Director of Curriculum, High School/Middle School

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Curriculum | Full-time | Partially remote

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What is CodeHS?

CodeHS is a comprehensive program for helping schools teach computer science. We provide web-based curriculum, teacher tools and resources, and professional development.

Mission

The mission of CodeHS is to empower all students to meaningfully impact the future.

We believe that in the 21st century, coding is a foundational skill, just like reading and writing. That’s why we say: Read, Write, Code. We do this by providing great curriculum, tools, and resources to teachers, students, and schools to implement high quality computer science programs. We believe that everyone should get the chance to learn coding, and that it’s a skill that provides limitless creative opportunity to students. 
 
Must be authorized to work in the US and based in the US.
  
We are a distributed team. Company headquarters is in Chicago, IL.
This position can be located in a different state. 
Virtual/hybrid policies vary by location. 
 
Target start date is early 2023. 

 

Company Values

 Encourage Teaching and Learning

CodeHS is about providing excellent teaching and learning opportunities in computer science for students all over the world. We value creating fun, accessible and creative learning experiences for teachers, for students, and for team members at CodeHS. We believe that education--and specifically coding--within the formal K-12 system, the higher-education system, and beyond has the power to allow everyone to unlock their full potential.

 Create a Direct Positive Impact

At CodeHS we value creating a direct positive social impact with our work. We work directly with students, teachers, schools and districts to implement computer science classes. Through building great curriculum, tools and resources to allow high schools to teach computer science, we can create a direct educational benefit to students to help explore the limitless world of computing. We believe that expanding access to computer science education will empower students to take an active role in creating the future.

 Make It Fun and Creative

Bringing fun and creativity to every aspect of our work is a main focus for us at CodeHS. It starts with a fun, friendly and accessible curriculum, that allows students the opportunity to build creatively and engage in thoughtful problem solving. We also focus on developing a creative and fun environment to work in, and think that this allows us to bring novel approaches to challenging problems. Computing is about logic--but it’s also about creativity--and we hope to share that excitement with teachers and students through CodeHS.

 

CodeHS is an equal opportunity employer. CodeHS maintains a drug-free workplace. 

 

Director of Curriculum, High School/Middle School Job Description

CodeHS is looking to hire a Director of Curriculum for the High School/Middle School Curriculum Team. The role is responsible for all of the curriculum development and maintenance for high school and middle school content.

Responsibilities:

  • The Director of Curriculum, HS/MS is a direct manager for other MS/HS curriculum developers, and is responsible for fulfilling the general guidelines for managers at CodeHS. 

    • Lead weekly 1on1s with team members
    • Conduct performance reviews with direct reports
    • Help with weekly planning and project planning
    • Lead weekly team meetings
    • Helping direct reports complete projects with planning and prioritization
    • Involved in the hiring process of curriculum department team members
    • Help onboard new team members
    • Helping to train and coach members of your team
  • In addition, the role includes responsibilities that specifically relate to the performance of the curriculum team:

    • Project planning across all areas of curriculum development for high school and middle school
    • Help set deadlines and help team members meet deadlines
    • Help plan course maintenance and new course development aligning to company goals
    • Help communicate curriculum updates across the team
    • Support curriculum projects internally and with external partners
    • Responsible for data and reporting of impact of courses

Requirements:

  • Experience working in education or edtech
  • Experience managing projects and people
  • Work well independently and autonomously, a self-starter
  • Works well in teams
  • Professional and clear at email
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Passionate about helping students and schools, in particular in computer science education
  • Travel - 10-15% - company meet ups, department meet ups, conferences, leadership team meet ups