Director, Curriculum DesignFull Time
Director, Curriculum Design
What You’ll Do
The Director of Curriculum Design will lead the development and implementation of Indigenized computer science curriculum that supports the needs and perspectives of Indigenous youth.
Develop and implement Indigenized computer science curriculum
- Develop a perspective and product roadmap for the sorts of curriculum resources Indigitize should develop itself, where it should support partners, and where it should rely on existing materials.
- Convene teams of teacher and youth serving designers to work on curriculum projects.
- Design and create curriculum offerings that can be applicable in a broad range of Indigenous communities and across various ages.
Coordinate curriculum design projects with partners
- Identify partner sites to pilot curriculum offerings.
- Create a criteria for selection of partners and outcomes of all projects.
- Implement project-management frameworks and build tracking systems to ensure clear lines of ownership.
- Manage communication with partners to ensure projects are completed on time and meet standards.
Organize training sessions to teach educators how to use curriculum
- Develop training materials and resources to help educators effectively implement curriculum.
- Lead training sessions for educators and youth serving organizations, including in-person and virtual sessions.
- Provide ongoing support and resources to help educators effectively use curriculum and assess the effectiveness of the curriculum with key partners.
Evaluate the effectiveness of Indigitize’s programming
- Develop and implement a data collection and analysis plan to evaluate the impact of the Indigenized computer science curriculum.
- Collect and analyze data on student learning outcomes and student attitudes towards and intent to persist in CS
- Use data to make informed decisions about future curriculum development and improvement efforts.
Engage with educators and community members to build awareness and support for Indigenized computer science education.
Who You Are & Keys to Success (the must-haves)
To be successful in this job, you will excel in four areas:
- Curriculum Design: You have a deep understanding of the importance of culturally relevant and responsive education. You have experience designing and implementing curriculum—perhaps in a computer science context, perhaps in an Indigenous context, but certainly in at least one of the two. You have a strong understanding of best practices in both computer science and Indigenous education.
- Collaborative Leadership: You are skilled at bringing together diverse perspectives to achieve shared goals. You love the idea of convening teachers, community stakeholders, and other educators to build curriculum together. You can effectively communicate the value and importance of Indigenized computer science education. When some express skepticism about the relationship between computer science and Indigenous education, you are able to respectfully hear their points of view while also sharing your own. Integrating One Generation’s key initiatives into projects as appropriate and leveraging Indigitize’s work with OG’s communities and partners.
- Communication: You have impeccable verbal and written communication skills. You can have the final sign-off on curriculum products, knowing that they will be completed without typos, errors, or omissions.
- Project Management: You’re willing to get into the details. You can plan, organize, and execute, track progress to goals, and bring together diverse constituent groups to achieve common goals.
If you were working in this role right now, you would be:
- Managing a team of educators who are developing an introductory Navajo Language and Culture CS Curriculum.
- Building an outline for an open-source course on Indigenous Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence.
- Curating a series of resources for partner teachers, schools, and AmeriCorps educators to use to bring CS to students.
- Collaborating with a number of other nonprofits on the launch of a Coding for Climate Action exploratory unit using Micro:bits.
This role is based remotely, with occasional travel (approximately once per quarter).
What Else You Should Know
One Generation is part of the Tides Center. Tides is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. Also pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
This full-time position can be based anywhere in the United States. The role requires travel to conferences, convenings, and Indigenous communities around the country. The salary for this position ranges from $70,000 to $90,000, assuming a full-time role, with the exact salary depending on qualifications.
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How to Apply
Email your resume to Nate Morrison (email@example.com) and cc Kara Bobroff (firstname.lastname@example.org).