The Curriculum Coordinator is responsible for curriculum design and development, as well as representing California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) at agricultural and educational venues and participating in related programs and focus groups.
Facilitate writing meetings with teachers, industry leaders and non-traditional educators in an effort to identify teacher needs and organize and transform complex agriculture concepts into professionally designed, engaging, and effective instructional activities
Formulate instructional activities, lesson plans, teacher guides and supplements, comprehensive units, student newspapers, and other related materials
Oversee curriculum pilot testing in California classrooms to ensure that materials are accurate, consistent and effective
Supervise the work product of contracted writers, designers and editors related to curriculum projects
Design and deliver online and in-person trainings to teach teachers how to use CFAITC resources
Assist in planning and overseeing workshops and seminars at the annual CFAITC conference and other company-sponsored events
Prepare line item budget information associated with assigned projects.
Represent CFAITC at industry events in an effort to showcase curriculum and programs
Under direction of Executive Director, source creative and appropriate projects from a variety of funding sources including state, federal or foundation grants
Plan, organize, and facilitate the Agriculture Literacy Coalition Northern and Southern California annual meetings
Collect necessary data and evidence to complete grant reports.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Agriculture or related field
Valid California Teaching Credential and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience beyond student teaching
Extensive knowledge of the K-12 Content Standards for California Public Schools and the adopted Common Core State Standards
Knowledge of and experience using both formative and performance-based assessments
Experience developing original lessons and activities that are hands-on, inquiry-based
Ability to effectively manage and move forward multiple concurrent curriculum projects
Intermediate or higher proficiency in Microsoft Office
Intermediate proficiency in Adobe Acrobat and In Design preferred
Ability to travel within California (some overnight) up to 2 days per month.