Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS), Senior Curriculum Developer and Trainer, San Francisco, Full-Time
Position Objective:: ICS's Senior Curriculum Developer and Trainer should be an educator with expertise in curriculum design. The Senior Curriculum Developer and Trainer spearheads ICS's work with educators through curriculum development and teacher training. With the digital revolution taking place in American classrooms, the Senior Curriculum Developer and Trainer will propose and execute new strategies for increasing ICS's distribution of existing curricular resources and newly developed resources across a variety of platforms. The Senior Curriculum Developer and Trainer should possess strong subject-matter expertise on Jews, Judaism, Jewish history, and Israel.
Description: The Senior Curriculum Developer and Trainer reports to the Director of ICS. She/he will consult with the ICS Education Specialist and his/her supervisor on the development of new curricular resources, and final drafts of all new resources go to JCRC's Executive Director for approval.
- Curricular Resource Development and Distribution
- Identify topics for ICS to address in curricular resources.
- Identify innovative and appropriate instructional technologies to distribute ICS content, including online lessons, lessons for smart boards, or interactive digital textbooks, along with more traditional lesson plans.
- Create well-researched resources on topics identified across various platforms (pdfs, interactive online lessons, etc) or to meet other organizational needs.
- Develop and implement approaches to increase awareness and distribution of ICS educational materials.
- Research online venues used by social studies educators and seek inclusion of ICS curricular resources on reputable sites.
- Educator Outreach, Conferences, and Presentations
- Create and submit proposals for conference presentations and teacher workshops.
- Create and lead presentations.
- Oversee the assembling of materials for educators including resource packets, CDs, and signs and guide ICS Program Assistant on conference preparations and on-site at conferences.
- Guide and support National Teacher Training Initiative participants to apply to, present at, and host booths at social studies conferences in their regions, and to distribute and promote ICS resources.
- Government Relations
- Research and analyze government policies, guidelines and proposals that can impact ICS’s work, such as existing legislation and proposed legislation.
- Meet with government and education officials when appropriate and serve as a point of contact.
- Seek opportunities to deepen ICS connections with social studies councils by seeking involvement, particularly in the National Council for the Social Studies.
- Analyze curricular materials from textbook publishers and other organizations as needed, including reviews of existing textbooks and manuscripts in development.
- Update ICS website content.
- Provide reports and data on activities and achievements related to portfolio to the Director of ICS.
- Monitor curriculum and teacher training expenses and develop strategies to reduce costs for teacher training and development of new materials.
- Teacher credential or other advanced degree in relevant field of studies.
- Creativity and proven experience in curriculum development and teacher training.
- In-depth understanding of the needs and constraints faced by classroom teachers.
- Classroom experience is important.
- Excellent presentation skills and ability to answer difficult questions calmly and constructively.
- Strong knowledge of Jews, Judaism, Jewish history, and Israel and a passion for ICS’s mission.
- Excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills (Microsoft Office and some web design/management skills).
- Strong research and analytical skills.
- Personable and a team player, able to present and advocate for own ideas while also possessing the ability to defer to team consensus at times.
- Tech savvy. Instructional technology experience highly desired.
- Experience with public education, in particular social studies is highly desired.
Interested applicants should send cover letters and resumes:
Aliza Craimer Elias, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the job title in the subject line.
Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, JCRC, San Francisco, Full-Time
Position Description: The Jewish Community Relations Council seeks a creative and organized Outreach and Engagement Coordinator with a strong track record.
- Designing and implementing plans to attract, engage, and retain the highest caliber of volunteers through multiple opportunities for involvement with the organization
- Staffing membership and other relevant volunteer committees
- Working with a team to ensure excellent engagement opportunities are offered to members
- Logistics and administrative support for committees, meetings, and special events
Qualifications and Requirements:
- University graduate
- Highly articulate, with demonstrated community relations savvy
- Possesses excellent verbal and writing skills
- Demonstrated experience in project management, membership engagement, volunteer management, and event planning
The successful candidate will bring energy, proven experience in volunteer and/or project management, and exceptional organizational skills to this position. He/she has experience successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously, excellent communication, computer, and social media skills, the leadership skills to implement a plan and achieve its goals, and the ability to engage a diverse spectrum of volunteers. Must believe strongly in the mission of the organization, and possess superb interpersonal skills. He/she will be able to motivate others, be a self-starter, think creatively and strategically, demonstrate excellent judgment, and work effectively in a fast-paced, energetic, and dynamic environment.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Jewish Community Relations Council
121 Steuart Street, Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94105