Associate Learning Designer / Project Based Learning Coach

Fielding International, a global leader in school design and Certified Benefit Corporation™, is looking to hire a full-time Associate Learning Designer and Project Based Learning Coach to support schools adopting student-centered and project-based pedagogies.

This posting is advertising a position for a 40 hours per week employee with benefits. The salary is $60k-85k/year commensurate with experience and the region where the employee resides.

This is a Hybrid/Remote Position that will initially require on-site work in Cranston, Rhode Island at a minimum every two weeks, with multiple days of engagement per week. It is highly recommended that you live in or near RI, or can easily access RI via car or airline and are comfortable with travel including consecutive overnight stays away from home multiple times per month.

We believe that a diverse range of perspectives and experiences within our team is essential to supporting the school and communities we work with and encouraging those from historically underrepresented communities to apply.

What You Will Be Doing

Your first project will be supporting Cranston Public Schools in their initiative to embed Project Based Learning (PBL) throughout the district. You will:

  • Work with teachers in a coaching role who are developing and implementing PBL units across K-12.
  • Co-develop and sometimes assist in the implementation of PBL units as a means of modeling for teaching and practicing new PBL skills.
  • Coordinate with district leaders to help build internal capacity to scale PBL across all school divisions.
  • Coordinate and communicate with other project team members to ensure the design and development of new schools and programs are successfully implemented.
  • Work within Cranston Public Schools in-person for these engagements 2-4 days per week.

Beyond this project, you will also work with Fielding’s Learning Designers to shape your own role and expertise that supports firm-wide efforts and adapts to your own capacity, skills, and interests, all in the pursuit of creating schools where learners thrive. Specifically, your role will involve supporting clients in the Fielding International family of schools as they seek to improve and sustain quality practices related to project-based learning and other student-centered approaches.

In addition to these specific roles and responsibilities, Fielding International Learning Designers focus on two key concentrations of work:

  1. Education and Learning Design Services
    • Design and facilitate mission, vision, and strategic planning engagements to help schools build or refine a shared understanding of their desired future 
    • Conduct visioning workshops to identify preferred conditions and experiences that exemplify a school’s vision for learning
    • Provide consultation to district leaders as they identify adaptive challenges and lead or implement changes in their communities
    • Establish and support communities of practice for the continuous development of teachers’ skills and abilities related to new pedagogies and flexible learning environments. Often, work is centered around high-quality professional learning community practices, project-based learning, place-based education, and other similar curricular or pedagogical approaches.
  2. Learning Environment Design
    • Develop and facilitate interactive stakeholder engagements with schools and districts that are designing new learning environments to understand the unique qualities and needs of the communities in which they are located
    • Analyze and synthesize data from multiple sources to develop summaries that clearly communicate a school’s intent for desired educational practices and environmental design concepts
    • Observe, review, and recommend shifts in educational practices to align teaching and learning practices with the stated mission, strategic priorities, and new learning environments
    • Collaborate with architects and designers in creating the ideal physical environments and conditions for learning

Qualifications and Expertise

You must have experience planning and implementing Project Based Learning in a K-12 school environment.
You may have experience coaching teachers.
You may have expertise in organizing learning environments including furniture, features, resources, and other classroom elements to optimize the conditions for students to succeed.


40 hours per week, full-time employee

This position starts with an annual salary of $60,000 – $85,000 commensurate with experience and region where the employee resides, along with comprehensive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, a wellness reimbursement program, and paid time off.

How to Apply

Please email us at and cc: 

In your email, please answer the following:

  • Describe your experiences with Project Based Learning.
  • Describe your experiences supporting or coaching educators implementing new teaching practices.
  • A resume highlighting your professional experiences and qualifications.

Fielding International provides employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or veteran status and bases all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.

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