Curriculum Designer

Posted June 01

NYC

full-time

Quill.org

Quill is a free literacy tool that helps over 100,000 students develop their writing, grammar, and proofreading skills.

We are looking for a curriculum designer to join our team. The curriculum designer’s primary responsibility will be helping us design and develop new writing and grammar activities. Quill is focused on foundational writing skills, such as teaching students how to use conjunctions to connect phrases together into complex sentences. As a curriculum designer, you’ll be reviewing the research of writing development and synthesizing these findings into new learning activities.

We’re looking for a person who is passionate about writing instruction. For example, you should enjoy reading articles like the Writing Next report and debating the pros and cons of each strategy. We’re inspired by articles like Peg Tyre’s The Writing Revolution, and see a massive opportunity to use educational technology to scale proven writing strategies and help millions of students.

We’re a small nonprofit, composed of 4 team members, based in the Financial District of New York City. You will be directly involved in designing and building our tools. You’ll also be responsible for considering pedagogical issues, such as how we scaffold the materials. Our entire team is self-taught, and we value resourcefulness over experience. We are looking for someone who is passionate about writing instruction and is committed to learning as much as possible about the various instructional methods available.

Characteristics

  • Passionate about writing instruction
  • Hungry to learn – you’re excited about the prospect of jumping into a dozen writing instruction books
  • Versatile – you take initiative and enjoy being involved in many projects
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Compassionate & understanding of both the teacher and student experience
  • Strong proofreading and grammar skills

Responsibilities

  • Developing new writing and grammar exercises
  • Reviewing exercises created by community members
  • Creating tasks for team members & managing tasks
  • Visiting schools in new york city to build relationships and test exercises
  • Developing Mockups for New Features
  • Communicating with teachers through phone calls, email, and events.
  • Developing teacher resources (lesson plans, guides, videos, etc.)
  • Editing grant applications

Extra Credit

  • History of writing and/or building projects
  • 2+ years of teaching experience
  • Experience working with low-income students
  • An MA in writing instruction
  • Public speaking experience

How to Apply

Email resumes to peter@quill.org by August 31

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