The Opportunity

Washington, DC
Education and Training
Full-time - Permanent

The Instructional Program Leader will be responsible for content development and day-to-day instruction for the CareerWise DC Bootcamp summer training institute. This person will be the "instructional lead" and will work closely with CityWorks DC staff to ensure students are safe and learning. In addition to two weeks (10 days) of direct instruction and program time (approx. 6 hours per day), the Instructional Program Leader will invest time in curriculum development and design, as well as up to a week of pre-program set-up and training. Finally, the Instructional Program Leader should be highly comfortable designing, developing, and implementing instruction for youth ages 16-20 in a virtual environment. 

What you'll do


Work performed by the Instructional Program Leader will include:

  • Curriculum Development and Design
    • Using researched-based curriculum, create a ten-day course/lesson sequence for apprentices that includes, but is not limited to:
      • Professional writing skills (emails, memos, resume, etc.)
      • Professional communication skills (meeting protocols/expectations)
      • Professionalism in the workplace (technology use, attire, time management, demeanor, etc.)
      • Giving and receiving feedback at work
      • Career exploration
    • Curate curriculum from curriculum modules utilized by CareerWise Colorado (CWCO) and CareerWise New York (CWNY)
    • Collaborate with CWCO and CWNY staff in development of curriculum
    • Submit curriculum to CityWorks DC for approval
  • Direct Instruction and Program Management
    • Maintain a collaborative, engaging, and safe learning environment for all student participants by:
      • Creating and articulating transparent behavioral expectations
      • Managing student behaviors, communicating with students and families when students don't meet standards and providing additional support when needed
      • Making recommendations for any program excursions to CityWorks DC
      • Create and articulate safety and fieldwork expectations
    • Work with CityWorks DC to co-plan and deliver lessons for students in a virtual environment
    • Facilitate and chaperone learning and team building activities for students in a virtual environment
  • Provide After-Action Review
    • Work with CityWorks DC staff to perform an "After Action Review" and document opportunities and challenges for future planning

What you'll need


  • Deep commitment to achieving racial equity and shared belief in the promise inherent in all young people
  • A passion for service and student success, including the ability to connect with youth and families from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience, including experience in the K-12 space (e.g., teaching, student services, high school or college career counseling, high school administration)
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills to effectively manage relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Outstanding program management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and analyze data to make strategically-aligned decisions
  • Self-driven and proactive in managing challenges
  • Familiarity with CRM or other digital systems for managing relationships and/or tracking data a plus

A little bit about us

CityWorks DC

CityWorks DC is an entrepreneurial, non-profit venture currently being incubated at CityBridge Education. CityWorks DC's mission is to reshape education-to-employment pathways in Washington, D.C. to dramatically increase the number of young people who secure the family-sustaining jobs appearing in our regional economy. Our vision is that all young people in D.C. graduate from high school with the "social mobility trifecta": 1) valuable certifications and credentials, 2) paid, relevant work experience, and 3) a supportive professional network (i.e., social capital). We are grounded by our core values, including impatience in the face of oppression, trust in the potential inherent in all young people, and the conviction that unlocking that promise requires imagining new possibilities to disrupt structural inequities.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

This is a temporary, part-time position based in Washington, DC. Compensation for the role will be competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in this position and your relevant experience facilitating student instruction and developing curriculum or lesson plans, including differentiation, to Lateefah Durant, Vice President of CareerWise DC. 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our goal is to ensure an inclusive work environment where everyone feels equally valued and respected. We understand the importance of bringing together a team with different perspectives, educational backgrounds, and life experiences, and we prioritize learning and reflection within our team. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

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