Curriculum Writing Consultant

Moving Traditions | Remote, United States

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Posted Date 3/22/2024
Description

Moving Traditions seeks a temporary, United States based Curriculum Writer. This consultant position, funded by a generous grant from UJA Federation, is a fabulous and rare opportunity to make a difference in the lives of parents of Jewish teens.

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY

Moving Traditions emboldens Jewish youth to thrive through the pursuit of personal wellbeing (shleimut), caring relationships (hesed), and a Jewish and feminist vision of equity and justice (tzedek). Combining positive psychology with Jewish values, we partner with Jewish institutions across North America to engage Jewish teens, families, and communities. Since its founding in January 2005, Moving Traditions has championed impact-focused youth-serving programs at the intersection of gender, wellbeing, and Judaism. Our suite of programs includes Moving Traditions B-Mitzvah Family Education Program for preteens and parents; Teen Groups for teens as they self-identify, with Rosh Hodesh for girls, Shevet for boys, Tzelem for LGBTQ+ teens; the Kulam curriculum for Hebrew High School settings; the Kol Koleinu Teen Feminist Fellowship; and Kumi: An Anti-Oppression Teen Leadership Experience. Finally, through CultureShift, Moving Traditions trains professionals who work with Jewish teens at camp and elsewhere about how to create healthy culture around gender, boundaries, and consent, and more.  

UJA PROGRAM

The Curriculum Writer will research and develop curriculum for Moving Traditions’ Parent Pilot Program. The pilot will consist of six curricular sessions designed to more deeply support parents of Jewish teens in their role as part of the ecosystem of support for teens. We will be piloting a direct model of parental engagement.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review existing Moving Traditions curricula, website, and reports to understand the voice of our programs
  • Research relevant material and create new content (6 sessions) by August 2024.
  • With input from staff, develop a logic model, introduction/rationale, and an outline of the topics for the curricular sessions.
  • Ensure the curriculum is engaging and interactive - each session must feature dialogue prompts, Jewish texts, and other activities.
  • Ensure the curriculum is written clearly, in a web-ready Word template (provided by Moving Traditions).
  • Ensure the curriculum reflects the defined outcomes of the program; will focus on supporting the wellbeing of parents of preteens and teens and helping them support the wellbeing of their youth.
  • Deliver each session to Moving Traditions for reading and then copyediting.
  • Incorporate reader comments and copyediting of each session.
  • Meet on a regular basis with Moving Traditions staff to ensure alignment on outcomes and content and keep them up to date on the status of your work.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Physically based in the United States
  • 5+ years of experience as an educator or social worker, rabbi or chaplain with experience in curriculum writing, support group design, or equivalent qualification and experience.
  • Experience working with parents
  • Clear and concise writer
  • Understanding of mental health needs of teens and adults
  • Familiarity with Jewish sources
  • Embrace Moving Traditions mission
  • Creative thinker
  • Experience in Jewish adult education a plus
  • Ability to meet deadlines successfully
  • Ability to work independently and at a steady pace

CONTRACT DURATION

This is a remote position, which will require a total of approximately 48 hours, beginning in April and ending in August 2024, with the possibility of renewal.

SALARY DESCRIPTION

$400 per session (6 sessions)

Duration
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Categories
Curricula
Part Time Categories
Consultant
Organization Type
Youth
Job Location
Remote
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