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Website Detroit Community Technology Project

     The Community Technology Collective is seeking an experienced Curriculum Developer to
lead a collaborative development process for the Digital Steward Curriculum. The curriculum
focuses on community technology and the digital engineering skills needed to redistribute
internet connections throughout a community.

     A detail-oriented developer will refresh our Digital Stewards curriculum to reflect lessons learned
from Digital Stewards’ training and work in the field. Responsibilities include creating engaging
and interactive lesson plans, developing resource material for student access post-class, and
identifying a platform and process for curriculum management and version control. The
Curriculum Developer will work closely with members of the Detroit Community Technology
Project and Community Technology New York teams to shape project outcomes, timeline, and
collaboration points for content updates. The Curriculum Developer for this work is passionate
about learning, community technology and Digital Justice, and using popular education
methods.

Specific Responsibilities

Curriculum Development

  • Review Digital Steward curriculum, as well as instructor and student reflections
    from past Digital Steward classes
  • Create a development plan and timeline for initial curriculum updates
  • Identify and develop curriculum modules CTC may use when teaching various
    groups and organizations
  • Work with CTC teams to update curriculum content and ensure relevant,
    engaging and interactive lesson plans for online and in-person classes
  • Create supplementary Digital Steward student guide to optimize classroom
    learning and support continued learning post-training
  • Develop Digital Steward Instructor Guide to support teaching the curriculum
  •  Work with UX Developer to finalize digital design format of curriculum/modules

Evaluation and Facilitation

  • Train Digital Steward Instructors and CTC staff on new curriculum content and
    supplements
  • Collaborate with staff, graphic designers, and web designers to suggest new
    learning resources
  • Design learning assessment tools/methods for Digital Steward Instructors and
    students
  • Develop indicators of success to measure curriculum effectiveness in line with update objectives
  • Collaborate with interns and CTC staff to identify a curriculum management platform to host the curriculum, supplements, and related documents
  • Recommend process for annual content updates and version control

Meetings and Collaboration

  • Meet with members of DCTP and CTNY to review curriculum needs, current
    uses, and new inputs
  • Meet with Digital Stewards and Digital Steward Instructors to identify curriculum
    uses and needs
  • Work with a small group of interns to inform their work to adapt the updated
    curriculum for the online learning platform
  • Attend biweekly meetings with EII Director

Qualifications

  • Degree in education, a related discipline, or extensive experience in curriculum design
    and development
  • Experience in developing curriculums and lesson plans
  • Familiarity with popular education teaching methods

Skills & Qualities

  • Creative self-starter
  • Analytical and detail-oriented
  • Strong digital and research skills
  • Able to collaborate with multiple individuals at varying levels
  • Able to establish effective working relationships with staff, stakeholders and instructors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills with ability to set and meet deadlines

Compensation

This is a contract position that will take place from May-November 2022. The curriculum
developer will receive a stipend of $15,000. Expected start is May 2022.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, a writing sample and at least 3 references to
[email protected] by Thursday, May 12. In your cover letter, please include
responses to the following questions:

  1. Provide an example of when you created a curriculum that was effective and successful
    in the classroom.
  2. What do you find exciting and challenging about curriculum improvement and
    development?
  3. How have you incorporated popular education methods into building an effective
    curriculum?

To apply for this job email your details to communitytech@alliedmedia.org