Curriculum Developer, Self-Paced Program

New York City or Remote /
Curriculum & Instruction /
Full-time
The GWC Curriculum Team is searching for a passionate and curious Curriculum Developer to help us build curricula that inspires girls, female-identifying, and non-binary students to change the world. In this role, you will be responsible for leading and supporting the development of high-impact, project-based curricula that incites a real passion for computer science, prepares students for a career in technology, and can scale to meet the needs of thousands of students nationwide. 

This Curriculum Developer position is specifically focused on developing curriculum for our Self-Paced Program (SPP), as well occasionally developing content for our Clubs program. SPP is a free and flexible online computer science program for students who want to learn at their own pace and prefer not to adhere to a set schedule. Students can earn beginner certificates in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for web development or intermediate certificates in Cybersecurity and Python through independent study and real-world projects. Students also have the opportunity to build community through weekly live advisory sessions, Partner events, a community Discord Server, and other Girls Who Code activities. 

You’ll love being a lead Curriculum Developer for our Self-Paced Program if you enjoy designing creative learning experiences that teach advanced CS topics and concepts through the lens of social justice and creative fields. Scaling our Self-Paced Program is a critical part of our pathway to closing the gender gap in tech and you’ll have the opportunity to try new things, iterate and shape this innovative program in this role. While the main focus of your job will be designing and building creative CS curriculum you will also manage a more junior Curriculum Developer. 

This position will report to the Senior Manager of Curriculum and will work closely with the Instruction, Program Implementation, Research, Product, and Programs teams. This is a full-time position that is based in New York City or Remote.

As a member of the Curriculum Team, your portfolio will include:

    • Leading the development of educational components for our Self-Paced Program.
    • Developing visual, text, and video content as part of GWC curriculum and programs. 
    • Supporting the design and development of activities and curriculum content for our Clubs programs as needed.
    • Creating project timelines and scope curriculum development projects. 
    • Participating in the team’s scrum by planning out your personal work in two-week intervals, participating in sprint planning, retrospectives, and daily stand-ups. 
    • Managing a Level 2 or 3 Curriculum developer by providing guidance, feedback, and coaching on a regular basis. 
    • Mentoring other team members in your areas of expertise.
    • 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 Summer Programs Staff and Mentoring Corps Programs Staff Training in June, July and/or August by providing feedback on and reviewing training materials, attending the training(s) and facilitating training break-out sessions as needed. 
    • Virtually observing GWC programs in action and using your observations to inform your curriculum development practices by visiting Clubs, Summer Immersion Program, Self-Paced Program and/or College Loop classrooms. 
    • Supporting documentation and maintenance of curriculum content and work flows.
    • Participating in local and national Computer Science Education events and sharing Girls Who Code’s insights and best practices with external stakeholders.

Qualifications:

    • Believe that all girls can code, and be excited to work to close the gender gap in tech.
    • Have 4+ years of applicable experience, which may include teaching young people, working with adult or university level students, 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. 
    • Be able to approach difficult situations with calm, poise, and a solutions-oriented approach. 
    • Embrace challenges and adopt new responsibilities with creativity, initiative, and self-direction.
    • Be able to navigate ambiguity and be willing to ask questions and learn new skills to move a project forward. 
    • Have strong organizational and project management skills. You can keep track of timelines, meet deadlines, clearly communicate with multiple stakeholders, and you are great at documentation. 
    • 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 text-based programming language (for example: HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python, Swift (iOS), Java, Arduino-C, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Hold a degree in a Science, Technology ,Engineering, Math, Computer Science or Education fields, or have commensurate or demonstrable experience in STEM.
    • Experience managing others including full-time staff, part-time staff or consultants. 
    • Experience developing video tutorials or video-based lessons. 
    • Knowledge in workforce development, university recruiting or apprenticeship programs a plus. 
    • Knowledge of or experience with the following content areas is a plus: cybersecurity, data science, and machine learning.
    • 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.
    • Well-versed in developing curriculum that is culturally responsive and sustaining.
    • 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: 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.