Jun 24, 2021

Curriculum Specialist

  • Education Opens Doors
  • Dallas, TX, USA
Full-time Curriculum

Job Description

Education Opens Doors is seeking a Curriculum Specialist to join our highly motivated and collaborative Dallas-based team. The responsibilities and qualifications for the Curriculum Specialist position are listed below.

About Us  

Founded in 2012, Education Opens Doors equips more than 12,000 middle school students every year to uncover the “bigger why” behind school during critical decision-making years. We train middle school teachers with a college and career readiness program to meet a pressing need in our education system: a lack of dedicated time during the school day to provide students with the knowledge and skills to navigate their college and career options - and to have the strong social and emotional skills that are so critical in life. Through EOD, students primarily from low economic backgrounds and communities of color, go from receiving the national average of 38 minutes of college and career counseling over 4 years to 900 minutes in just one year.

 

Education Opens Doors Core Values  

★ Purpose Driven 

★ Equitable  

★ Life-long Learners  

★ Empathetic 

★ Innovative  

 

Role Summary

The Curriculum Specialist will support and lead content creation for a wide range of EOD curriculum, tools, and resources designed for educators, students, families, and community stakeholders. We are seeking someone to create fun, engaging, and collaborative lessons that will foster learning and growth. They will bring a strong background in K-12 curriculum, instructional design, and a commitment to ensuring that students have  access to culturally relevant college and career curriculum. 

 

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Contribute to the development and execution of strategies to expand and refine EOD's portfolio of print,  digital, and multimedia tools, resources, and e-learning technologies 
  • Use instructional skills to design and develop unique learning experiences, processes, and activities for the  EOD portfolio
  • Write and edit course outlines, video scripts, interactive exercises, facilitator guides, training materials,  training modules, teaching aids, and EOD instructional framework
  • Contribute to Content Strategy and participate in research and development 
  • Edit and align EOD curriculum to national (CCSS) and state (TEKS) standards 
  • Maintain systems for storing and retrieval of EOD curriculum content 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the program and update or enhance curriculum based on feedback from  stakeholders, first-hand observation, and feedback on test run of curriculum 
  • Track national and state standards changes and update curriculum on regular basis 
  • Develop continuous creative solutions to meet instructional needs  

 

You’ll Bring 

  • Innovative thinking, initiative, and creativity 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively 
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills 
  • Fluency in working across digital, print, and multimedia platforms 
  • Proven knowledge of instructional learning theories, strategies, and pedagogy 
  • Commitment to equity and equal opportunity for underserved students 

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 4-6 years of work experience in grades 6-10 education, curriculum and instructional design,  education technology, product design, and/or project management 
  • Bachelor’s (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university required; Masters' degree (M.A.  or M.S.) preferred 
  • Project management proficiency and the ability to work independently and prioritize work streams 
  • Teaching experience at the middle and secondary levels (preferred) 
  • Experience with or knowledge of college and career readiness (preferred) 
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Suite 
  • Track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with a diverse group of  stakeholders 

 

What We Offer 

The starting salary range for this position is $70,000. We also offer a competitive benefits package which includes  medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement matching, flexible work from home policies, professional development stipends, and more. We also offer a generous vacation package and the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of change makers. 

 

To Apply 

Send a 1-2-page résumé, cover letter explaining your passion and alignment to this position, and salary requirements to [email protected] Incomplete submissions will not be considered. 

Any questions can be directed to [email protected]

 

Equity Statement 

Education Opens Doors is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis  of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, religion, ancestry, color, race, ethnicity, or  creed. LGBTQ+ individuals and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


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