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Curriculum Writer (NYC or Chicago Based) - iMentor Bachelor's Degree Job

10 months ago Education / Teaching Job Chicago   223 views
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Position Overview

iMentor is seeking a Curriculum Writer to plan, develop, and manage the collaborative creation of curriculum content across regions for the high school and post-secondary programs. They will be the primary curriculum writer for iMentor, generating and refining content for iMentor’s high school and post-secondary program. Reporting to the Managing Director of Program, the Curriculum Writer will work on writing curriculum for iMentor. With the Managing Director of Program, they will translate programmatic needs into a viable and well-designed curriculum product.

The ideal candidate will have experience in curriculum design, instruction, and project management. They will be excited about complex curricular design and have exposure to youth development or education programming with an excitement for learning outcomes.


  • Design high-quality curriculum including lesson plans and visual resources, for iMentor’s high school and post-secondary program with consideration for youth development and learning principles
  • Work collaboratively with Managing Director of Program and Chief Program Officer to ensure high-quality writing and content
  • Ensure curriculum meets iMentor’s goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Produce curriculum that aligns with all other iMentor program design elements including events, advising, post-secondary pathways, and pair support
  • Oversee and manage curriculum consultants, including design and language translation teams
  • Collaborate with National Director of Advising and National Director of Program Education and Training to facilitate curriculum implementation training for direct-service staff
  • Work collaboratively with key members of the National Program Team to ensure curricular alignment with program operations and technology platforms
  • Oversee curriculum content transfer and adjustments on iMentor’s online technology Platform, and other third-party software, as necessary
  • Leverage the Research & Evaluation team to develop evaluation an assessment tools to measure curriculum effectiveness


  • 3-5 years of experience in national or regional curriculum design, teaching or classroom instruction; experience working in a nonprofit educational setting preferred
  • Proven track record of developing successful curricular content across various learning styles, backgrounds, and developmental levels
  • Experience creating post-secondary advising, college advising curriculum, or college persistence support resources for first-generation college students a plus
  • Superb written communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven organization and time management skills to complete a high volume of varied responsibilities in a fast-paced setting and deadline-driven environment
  • Skilled in long-range planning and project management; able to take an idea from concept to completion efficiently
  • Sees critical feedback as a tool to strengthen curriculum design and conveys a sense of optimism through challenge
  • Able to leverage research, data, and trends in the educational landscape to make strategic recommendations
  • Spanish/or bilingual skills a plus
  • Demonstrated alignment with iMentor's mission, values, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Views differences between individuals (race, gender, age, cultural heritage, physical ability, education, beliefs, and lifestyle) as an asset and demonstrates an appreciation of the diversity across the iMentor community
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Our organization works in partnership with district public schools across the country. In doing so we must meet all compliance requirements of those districts.

About iMentor

iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Students work with their mentors one-on-one, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college success. In New York City, Chicago, and the Bay Area, iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student in the schools receives a mentor. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to help nonprofits run effective programs in the iMentor model. Since 1999, iMentor has connected more than 33,000 students with mentors and this year, iMentor is serving 10,000 students across the country.

Entering this next five-year strategic plan, iMentor is focusing on growth and improvement, launching widespread impact strategies, financial sustainability, and deepening its diversity & equity work. Building on its track record of success supporting first-generation college students, iMentor is committed to leveraging its resources and stature to not only deepen impact programmatically, but to challenge the structures that fuel inequity and make this work necessary.

iMentor has been recognized through funding from many of the leading education funders in the country, including the Ballmer Group, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the Robin Hood Foundation, the Bezos Family Foundation, New Profit Inc., and the Kresge Foundation. iMentor is one of the nation’s most innovative and quickly growing college success organizations. As a team, we are collaborative, fun, bring passion and joy to our work, and deeply believe in human potential. iMentor was recently named one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times. Read more about our work and values at:http://www.imentor.org.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe that people of all backgrounds deserve equal access to educational opportunities. Recognizing that our country’s history of racism and systemic oppression continues to drive educational disparities for students of color, we give special focus to addressing the economic and racial divides that impact the communities we serve. We are committed to the collective work and intentional investment necessary to consistently move in the direction of educational equity and inclusion.

How to Apply

Visit www.imentor.org/jobs to submit a resume and detailed cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Sorry, due to the high-volume of applicants for this and other positions here at iMentor, no phone, email, mail, or fax inquiries will receive a response.

Company Description
IMentor - Location: Chicago, IL