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Boston Office 


 Curriculum Associate 

iCivics seeks a master educator to join a small team on a big mission: to revolutionize the way students learn about American government and civil society. As we plan to substantially enhance and expand our curriculum offering, we need a one-in-a-million social studies educator – someone who is both a gifted writer and an engaging teacher, and who is just as passionate about civics as we are.

As a Curriculum Associate, you will join the iCivics Curriculum Team to develop new content for our ever-growing middle and high school curriculum. To thrive in this demanding position, you must be a top-notch writer with an excellent command of the English language—but you must be able to translate complex ideas into middle- and high-school-friendly language using an engaging, conversational tone. You’ll also need to be full of creative ideas for developing learning activities and other curriculum resources, based on your experience in education. Finally, you’ll need to be both self-motivated and able to work well with a team that always has so much to do in so little time.

This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.


Responsibilities:

Primary

  • Write content for new and existing iCivics resources
  • Develop plans, activity guides, digital resources, and other materials to meet specific learning objectives
  • Respond to Support requests and communicate Curriculum Team interests to the Tech Team

Secondary

  • Represent iCivics at conferences and trainings, especially those in the greater Boston area
  • Be a champion for teachers, students, civics, and active-learning strategies
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to do the following with ease:
    • Use proper grammar and conventions
    • Convey complex ideas in simple, straightforward language
    • Organize ideas effectively within a written product
    • Write in an engaging, conversational tone
    • Maintaining the iCivics voice through out
  • Demonstrated creativity in the following areas:
    • Designing practical, classroom-based activities appropriate for middle and high-school students
    • Developing activities that make topics relevant to students and plant seeds for real-world engagement
    • Producing polished and professional lessons, worksheets, and/or other classroom materials
    • Working on projects involving new media (preferred)
  • Broad and deep knowledge of civics and government
  • Solid Internet research skills
  • Clear communication and interpersonal skills across multiple platforms
  • Strong work ethic, dependable, highly organized
  • Ability to quickly problem solve, answer source, and achieve expert-level familiarity with new resources and tools
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to work both collaboratively and independently among many competing demands
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least two years of teaching experience at the middle or high school level preferred  

To Apply 

Please send resume, cover letter, and a curricular writing sample, such as a lesson plan, student reading, or other instructional resource to jobs@icivics.org. Please include your last name and the job title in the subject line of your email.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of application packages we receive, we are not able to make personal contact with individuals who are not going to be invited in for interviews.

If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you to schedule a convenient date and time.

This position will be located at iCivics’ main office, which is located in the Inman Square area of Cambridge, MA. 

iCivics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or political or other viewpoint in making any employment decisions.