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A pioneer in K–12 education, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and formative assessment.
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Curriculum Developer, K-5 Science (Contractor) at Amplify (Remote)

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A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves over eleven million students in all 50 states.
Amplify builds innovative and compelling digital educational products that empower teachers and students across the country. We have a long history as the leading innovator in K-12 education - and have been described as the best tech company in education and the best education company in tech.
Amplify works with educators across the country - and about 2 million students. Although we're a technology company, we don't believe that our work is over the moment a teacher has a new software license. Instead, it's just beginning - we work side-by-side with educators and school leaders, fitting our products into the lived reality of classrooms and schools.
Working closely with stakeholders across the science team, the Curriculum Developer will write teacher and student facing materials (teacher guide and student edition) for a K-5 science program, including lessons and embedded assessments. The Curriculum Developer will be responsible for adhering to a style guide and a set of constraints (word counts, using a set of defined activities, adopting a given pedagogical model and unit design, etc.). The Curriculum Developer will report to the Senior Managing Editor, Science.
"Amplify's COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination for in-person meetings unless an approved exemption is provided. "
Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of grade band key documents, including style guides, lesson templates, sample modules, etc.
  • Write assigned lessons and assessments while adhering to a given style guide and assorted list of constraints - including time allocated to write.
  • Receive feedback from various stakeholders and revise lessons/assessments accordingly, all while maintaining an open mind and an eagerness to understand the intent of the reviewers' feedback.
  • Plan and write with a keen eye for scientific accuracy, consistency, style, and state standards coherence.
  • Contribute to team meetings to collaborate, review other Curriculum Developer's work, and brainstorm ideas.
  • Participate in workshops with Amplify's design team.
  • Peer-edit and review print proofs.

Basic Qualifications of the Curriculum Developer:
  • Master's degree in education or equivalent
  • 3+ years of instructional design experience
  • 3+ years teaching experience in a formal classroom environment within K-8 grade range
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work harmoniously with everyone on the curriculum team, including writers, reviewers, designers, managers, and vendors
  • Knowledge of K-5 science standards
  • Proficiency in using digital tools for science learning
  • Experience working with an education publishing company

Preferred Qualifications of the Curriculum Developer:
  • Bachelor's degree in science
  • Familiarity and proficiency with non-NGSS science state standards as well as literacy and math standards
  • Proven experience working with students of diverse levels of preparation and background or creative use of online media in adapting science education materials.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.
Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.
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Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a variety of employee-led ERGs whose goal is to create a safe space for employees of all backgrounds and identities to find community and support in their personal and career development.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Wellness Programs
We offer a premier subscription to CALM, an award-winning mindfulness app as well as health club discounts through our Employee Assistance Program with Aetna.
Mental Health Benefits
Mental Health benefits, including access to therapists, is available through our Employee Assistance Program. We also offer employees the opporutunity to complete Mental Health First Aid training.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
All full time, part-time and temporary employees over the age of 21 are eligible to partiicpate in our Fidelity 401K and/or Roth 401K plan after 30 days of employment.
401(K) Matching
Amplify provides 100% match on first 1% of employee contributions and 50% match on the next 5%, with an annual maximum employer match of $3,000.
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Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Amplify does offer performance bonuses dependent upon the nature of your position .
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
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Amplify offers a backup childcare solution through Bright Horizons.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
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Paid Holidays
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Occassional Happy Hours during company functions.
Relocation Assistance
If an eligilbe employee is asked to relocate as part of their job, Amplify may reimburse them for reasonalbe expenses.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Fully remote employees, not assigned to an office, are eligible for internet reimbursement up to $40 per month.
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