Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Curriculum Development Associate

Volunteer can be anywhere in the world
Published 1 month ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
A few hours per week


Associates are expected to put in a minimum of 5 hours per week and be responsive to emails within 36 hours.


Reporting to the Curriculum Development Manager, the Curriculum Development Associate’s primary responsibility will be supporting the upgrading of the current programming curriculum, and the development of education programs and project curriculum. He/she will work closely with the Curriculum Development Manager and the Curriculum team to create detailed, interactive, and developmentally appropriate water-focused lessons for program delivery.


  • Work closely with the Curriculum Development Manager to design and develop curriculum that provide participants with a high quality experience.
  • Assist the Curriculum Development Manager to develop/modify education programming curriculum that supports Save the Water’s mission and educates the public about water quality issues for participants ages 10-15.
  • Participate in brainstorming creative ideas for raising interactiveness in e-learning curriculum.
  • Engage in extensive research to ensure that the water education lesson plans are of high and realistic calibre.
  • Ensure curriculum is aligned with New Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or equivalent.
  • Review and recommend textbooks and other educational materials.
  • Recommend teaching techniques and the use of different or new teaching and learning technologies. 
  • Ensure that materials reflect Save the Water’s and the Education Group’s organizational beliefs, values and mission objectives.
  • Meet project deadlines as assigned.
  • Attend group/team meetings as necessary.  
  • Increasing SEO of our website using keywords as developed by our Web Analysts
  • Be willing to attend virtual meetings in EST timezone (GMT -4:00) and respond to emails within 36 hours.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or in progress)in Education, Educational Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design, or similar, with experience in research methods (APA style) and data analysis such as natural and environmental science or other related fields. Equivalencies of education and experience may also be considered.
  • Work/Volunteer experience as a teacher preferably middle school or high school level or experience being in a teaching position to middle and/or high school students.
  • Comfortable learning and using a variety of technical solutions to complete project deliverables.
  • Experience using Google product applications or GSuite.
  • Subject matter expert in Science, Environmental Science, Biology, or Chemistry preferred.
  • Research methodologies, writing, project management (preferred).
  • Minimum one year of applied experience in research and/or evaluation through school or professional work, preferably in an academic environment. Experience in coordinating research projects preferred.
  • Education and/or work experience with online learning environments, Learning Management Software, game design, etc.


  • Have a passion for producing creative curriculum content for engaging students in active and interactive learning. 
  • Strong attention to detail in all aspects of work.
  • Strong ability to self-motivate, multi-task and prioritize effectively. 
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and online environment.
  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills to elicit information and provide accurate information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to follow directions and take initiative.
  • Very comfortable working in a virtual team environment incorporating group problem-solving; shares information and responsibility. 
  • Committed to attending team meetings. Strong relationship-building skills, both internally and externally.
  • Outgoing, persistent and energetic. Strong communication and interpersonal skills; able to handle requests and complaints in a professional, non-confrontational manner.

Associates are expected to put in a minimum of 5 hours per week and be responsive to emails within 36 hours.


Reporting to the Curriculum Development Manager, the Curriculum Development Associate’s primary responsibility will be…


Volunteer can be anywhere in the world
Associated Location
2321 Marina Bay Dr W, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, USA

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