Learning Experience Architect - K-8 Social Studies

inquirED - Chicago, Illinois or Remote - Full time

We’re looking for an experienced curriculum architect with a passion for inquiry-based social studies and deep understanding of high quality instructional materials. In this role, you will work closely with a team of curriculum designers, assuming a leadership responsibility for analyzing and mapping K-8 state standards, and organizing, evaluating and managing the development of social studies curriculum.

Role:

  • Ensures and maps alignment of content to state standards in Social Studies across a national landscape, and English Language Arts Common Core standards.
  • Applies curriculum development expertise to setting criteria and building frameworks for developing and evaluating rigorous, inquiry based, standards aligned curricula.
  • Ensures strong alignment between standards shifts, scope and sequence, and assessment items as well as vertical and horizontal alignment in social studies resources.
  • Creates detailed timelines for each project; assesses and tracks project progress regularly, using various programs and tools; drives project completion by holding others accountable for responsibilities and deadlines.
  • Anticipates, identifies, and resolves complex obstacles to ensure success of overall curriculum programs as well as specific projects.
  • Designs, reviews, and provides highly detailed feedback for curriculum projects in all stages of development.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Experience as a social studies curriculum designer and reviewer across elementary and secondary grades in a managerial role.
  • Experience in project management, specific to large-scale curriculum development projects
  • Strong managerial skills and ability to give and utilize both quantitative and qualitative data and feedback to drive product iteration
  • Strong understanding of and proven success with rapid iterative design process
  • Strong understanding of inquiry-based curriculum design
  • Deep knowledge of state social studies standards and trends across a national landscape in grades K-8
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Extreme attention to detail, including skill in evaluating clarity, consistency, and alignment
  • Meticulous organizational ability in order to set priorities, organize workload, handle multiple responsibilities and meet ambitious deadlines.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, feedback driven environment in circumstances involving ambiguity and nuance.
  • Knowledge of second language acquisition in the curriculum content areas preferred.
  • A willingness to be scrappy, creative, and unconventional
  • A commitment to inquirED’s mission and model of inquiry

Benefits

Why Join Us?

  • Small team, quick decisions
  • Remote team - geographically flexible
  • Flexible PTO

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Role

Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Mid Level

inquirED

inquirED is a growing mission driven startup, founded by educators to give teachers the tools to activate students’ natural curiosities and incorporate the lived and historical experiences of each student.
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