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Content & Implementation Director

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Content & Implementation Director - The Windward Institute

The Windward institute is looking for a literacy leader and professional education provider to join The Windward Institute Team in elevating the work of The Windward Institute. Applicants must possess a strong knowledge of the science of reading, evidence-based instructional practices, and current literacy research. Applicants must also have a demonstrated commitment to childhood literacy and meeting the needs of students with reading challenges.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • As a content specialist, demonstrate and share knowledge of literacy science in support of The Windward Institute’s efforts to promote research-based practices for teaching and learning to increase childhood literacy rates
  • Develop, deliver, and provide support for live virtual, hybrid, and in-person workshops and courses as well as videos and modules on topics related to the science of reading, structured literacy, and other literacy-related topics
  • Develop program agnostic print and digital resources, teaching tools, supplementary content, and templates for teacher training and classroom instructional use that support Windward Institute offerings and research-based literacy instruction in schools
  • Develop and deliver off-site, hybrid, and virtual professional development workshops to schools and organizations on specific Windward Institute workshops/ courses as well as custom content for school-specific offerings
  • Provide off-site instructional coaching to support the implementation of research-based instructional practices and materials
  • Develop parent education content for seminars, workshops, and presentations
  • Support content development for seminars, workshops, courses, and presentations delivered by members of The Windward Institute and The Windward School
  • Create and curate resources for The Windward Institute website to support professional learning for educators, families, and other stakeholders
  • Contribute to Windward Institute publications and digital content including but not limited to The Beacon Journal, The Windward Institute newsletter, blog posts, and social media
  • Develop and present conference workshops, lectures, and poster presentations; support conference proposal development and presentations for members of The Windward Institute and The Windward School
  • Support the Director of The Windward Institute in promoting all aspects of The Windward Institute
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of The Windward Institute


Specific Requirements

  • Master’s degree or higher in Reading, Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology or related field
  • Five or more years of experience as a literacy coach, literacy specialist, curriculum developer, professional development provider, speech-language pathologist, special education teacher, and/or college-level instructor in literacy education or related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based literacy instruction, science of reading, structured literacy, and/or related research
  • Commitment to childhood literacy and the mission of The Windward Institute
  • Cultural competence and the ability to work well with diverse constituent groups
  • Ability to work collegially within a team to achieve mission-critical objectives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, including occasional evenings and weekends, and travel off-site

Preferred Qualifications

  • EdD or PhD in Reading, Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology or related field
  • Push-in instructional coaching, reading specialist, teaching, or related experience in public school setting, K-8
  • Knowledge of adult learning theories and experience developing and delivering education-related professional development, seminars, or courses

Salary Range:

$130,000 - $160,000


About Us

The Windward School is the preeminent school for the remediation of language-based learning disabilities for students in Grades 1-9. Through a multisensory, direct instruction curriculum, Windward helps students thrive academically, while enabling them to understand their learning styles, build confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills.

The Windward School's vision is a world where every child with a language-based learning disability is empowered to achieve unlimited success.

Windward currently employs more than 450 faculty and staff members across four divisions and three campuses, giving employees a small, tight-knit community at their campus while feeling part of a larger organization. Two Westchester campuses are located in White Plains, NY, and the Manhattan campus is located on the Upper East Side.

The Windward School also has two divisions that support its mission The Windward Teaching Training Program and The Windward Institute.

  • The renowned Windward Teacher Training Program recruits, hires, trains, mentors, and retains teachers at The Windward School.
  • The Windward Institute offers professional development to all educators, forms partnerships with research and educational institutions, and advocates for students with language-based learning disabilities.

The Windward School truly transforms students' lives, and our faculty and staff all contribute daily to the School's mission. The friendly, hard-working, and collegial Windward community provides a supportive professional environment in which all members are encouraged to develop into outstanding educational professionals.

The Windward School’s Mission

Windward is a coeducational, independent day school dedicated to providing a proven instructional program for children with language-based learning disabilities. The multisensory curriculum is designed for students of average to superior intelligence who can benefit from the unique educational experience provided. Through direct instruction in small class settings, a trained staff assists students to improve their language skills. Academic success, combined with opportunities for social and emotional growth within an intentionally diverse and inclusive setting, enables students to understand their learning differences, build confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills. Windward is committed to helping students achieve their full potential in preparation for a successful return to a mainstream educational environment. To meet these goals, the School provides ongoing training to its faculty based on the most current research and shares its expertise with the parent body, other educators, and the broader community.

The Windward School’s Vision

A world where every child with a language-based learning disability is empowered to achieve unlimited success.

The Windward Institute

The Windward Institute is a division of and serves The Windward School and the broader education community by:

  • Providing professional development
  • Forming partnerships with leading education institutions
  • Advocating for students with language-based learning disabilities
  • Expanding The Windward School's reputation and expertise

The Windward Institute’s Mission:

To increase childhood literacy rates by disrupting the educational status quo.