Curriculum Developer

Girls Who Code

About the organization

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Duties

Supporting the curricular changes, refinements, and testing for Girls Who Code educational offerings and cross-organizational initiatives.
Writing and designing new modules and tutorials to expand the breadth and depth of computer science learning in GWC programs.
Developing educational components for pilots and new programmatic offerings to serve new demographics.
Participating in the Curriculum Team’s development and review cycle on internal projects and external partner projects by writing, reviewing team member’s work, providing feedback, reconciling feedback from others, and publishing final content.
Collaborating with the Program Implementation and Research teams to collect feedback from users and use that data to drive curriculum updates and changes.
Supporting the Summer Immersion Program (SIP) Teacher Training in May and June by providing feedback on and reviewing training materials, attending the training(s), and potentially leading or co-leading training break-out sessions.
Observing GWC programs in action and using your observations to inform your curriculum development practices by visiting Club, Summer Immersion Program, and/or Alumni College Loop classrooms.
Participating in local and national Computer Science Education events and sharing Girls Who Code’s insights and best practices with external stakeholders.

Qualifications

Believe that all girls can code, and be excited to work to close the gender gap in tech.
Have 1-3 years of applicable experience, which may include teaching young people, writing technical curriculum, or working in engineering roles.
Be a strong writer who can craft engaging, age-appropriate prose for students, teachers, and volunteers.
Be able to learn new systems, tools, and technologies quickly in order to build curriculum.
Be able to communicate clearly and effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Embrace challenges and adopt new responsibilities with creativity, initiative, and self-direction.
Have strong project management skills, including tools to work with a distributed team.
Be an intellectually curious and responsive team contributor, delivering and receiving feedback regularly, and eager to learn and stay up to date on computer science education.
Demonstrate comfort with adjusting work to evolving priorities in a dynamic work environment.
Be familiar with at least one programming language (for example: Scratch, HTML/CSS, Python, Swift, Arduino-C, Quorum, or JavaScript).

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and working with Girls Who Code.

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