Science Curriculum Specialist - Biology

Certica Solutions - Durham, North Carolina - Full time

At Certica, we are passionate about creating solutions that bring value to K-12 educators and are revolutionizing the way school districts manage, access, and use data to improve student outcomes. We are a growing, fast-moving organization with a smart and dedicated team, looking for like-minded individuals to join us. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

We are seeking a full-time Biology Curriculum Specialist to support the science team in the development of assessment products by creating, reviewing, formatting and revising science test items. Certica provides science benchmark assessments for schools in Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. This is a great role for an educator who has a passion for supporting teachers, schools, and districts in their quest for improving student outcomes. The ideal candidate will be someone with a background in teaching science and has a strong understanding of the knowledge, skills and technical language goals for students in high school biology. Strong science content knowledge, attention to detail, and the ability to plan and manage multiple projects are important for success in this role.

This is an exciting full-time opportunity to work for a great company with great employees and a leadership team that values and appreciates them. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a flexible work environment. This position will be in our Durham, North Carolina office.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and collaboratively with the science team to create, review, format and revise test items based on state science standards and grade-level appropriateness to meet internal and external deadlines;
  • Manage science item repository for high school biology;
  • Align biology items to state standards for multiple states;
  • Design well-rounded assessments to meet client needs;
  • Resolve and respond to client feedback;
  • Participate in creation of curriculum documents such as pacing guides and sample questions.

Skills and Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in biology and/or science;
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience as a biology teacher;
  • Strong understanding of high school biology student curriculum expectations;
  • Ability to be a critical thinker and problem solver who appropriately gives and receives constructive feedback;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally;
  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize;
  • Proficiency in working with new software and performing a variety of tasks on the computer;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, primarily Outlook, Word and Excel;
  • Ability to maintain a strict code of integrity, confidentiality and discretion.

About Certica Solutions

Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance. Certica partners with a diverse network of education technology companies, publishers and assessment providers; and delivers solutions directly to over 500 school districts, charter schools and educational service agencies. The company is based in Wakefield, Massachusetts and has offices in Massachusetts, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

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At Certica, we are passionate about creating solutions that bring value to K-12 educators and revolutionizing the way educators use data.

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