Layout Designer, Professional Learning Design (12 Month Contract) Nwea

Graphic DesignUS, Remote3 months ago


Layout Designer, Professional Learning Design

(12 Month Remote Contract Position)

Position Summary…

 The Layout Designer is skilled in development of instructional assets for adult learning. The person in this role takes design outlines for professional learning content and develops these into high-quality assets to facilitate a seamless learning experience. The Layout Designer works collaboratively with designers, subject matter experts and the Professional Learning Asset Design Manager to create engaging and dynamic assets that support new and existing Professional Learning offerings for onsite and online learning products. This 20-hour position reports to the Manager, Asset Design.


  • Leverages efficient design processes and effective collaboration to generate results
  • Ensures quality visual and brand alignment in the development of NWEA Professional Learning product assets in print, Power Point, and multimedia content
  • Employs quality assurance practices to ensure high quality results in products and projects
  • Works closely with professional development design and development colleagues to optimize use of a variety of learning modalities and to coordinate online and onsite professional development assets
  • Collaborates with Professional Learning Content Design Manager and Asset Team Manager to revise existing assets and produce new ones that meet or exceed market expectations and effectively address market needs
  • Collaborates with Professional Learning Design managers to develop timelines with milestones and deliverables
  • Communicates with Professional Learning Design managers to ensure that adequate resources are available to create and revise materials
  • Ensures that revised and new assets and materials are accurate and on schedule
  • Assists the team during the acquisition and disposition of assets
  • Performs other work as assigned to ensure the success of the Professional Learning team and the entire organization

Skills and Abilities…

  • Demonstrated skill and ability in designing high quality, professional learning resources for adults 
  • Ability to work effectively and manage the development of multiple projects in a fast-paced, growing organization
  • Background with K-12 education products and services, or ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge
  • Background in adult learning methodology and best practices
  • Ability to synthesize information and translate it visually for a variety of audiences
  • Ability to assess the effectiveness of visual design approaches and recommend improvements
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member
  • Demonstrated experience using Adobe Creative Suite for layout and graphic design

Education and Experience…

  • BS/BA in graphic design, education or closely related field required
  • Two to four years of experience in the development of professional learning assets required
  • Two to four years of experience working in visual/graphic design field required
  • Three or more years working in a K-12 school setting preferred

About Us….

NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide timely data to help tailor instruction. For more than 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K–12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. More than 11 million students in 146 countries use our solutions to support their learning and growth each year.

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