High School Science Onboarding Specialist



United States
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Who you are & why we need you

As Kognity for High School Science expands further into districts across the US, we are building out our team of onboarding specialists to best support educators in using our resources. We are looking for an experienced science educator looking to take their skills beyond the classroom and drive huge impact in classrooms across the country. If you are passionate about enabling educators to teach science in the most engaging way and incorporate new technologies into their ways of working, do reach out!

This role is available in California, Michigan & Washington and is a seasonal position with a varied schedule from week to week. It will be paid on an hourly pay rate, that includes travel pay.


  • 5+ years of experience as a classroom teacher or instructional coach in High School Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and/or Earth and Space Science)

  • Strong background in working with the Next Generation Science Standards, with 3D teaching and assessment expertise

  • Experience delivering professional development to educators and/or in successful implementation of EdTech products into the science classroom

  • Skilled in inquiry-based learning approaches

  • Passionate about ensuring equitable science education for all students

  • Willingness to travel up to 3 weeks per month during August & September and as needed thereafter. Easy access to a transport hub/airport is desirable.


  • Prepare and customize in-person training day professional development (from pre-determined modules available) based around choices and needs to key schools and districts using Kognity

  • Facilitate full day workshops during the in-person training days, ensuring participant engagement and understanding of the topics discussed

  • Prepare and host standardized virtual professional development sessions, catering to individual needs as uncovered during the session

  • Hold follow up office hours with district educators (virtually) to discuss next steps taken, challenges and queries

  • Share all useful tracking information, remaining district queries and concerns or other insights from the training day with the relevant internal stakeholders and answer any follow up questions from the Kognity team member responsible for the district

  • Attend internal upskilling sessions and other meetings as determined by the Professional Development Specialist

Interview process

  • Discovery call: A friendly chat with one of our team to explore if the role is your perfect match

  • PD roleplay and hiring manager chat: Deliver a small portion of an example PD session to some of the Kognity PD team and connect with them further on the details of the role.

Our Values

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💙 We take care of ourselves and each other - We work hard and passionately. We also prioritize our well-being and that of our colleagues. We think long-term.


  • Compensation - hourly pay rate of $75-$150 per hour. *Hourly pay rate for travel time may be compensated at a lower rate, dependent on location.

  • Travel - meet educators from across the country, with all travel expenses fully covered of course!

  • Training with our Professional Development Specialist around session content and delivery to support your own professional development to grow in the space.

  • Flexible working hours - sessions are booked in around your availability and the districts’ needs.

  • Beyond the classroom - gain insight into how an international EdTech company strives to radically improve teaching and learning by leveraging the strengths of pedagogy and technology combined.

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