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Middle School Literacy Curriculum Writer

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St. Nicks Alliance
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Brooklyn, NY

St. Nicks Alliance


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Published 15 days ago

September 14, 2020

St. Nicks Alliance (SNA) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian community-based organization founded in 1975 with the mission to transform lives through employment, education, housing and health care, delivering impactful services to children, adults and the elderly with the help of our strategic partners. Each year, SNA’s Youth and Education Division serves thousands of North Brooklyn children and youth, ages 2-24, through an early childhood center, 20 afterschool centers, 11 summer camps, 3 community schools, 4 community centers and extensive teen programs.  Together, we provide a pipeline of services that promote socio-emotional development, creativity, academic success and post-secondary readiness.

 

Middle School Literacy is a vital component of our work, taught by our front-line staff (group leaders). SNA seeks an experienced creative for the position of Middle School Curriculum Writer, reporting to the Associate Director of Education. This important position ensures the delivery of high-quality literacy content and instruction aligned with organizational outcomes and best practices for positive youth development. The successful candidate will have the necessary interpersonal, pedagogical, and training skills to build strong relationships, write high-quality and engaging middle school literacy curriculum, and support the instructional capacity of front-line staff. This is a part-time position and will be remote until further notice.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Curriculum Writing & Staff Capacity Building

·        In collaboration with the Associate Director of Education, the MS Curriculum Writer will engage in a highly creative, iterative, and collaborative development process and produce lessons that are rigorous, engaging, culturally relatable and meaningful to middle school students;

·        Write lessons and supporting material aligned to the interdisciplinary thematic unit, and for implementation in a digital environment.

·        Write learning objectives, unit overviews, activities, formative and summative assessments that align to Common Core;

·        Design and deliver of a system of professional learning (trainings) for the front line staff (group leaders/literacy leaders)

·        Observe literacy instruction across our afterschool programs to prioritize next steps for curriculum planning to ensure that instruction is implemented at a consistently high level across programs (Availability during regular work week evening hours/occasional mornings for trainings)

·      Provide clear and direct feedback to frontline staff based on analysis of instruction



Evaluation & Impact

·        Implement tools to assess program quality and literacy learning

·        Collect program evaluation materials, including student samples, photographs, videos



ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

·        Highly-motivated, organized and analytical

·        Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent knowledge of project-based curriculum development and lesson planning
  • Classroom experience teaching diverse learners at the Middle School level, and culturally competent with demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Competence with Microsoft Office, Mac IOS and Adobe Creative Suite

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area of study (e.g. Education, Literacy, Creative Writing)
  • Minimum of 3 years demonstrated curriculum writing, mentoring, teaching and/or training experience with students and front line staff within a nonprofit organization
  • Experience with Common Core English Language Arts Standards for NY


St. Nicks Alliance (SNA) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian community-based organization founded in 1975 with the mission to transform lives through employment, education, housing and health care, delivering impactful services to children…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

2 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

How to Apply

Send resumes to nmupier@stnicksalliance.org

Send resumes to nmupier@stnicksalliance.org

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