This position can be located in Seattle or remote. Code.org is based in Seattle, but several curriculum team members are remote; remote candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply
Code.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.
We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.
Code.org is looking for an experienced educator with computer science experience, curriculum writing experience, and a passion for creating equitable courses that encourage girls and underrepresented groups. Most teachers today have no background in computer science. Join our team to help us develop and revise curriculum that supports them in teaching this foundational subject, and incorporates the best practices we’ve learned from tens of thousands of teachers and millions of students. While each curriculum team member takes ownership of large parts of projects, we share work and tasks across projects to make sure all of our projects are aligned under the same curriculum values and contribute to a cohesive K-12 CS pathway.
In this role, you will:
• Collaborate with the Director of Curriculum and the curriculum team to design, develop, write, and improve Code.org‘s K-12 curriculum.• Incorporate research-based best practices for equity and pedagogy to create an engaging and approachable course for all students (particularly girls and underrepresented groups) and their teachers.• Actively seek and incorporate feedback from the team, teachers, and students through ongoing testing and evaluation of curriculum.• Coordinate with the Product and Engineering teams on the development/refinement of tools that support the learning, teaching, and curriculum development process.• Coordinate with the Professional Learning team on the content of curriculum-focused learning experiences for teachers; helping design and run professional learning experiences (depending on experience and interest)• Manage relationships with external partners• Travel up to 10% of your working time, depending on location
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
As our ideal candidate, you have experience designing, developing, and writing computer science curriculum to standards; strong leadership, writing and communications skills; are quick to pick up new technology, effectively prioritize and multi-task, and excel under pressure.
You should also have:
Required• Comprehensive knowledge of computer science, including the concepts covered in the elementary through high school grade bands of the CSTA standards • Deep understanding of and commitment to equity, best practices to support equitable classroom environments, and gender- and culturally-responsive teaching practices• Recent K-12 classroom teaching experience (preferably experience across multiple grade bands); recent CS teaching experience preferred• The creativity and expertise to develop engaging, fun CS activities that can be used successfully with a wide range of learners, and be taught by a wide range of teachers • Prior collaborative curriculum writing/activity design experience• Fluency with and deep understanding of pedagogy and research-based best practices
Preferred• Experience teaching in a classroom environment with students from diverse backgrounds (e.g. students of color, students from low-income communities, rural students, immigrant students) (strongly preferred)• Experience developing or delivering online learning experiences• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or Computer Science • Experience/familiarity with Code.org curriculum • Experience/familiarity with other CS products and courses • Experience supporting and collaborating with other teachers on CS lessons
Please include lesson plan samples that are your original work, and highlight relevant experience designing and developing curricular materials.
We anticipate a start date for the position on or before June 1st; if you are a current teacher, the start date can be aligned to the end of the school year.
At Code.org we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The position is open immediately. Closing date: open until filled.
We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes:
• Competitive Salary• Technology subsidy consistent with our Bring Your Own Device environment• Flexible, engaging working environment• Monthly unlimited ORCA pass or equal value transit subsidy; located near public transit hub in Seattle, WA• Paid time off: 3 weeks vacation annually, sick leave, and ‘winter break’ office closure the two weeks that include Christmas and New Years.• Medical, dental and vision premiums paid at 100% for FT positions and their dependents• Option to participate in 403b retirement savings plan• The opportunity to help students learn better and change the face of computer science