Elementary Science Curriculum Writer

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
The Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) within the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University will have significant impact on the future science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM leaders from underrepresented groups. Our mission is to engage JHU faculty and students to inspire and prepare PK-12 students in STEM education and careers. CEO is the resource for Johns Hopkins University STEM faculty and students looking to do STEM educational outreach with PK-12 students, teachers and/or families of Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools).

We are seeking a Elementary Science Curriculum Writer who will report to the Baltimore Programs Director of the Center for Educational Outreach in the Whiting School of Engineering. The Elementary Science Curriculum Writer will be responsible for working with Baltimore City Public Schools – Office of Teaching & Learning – Science to rewrite and/or revise their K-5 science curriculum with engineering components to make it ready for national distribution. Note: This position is a full-time position that is scheduled to end in one year. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct a review of SABES K-5 science curriculum units for broad understanding of content, format, and pedagogy.
  • Conduct a review for a grade K-2 unit and a grade 3-5 unit and estimate the time it takes to complete remaining units.
  • Develop a project plan with a timeline for rewrite, reviews, and updating material kits and manage the process with frequent status reports to the team.
  • Rewrite and/or update SABES K-5 science curriculum units as needed including unit assessments, student handouts and other teacher resources while incorporating input from classroom teachers and ensuring appropriate literacy and math integrations and including English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and special education modifications or accommodations.
  • Contact copyright owners requesting permissions, as needed.
  • Incorporate results of reviews of rewritten units including feedback from the following

City Schools elementary science classroom teachers.

City Schools Office of Teaching & Learning - Science.

City Schools Office of Teaching & Learning – Math (Ensure appropriate grade level content).

City Schools Office of Teaching & Learning – Differentiated Learning.

City Schools – Office of Special Education.

  • Work with the City Schools vendor to update materials including in curriculum kits.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Expertise in K-5 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
  • Working knowledge of K-5 literacy and math standards (Common Core).
  • Working knowledge of copyright law as it applies to nationally distributed curriculum.
  • Familiarity with Achieve Equip rubric.
  • Project management experience.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Skilled at proactive problem-solving.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow through.
  • Takes direction and takes ownership to meet project goals.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications

  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office 365 Suite, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Proficient with team collaboration platforms (One Drive, MS Teams, One Note, Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms).
  • Proficient with operating virtual meetings (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.).


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Science, curriculum writing or related field.
  • Two years of experience in teaching, education, and/or curriculum writing.
  • In-depth knowledge of experience in K-12 science curriculum writing.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in education, particularly curriculum writing or assessment, or science or related field.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in K-5 science curriculum writing.
  • In-depth knowledge of K-12 science content and courses.

Classified Title: Curriculum Writer
Working Title: Elementary Science Curriculum Writer
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: $40,100 - $55,140 (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M – F, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, some evenings and weekends required
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Homewood Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​Center for Educational Outreach
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:


30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
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https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
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