Director of Curriculum Design, District Partnership Program

Reports to: Tamika N. Ball, Senior Director of Learning Design, District Partnership Program

Desired Start date: October 2022

End date: This is a 2 year position.

Location: Preferred within a OneGoal region: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Bay Area, CA, but flexible within the following states: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., Wisconsin

Salary Range: $71,000-78,000 is the hiring salary range (i.e. the range a candidate would be offered to start). Please note: OneGoal aligns salaries to Cost of Labor, so the actual salary offered would be dependent on the Cost of Labor in the candidate’s living location.

 

 

About OneGoal

 

Despite decades of work and millions of  dollars invested, the degree divide continues to be one of our nation’s most complex and critical injustices, with deep roots in systems of oppression and racism.  Only 22% of students from low-income communities earn a college degree, compared to 67% of their peers from high-income areas. 

COVID-19 further exposed and exacerbated inequity, with communities of color and those in low-income areas impacted at disproportionately high rates. We are looking for individuals to join us in our fight for equity during this extremely critical time.

  • OneGoal has grown from a small afterschool program serving just 32 students in Chicago to a nationwide movement that is serving some 13,500 students in six communities.
  • Our model, honed over 14 years, has three core differentiators: A rigorous, culturally relevant content and experience, cohorts of students who can support each other over the course of three years, and a teacher who supports our most vulnerable students’ long-term ambitions.
  • 84% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution and 75% of those who enroll persist one year after high school.

 

District Partnership Program Team:

 

The District Partnership Program (DPP) team exists to support OneGoal in creating a postsecondary solution for districts that is scalable, affordable on public dollars, and impactful.  Partner districts will transform the postsecondary pathway experience for students across the district by building the capacity of multiple adults already in those districts who directly impact critical postsecondary outcomes, and by embedding postsecondary success programs/systems/tools into the fabric of K12 education.  

 

To achieve this mission, our overarching goals are to: (1) improve student postsecondary outcomes in partner DPP districts, (2) increase the investments of public dollars in the program, (3) support districts to institutionalize transformative and equitable systems that support student postsecondary success, and (4) hire, retain, and grow a highly talented DPP team that continuously innovates in support of our broader vision: to close the degree divide in America.

The Role

 

You are driven by a strong belief that all students deserve an equitable opportunity to achieve their greatest postsecondary aspirations. Further, you have a passion for designing innovative and impactful learning experiences for high school students that incorporates culturally relevant pedagogy, personalized learning strategies, flexible classroom models, formative assessments, data, and technology. 

Critical to the work of the District Partnership Program (DPP) is to ensure that the Fellow’s  learning experience mirrors postsecondary pathways, meaning it is inclusive of the wide range of postsecondary pursuits our students may pursue. The DPP team achieves this focus by utilizing a personalized learning platform (Canvas) that reflects student interests and needs, promoting ownership and self-advocacy. Key to this role is a focus on designing learning experiences and content from a student-facing perspective. 

 

As a member of the District Partnership Program team, you will leverage the success OneGoal has achieved through 10+ years of developing programming to implement a re-envisioned program model with a focus on online one-on-one advising and mentorship that achieves a greater impact on a greater scale. You will do this specifically by planning and designing implementation-ready personalized learning that yields greater outcomes for Fellows. Together, we’ll achieve a system-level change that improves student postsecondary outcomes. Alongside your peer Director of Curriculum Design, your primary responsibilities include:

 

Curriculum Design (40%)- Effectively design student-facing curriculum to support multiple student program models across DPP partner districts through testing new approaches.

  • Creating new lesson modules and restructuring existing lesson modules to test with students and teachers to ensure leading indicators signal a significant step forward in our programming  
  • Creating content with teacher internalization and navigation front of mind
  • Designing a user-friendly student-facing Canvas learning experience with an intuitive workflow
  • Creating student-facing  supplemental resources to support a diverse set of postsecondary learning needs

 

Curriculum Execution and Deployment (30%)- Effectively design teacher-facing guidance to support strong milestone completion across DPP partner districts and schools

  • Creating new Program Director (PD) Instructional Guidebooks and restructuring existing PD instructional guidebooks
  • Leading milestone module internalization spaces to support curriculum implementation
  • Maintain pulse on the pacing and execution of the curriculum 

 

