Volunteer Opportunity

Content Area Specialist

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School Group

Published 1 month ago

A few hours per week



Content Area Specialist


Curriculum Design and Development (CDD)

Reports to 

 Curriculum Project Manager

About School Group

School Group (SG) is a start-up international non-profit developing a cutting-edge global e-learning platform that will allow students around the world to connect for peer-to-peer collaborative learning and skills development — improving the accessibility and quality of education, while transforming lives and impacting future success. We need talented people to help us make our vision a reality. So, if you believe in the power of education, international development and community service — and have the time, skills and know-how to match — we want you as a School Group volunteer. 

Role Overview

In our pursuit to make quality education accessible around the world, School Group (SG) is seeking a Content Area Specialist o join our team! In this role you will work closely with other Curriculum Area specialists, identify standards by grade in your subject area, understand and find ways to apply SG developed Curriculum for global use and using technology.   

Essential Functions

·       Work with one or more Curriculum Writers at a time to create modules that incorporate standards, outcomes, processes in own subject-area into interdisciplinary modules that are hands-on, interactive, performance-based, etc.

·       Work with Curriculum Writers to identify connections among the subject-areas addressed in a module, as well as themes and Essential Questions. 

·        Find or create subject-area materials, such as activities, processes, documentations of learning, and assessments. 

·       Provide links to online resources. Provide internal feedback on other modules and use data and feedback from local facilitators to revise own modules.  Suggest revisions to the CDD’s processes and products. 

·       Consult with the Directors of Curriculum to adjust processes and products according to changes in School Group’s direction. 

·       Serve as one of the CDD team members linked to local facilitators of modules.

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position. 

Key Relationships

  • Collaborates with the Curriculum Director, Curriculum Designers, and other Content Area Specialists



·       Should have a BS or BA in teaching a subject area or in education or related fields. 

·       Should have some experience in curriculum and professional learning, including writing and/or development of curriculum.

·        Should have experience being on a team.


·       Excellent communication skills – both written and spoken English

·       Prior experience in Curriculum Development

Why volunteer with us?

We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment. 

·       In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers. 

·       School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references. 


Other information

This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer-run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet. 


How to apply

Please email your resume to We would love to hear from you! 



Content Area Specialist


Curriculum Design and Development (CDD)

Reports to 

 Curriculum Project Manager

About School Group

School Group (SG) is a start-up international non-profit developing a…

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