• Summer High School Curriculum Writer

    Career Area
    Ascend Network
    Ascend Learning
    Start Date
    July 2018
  • Overview

    We’re excited about professionals who are fired up about our liberal arts program, positive approach to discipline, and commitment to serve all students. Join us as we foster innate curiosities, encourage discussion and debate, and guide students to think their own way through to answers.


    Curricular writers at Ascend develop curricula or improve upon curricula that already exists and create or improve upon unit and benchmark assessments for the courses they create. Under the direction of the Director of High School Humanities and the Direct of High School STEM, curricular writers develop or improve upon a scope and sequence, unit guides, unit assessments and benchmark assessments for every course they create or improve. Curricular writers use Ascend specific templates to create a consistent bundle of materials for each Ascend course.


    Why extraordinary professionals choose Ascend


    Ascend is a network of K-12 public charter schools serving 4,400 students across 10 schools in Central Brooklyn. Our mission is to lead our students on a great intellectual journey, providing them with an exceptional education and placing them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond.

    We guide our students to think critically and independently and to enjoy education as an end in itself. We teach a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that nurtures students’ natural curiosity about the world. We foster a positive, non-punitive school culture where students feel connected, empowered, and safe to take academic risks. Even our school buildings are designed to reflect our high aspirations for teaching and learning and the notable accomplishments that occur within our walls.


    To create this kind of vibrant learning community, we invest heavily in our faculty by providing ongoing professional training and support, and encourage our educators to collaborate closely and push each other to achieve great outcomes.


    Visit our website to learn more about the Ascend approach.



    Curricular writers will:

    • Create or improve already existing scope and sequence guides for each course he/she creates
    • Create or improve already existing unit guides for each unit in the course he/she creates
    • Create or improve already existing assessments for each unit in the course he/she creates
    • Create or improve already existing benchmark assessments and a final exam for each unit he/she creates

    Staff and Reporting Relationships


    Curricular writers report to the Directors of HS curriculum.



    • Bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree strongly preferred 
    • A sustained record of outstanding academic results in the subject he/she applies to create
    • Three or more years teaching experience with exceptional results in the subject he/she applies to create
    • A deep understanding of the Common Core standards 
    • A broad familiarity with effective teaching practices
    • Exemplary curriculum and assessment writing skills 
    • Expertise in subject area and research findings

    Diversity at Ascend

    Ascend is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, both through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and educating students. Ascend staff represent a wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and national identities—opening a window to the entire Ascend community on the richness of humanity. We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our deeply consequential work.


    Ascend offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.


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