Curriculum Developer, 9-12

  • Humanities
  • Remote job

Curriculum Developer, 9-12

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Curriculum Developer to join our dynamic Humanities team.

COMPANY PROFILE

Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1000 people.

For additional information please visit: www.greatminds.org


OUR MARKET POSITION

Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.


Position Summary
Curriculum Developers work on grade-level teams to research, write, and revise curricular materials aligned to the vision of Great Minds’ comprehensive Humanities curriculum. This Curriculum Developer position will focus on the 9-12 grade band within our Humanities department. This role is an exceptional opportunity for experienced teachers, writers, and curriculum developers who possess grades 9-12 content knowledge and pedagogical expertise, passion for high-quality, knowledge-building curriculum, and the belief that every child is capable of greatness. While the work is remote and the ideal candidate will work well independently, this will also be a highly collaborative position, necessitating a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the creation of modules that build knowledge and make connections to other disciplines
  • Craft lessons that follow established Wit & Wisdom standards and norms (i.e., lesson template, and structure) and that are consistent and coherent with those being developed across the grade spans
  • Help create scaffolds to meet the needs of all learners, including multilingual learners and students with special needs
  • Embrace and exemplify a mindset that values an iterative cycle of ideation, thought partnering, prototyping, drafting, development, review, and revision
  • Adhere to a deadline-driven workflow by completing the appropriate scope and sequence of work within the timeline required at each phase
  • Collaborate effectively with the curriculum lead, managing editor, content leads, and curriculum developers within and across grade level teams on instructional design that aligns with the curricular vision
  • Exemplify Great Minds culture in all work environments, with an emphasis on trust, collegiality, continuous improvement, and quality

Requirements

  • Deep content knowledge in English Language Arts, Humanities, or an associated content area
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Proficiency with or alignment to Wit & Wisdom’s instructional design and pedagogy
  • Expertise in content knowledge and pedagogy for grades 9-12
  • Experience developing curriculum at the 9-12 grade level
  • Substantial understanding of and experience with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
  • Clear and succinct writing skills, with the ability to produce content aligned to the organizational and product vision
  • Comfort with technology and the ability to learn new applications

Ideal Attributes

  • Ability to remain flexible in an ambiguous, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Proficiency at both working independently and collaborating as part of a team
  • Commitment to collective authorship
  • Passion for and commitment to the importance of high-quality, knowledge-rich curriculum
  • Appreciation for the challenges and victories faced everyday by classroom teachers
  • Commitment to high standards, instructional quality, and continuous improvement
  • Empathy, curiosity, and the desire to continually grow as a learner
  • Receptivity to feedback with a focus on reflective practice
  • Positivity in all situations, bringing proactive problem-solving orientation to every task
  • Deep belief that every child is capable of greatness

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree

Status

  • Full-time

Location

  • Remote
  • Future travel (5-10%) may be required.

This role can be performed anywhere in the US with the exception of Colorado

A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.

If selected a background check will be required.


Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.