing of best practices and ideas.
  • Identify,prioritize,and explore partnership opportunities that further our mission to build a better world through the power of play with Minecraft: Education Edition.
  • Build and execute a plan for formal research with schools and universities to support reporting on learning outcomes associated with Minecraft as a platform for teaching and learning.
  • Act as voice of the educator and curriculum leader in product roadmap and feature prioritization discussions, representing education trends and content requirements with the engineering and design team.
  • Measure and iterate on existing content and programs to support customer needs and to increase usefulness of the Learning Programs investments.

Qualifications

Basicqualifications:

  • 5+ years of program management experience
  • Experience leading a team
  • Subject matter expertise in curriculum design and concepts of game-based learning
  • Experience driving programs and solutions using direct and virtual teams
  • Experience building collaborative working relationships across engineering, marketing, and partner teams
  • Experience designing education content for global markets

Preferredqualifications:

  • Passion for and knowledge of games
  • Experience with STEM education and game-based learning
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Classroom teaching or school leadership experience
  • Experience with Minecraft, especially applications for learning

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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