Program Development Specialist/ Curriculum Writer

Job Type: Full-time

Job Summary:

Blue Ribbon Academy is seeking experienced curriculum writers with a passion for working in the early childhood education field.

At Blue Ribbon Academy, it is our goal to encourage a love of learning in children by thoughtfully designing and implementing developmentally appropriate, child-led activities that encourage children to ask questions, to ponder, to experiment, to dissect and to explore their world on a daily basis. We utilize constructivist theory and best practices from progressive curriculums like Piaget, Reggio Emilia, and Montessori, to inform our curriculum development and to guide our practice.

Blue Ribbon Academy of Youth Education believes children are our future. We strive to maximize our children’s academic abilities and help discover their limitless potentials. At Blue Ribbon Academy, we provide well-designed Enrichment programs, School Readiness Programs, After school programs, Winter/Summer Camps and Interactive Community Activities, to help children Explore, Experiment and Exceed. We will not only prepare them the readiness for achieving their academic goals but for pursuing much bigger dreams in their future lives. Blue Ribbon Academy believes each and every child is unique and gifted. They all have their time to rise and shine.

 

Our Mission is to provide the exceptional education to help children reach their academic and life goals. To achieve this, we work as a team with children, families, and communities. Together we will Explore the wonders of this ever-changing world, Experiment with the diversity in our lives, and Exceed the expectations of our future.

 

The Program Development Specialist/Curriculum Writer will work with the education team to develop and write developmentally appropriate, STEAM-based dual language immersion curriculum for various programs. Programs to include: Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and After School Enrichment Programs.

The ideal candidate will have experience conceptualizing and writing research-based curriculum and other educational materials for early childhood education.

 

Our Children-centered and developmentally appropriate curriculum focus on five domains:

  1. Gross/Fine Motor Skills Development

  2. Cognitive Development 

  3. Social & Emotional Development

  4. Intensive Language & Early Literacy Development

  5. Global Citizenship and character development

 

The subjects including but not limited to:

- STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

- Music and Movement

- Humanities, Language Arts, English

- Reading, bilingual education, ESL

- History, Social Studies, and more

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, or other relevant degrees

Required License or Certification:

  • Permit from CTC (Desired)

  • CA Teaching Credential (Desired)

  • TB Test, CPR Certificate (Adult / Pediatrics / First-Aid) , Live Scan clearance required prior hiring

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Draft and/or revise age appropriate curriculum

  • Collaborate with education team to ensure supporting materials aligns with lesson objectives

  • Incorporate feedback based on observation, research, and other data to ensure learning standards are being met

  • Experience implementing curriculum in before and after-school programs

  • Coach teachers and staff in the implementation of the STEAM based dual language immersion curriculum and programs with an emphasis on high-quality instruction

  • Monitors the educational services budget to ensure efficient operation and appropriate environment set up, which includes developmentally appropriate, sufficient and safe materials.

Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, or other relevant degrees

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

  • Knowledge and experience in the theory and up-to-date effective practices in teaching, learning, and curriculum design

  • Experience conceptualizing and writing developmentally appropriate curriculum and educational materials

  • Experience in implementing, monitoring and assessing curriculum and programs

  • Demonstrated competence in creating materials for diverse populations

  • Ability to incorporate a variety of feedback into written work

  • Ability to work with communities and families from a strength-based approach

  • Demonstrated coaching, training, and leadership skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)

  • Ability to work well independently and multitask

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office along with experience with Adobe InDesign

Preferred Qualification:

  • Knowledge of graphic design (Photoshop, Illustrator) and Interactive Whiteboards.

  • Working knowledge of elementary school curriculum

  • Teaching experience with dual language immersion program (Chinese/English; Spanish/English)

Benefits and Beyond:

  • A family-friendly work environment with flexible work hours

  • Extensive opportunities for career mobility/advancement as our schools continue to grow and expand to new areas

  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams

  • Paid vacation days, family leave days, and sick time

  • Paid holidays

  • Healthcare plans including medical and dental

  • Direct Deposit

  • Annual Professional Growth Day

If you are interested in working with us, Please include: 
1. A detailed resume describing experience and data-supported accomplishments 
2. A cover letter and a writing sample showcasing written communication skills and demonstrating your alignment with the Blue Ribbon Academy mission and competencies

Send these documents in form of an email to: info@blueribboneducation.org

We look forward to meeting you!