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Women’s March Los Angeles
Every Monday Matters

Instructional Designer

Employment type
Part Time
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles

Every Monday Matters is a not-for- profit organization committed to inspiring a new normal, where individuals and organizations understand how much and why they matter to themselves, the community around them, and the world. With this in mind, EMM offers monthly and weekly themes for students, educators, family and friends, and corporate employeesion to explore. The EMM You Matter K-12 curriculum is posted weekly with eight8 lesson plans designed to promote healthy social-emotional learning in school-aged students. These lesson plans are used in school-day and after-school settings, and are accessed at no charge by educators for free on from the EMM website’s Educator Portal..

Every Monday Matters is hiring contracted, part-time Instructional Designers.

Instructional Designers are each assigned a week’s set ofweek of s worth of lessons based on a pre-set-defined theme. at a timeInstructional Designers isare , and are responsible for brainstorming content and hands-on activities, writing lesson plans, providing supplementary materials, and delivering all parts of the week’s curriculum by an agreed upon deadline. Instructional Designers each work 10-15 hours per week ofto complete one week’s curriculum, with a set stipend ofThe designer will be paidInstructional Designers work remotely and are paid a fixed fee of $3500 per week offor each week of’s finished and approved curriculum.

The Instructional Designer’s responsibilities include:

  • Brainstorming relevant, inclusive, interesting, project-based, and fun lesson plan topics with EMM’s Director of Education
  • Providing pre-writing information, including a weekly lesson plan and corresponding regularly with EMM staff
  • Writing 8 lesson plans per assigned week, including fivethree 15-minute and three 30-minute activities that align with assigned EMM themes and goals and mission
  • Creating all supplementary materials for curriculum, including supply lists, handouts, researched videos, reading material, and any additional educator information that is required to support the execution of an activity
  • Formatting all lessons according to the provided templates and lesson guidelines
  • Ensuring that delivered lesson plans meetare up to EMM curriculum standards, copy edited and proofed according to the EMM revision checklist, and ready to be sent out to educators
  • Participating in semi-regular EMM Education Team group meetings, calls, and professional development opportunities
  • Keeping up-to- date with EMM’s message, media, and weekly and monthly themes
  • Corresponding promptly with EMM staff

Required experience and skills include:

  • At least one year of experience writing lesson plans and/or designing curriculum for school-aged students
  • Experience working with school-aged students in an after-school or school-day setting
  • The ability to design engaging and creative learning activities for a wide range of ages, ability levels, and cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge of under-resourced communities and what it takes to successfully work in these communities
  • A passion for social equity and social-emotional learning
  • Sensitivity to the needs of children and educators in today’s world
  • The ability to learn from and relate to others who are different from yourself
  • A willingness to learn, grow, and evolve the skills you already havepersonal and professional skillsll-levels
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Basic computer skills required, and access to a word processing program
  • A passion for social equity and social-emotional learning
  • A solid understanding of EMM’s mission and work

Preferred, but not required, experiences and skills include:

  • Familiarity with multiple cultures and backgrounds, immigrant communities, and/or students who are learning English
  • Ability to speak, read, and/or write in another language
  • Completed college courseware in the following specialties: Child Development, Adolescent Psychology and/or Social Work, Education,
  • Instructional Design, English, and/or Liberal Arts preferred
To apply

Please send the following to Kristin Lorey, Director of Education, at [email protected], with the subject line, “Instructional Designer”:

1. A brief cover letter that explains your interest in the Instructional Designer position
2. A resume that includes your relevant experience
3. A brief description of two suggested activities for students ages 6-18 that revolve around the theme, “Find Common Ground”

Applications will be accepted until the positions are full. Position start date is slated for March 15, 2018. This pPosition is contracted, with no benefitsand therefore is not eligible for benefits or a “guarantee” of weekly work assignment.