Reporting to the Vice President of SMASH Academy, the National Director of Curriculum and Instruction (NDCI) will be responsible for sustaining and improving the transformative educational experience that SMASH Scholars need to pursue STEM and CS majors at selective colleges. In this role, the NDCI will lead and direct a national team of 3 direct reports and over 150 seasonal staff at SMASH sites across the nation. The NDCI provides leadership, vision and strategic direction for SMASH curriculum, facilitation, assessment and training for all facilitators and supervises academic performance of the 800+ scholars served. With SMASH’s current strategy and computer science focus, this person will be critical to the continued innovation and scaling of SMASH curriculum and placing it squarely on the map of national models. SMASH continues to rapidly expand, with plans to grow significantly between 2020 and 2021. The NDCI will oversee the curriculum readiness for SMASH expansion and ensure that the program maintains a high level of operational and academic excellence as it scales.
This position requires thinking outside of the box and managing details while keeping the big picture in mind. As we are a national program, you will be supporting the alignment of practices for sites at all our locations.
Founded in 2001, SMASH (www.SMASH.org) is an Oakland-based nonprofit organization that operates the Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH), a year-round STEM-focused academic program that serves underrepresented high school students. In tandem, SMASH conducts research examining inequity in access and opportunity across K-12, higher education, and workplace contexts in order to improve the outcomes for underrepresented students in STEM fields.
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