3 Sep 2020

Instructional Support Curriculum Coordinator – Remote through COVID

Behind the Book
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

Behind the Book seeks a full-time Curriculum Coordinator to develop middle and high school curricula and facilitate innovative reading and writing programs in schools. Our goals include engaging students in reading, increasing writing skills, and self-efficacy. Every program is built around a book and its author and is designed in partnership with the author and the classroom teacher. The ideal candidate is creative, collaborative, self- motivated, detail oriented, specializing in literacy strategies with excellent communication and facilitating skills.

Curriculum development responsibilities:

  • Design programs that align with curriculum and Common Core/NexGen Learning Standards
  • Conference with Program Coordinators to design program plans for their implementation
  • Research and identify books which reflect the demographic and reading levels for programs
  • Communicate with authors to confirm participation in Behind the Book programs
  • Produce necessary program materials which includes graphic organizers to scaffold learning for Special Education and ELL students
  • Work closely with the Director of Programs to onboard part time coordinators
  • Work with Director of Programs to hire & supervise program interns.

Program coordination will include:

  • Facilitate classroom workshops
  • Conference with classroom teachers to identify appropriate anchor texts for the programs
  • Collaborate with Behind the Book teaching artists to implement art workshops
  • Coordinate logistics for programs, including field trips, author transportation, volunteers etc.
  • Manage collection of forms for programs, such as student photo releases, teacher agreements, surveys, etc.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in Education
  • Experience designing modifications for Special Education and English Language Learners
  • At least 5 years teaching and or literacy coaching experience in an urban setting
  • Passion for literacy, reading, and books
  • Familiarity working with NYC DOE principals, teachers, and stakeholders
  • Fluent in Spanish a plus

How to Apply

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to with “Curriculum Coordinator” in the subject header.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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