Seasonal Training Guide - West Coast

Project Wayfinder

Project Wayfinder

California, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

The Organization

What if K-12 education were designed to help all students develop lives of meaning and purpose? Wayfinder was founded at the Stanford to answer this question. Our goal is to double our impact each year for the coming years. Our vision is to become the preeminent SEL curriculum company in the world — leading the global movement of purpose, meaning, and belonging-based education worldwide.

What We Value

You’ll be joining a team of incredibly motivated and dedicated staff members committed to living our organization's values. We work collaboratively across teams, and we feel and act like a purpose-driven organization. To the best of our abilities, each person’s role aligns with their own sense of purpose, which feeds into Wayfinder’s larger sense of purpose.

Read this article about our workplace culture in Conscious Company.

We value access, equity, diversity, and belonging, and these values are represented in our product, our team, and our school partners.

Product: We develop our learning tools using human-centered design principles. We work with grade-level experts to ensure our curriculum is developmentally appropriate and engaging at all levels. Every Wayfinder lesson is supported by relevant research, prototyped in classrooms, and vetted by teachers over rounds of feedback and iteration. We use Universal Design for Learning principles to give every student an equal opportunity to succeed.

Team: Our team is composed of people from all different backgrounds and walks of life. We intentionally recruit, hire, and work with people of diverse identities + experiences. We focus on belonging: being connected, accepted, and valued by the people around us.

School Partners: We intentionally target a wide array of educational partners, from traditional to non-traditional, that work with a range of students from different socioeconomic groups. We’ve taught our curriculum in high-need schools in the Bronx, independent schools in Silicon Valley, and after-school programs in San Antonio.

The Role

Join our team of world-class Wayfinder trainers, or guides, as we like to call them. The ideal Wayfinder guide pairs an engaging and dynamic personality with a level of knowledge to facilitate professional learning experiences that leave educators feeling confident and excited to implement Wayfinder in their classrooms. We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated person who is excited to work in a fast-paced environment and has a proven track-record of project management and an entrepreneurial mindset. You are extremely organized, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and thrive off of the opportunity to solve real-world problems for educators.

Please note that this is a seasonal, part-time employment opportunity. If you are interested in full-time employment with Wayfinder, please see currently open opportunities on our Careers page. No agreement for full-time employment is indicated through your acceptance of this seasonal role.