Reporting to the Vice President of Mission Effectiveness, the Curriculum Design Specialist will collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) within and outside of BHGH to collect, create, edit, and organize curriculum content for scholar programming as well as employee and volunteer orientation and ongoing training across the BHGH network. Together with other members of the BHGH team, the Curriculum Design Specialist will also help determine strategy and objectives, facilitate delivery, and support outcome evaluation of and for programming, learning, and training efforts. This position will support other writing projects as needed in the areas of policy, development, and communications.
To support implementation of the BHGH Program Model with fidelity across the network by ensuring that program practitioners at affiliates across the network have high quality curricular materials to establish an optimal program environment, maintain supportive systems, and foster experience-based learning in the following core content areas:
Life, college, and career preparation
Character and leadership development
Community engagement and service
To ensure that trainers and supervisors at BHGH International and at affiliates across the network have high quality course content for orienting and training employees and volunteers. The primary focus will be on program-related employees and volunteers. However, this position will also support the HCM Team as needed in developing content for other employees and volunteers.
To assist BHGH International in formulating strategy, delivery systems, and outcome evaluation for and of programming, learning, and training.
Essential duties to be performed include, but are not limited to:
Curriculum content development for the scholar programming, primarily for grades 6-12 (It may also include support for programming with collegians and alumni in the future.)
Help determine content needs
Assess materials currently in use
Collaborate with SME’s to collect resource material and create content according to established strategy and target audience needs
Map content to ensure that curriculum components link across content areas and scaffold across the scholar participation life-span, from 6th – 12th grade.
To integrate experiential learning fully into BHGH programming
To work with colleagues on the Mission Effectiveness and Communications Team in packaging lesson plans in various media and formats, including digital, hard-copy, and interactive/distance learning
Orientation and training content development for employees and volunteers
Help determine orientation and training needs of various staff and volunteer roles employed across the BHGH network, with an emphasis on program-related roles
Assess materials currently in use
Collaborate with SME’s to collect resource material and create orientation and training content
To work with the HCM Team, in developing orientation and training plans
To work with the Communications Team to package orientation and training modules in various media and formats
Programming, learning, and training teamwork
Work with affiliate personnel to gather and promote best practices in program delivery and training
Contribute as a team member to strategy development, content delivery, and programming/training outcome evaluation
Deliver training as appropriate, according to expertise areas
To contribute communication skills to advance other organizational goals, including policy, fundraising, and communications objectives
To support the execution of key BHGH International events, including the annual leadership gathering, in person training events, and scholar events (e.g. Collegiate Prep)
While this position primarily serves the needs of US BHGH affiliates, to support curriculum content development in Latin American programs as appropriate.
Competencies and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
Exceptional writing, editing, and course development skills
Strong research, content analysis, and content preparation skills
Familiarity with youth development programming
Instructional design training and experience with adults and youth of at least 3 years
Adult education training and experience
Youth/Adolescent education training and experience
Experience delivering programming or curriculum across diverse contexts and with a multicultural audience
Demonstrated excellence in problem-solving, interpersonal communication, and collaboration
Efficiency and effectiveness in managing multiple priorities and delivering results
Master’s degree in education or related field
Knowledge of current techniques, tools and procedures used in the design, development, and evaluation of technology-enhanced and online courses and programs
Familiarity with graphic design elements appropriate for online instruction
Experience working with Learning Management Systems
Ability to use web conferencing tools
Understanding of competency and/or adaptive learning methods
Bi-lingual – Spanish
A full-time employee of Boys Hope Girls Hope International, located in Bridgeton, MO.
The position requires extensive contact with International and affiliate staff in person, by phone and electronically.
Position requires use of phone and computer to complete essential tasks.
Periodic evening and weekend work. Some domestic travel is required.
Boys Hope Girls Hope is an at-will and equal opportunity employer.
About Boys Hope Girls Hope International
Boys Hope Girls Hope is an international organization centered on cultivating youth empowerment through the foundation of education and holistic support. Operating in 16 cities in the United States and Latin America, Boys Hope Girls Hope utilizes structured programming adapted to the needs of each community, unique curriculum, and partnerships with local schools and universities. Service pathways include residential environments, academy programs, continuing support of collegians, and community-based after school programming. Boys Hope Girls Hope firmly believes that children have the power to overcome adversity, realize their potential, and help transform our world. Children create these successes when we remove obstacles, support and believe in them, and provide environments and opportunities that build on their strengths.