Curriculum Developer and Project Owner

Reading Horizons - Kaysville, Utah - Full time

This is an in-office, full-time, salaried position at a growing literacy company. At Reading Horizons, we believe that reading is for everyone, and we aim to improve literacy skills through dynamic direction instruction materials and software products.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Reading Horizons Curriculum Director within the Reading Horizons product development process to manage the development of all Reading Horizons Discovery® curriculum, including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Review and revise existing content for the Reading Horizons Discovery software, including lesson content and student assessments
    • Review and revise existing content for Reading Horizons Discovery direct instruction materials, including Teacher's Manuals and supplementary teacher and student materials
    • Write new content for software and direct instruction materials, as needed
    • Assist with making curriculum decisions, such as determining how to display student reports, increasing student engagement, and enhancing implementation of blended learning
    • Collaborate with Reading Horizons curriculum committees and current Reading Horizons Discovery users to ensure the curriculum is culturally appropriate and is filling students’ and teachers’ needs
    • Collaborate with other content writers on Reading Horizons Discovery writing efforts
    • Collaborate with software developers on Reading Horizons Discovery software development
    • Provide necessary training on new Reading Horizons Discovery products and developments
    • Pilot Reading Horizons Discovery products; gather and synthesize feedback to inform and validate curriculum changes
    • Manage the Reading Horizons Discovery online materials on the Reading Horizons Accelerate website
    • Generate ideas for new product development, as needed
    • Maintain and coordinate consistent, on-going reviews of Reading Horizons Discovery products for regular reprint and software updates
    • Provide documentation for all stages in the product development process

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education
  • Experience with teaching early elementary reading/literacy in the classroom
  • Experience with using technology in the classroom
  • Experience with curriculum development and design
  • Intermediate to advanced computer experience and proficiency
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience with the Reading Horizons method, or ability to quickly and thoroughly learn the Reading Horizons method
  • Must be willing to relocate or commute daily to Kaysville, Utah area if not already local

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with others
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills to produce error-free documents
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management skills; ability to solve problems
  • Experience with creating and/or implementing blended learning environments
  • Creative ability to introduce and develop new ideas
  • Familiarity with software development
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, tools specific to software development such as Jira, Pivotal Tracker, and Confluence
  • Experience working with beginning and struggling readers

SALARY

Salary is dependent on qualifications.

SELECTION PROCESS

Application screening; appraisal interview

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please submit your resume (include contact information for three references), a letter of interest, and two recent writing samples.

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Role

Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Mid Level

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