Curriculum Development Director

Culture Shock Canada

Curriculum Development Director
Culture Shock Canada
(Part-time Volunteer Position)

SUMMARY STATEMENT
Culture Shock Canada is building a dynamic team of professional volunteers to drive the growth and continuous improvement of our long-standing and highly successful urban dance-based Youth Outreach Programs. Culture Shock has been running youth programs for over 20 years with instructors using different approaches and methods across a wide range of programs. We are looking for someone to help us build a standardized curriculum that aligns with our clarified Charitable purpose, and organizes & builds upon the expertise that we have developed over the years.

This role provides the opportunity to be a part of a community of fun and passionate professionals who are dedicated to creating meaningful impact in the lives of youth. You will also be joining an organization that is deeply committed to supporting the growth and development of its directors and members.

As one of the Internal Development Directors, you will have the ability to pursue initiatives and projects within a wide portfolio that best fit your passions and strengths, and will allow you to develop new sets of skills and experience that will support your own learning and career development.

GOALS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Lead the development of educational curriculum for increasing self-confidence and relational skills in youth, drawing from Culture Shock’s expertise in urban dance instruction and programs.
 Coordinate with multiple experts to create curriculum including various perspectives on the team.
 Support the development and implementation of instructor onboarding and training programs, so that instructors are prepared to deliver curriculum.
 Guide the implementation of program evaluation processes and gather information at a regional level by coordinating with the Regional Director teams and instructors (Ottawa, Toronto).
 Connect with community partner organizations to gather feedback as part of program evaluation processes and improvement.
 Improve upon Culture Shock’s program evaluation frameworks and models to measure impact of programs and maintain alignment with the organization’s mission and purpose.

QUALIFICATIONS AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS
 Demonstrates experience in any of the following areas: Child and Youth Curriculum Development, Program Evaluation, Youth Education and Teaching
 Degree or diploma in a related field preferred
 Experience in the non-profit or charitable sector; knowledge within the realm of arts and youth is an asset
 Highly self-motivated team player that will take initiative and be able move projects and busy people forward under ambiguous circumstances
 Demonstrates proof of high professional standards and quality outputs
 Highly organized, analytical, flexible, and able to meet deadlines
 Excellent written and oral communication skills
 Possesses strong self-awareness, a positive attitude, and good sense of humor
 Experience and connections within the urban dance community are an asset for instructor recruitment

TIMELINE AND COMMITMENT:

 Total 1 year commitment, including 3 month provisional period
 2-5 hours per week. This includes independent or sub-team work, as well as bi-weekly or monthly meetings of the External Development Team during evenings and weekends

TO APPLY:
Please send the following to marla@cultureshockcanada.org indicating Curriculum Development Director in the subject line: (1) your resume, (2) a cover letter explaining why you’re excited about our work and why you’ll be a great team member.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About Culture Shock Canada Youth Programs:
Through structured urban dance-based education and enrichment programs for youth, Culture Shock Canada (CSC) addresses issues of social isolation & self-esteem, and builds relational, teamwork, and leadership skills. These programs provide enriching self-esteem building activities, education in relational, teamwork and leadership skills, as well as a platform for practicing those skills, developing social bonds, and successfully working towards a challenging long-term goal with peers. This contributes to greater resilience; helping youth to reach their full potential.

In both the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa, CSC offers structured, after-school, Hip Hop and urban dance programs for children and youth ages 6-18 in partnership with local community centers, YMCA’s, Boys and Girls Clubs, schools, and other child and youth organizations (Community Partner Organizations). Activities take place on location of the Community Partner Organizations in a safe and positive environment. They are run by qualified adult instructors that have received youth and dance teacher training through CSC.

For more information, please visit our website: www.cultureshockcanada.org