Curriculum Developer

Girls Who Code - New York - Full time

The GWC Curriculum Team is growing and we are searching for a passionate and curious Curriculum Developer to help us build curricula that inspires girls to change the world. In this role, you will be responsible for leading and supporting the development of high-impact, project-based curricula that incite a real passion for computer science, prepare students for a career in technology, and can scale to meet the needs of thousands of girls nationwide.

You will report to the Director of Curriculum and will work in close partnership with the Program Implementation, Research, Product, and Programs teams. This is a full-time position based in New York City (currently remote).

Responsibilities: As a member of the Curriculum Team, you will be tasked with supporting all present and future Girls Who Code educational initiatives and programs. Your portfolio will include:

  • Supporting the curricular changes, refinements, and testing for Girls Who Code educational offerings and cross-organizational initiatives.
  • Writing and designing new modules, activities, and tutorials to expand the breadth and depth of computer science learning in GWC programs.
  • Developing visual, text, and video content as part of GWC curriculum and programs.
  • Developing educational components for pilots and new programmatic offerings to serve new demographics.
  • Participating in the Curriculum Team’s development and review cycle on internal projects and external partner projects by writing, reviewing team member’s work, providing feedback, reconciling feedback from others, and publishing final content.
  • Collaborating with the Program Implementation and Research teams to collect feedback from users and use that data to drive curriculum updates and changes.
  • Supporting the Virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP) Teacher Training in May and June by providing feedback on and reviewing training materials, attending the training(s), and facilitating training break-out sessions.
  • Virtually observing GWC programs in action and using your observations to inform your curriculum development practices by visiting Clubs, Summer Immersion Program, and/or Alumni College Loop classrooms.
  • Participating in local and national Computer Science Education events and sharing Girls Who Code’s insights and best practices with external stakeholders.

Required Qualifications

  • Believe that all girls can code, and be excited to work to close the gender gap in tech.
  • Have 1-3 years of applicable experience, which may include teaching young people, writing technical curriculum, or working in engineering roles.
  • Be a strong writer who can craft engaging, age-appropriate prose for students, teachers, and volunteers.
  • Be able to learn new systems, tools, and technologies quickly in order to build curriculum.
  • Be comfortable working and collaborating with in-person and remote team members.
  • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Embrace challenges and adopt new responsibilities with creativity, initiative, and self-direction.
  • Have strong project management skills, including tools to work with a distributed team.
  • Be able to keep track of and meet project deadlines.
  • Be an intellectually curious and responsive team contributor, delivering and receiving feedback regularly, and eager to learn and stay up to date on computer science education.
  • Demonstrate comfort with adjusting work to evolving priorities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Be proficient with at least one programming language (for example: Scratch, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python, Swift (iOS), Java, Arduino-C, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hold a degree in a Science Technology Engineering Math or Education fields, or have commensurate or demonstrable experience in STEM.
  • Experience developing video tutorials or video-based lessons.
  • Demonstrate an active interest in computer science education, including an understanding of current and future trends, methodologies, and technologies to engage students effectively.
  • Come with first-hand experience working with students from any level, elementary through college-aged from diverse racial, economic, and geographic backgrounds.
  • Have familiarity with Understanding by Design, Universal Design for Learning, and/or Agile Development Methodologies.
  • Are proficient in more than one programming language (for example: Scratch, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python, Swift (iOS), Java (especially for Android), Arduino-C, etc).
  • Experience working with or developing curriculum for a wide variety of student backgrounds and needs including, English language learners (ELLs), students with special needs, and international students.

Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. GWC is not able to sponsor employment visas.

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Role

Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Mid Level

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