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Elementary Curriculum Contractor

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CommonLit, Inc.
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Washington, DC
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Published 4 days ago

CommonLit is a nonprofit edtech startup dedicated to providing high-quality literacy instruction to low-income students and students of color to prepare them for success in college and careers. We operate a free online reading program for grades 3-12, www.CommonLit.org, that is used by over 15 million teachers and students. 

We are looking for an Elementary Curriculum Contractor who is excited to work for a fast-paced tech startup. The ideal candidate would need to be willing to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. In this role, the Elementary Curriculum Contractor will work with the curriculum team to develop lessons for CommonLit’s digital library. Lessons will be for students in grades 3-5 and will include recommended paired texts, related media, standards-aligned comprehension questions, and more. This person will also contribute to team-wide copyediting and data entry projects. 

We are looking for a candidate who has experience as an elementary school reading and/or ELA teacher. The candidate should have a strong understanding of best practices in an elementary classroom, and have a demonstrated track-record of growing students’ reading and writing skills. 

The candidate should also possess excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage work flows for multiple projects with diverse deadlines.

This is a part-time position involving work that would continue for a minimum of 6 months. When you apply, please send a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should explain why you’re a good candidate for the role, and the special skill(s) that you would bring to the CommonLit team.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop high-quality literacy lessons for students in grades 3-5
  • Edit, copyedit, digitize, and publish resources for CommonLit.org
  • Collaborate with colleagues in CommonLit’s curriculum department

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of demonstrated success as an elementary school reading and/or ELA teacher
  • Experience developing high-quality lesson plans
  • Availability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Experience in writing and/or copy editing
  • Strategic thinker, self-starter, with strong time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and desire for feedback
  • Lived experience or work experience in communities of color

CommonLit is a nonprofit edtech startup dedicated to providing high-quality literacy instruction to low-income students and students of color to prepare them for success in college and careers. We operate a free online reading program…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    August 19, 2021

Salary

Hourly pay

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
660 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003, United States
Suite 302

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@commonlit.org with Elementary Curriculum Contractor in the subject line.

Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@commonlit.org with Elementary Curriculum Contractor in the subject line.

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