Director of Curriculum & Programs

Programs · Oakland, California
Department Programs
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $90-$110K

Hack the Hood (HtH) launched in 2013 to empower Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities to shift from technology consumers to technology producers, designers, and creators. At HtH, we believe that learning technical skills is not difficult, but learning how to thrive in a technology career pathway as a Black, Indigenous, Latinx leader is. This is the bridge we aim to build at HtH where we design and deliver a rigorous, justice-centered tech and data literacy curriculum that supports economic mobility for the communities we serve. Are you ready to join us in preparing Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities for the future of work? 

This year, we are engaging in new, strategic visioning. After seven years in Oakland, we are increasing our impact by scaling quality programs nationally. There are exciting initiatives in the works for the organization. We are looking for a justice-minded Director of Curriculum eager to build and grow with us. Is that you?

About the role

We are in an exciting phase of growth at Hack the Hood and are seeking a strong team member who is looking to design innovative curriculum relevant to the lives of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities. As Director of Curriculum, you will work with the Executive Director to set the programs strategy in emerging tech hubs, nationally. You will be responsible for cultivating continuing education partnerships, such as community college STEM faculty, and for ensuring HtH learners are supported academically from enrollment through career. 

You will oversee an outcomes-driven department that includes curriculum design and career/workforce development. As Director, you will work closely with the curriculum team to design the technical foundations and data science courses and will evaluate the programming annually and report on key metrics. If you’re someone who thrives on relationships, is eager to collaborate with community college partners to connect Black, Latinx, and Indigenous learners to identity-affirming careers, we want to meet you!

The Director of Curriculum has

  • Experience in web design, computer science, and/or data science in STEM education, formal and/or informal settings
  • A track record for designing and delivering successful, quality programs and curriculum to Black, Latinx, and Indigenous learners
  • Experience using ongoing evaluation methods to iterate and improve program outcomes
  • A deep understanding of the role of technology in education, education disparities, racial justice, and a broader social responsibility 
  • Leadership skills to engage with and prepare instructors that may be staff, volunteers or from partner organizations in teaching HtH curriculum and achieving the program outcomes for learning and identity development in tech
  • A constant learner orientation and seeks to collaborate with others to build HtH best practices for connecting Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities to identity-affirming continuing education opportunities and careers. 

We’re excited to engage candidates with

  • At least 3-5 years experience in computer science / data science education (BS degree in Computer Science a plus)
  • A love for data and for creating, tracking and sharing key curriculum metrics in the forms of thought leadership, reports, and presentations
  • Public speaking and thought leadership skills -- we’re looking for someone who is willing to share our learnings, program outcomes, and education philosophy with the ecosystem, nationally
  • Strong relationship building and team management skills
  • A desire to increase diversity and inclusion in the technology sector
  • A willingness to make mistakes and grow with a new team.

EEO Statement

Hack the Hood is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


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