Remote. Some travel may be required. Approximately 5-8 hours weekly required for virtual meetings during business hours Monday - Friday, 9am-6pm EST. Expected start date of January 2020.
Great Minds, a rapidly growing organization that develops world-class curricula for grades PK-12, seeks full-time curriculum developers for a nine- to twelve-month project. We are looking for experienced teachers, writers, and educators who are excited to help expand Great Minds’ English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, at the high school level. Curriculum Developers will work as part of a grade-level team to research, draft, and revise content to be used in high school classrooms. The ideal candidate possesses high school English content and pedagogical expertise, an understanding of intellectual rigor, passion for high-quality curriculum, attention to detail, and the belief that every child is capable of greatness.
Reporting directly to the Managing Editor, the Curriculum Developer will be responsible for collaborating with both a smaller grade-level team (based on project needs and individual expertise) and a larger humanities curricular team to craft new curricular materials. While the work is remote and the ideal candidate will work well independently, this will also be a highly collaborative project, necessitating a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation. This is an exceptional opportunity for a smart, dedicated, and passionate individual to apply their skills to support the growth and mission of Great Minds.
Great Minds was founded in 2007 by a group of teachers and education leaders with the goal of developing a content rich and knowledge-based education for all American schoolchildren. The core belief at Great Minds is that every child is capable of greatness, and our mission is to ensure that all students have access to a quality education and the full range of liberal arts and sciences. To achieve this goal, we continue to bring teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Eureka Math™, Wit & Wisdom®, and PhD Science™, all give school teachers the materials and instructional supports they need to take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences.
Great Minds curricula is being used with great success in schools across the nation. and Students and teachers in every corner of our country have felt the impact of our work. True to our founding, we seek to do this work with the collaboration of a team of teacher-writers who can share their passion, their knowledge, and their expertise to create curriculum that is content-rich, knowledge-based, and invites students to think deeply about the world around them.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Curriculum Developer duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
· Follow the product life cycle for the project, completing the appropriate scope and sequence of work within the timeline required at each phase
· Collaborate effectively with other Curriculum Developers within and across grade-level teams on instructional decision making
Relevant Experience and Skills