Synthesizing Quantitative and Qualitative Data (30%)- Effectively analyze PD/Fellow satisfaction and experience with the curriculum in order to take appropriate actions to continuously improve curricular resources and the Fellow OneGoal program experience

  • Conducting feedback observation cycles of curriculum implementation to identify wins and needs for improvement
  • Monitoring lesson-level data and user feedback data from teachers and students and iterating on learning experiences based on outcomes
  • Staying abreast of new and innovative research within the postsecondary access landscape, while researching district regional needs, identifying innovative instructional technology tools, and learning about a variety of research-based design layouts to inform program design  

 

The Director of Curriculum Design is likely to see himself/herself/themselves in the following examples as they are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion,  purpose, skills, and experiences.

 

You believe deeply in our Fellows and their ability to graduate from a postsecondary institution

  • You believe that our Fellows face real systemic barriers to postsecondary completion, and that empowering their families, their teachers and themselves to own their unique path will help them to overcome those barriers.
  • You believe a user-centered design approach ensures that our program is responsive to students AND leads to the greatest impact on postsecondary outcomes. 

 

You are compelled by what might be possible and dream big

  • You recognize that historically marginalized students deserve and need not only what their privileged peers get but more: equity, not equality.
  • You recognize that in order to close the degree divide we have to take big steps forward.
  • You embrace failure as an opportunity to learn.

 

You are a coalition builder

  • You bring others along with you when you’ve figured out what works in improving student outcomes.
  • You define a clear and concise vision for the direction of the work and motivate others to do their best work.
  • You cultivate relationships with the understanding that our students are best served when we collaborate to meet all of their needs.
  • You are both humble and optimistic about the role OneGoal can play within a partner school, with a commitment to serving more students, better.
  • You are driven both by data and experience, recognizing that decision-making and strategy require evidence as well as a drive to dream big.

 

You believe strong learning pedagogy and high fidelity implementation are a winning combination

  • You are strong at defining what must be true for learning to happen inside and outside of a classroom.
  • You develop multiple ways to teach a concept and are interested in seeking user-feedback.
  • You seek to learn what parts of the program are being used and find ways to improve the program when leading indicators are not being met.

 

You excitedly identify and confront challenges and opportunities

  • You see challenges as opportunities to take your critical thinking skills and impact to the next level.  You operate with a strong sense of personal responsibility when it comes to solving challenges.
  • You analyze data and marshal resources to ensure our students and school partners have what they need to achieve strong outcomes.

 

You value working collaboratively and innovatively.

  • You constantly strive to learn from and share learnings with your teammates, no matter your current knowledge or experience.
  • You know when and how to engage with key stakeholders that have the insight and positional authority to help you and others overcome obstacles and seize viable beneficial opportunities in a timely way.
  • You do not operate as a blind executor of pre-existing practices; instead, you thoughtfully look at what exists already, seek to understand what is working, and search for opportunities to improve.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Lived experience of the Fellows we serve (Preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Required) and/or Master’s Degree (Preferred
  • 3+ years of teaching experience at the middle or high-school level leveraging personalized learning  strategies, ELL strategies and instructional technology tools (Required)
    • Knowledge of and experience with postsecondary systems and structures [eg. FAFSA, Common Application, etc] (Required)
  • Ability to travel a few days every month, once COVID-19 related travel restrictions are lifted 

 

This position requires that the employee be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on or before the start date.  Consistent with applicable laws, OneGoal will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability (as defined by applicable law) or sincerely-held religious beliefs, provided that such accommodation would not result in an undue hardship on OneGoal.

Our Team 

Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of more than 170 OneGoal staff across the country who believe in the untapped potential within students. The OneGoal team challenges themselves and others to regularly ask, “Is there a better way?” 

 

The Tangible Good 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package* which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement matching, paid parental leave, and more. We also offer a generous paid time off policy, including 20 paid vacation days, holidays and 9 wellness days (flexible sick time). 

*OneGoal reserves the right to change benefits at anytime according to business need.  

 

You believe in people and the promise of humanity and are committed to equity and inclusion 

You believe in an inclusive and culturally competent society and the essence of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that in order to create the change we seek, each person we hire brings a remarkable and diverse set of experiences, skills and characteristics that individually and collectively, will contribute to the radical change needed to move us towards a more equitable and just nation.

 

Throw Your Hat in the Ring

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