Seasonal Curriculum Designer (Grades PreK-12)

Project Wayfinder

Project Wayfinder

United States
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

About the Company

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

Wayfinder is looking for a motivated Seasonal Curriculum Designer to help us revise existing curricula and create engaging additions to our content. The candidate may have experience teaching any grade(s) between PreK and 12th grade. It is a full-time remote position (40 hours per week). This seasonal role will begin in September 2024 and continue through April 2025.

We strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented populations in tech — such as women, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people, etc — to apply.

Responsibilities include:

Curriculum Revision

  • Integrate customer feedback from the product and customer success teams into existing lessons and activities
  • Support efforts to prototype curriculum and conduct product research as necessary
  • Collaborate with the product team to develop and expand our range of physical teaching aids
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of assessment tools
  • Support the design and engineering teams to optimize a school’s experience with our app

Curriculum Creation

  • Write comprehensive lessons and activities, including teacher guides, slide decks, workbook pages, and any other supplemental materials to support lessons
  • Collaborate with others to create visuals, videos, and other media that support the curriculum
  • Proofread curriculum and upload curriculum on Wayfinder’s app