Professional Development Curriculum Writer (Contract)
at Khan Academy
Mountain View, CA
Khan Academy is a nonprofit education technology organization with a mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We reach more than 10 million learners, teachers, and parents around the world each month. Largely through grassroots efforts, hundreds of thousands of teachers already use Khan Academy with their students. We’re proud of the reach and success we’ve had so far, but we know we could have even greater impact and reach more students, including those underserved and without access to technology at home, if we partnered with schools, districts, and governments to complement our current efforts.
Khan Academy is looking for a Professional Development Curriculum Fellow to develop, edit, and produce quality professional development (PD) materials for teachers and school leaders. We want as many teachers as possible to be able to get started on Khan Academy by taking advantage of a simple, informative, online training courses. If you’ve created K-12 teacher PD content, especially in online formats (e.g., webinars), we’d love to hear from you.
This is a paid contract position for 2-3 months.
Create a roadmap for online teacher PD content that prioritizes effective onboarding of teachers during the period when school goes back into session
Design and develop teacher PD content (this may include filming videos, creating webinars, writing copy, hosting live online trainings, etc.)
Work cross-functionally with product, design, content, and marketing teams to come up with a coordinated approach to online teacher PD
Familiarity with Khan Academy and empathy for teachers
Experience creating PD or curriculum for K-12 teachers
Experience delivering or leading PD for K-12 teachers online
Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills
Ability to be scrappy, to think creatively, and get things done on a tight timeline
Computer skills (fluent with Google docs and spreadsheets) and a willingness to learn new tools