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The Eureka Camp Counselor program is created under the direction of CodeVA’s Eureka Workshops and a Career and Technical Education (CTE) grant project led by Virginia Tribal Education Consortium (VTEC), the non-profit Tribal Education Agency (TEA) formed by and representing all seven federally recognized tribes in Virginia. This CTE project is designed to prepare Native American teen counselors to meet academic and technical standards for high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand industries and occupations. All Eureka Workshops courses, including those that the teen counselor will support, are arts-integrated and incorporate playful learning and creative problem solving to break down any preconceptions about coding or programming while fostering creative thinking.

The selected Curriculum Developer will design the Eureka Camp Counselor program, a summer camp counselor program for Native teens. The curriculum developer will use a Eureka Workshops-approach to create an experience for teen participants that is designed to give youth an opportunity to develop skills related to computer science educational careers. Camp Counselors are responsible for assisting Eureka Instructors in daily administration of Eureka Classes, including: ensuring the well-being and safety of all participants, administering games and activities, maintaining a fun and safe environment, keeping the room clean and assisting with signing participants in and out each day.

The selected Curriculum Developer will develop a 24-hour training program to include information on cultural competence and working with Native youth, Eureka style teaching methods including child-centered education and playful learning approaches, mindful leadership, arts & crafts, group game facilitation and customer service; as well as develop a professional development session for Eureka Instructors to learn how to work with their assigned Camp Counselors.

This is a short-term, part-time contract position. The deadline to apply is December 20, 2022.

This is a 1099-Contract position. Contracted work will take place from February 1 to April 1, 2023

All work will take place remotely with occasional virtual progress meetings to take place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern.

Curriculum developers for this project will be compensated by deliverable for a total of $15,000.

Curriculum that is created through the completion of this project will be made available as Open Educational Resources (OER) and be made public on the project’s website, publications, and other free-to-use educational opportunities

The curriculum development work is estimated to remain below 15 hours weekly – working out-of-school time leaders, youth program providers, parents, and current graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Job Duties:

* Plan, develop, write, and revise a 24-hour Teen Counselor program under the supervision of CodeVA’s Director of Children’s Programs and Eureka Community Administrator and in alignment with the goals and objectives of the Virginia Tribal Education Consortium (VTEC) Career and Technical Education (CTE) project.
* Incorporate research-based best practices for equity and accessibility to engage Virginia students in relevant and personal learning experiences
* Build and revise a curriculum based on group discussions, grant guidelines, and actively seek and incorporate feedback
* Attend all necessary meetings, complete all assigned tasks according to deadlines and provide feedback to other writers on the curricular materials they have developed

Required Qualifications:

* Current or past experience with teen out-of-school time programs, especially those geared toward engaging minoritized teens in leadership roles or in out-of-school settings
* Administrative or teaching experience in, or affiliated with, an out-of-school time education program
* Possess an in-depth knowledge of socioemotional development of teen leaders and training teen leaders to become positive role models
* Possess a strong understanding of curriculum writing best practices and demonstrated success with youth engagement, youth leadership and translating out-of-school time programs to career development for teens
* Be self-motivated, enthusiastic, creative and detail-oriented

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience developing programs for Indigenous and/or Native American students
* Experience developing programs that encourage teens to reflect on their social identities

Tagged as: curriculum development

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