Curriculum Manager

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Curriculum Manager

Job description

Job Description: Curriculum Manager

Reporting to: Director of Programs

About the Role

80% of minority Computer Science students will drop out before graduation, and we believe it’s a problem of inspiration, support, and access. We have an opportunity to improve the college Computer Science experience for tens of thousands of students at over a hundred universities. We add on-campus industry courses and career support that make our students 3X more likely to succeed in tech.

Your mission is to guide the development of the courses and lead the team of curriculum developers. We’re financially supported by great partners like Facebook, Microsoft, and many others that believe that we’re creating systemic change, and you would be a big part of that impact.Students often tell us that our industry, project-based courses are their favorite CS experiences. Professors love that we handle curriculum updates, grading, and student technical support. Best of all, our courses are free for students and universities.

As Curriculum Manager, you will be responsible for the curriculum team management including strategic curriculum development and maintenance. You will collaborate closely with others including programs and operations to execute on our curriculum direction and delivery across the organization.

You will manage an internal team and external contractors that will ensure our curriculum products are accurate, up to date and ready to be deployed.

  • At the end of the day, you own the staffing and support of the curriculum department to ensure there is consistent high quality of content.

  • You will work with the Programs team to execute on the curriculum development strategy, including a budget to hire contractors and grow the team over time.

  • You will have a lot of autonomy to own your outcomes, and people can find that both exciting as well as intimidating and unstructured.

  • We welcome your new ideas on how to evolve our curriculum development life cycle and how to create great, differentiated instruction in our classes.


About Us 

CodePath.org is an early-stage nonprofit dedicated to offering an accelerated pathway into the technology industry for college students all across the US, with an emphasis on serving underserved, low-income, and first-generation students. We offer a variety of courses and services to students both directly on-campuses at colleges and remotely using video classrooms with instructors and TAs. All of these courses and services are offered to students entirely for free, funded directly by the technology industry in order to invest in the next generation of talented software engineers.

Our vision is that every student in college, regardless of background or personal circumstances, should have the opportunity, skills, network, and pathways available to become a confident and successful software engineer in the tech industry. CodePath.org develops and delivers a wide variety of programs and supports students over multiple years, reaching students in college starting before Freshman year and then all the way through to post-graduation and entering full-time software roles.

CodePath.org provides curriculum and programs for college students all across the United States, often offered for-credit at campuses, including at many HBCUs, HSIs, women’s colleges, and state colleges. CodePath.org is supported directly by the technology industry including Microsoft, Facebook, Walmart.org, and many more.

For more information, check out our website at CodePath.org.


Requirements

Key Activities

    • Manage a team of Curriculum Developers and contractors to execute the curriculum life cycle including development of new courses, quality assurance and maintenance of all current courses; [SITE] Summer Internship for Tech Excellence,  [FBU] Facebook University, Android, Cybersecurity, iOS, Mobile App Development, [SE10x] Software Engineering Fundamentals.

    • Support the development of replicable, scalable curricula and course materials that respond to the needs of CodePath Learners.

    • Participate in the Curriculum Team’s content development and review cycle by implementing best practices in pedagogy and current technology needs, reviewing team members’ work, and publishing final content in the LMS, GitHub repo.

    • Support the deployment of pilot projects to differentiate offerings across student demographics.

    • Work collaboratively with internal teams to ensure consistency and quality of learning offerings.

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate has experience working in education, possesses strong leadership, writing, and communication skills, and can develop strong collaborative relationships with industry experts, professors, and other educators. They will also have a demonstrated commitment to CodePath.org’s mission and vision. Additional qualifications include:

  • Passion for equity, education, and social impact.

  • At least 3+ years experience in remote/online instructional design.

  • 1 - 2+ years experience with full-stack software development; e.g. NodeJS, .NET, Java, etc.

  • 3+ years experience managing a team of curriculum developers, organizing and managing people to achieve an objective.

  • Solid knowledge of GitHub.

  • Lesson and curriculum development for project-based learning that is both asynchronous and synchronous.

  • Ability to manage a variety of simultaneous projects within tight deadlines.

  • Organized, driven, and fast; you get the big picture but you catch the details, and you don't let things slip through the cracks.

CodePath Core Values

  • We keep our promises to students
  • We exist to empower others
  • We encourage and celebrate diversity
  • We believe in continuous growth and excellence
  • We love to experiment and try new things

Benefits

We are committed to professional growth and fulfillment at work. Benefits include:

  • Medical insurance with dental and vision.
  • Generous time off with a flexible workplace and work schedule.
  • A commitment to developing leaders from within the organization.
  • Frequent opportunities to connect with students, universities, and communities we serve.
  • Opportunities to engage, collaborate and partner with top technology companies, venture capitalists, and engineering leaders in Silicon Valley.
  • Offices in the San Francisco SOMA area, near Caltrain.

About the Current Team

We are individuals from a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, and unlikely stories, all connected by a single dream: a world in which regardless of background, socioeconomic status, gender or race all people have pathways to reach their full potential.

With a staff and board that cares deeply about diversity and equity, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a richer work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission.