Curriculum Associate

iCivics - Cambridge, MA - Full time


OVERVIEW

iCivics seeks a master educator to join a small team on a big mission: to revolutionize the way students learn about American government and civil society. As we plan to substantially enhance and expand our curriculum offering, we need a one-in-a-million social studies educator – someone who is both a gifted writer and an engaging teacher, and who is just as passionate about civics as we are.

As a Curriculum Associate, you will work closely with the iCivics Curriculum Team to develop new content for our ever-growing middle and high school curriculum. To thrive in this demanding position, you must be a top-notch writer with an excellent command of the English language—but you must be able to translate complex ideas into middle- and high-school-friendly language using an engaging, conversational tone. You’ll also need to be full of creative ideas for developing learning activities and other curriculum resources, based on your experience in education. Finally, you’ll need to be both self-motivated and able to work well with a team that always has so much to do in so little time.

This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary

  • Write content for new and existing iCivics resources
  • Develop lesson plans, activity guides, digital resources, and other materials to meet specific learning objectives
  • Respond to Support requests and communicate Curriculum Team interests to the Tech Team

Secondary

  • Represent iCivics at conferences and trainings, especially those in the greater Boston area
  • Be a champion for teachers, students, civics, and active-learning strategies
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to do the following with ease:
    • Use proper grammar and conventions
    • Write in an engaging, conversational tone
    • Organize ideas effectively within a written product
    • Maintaining the iCivics voice through out
    • Convey complex ideas in simple, straightforward language
  • Demonstrated creativity in the following areas:
    • Designing practical, classroom-based activities appropriate for middle and high-school students
    • Producing polished and professional lessons, worksheets, and/or other classroom materials
    • Working on projects involving new media (preferred)
    • Developing activities that make topics relevant to students and plant seeds for real-world engagement
  • Broad and deep knowledge of civics and government
  • Solid Internet research skills
  • Clear communication and interpersonal skills across multiple platforms
  • Strong work ethic, dependable, highly organized
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to work both collaboratively and independently among many competing demands
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least two years of teaching experience at the middle or high school level preferred

TO APPLY

Please send resume, cover letter, and two examples of written curricular materials (paper and digital materials are accepted) to jobs@icivics.org. Please include your last name and the job title in the subject line of your email. 

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Experience Level

Any experience level

iCivics

Who We Are

Founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics makes civic education relevant to new generations of Americans through online games and innovative classroom resources – for free. Our mission is to engage students in meaningful civic learning. Today, 130K teachers across the country use iCivics in their classrooms. We are committed to keeping our program relevant to young people and effective for teachers. Our holistic tech strategy ensures interactive content development and exceptional user experiences.

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