Curriculum Development Lead


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

04/05/2018

Start Date:

05/01/2018

Application Deadline:

04/30/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

Curriculum Development Lead (New York)


Kode With Klossy


Kode With Klossy (KWK) was founded in 2014 to empower girls to learn to code and become leaders in tech. KWK’s programs include its national two-week long summer coding camps for girls aged 13-18. After successfully hosting 14 programs last summer, the team will be hosting 50 camps for 1,000 girls in 25 cities this summer. In addition, as part of its refocused mission to expose as many girls and young women as possible to STEM-education, KWK will be launching year-round programming to its growing community later this year.


Teaching girls to code is just a part of KWK’s grand vision, which is focused on increasing girls’ access to STEM education across the country and fostering their entrepreneurial and creative spirits. The KWK program approach is distinguished by how it engages its community to positively impact the life trajectories of its scholars and ultimately, the role of girls and women in tech. More than just empowering the girls with employable skills, the KWK experience and environment provide a framework for our scholars to succeed in anything they do in the future.


Opportunity


As KWK’s Curriculum Development Lead, you will be tasked with designing and developing a scalable best-in-class curriculum for KWK summer camps, workshops and other year-round educational opportunities. In doing so, you will collaborate with subject matter experts across STEM-topics as well as leaders in education.


More specifically, you will:


  • Build, manage and maintain all of the curriculum used in KWK’s programs, which includes in-classroom curriculum as well as digital content
  • Prepare curriculum for a variety of audiences and educational experiences, including web-based delivery and third-party environments
  • Collaborate in the development of training programs and materials to train instructors and teaching assistants; and
  • Create an experience for both students and educators that fosters individualized curiosity and confidence as well as a positive, powerful and scalable environment and community for scholars and instructors. 

Curriculum Topics/Requirements


  • KWK summer camps are two weeks long and are offered in multiple levels/modules to girls aged 13-18. Current and anticipated subject matter includes:
  • Web Development (Ruby/Python, HTML/CSS)
  • Front-End Development (Javascript, HTML/CSS)
  • Swift
  • Data Science
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Gaming Development
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Design and User Experience
  • KWK also offers workshops, which are generally 3-day learning opportunities on adapted curriculum from the summer programs
  • Year-round, online education portal, curriculum (lectures/lessons, labs, testing)


Candidate Requirements:


  • Prior experience developing CS curriculum and/or lesson planning based on open curriculum (for 5th - 12th grade, preferably)
  • Prior in-classroom experience teaching code (for K-12 classroom setting, 5th - 12th grade, preferably)
  • Prior experience developing training programs and materials
  • Strong passion and interest (including prior experience) in programming and other STEM-topics
  • Exceptional communication skills - verbal and written
  • Contributor to a technical community through a technical blog, open source project and/or participation in conference
  • Expertise in dynamically typed language such as Python, Ruby, or Javascript
  • Prior experience developing CS curriculum and/or lesson planning based on open curriculum (for 5th - 12th grade, preferably)
  • Prior in-classroom teaching experience teaching code (for K-12 classroom setting, 5th - 12th grade, preferably)
  • Prior experience developing training programs and materials


In addition, the ideal candidate embodies the following traits:


  • Mission-Driven: You are passionate about the KWK mission and seek to teach and influence girls toward STEM.
  • Rapport: You have demonstrated a positive rapport with colleagues and peers. You are also someone that colleagues and peers look up to and you have taken to leadership - formal and informal - naturally.
  • Self-Starter: You work well independently with little oversight and are goal-oriented.
  • Attitude: KWK is a collaborative, supportive and adolescent-focused organization, where you will be expected to maintain a positive attitude and calm demeanor. You will operate with the highest levels of honesty and integrity.


This position is full time and considered exempt for federal overtime purposes.


To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to team@kodewithklossy.com 


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Hiring Statement


Kode With Klossy is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Both KWK and NVF are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The KWK and NVF work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

team@kodewithklossy.com

http://www.kodewithklossy.com

To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to team@kodewithklossy.com


A writing sample will be requested during the interview process.


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