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Job Opening: Curriculum and Content Manager at CollegeSpring

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  • sean.simplicio
    ABOUT COLLEGESPRING CollegeSpring helps students from low-income backgrounds improve their SAT scores and go on to college. We are the largest non-profit
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 11, 2013
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      CollegeSpring helps students from low-income backgrounds improve their SAT scores and go on to college. We are the largest non-profit provider in our space. Since 2008, more than 2,700 students in the Bay Area and Los Angeles have improved their SAT scores an average of 176 points and prepared for college through our 80-hour program, which includes classroom courses led by professional teachers, small group tutoring and mentoring led by undergraduates, and four full-length SAT practice tests. We have raised over $3 million to expand our program, and will serve nearly 10,000 students over the next three years as our budget doubles to $5 million.

      The Curriculum and Content Manager will have the opportunity to help chart the course of a dynamic and quickly scaling non-profit. For more information, visit our website at www.collegespring.org.


      CollegeSpring is hiring a Curriculum and Content Manager to refine our existing curriculum materials on an ongoing basis and integrate new modalities of service delivery into our suite of services. This position will report to the Director of Program Quality and serve as a member of the National Programs Team.

      The Curriculum and Content Manager will lead CollegeSpring's efforts to continually develop its intellectual property and retain organizational learning. The CCM will ensure alignment between all curriculum elements, as well as between curriculum and staff training and professional development. S/he will be responsible for integrating new services and content delivery modalities, such as blended learning, into CollegeSpring's current programming. The CCM will closely monitor trends in SAT program development and education technology in order to best position CollegeSpring's programming within our space.

      Major duties of the Curriculum and Content Manager include:

      Oversee refinement and development of curriculum materials including Student Handbook, Mentor Handbook, Instructor Handbook, and ancillary materials.
      --In collaboration with other members of the Programs team, use data to identify key areas of improvement for CollegeSpring's curriculum.
      --Refine existing and develop new student material, lesson plans, handouts, worksheets, and PowerPoint presentations to most effectively deliver CollegeSpring's programming.
      --Develop and integrate interim assessments to measure student mastery of SAT content between diagnostic exams and achievement of college readiness objectives.
      --Ensure all CollegeSpring curriculum materials are aligned with each other and with CollegeSpring's branding.
      --Monitor trends in Common Core implementation, college admissions and financial aid, and new SAT development and ensure CollegeSpring's programs and materials are aligned with all.

      Oversee development of content-related staff
      training materials to ensure alignment with curriculum.
      --Assist the Director of Program Quality in producing and refining a training manual and supplementary materials to be used by CollegeSpring's Programs staff in delivery of instructor and mentor trainings.
      --Attend and participate in instructor and mentor trainings.

      As appropriate, integrate new delivery modalities into CollegeSpring's programming.
      --Stay current on options in educational technology and present the most promising products for review.
      --Incorporate technology and other solutions that enable CollegeSpring to better serve remote students, English Language Learners, students with learning disabilities, struggling students, advanced students, etc.

      Identify, hire, and manage contract employees as needed.

      Others duties as needed. Some evenings and weekends required to fulfill expectations of the role.


      --Master's degree in Education, Curriculum Design, Learning Design, or equivalent professional experience required.
      --2+ years of dedicated curriculum development experience required.
      --Instructional experience required; 2+ years of full-time classroom teaching preferred.
      --Experience with developing and/or delivering SAT preparation and college readiness curricula strongly preferred.
      --Experience with implementing education technology solutions preferred.
      --Experience working in an educational environment serving low-income, first-generation college-bound students preferred.
      --Strong oral and written communication skills.
      --Comfortable working in a flexible, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
      --Belief that all students are capable of success on the SAT and gaining admission to college.
      --Spanish proficiency a plus.
      --Effective multi-tasker who can oversee multiple projects and handle a dynamic work schedule.
      --Ability to get the details right without losing sight of the bigger picture.
      --Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Salesforce experience a plus.


      Salary range: $52,000-$62,000, commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, retirement plan, and vacation/sick leave.


      Apply online at www.collegespring.org/work-for-collegespring/. Applications will not be considered without submission of resume and tailored cover letter.

      Contact Julie Bachur, Vice President of Programs, with questions at Julie@.... Please, no phone inquiries.

      CollegeSpring is committed to equal employment opportunity, including decisions regarding employment, for all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, special disabled veteran or Vietnam Era Veteran status or other protected status.

      CollegeSpring is also committed to creating a diverse, open workplace, and we encourage applicants who are members of one or more protected categories.
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