Curriculum Specialist, Text

  • PhD Science
  • Remote job

Curriculum Specialist, Text

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK–12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Curriculum Specialist, Text to join our dynamic, dedicated PhD Science 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 1,000 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.


Job Purpose

PhD Science Text Specialists will play an active role in achieving the organizational mission of Great Minds through collaboration with the programs team to develop a comprehensive science curriculum and related offerings. This is an exceptional opportunity for a smart, dedicated, and passionate individual to apply their skills to support the business growth and mission of Great Minds


Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with content and editorial teams to support the development of NGSS-aligned PhD Science curricular products associated with the specialty area
  • Conduct research to identify, evaluate, and procure high quality print assets including books, articles, photos, illustrations, etc. from vetted, reputable sources that support science content and align with NGSS standards
  • Curate text materials through communication and collaboration with publishers
  • Meet regularly with content teams throughout development to liaise with writers and assessment specialists regarding integrating appropriate texts into the curriculum
  • Develop and maintain a successful text selection and approval process across PhD Science projects
  • Work with assets and permissions and materials teams to maintain detailed records of texts used in content
  • Assess trade texts for suitability in terms of readability metrics, qualitative and quantitative complexity, and scientific accuracy
  • Develop custom informational texts in collaboration with the science editorial team as driven by content development needs
  • Recommend and codify instructional supports that teachers can implement to ensure texts are accessible to all learners
  • Contribute to the creation of engaging professional development curriculum and present at programs, workshops, and institutes offered by Great Minds PBC

Requirements

Requirements

  • Bachelors or Masters in library science or other associated area related to publishing or text research
  • Excellent research skills, with a meticulous attention to details and an ability to evaluate texts and artwork for quality, accessibility, authenticity, and cultural sensitivity
  • Deep knowledge of curriculum design using the Common Core ELA standards
  • Proficient understanding of historic and contemporary trends in literature, especially for ages 11-16
  • Demonstrated professional writing ability
  • Preferred 3+ years of teaching experience at the level of the position (either elementary, MS, or HS)
  • Comfortable with technology and able to learn new applications

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Status

  • Full-time

Location

  • Remote

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 for an interview, a salary history and 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.