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Director of Learning Design and Content Production

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Executive  
Organization Type Edtech  
Pay Range TBD  

We are seeking a Director of Learning Design and Content Production who will be responsible for playing a key role in shaping our learning design strategy, directly participating in and overseeing the content development team, and developing a new line of continuing education programs. Our ideal candidate is a doer and leader. You should have hands-on experience designing learning solutions, experience managing learning content productions teams, and a demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate, problem-solve, influence, and change perspectives. This role will report to the Head of Product and Engineering.

About Black Spectacles

Black Spectacles is an online learning platform for architects and designers, offering ARE® exam prep and a software curriculum. We provide aspiring architects educational resources on their path to becoming licensed and advancing their careers. We were the first and only NCARB-approved Test Prep Provider for all 6 divisions of the ARE.

We are an ambitious group of 25 fully remote teammates with the goal of growing to 75 over the next two years to support our purpose of helping architects thrive in their careers, trying to achieve big things to support the architecture community.


  • Develop a comprehensive and well articulated learning design strategy with organization partners and stakeholders to guide and support learning solution development and content production.
  • Emphasize a “learning by doing” approach to ensure programs provide practical and relevant knowledge that professionals can immediately apply in their work.
  • Actively participate in and manage a multi-functional content production team to create test preparation materials; including video lectures, study guides, practical case studies, digital flashcards, practice exams, and workshop sessions.
  • Collaborate with organization stakeholders to design new continuing education programs.
  • Develop and continuously improve production and quality assurance practices.
  • Monitor and proactively manage content production schedules with the project manager.
  • Oversee the roadmap for reviewing and refreshing existing learning programs; updating as needed to reflect changes in standards, quality improvements, and industry best practices.
  • Monitor and assess compliance with accessibility standards and regulations, and make improvements to maintain and enhance accessibility across our digital platform and learning materials.
  • Foster an innovative, collaborative environment where listening, idea sharing, professional growth, and productive conflict resolution are supported.
  • Maintain communication with team members and provide training and regular, structured feedback and coaching.
  • Continuously evaluate programs and apply data-driven insights to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate cutting-edge practices and technology to improve production efficiency, user engagement, personalization, and outcomes.
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and requirements to ensure our learning programs meet audience needs and industry standards.
  • Provide regular updates to the leadership team on projects and learner performance.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify current and future trends in learning design, continuing education, and professional development.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  • 10-15 years of combined experience including a minimum of 5 years in a supervisory position designing and developing learning solutions, managing learning content production teams, and improving processes and outcomes.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience in developing and implementing innovative education technology-enabled solutions.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Experience in the professional licensure or continuing education industry is a plus.

If you are passionate about continuing education and driving career success, have a proven track record in managing teams and developing innovative learning solutions, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity as our Director of Learning Design and Content Production.

Job # 261

About Organization

Black Spectacles provides the resources to help educate and inspire architects to thrive in their careers. We’re the first NCARB approved test prep provider for all 6 divisions of the ARE 5.0.

With an entire digital catalog of ARE test prep materials, Black Spectacles is the first to offer a guarantee that you’ll pass the ARE using our resources.

We’re lucky to say we work at an award-winning place that offers autonomy, but with friends to lean on when a little direction is needed. A place small enough to see the difference you make, but big enough to grow in your career. We’re honored to say we’re a Great Place to Work-Certified organization. We got there by following these core values:

*Encourage & take calculated risks
*World-class in everything we do
*Make it safe to share ideas
*Take care of your people

Benefits of working at Black Spectacles:

Black Spectacles has implemented a "Work From Wherever" policy indefinitely and we're actively hiring remotely. At Black Spectacles, you'll find unmatched freedom to do world-class work, and ability to shape the direction of the company. If you're the kind of person who takes the bull by the horns, you can be sure that you through your work, you'll feel the impact you’re having in the company- on a daily basis. You'll be driven to excel in your work, receive the resources you need to achieve it, and the freedom to have no one in your way. Black Spectacles is a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company and ranked #11 in Education on the INC. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Company List in 2019.