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8 Aug 2022

Instructional Support STEM Curriculum Developer

 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description


This is a full-time, hybrid position based out of our New York City office location. It is expected that some duties will be performed on-site, and some remotely, with the understanding that government and public health guidelines will determine the extent to which it is safe to carry out in-person and onsite activities.


We Propel Human Potential. SEO is an educational non-profit focused on improving outcomes for students that come from underserved and historically underrepresented backgrounds. For over 50 years, SEO has been an innovator in education, mentorship, and creating educational programs and opportunities that maximize the full potential of our students. We are on a mission to create an ecosystem of excellence for the students we serve!


SEO Scholars is a free eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college–with a 90% college graduation rate. In high school, we offer intensive year-round academic preparation via a carefully-calibrated, rigorously-assessed course of supplemental education. Scholars also receive one-on-one mentorship, enrichment opportunities, SAT prep and strategy courses, tutoring, and individualized guidance through the college application and admissions process. (Learn more here: SEO Scholars)


The STEM Curriculum Developer is responsible for writing, revising, and continuously evaluating STEM curriculum units and student-facing academic support materials based on high school and introductory undergraduate non-math STEM courses and topics; using open-source curriculum materials and resources to support remote, hybrid, and in-person educational models; and supporting STEM instructional staff. The position is a key member of a 15-person Curriculum & Instruction department, and reports to the Director of STEM Strategy & Instructional Technology.

  • Collaborate with the Director of STEM Strategy & Instructional Technology to lead the development and evaluation of new non-math STEM curriculum units and academic support and enrichment materials aligned to traditional high school and introductory undergraduate non-math STEM courses: Biology/Living Environment, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Intro to Computer Science, etc.
  • Write and revise student-facing and instructor-facing STEM curricula for differentiated live, synchronous as well as asynchronous, multi-modal online delivery, including the development of student-facing instructional video tutorials; curate online resources and content repositories within our Learning Management System (Brightspace) to support our non-math STEM program, including assessment items aligned to learning outcomes and state standards; design student-facing solutions and explanations based on high impact STEM heuristic strategies.
  • Consult with the Director of STEM Strategy & Instructional Technology on projects related to our Learning Management System (Brightspace) as needed.
  • Identify and modify open-source STEM curriculum materials and resources to support students taking high school and introductory undergraduate STEM courses.
  • Design STEM curriculum projects to meet program goals, and manage part-time Curriculum Writers as needed.
  • Support non-math STEM instructional staff by providing pedagogical subject matter expertise.
  • Collaborate with High School and College Scholars teams to develop an academic support model for students who are interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field as they transition from high school to college.
  • Collaborate with C&I, Operations, Research & Evaluation, and grade-level department teams to develop and design systems and processes around curriculum design, management, and assessment that support national expansion (for example, modify content based on state-specific learning standards).


  • Master’s degree in Science Education, STEM Education, or a related field required. Equivalent work experience, including high school or undergraduate science teaching experience (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science) will be considered.
  • 2+ years of high school and/or undergraduate STEM curriculum writing experience designing instructor-facing and student-facing curriculum for an external audience
  • Experience designing STEM curriculum within an online platform for remote/hybrid teaching and learning (e.g. e-learning platforms or Learning Management Systems)
  • A strong understanding of student-centered instructional practices
  • Knowledge of culturally relevant pedagogy and experience designing culturally relevant curriculum
  • Strong technical skill and expertise in managing complex online systems, processes, and operations
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Skilled at public speaking and navigating communication in a variety of settings
  • Able to work a regular Monday – Friday schedule during the school year (Sept-May) and the summer months; able to work a Tuesday – Saturday schedule 3-5 Saturdays per semester during the school year


  • Proven track-record of producing high-quality high school STEM curricula for an external audience
  • Highly resourceful, solutions-oriented and flexible with changing priorities
  • Thoughtful, reflective and collaborative
  • Committed to ensuring high-quality instruction in all SEO classrooms
  • Passionate about closing the opportunity gap on the high school and college level for first- generation and low-income students
  • Familiarity with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
  • Proficient in LaTeX, MathML, HTML, etc.; familiarity with open-source STEM curriculum resources



Vaccination Policy

In view of governmental vaccination mandates in areas we work, the pending federal vaccination mandate for large employers, as well as the guidance of the CDC that vaccination is the most effective means to provide a safe working and teaching environment, subject to applicable law, applicants who obtain a conditional job offer will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement before beginning employment with SEO.

EEOC language

At SEO we are committed to cultivating a team that embodies the backgrounds and experiences of the constituencies we serve and the communities we live in, and a workplace that reflects the impact we make in the world. Candidates from historically excluded and underrepresented communities – including people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ Community, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity is not just the law, it is our commitment.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/D/V. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other legally protected status.

If you need accommodation while applying for a role with SEO, due to a disability, please email SEO Careers Help.

How to Apply

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.