Head of Curriculum Development

  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Seed&Spark is a platform that helps build sustainable careers for diverse creators and amplifies the cultural impact of the work that they make. For most of the past decade, Seed&Spark has cultivated equity and inclusion in entertainment, building an unprecedented pipeline of stories from unique perspectives told by people around the world. Leveraging our exceptional content library, we've created a first-of-its-kind inclusive workplace culture program built around film.

We have a passionate team of smart, creative and purpose-driven experts working hard to change the entertainment industry for the better.

Job Description

About the Role

We’re looking for a passionate, outcomes-focused Head of Curriculum Development to help us define and develop the next phase of curriculum for Film Forward: a learning platform that drives behavior change using film. On top of that platform we have built a suite of educational products currently focused in the DEI and enterprise L&D space, helping organizations implement, execute and measure a sustainable practice to cultivate a workplace that works for everyone. Participants watch award-winning short films, engage in personal reflections and actions, and expand individual knowledge through cultural literacy and facilitated conversations. 

In this role you are responsible for all of the program’s topic selection and course design, which includes updating existing curriculum to ensure successful customer learning outcomes, as well as new curriculum development. You are responsible for the content product roadmap for our learning platform. You will lead a small internal team and partner with external subject matter experts to create the learning pathways and their associated content.

You will work closely with Seed&Spark’s CEO, product, sales, data, and customer success teams to determine the strategic curriculum direction. You will report directly to Seed&Spark’s Chief Product Officer and join the executive team regular meetings. This is a full time position.

 

About YOU

You are an education architect. You understand instructional design and how people learn. You also understand the corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) space, with several years of experience in the field and a metaphorical ear to the ground on current DEI conversations. 

You are not necessarily an expert in everything - who is?! - but you know the best questions to ask and how to find the right experts when needed. A quick learner, you are not afraid of new challenges.

We are all working remotely for the foreseeable future, so it’s important that you are proactive in your internal communication and how you handle your workload. We’re looking forward to building a team environment in which we care for each other’s psychological safety, have our voices heard and shift each others’ perspectives. 

 

Expected Outcomes for the Head of Curriculum:

  • Clear, measurable learning goals for each course

  • Successful learning outcomes for customers, backed by qualitative and quantitative metrics in our program reporting

  • High user engagement and retention for each course

 

Core Activities for the Head of Curriculum:

  • Work closely with the sales team, CEO, Head of Product, Head of Programming and customer success to build the best products for our customers

  • Design and create Film Forward curriculum

  • Design and create Impact Screening Experience curriculum. Impact Screening Experiences are another DEI product offering using feature length films.

  • Manage a small curriculum development and programming team

  • Source and manage external subject matter experts to assist with curriculum development

  • Work closely with the sales team to determine the best market positioning for the content based on corporate development and client needs.

  • Consistent internal reporting

  • Other activities related to curriculum development - this role is new and evolving, for a new product in an industry that is constantly evolving! It’s important to maintain a flexible, growth mindset with a willingness to collaborate and adapt to change. Our team values cooperation and accommodation as we work together to solve tough challenges!

Qualifications

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Curriculum development for workplace audiences

  • People management/leadership experience a must. Managing and supporting remote employees a plus.

  • Experience driving complex projects

  • Strong analytical and strategic skills

  • Proven project management success

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent writing skills

  • High emotional IQ

Additional Information

Worried that you don’t have all the exact preferred experience listed here but really interested in this role? Don’t let that stop you from applying! We know that great talent can come from unexpected places so, in your cover letter, let us know why you’re a great candidate, why you’re excited for this role and how you would excel.

This position may work remotely within the U.S.

 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.