Head of Curriculum & Instruction

The Head of Curriculum and Instruction holds primary responsibility for the initial and ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of our education programs and curricula. Through its innovative Access Code program, Coalition for Queens is transforming the tech industry by empowering underserved, low-income, and underrepresented communities with skills, networks, and opportunity. This intensive 9-month part-time program in mobile app development prepares participants with no prior coding experience for entry-level developer jobs at the hundreds of innovative startups and tech companies that are looking to hire the next generation of talent.

The Head of Curriculum and Instruction would be one of the main drivers developing our Access Code program over time. He or She must be adept at taking best practices from experience in the tech sector and turning them into a curriculum that teaches students how to succeed in tech. 

C4Q works with leading business and philanthropic organizations to build an innovative, inclusive, and diverse Queens tech community. 

Responsibilities

  Drive the development of Access Code:

  • Lead curriculum development for Access Code to ensure that our instruction and methodology remains at the forefront of industry developments

  • Lead the Access Code Android and iOS Brian Trusts, consisting of mobile technology leaders, to create the best mobile programming methodology and instruction to train world class developers

  • Manage the core educational components of Access Code and continually develop the vision for future programs

  • Develop processes and standards for developing curriculum

  • Lead the ongoing improvement of the student experience; this includes but is not limited to iterating on curriculum materials, student assessments, instructor materials, and admission requirements based on feedback and market trends

  • Oversee the entire curriculum development process, including writing/reviewing/editing curriculum where necessary

  • Develop teaching methodologies and use them to train teaching assistants and instructors

  • Evaluate and work directly with instructors to help them with anything related to curriculum and instruction of students

  Manage high-level partnerships and measure impact:

  • Develop strategic partnerships with corporate partners to expand the depth and reach of our teaching methodology and curriculum

  • With the help of the Head of Student Success & Outcomes, develop metrics to measure the impact of both our curriculum and teaching methodologies

  • Work closely with Subject Matter Experts and stakeholders to refresh and update key components of each program

  • Package programs and implement a company-wide go-to market strategy that ensures best practices are shared across all local markets

 

Qualifications

  • Background in software engineering at tech company or startup

  • Passionate about taking best practices from an engineering background to a practical learning environment

  • Driven by methods and outcomes

  • Able to motivate, influence others and build relationships

  • Tech savvy; strong interest in digital technologies, entrepreneurship, and learning new systems and content

  • Forward-thinking and able to think across different disciplines

  • Able to communicate precisely and effectively, both verbally and in written form

  • Demonstrated leadership for growing team and volunteers

  • Strong mission and values alignment with C4Q, and interest in technology

  • Able to work independently

  • Strong work ethic

  • Nice to Have (not necessary): Experience in teaching or education

 

We offer a competitive salary, health, dental, and vision benefits.

 

Interested?