Curriculum Design Specialist


In the role of Curriculum Design Specialist, you will be responsible for a number of processes pertaining to the educational aspect of Square Root Academy.  The primary function of the role is to develop and QC lessons for the afterschool program(s) (STEM Enrichment Series I & II) as well as special events such as The Great STEM Summit & H@ck the Park Fest. Additionally, the curriculum design specialist will be responsible for training new hires and external parties through professional development workshops, the Square Root approach to teaching.

Compensation: $15-$18/Hr (DOE)

Commitment: 25-40 Hrs/Week

Travel: Some

  • Maintaining timeline as developed by ED

  • Develop reports detailing the results of event utilizing both quantifiable and abstract measurements

  • Ensure records are kept of attendance, partner participation, etc.

  • Maintain calendar for projects

  • Weekly reports to executive team regarding progress

  • Assist in curriculum development for STEM Enrichment Series II, our advanced STEM course offering.

  • Lead Summer courses and special programs such as robotics, renewable energy, etc.

  • Develop lessons centered around STEM across multiple disciplines

  • Create AaGs, brief summaries of each lesson detailing the materials required, standards met, and overview of learning goals

  • Create projects associated with lessons and work closely with the branding team to use for promotional material such as YouTube videos and social media posts

  • Train new hires appropriate teaching techniques and methods

  • Facilitate training of external parties through professional development

  • Assisting in the development of path specific programs (drones, community maker projects, hydroponics, etc.)

  • Assist in the retention and attainment of new clientele for professional development

  • Present at conferences

  • Actively pursue certifications in the STEM realm that can be acquired by Academy scholars



  •  Understanding of nonprofit organizational structure

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent research skills

  • Knowledge of wealth and education disparities in underserved communities

  • Ability to strategize and lead new initiatives in a team environment

  • Experience with coding logic

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Familiarity with NGSS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field