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Curriculum Developer

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Oakland
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionGalileo is a nationally recognized summer day camp that's all about empowering young innovators to change the world! With over 70 diverse communities served and hundreds of thousands of kids inspired since 2002, we are a leader in the Innovation Education Movement.Here, innovation, purpose and personal development converge, creating an environment where your talents shine, and your impact is celebrated. We invest, test and continually iterate to sustain a culture that values . In fact, we were named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to work for in the Nation in 2023. We have also been on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area list more than 12 times, were named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in 2017, and a Top 100 Real Impact Company in 2019.If you are intrigued by innovation education, project-based learning, and working in a professional, welcoming, kid-centered environment, join us!Job DescriptionThis is not your typical Curriculum Developer role. At Galileo Learning, the Curriculum Developer is a key member of our Curriculum & Instruction Department-a team that develops rich, riveting original projects and courses that spark curiosity, capture attention and ultimately turn Galileo campers into fearless innovators. Our curriculum guides K-5th grade campers to design and build impressive, STEAM-based projects such as a working handheld vacuum, a sturdy pinball machine or a sit-on rocking pet - all made from everyday materials like cardboard, paper cups, and craft foam. Our middle schoolers might use wood and power tools to create a go-kart they can ride in, a remote-controlled robot or a themed escape room. This visionary team welcomes intellectual intensity, thrives on collaboration and feedback, are the torchbearers of our pedagogy, , and have a reputation for hosting elaborately themed celebrations. YOU WILL

  • You'll dream up, tinker and prototype, highly-engaging, hands-on design & engineering projects that spark the imagination of Galileo campers (PreK-10th graders), delight their families and differentiate Galileo programs from the rest.
  • You'll create clear and supportive, multimedia, digital curriculum guides that use photos, gifs and video to enable instructors to bring the projects and program to life while ensuring the seamless integration of the Galileo Innovation Approach, our proprietary pedagogy.
  • You'll consistently empathize with your end users -Galileo summer staff and campers. You'll create content for instructor professional development and training, and provide insight and support to instructional staff during the summer, helping to ensure they feel heard, prepared, and inspired to lead.
  • You'll be a vital and collaborative member of the Galileo Curriculum & Instruction team, supporting other curriculum activities and initiatives as needed, and collaborating with the Supply Chain team to identify materials best suited for our needs and budget. YOU ARE
    • You're inspired by Galileo's mission and purpose . Innovation education, project-based learning, and working in a professional, welcoming, deeply camp-inspired environment all speak to the very heart of who you are.
    • You're an experienced, creative, fun-loving artist or maker. You have deep knowledge of design or building techniques and will relish the opportunity to create innovation-oriented projects & curriculum for our one-of-a-kind program.
    • You're a master communicator and multimedia producer. You are a fast and prolific writer who knows exactly how to make a picture (or gif, illustration, etc.) that's worth 1000 words and develop digital curriculum guides that set students and instructors up for success.
    • You're a skilled collaborator. You have confidence contributing to a creative vision and proven ability to work with others to realize that vision. You thrive in a highly iterative environment where giving and receiving feedback (on works in progress) is at the center your practice
    • You're an experienced educator with deep empathy. You have a demonstrated and robust understanding of educators' needs, classroom dynamics, and social-emotional development of K-8 children.
    • You're a flexible thinker, creative problem-solver and a quick learner. You meet challenges with enthusiasm and have the ability to think big picture and still sweat the small stuff. You are curious at heart and can teach yourself anything. COMPENSATION We anticipate the compensation for this Full-Time, exempt, position to be $66,560- $75,000. Exact compensation may vary and will be based on multiple factors, including geography and professional experience. BENEFITS
      • No-cost medical insurance for employees (additional plans and options to add dependents available at cost)
      • Vision and Dental Insurance
      • 401k benefits after 1 year of employment
      • Flexible Paid Time Off - time off is not limited, and we strongly recommend that employees take time off to rest and recharge. Sick pay is accrued in accordance with local laws.
      • Unlimited free camp for your child(ren), OR two free weeks to be gifted (including AM/PM Extended Care)
      • $50 Friends and Family Discount for Galileo Camps
      • Priority scholarship nominations for Galileo Camps
      • Generous parental leave and extensive support with leave planning
      • Employee Assistance Program, options for life insurance, and more!
      • Membership in the Galileo Alumni Community of over 20,000 inspiring changemakers!WORK LOCATION Bay required: This position would be based in the Bay Area. Galileo Headquarters, 111 Myrtle St., Oakland, CA 94607. Galileo currently adheres to a hybrid office and work from home policy. More information to be provided during the interview stage.SCHEDULE
        • Regular office hours averaging 40-45 hours per week
        • Occasional weekend work (approximately 3-5 times per year)Qualifications
          • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience to demonstrate subject matter expertise in education, art & design, engineering, or related fields
          • 3+ years in educational settings, specifically designing project-based learning activities that are hands-on and engage students in creative problem-solving.
          • Experience creating multimedia educational content, such as digital curriculum guides featuring photos, GIFs, and video, and basic photography and video production skills are a plus.
          • Deep understanding of K-8 classroom dynamics, educator needs, and student social-emotional development.
          • A deep well of project ideas and maker/tinkering skills along with a proven track record of collaborating in an iterative and feedback oriented design process to bring those ideas to life.
          • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and producing on a schedule with regular deadlines
          • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities, capable of producing clear instructional materials and effectively conveying complex ideas. At Galileo Camps, we value divergent thinkers who bring many different experiences and viewpoints to the table! We also strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply. Additionally, research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and other underrepresented people tend to apply only when they match all criteria. If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, we encourage you to apply.Additional Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS
            • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
            • Typing, writing, reading
            • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
            • Use hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
            • Frequent sitting
            • Standing, walking, kneelingGalileo Learning complies with ADA requirements and may provide reasonable accommodations that allow qualified employees to perform the essential functions of the job. To request an accommodation, contact our People Services team. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please note that our job descriptions are a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks and duties.In accordance with local and state laws, you may be required to complete certain steps after an offer of employment has been accepted, such as a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check and mandated reporter training, and/or provide additional documentation for certain roles; this will not affect consideration of any persons' application.Galileo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION During your onboarding process, you may need to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check, and mandated reporter training (California only). More details will be provided during your onboarding process. COVID-19 All on-site employees will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they qualify for an accommodation/exemption for medical, disability, or religious reasons. Vaccination status will be confirmed only after an offer of employment has been accepted and will not affect consideration of any persons' application. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Galileo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.We comply with the ADA and provide reasonable accommodation that allow qualified applicants/employees to perform the essential functions of the job. To request an accommodation, contact our People Services team. Please note that our job descriptions are only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Oakland , Curriculum Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Oakland, California

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