Curriculum Developer and Coordinator (Middle School Level)
The Curriculum Developer and Coordinator will develop the curriculum and its lesson plans for the Ready Set Girls Academy (RSGA) at the Middle School level according to the mission and core values of In Her Shoes Foundation and oversees its execution. This position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing the initial curriculum and its lesson plans, training teachers in the RSGA (Middle School) program, assessing the effectiveness of the curriculum and the needs of the program participants (both the teachers and the students) for revising and updating the curriculum, and reporting directly to the founder of the In Her Shoes Foundation.
The successful candidate for this position is expected to understand the mission/vision and the core values of the In Her Shoes Foundation, the developmental needs of young teenage girls who live in less privileged environments in the greater Chicago areas, and the basics in American middle schools. The successful candidate will demonstrate solid pedagogical knowledge/skills appropriate to the middle school level, a strong motivation to bring positive influences to empower young girls, a good set of soft skills to interact and work with others, and a high level of commitment and accountability.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Develop the curriculum and its lesson plans for RSGA at the middle school level
Train program teachers to get the curriculum executed
Assess (evaluate) the effectiveness of the curriculum and the needs of the program participants
Revise and update the curriculum
May assign other duties
Bachelor’s degree in Teacher Education (or a related field)
Master’s degree in Teacher Education
Teaching experiences in grade schools (middle school level preferred)
Experiences in curriculum development
Experiences in working with young girls
Psychology background (especially in developmental psychology)
155 N MICHIGAN AVE STE 9012, CHICAGO, IL 60601, US
In Her Shoes Foundation (IHSF) is a 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by empowering women and girls. OUR VISION is to empower and inspire every woman and girl to be her personal best. OUR MISSION is to embrace the potential of all women and girls by providing: • Positive Influences • Learning Opportunities • Community Partnerships • Leadership Development OUR CORE VALUES form the foundation of how we conduct ourselves as an organization. These are also the qualities we value and encourage in our members and volunteers. We are: • Accountable • Empathetic • Intentional • Authentic • Inclusive
A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER In Her Shoes Foundation has over 60 committee volunteers who run this organization on a daily basis, in addition to working their full-time jobs and fulfilling their everyday obligations as parents, spouses, siblings, daughters - or sons and friends. When I founded this foundation in 2008 we originally called it The Positive Girls Club. It was envisioned as an organization that would support women of all ages who were determined to make positive changes in their lives. I started hosting monthly professional development workshops to inspire, connect, educate, and support the women in our community. Today, over 10 years later, we’re now known as In Her Shoes Foundation, and our flagship program, Ready Set Girls Academy, is exceeding our goals year over year for reaching young women preventatively. This curriculum-based program is run by our volunteer group mentors and is being delivered within public and private high schools. In addition we partnered with multiple community organization who support our initiative.
Today, we are achieving our vision of empowering and inspiring every woman and girl to be her personal best. We currently have three programs and hope to expand in the next couple of years. Please learn more about the Professional Development Program and the Giving Back Program via www.inhershoesfoundation.org
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