Curriculum Developer

Do you have the ideas and motivation to make a difference in secondary STEM education? The Concord Consortium, an educational nonprofit located in Concord, MA, and Emeryville, CA, is seeking a Curriculum Developer with a strong background in mathematics, computer sciences, and English Language Arts. We are looking for a flexible, innovative creator to design new technology-based lessons and assessments and create and facilitate professional development in person and online.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience developing research-based learning activities using current computer hardware and software. The candidate will join the research teams of two current projects aimed at improving students’ facility with the practices of secondary math, computing, and English by scaffolding them toward the development of rich open-ended investigations that use innovative technologies.

M2Studio – Math modeling is one of the most complex endeavors in math learning. Students new to math modeling often struggle to get started and make progress. The project will tackle this unique challenge by creating a web-based learning environment that: (1) guides students through productive workflows with a semi-structured workspace with intentional scaffolding and (2) uses dynamically linked representations to help students develop key representational skills. To bring the project vision to life and ensure its wide adoption, the project team will create a scalable solution by determining age-appropriate scope, integrating existing learning standards in secondary education, building a novice-friendly browser-based platform for young learners to engage in math modeling, and develop web-delivered classroom-ready curriculum modules.

StoryQ – The advancement in AI theories and practices has not only created great demands for AI scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs, but also reformulated the nature of work in almost all industries. This project will tackle this unique challenge by defining the goal as laying a fundamental understanding of AI in youth and guide them to envision their own future careers that are powered by ubiquitous intelligent agents. To bring this vision to life, the project team will create a scalable learning environment for high school students to participate in authentic text mining practices in an accessible, relatable, and empowering way, develop a foundational understanding of core concepts including machine learning and unstructured data, and guide them to envision their own future careers that are centered on or powered by artificial intelligence.

Your responsibilities in this position include:

  • Designing, developing, testing, and iteratively improving research-based curriculum and assessments that foster mathematical and computational modeling competencies among secondary students
  • Assisting in the design of software for mathematical modeling of open-ended problems and computational modeling of unstructured text data
  • Leading curriculum development in coordination with other project functions including technology development, teacher professional development, classroom-based research, and dissemination
  • Designing and facilitating online and face-to-face teacher professional development activities to audiences across the nation to ensure effective teacher enactment of our project materials
  • Publishing project products in educational practitioner journals and magazines
  • Traveling and presenting at a range of conferences and convocations

To accomplish this you need:

  • Substantial experience with development of innovative curriculum and assessment in mathematics, computer sciences, or English Language Arts
  • The creativity to invent and develop original curriculum unlike those currently used at the secondary level
  • Significant experience with existing mathematics and computing education software
  • Experience in designing and facilitating professional development for teachers
  • Flexibility and desire to acquire new skills
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • The flexibility to work with many people from different academic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of K-12 mathematics, computer sciences, and English learning standards
  • A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or computer sciences or English Language Arts

You will be even more successful if you have:

  • Experience teaching mathematics, computer sciences, or English Language Arts
  • Experience with educational research

To apply

If you are authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer, and you have the required qualifications please email your resume and cover letter to hrjr+cd@concord.org.

The Concord Consortium offers a rich variety of benefits, including up to four weeks’ vacation, medical and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, a generous retirement plan, and life and short- and long-term disability insurance. Our Concord, MA, location is just outside historic downtown Concord, next to the commuter rail stop. Our Emeryville, CA, location is in the heart of Emeryville, reachable from the BART station via the Emery Go Round shuttle.

Our work environment is casual and stimulating. Join us to be part of a creative community of geeks and science, math, and engineering fanatics. We have frequent technical and research discussions, sometimes including invited guests from local and distant nonprofits, tech groups, and more. We’re a creative, intelligent, happy bunch — check out our profiles.

The Concord Consortium is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.