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The Director of Curriculum is a strategic and hands-on leader who is primarily accountable for the results of a high-functioning instructional team. The Director will work with groups across App Academy to ensure the highest-quality and delivery of content to our growing student body. The Director is charged with leading the efforts to implement and measure all systems needed to maintain a stable capacity of content creators.



Responsibilities




    • Coordinate with the VP of Academics to minimize cost of content creation and source appropriate contractors to augment full-time capacity

    • Establish and enforce content standards, and provide direct feedback to all content creators with respect to the standards and the content

    • Identify, develop, execute, and evolve the professional development programs for content creators

    • Work with the Director of Instruction to garner implementation and evaluation feedback

    • Work with the Director of Software Engineering as the primary stakeholder for the curriculum group

    • Work with the Director of Enterprise Instruction to coordinate curriculum development for enterprise clients







Experience & Qualifications




    • Three years of of professional software development experience

    • Demonstrable above average written and presentation skills

    • Demonstrable knowledge of all of the following programming topics: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, ReactJS and the Flux architecture, Object-oriented design patterns and principles, Microservice architecture, and functional programming patterns and principles







Nice to Haves





      • Three years of teaching adult learners

      • At least one of the following: three years of experience teaching or a M.Ed.

      • At least one of each of the following: five years of software development experience or an M.S. in Computer Science

      • Demonstrable knowledge of at least one of the following languages and associated frameworks: Ruby and Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Express.js, SequelizePython, Flask, SQL AlchemyJava, Spring, JPA, C#, ASP.NET MVC, and EF









Our Values




    • Take responsibility for student success:.  Everyone works together to enable student success.

    • Follow the numbers.  Decisions should be backed by data.

    • Embrace a growth mindset.  View challenges and failures as opportunities to improve.

    • Start with why.  See the big picture and question the status quo. If there’s a better way of doing things we should investigate it.  

    • Create an inclusive environment.  We work together to promote empathy and respect amongst all students and staff.

    • Build with urgency. Build like careers depend on it.







Benefits




    • Competitive salary

    • Flexible paid time off

    • Employer-sponsored health insurance plans with 100% support for premiums

    • Generous paid family leave program

    • The opportunity to work with driven and talented colleagues committed to lifelong learning






App Academy is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. We believe strongly that technology companies benefit from diversity and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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