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Program Development Associate I

Wilson Language Training

Wilson Language Training

Oxford, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Wilson Language Training is a pioneer and leader in championing the science of reading and empowering educators across the country to pursue “Literacy for All.” For over 30 years, Wilson Language Training® (WLT) has been devoted to improving instruction for students with dyslexia and ensuring that all students learn to read and spell through our research-based multisensory, structured literacy programs.

Wilson believes that every individual — young students introduced to reading for the first time, students in need of intervention support, and those with dyslexia and persistent reading challenges — has the right to acquire literacy. By partnering with educators, parents, and students, we know this is possible.

Our mission is to provide quality professional learning and ongoing support so that educators have the skills and tools they need to help their students become fluent, independent readers, who are ready to explore the endless possibilities the world of reading has to offer.

Wilson is growing and looking to hire a Program Development Associate.

This position is responsible for providing comprehensive support to the Program Development team and assists with the implementation of development initiatives and with Request for Proposals. The right candidate will possess excellent communication, organization, composition, editing/proofing, and computer skills and will be a conscientious and enthusiastic team player.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Inspects, revises, updates and maintains content on Wilson Academy and the Wilson Professional Community, as requested
  • Carries out tasks associated with the development of PowerPoint presentations and related professional learning materials, including researching, editing and organizing
  • Contributes to the development of content and formatting of documents, reports, communications, and program development materials
  • Supports the maintenance of product procurement, including researching, organizing and maintaining edits and changes to both products and professional development and the coordination submitting approved products and professional development pieces for print by the deadline
  • Practices program development processes to work in coordination with the program manager or director and other program development staff, contributing to the achievement of established initiatives and projects
  • Organizes and maintains program information in the OWL (Online Wilson Library) and/or printed copies, and on the other various program sites
  • Generates design and development charts and special formats for data presentation, as requested
  • Assists with annual Wilson Conference preparation, as needed
  • Engages in special activities and performs other duties, assignments, and responsibilities necessary to meet the program development department demands
  • Understand and display WLT’s values
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient copywriting and proofreading ability
  • Accurate typing and checking skills
  • Proficient with Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Confident in ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels
  • Ability to work well and efficiently independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to take initiative, independently follow projects through to completion, prioritize tasks, seek input and communicate progress, as appropriate
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and thorough
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to follow instructions accurately and precisely
  • Ability to learn new software or applications related to program development projects
  • Demonstrated interest in K-12 public education or literacy issues
  • Proficient at establishing priorities and meeting deadlines

Education or Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, education, or related field


  • Minimum of two years related work experience in communications or education
  • Minimum of two years related work experience in an office setting preferred
  • Knowledge of Wilson programs or experience in education highly desirable

Wilson has identified the anticipated pay range for this role based on the many factors that we consider in defining compensation levels for our roles, including market data, and internal equity considerations. Actual pay, and allocation between base and any target discretionary bonus, will vary based on geographic location, education, work experience, skills, market data, and internal equity considerations. Wilson offers competitive benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and Life & Disability Insurance
  • 401k plan with partial employer match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • “O’Connor days,” which refers to a company-wide office closure between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, as well as other perks.

Wilson Language Training is an Equal Opportunity, Drug-Free Employer Committed to Diversity in the Workplace. M/W/D/V