Full Time
Posted 1 year ago

Skillz Academy is seeking a driven and personable individual to improve and redesign our current curriculum for remote and hybrid learning. As a Curriculum Design Consultant, you will be responsible for helping us redesign our current in-person curriculum to be delivered in three different modalities: in-person, hybrid, and remote. You will assist our executive and instructional teams at a critical juncture in the company’s development and growth as we adjust our training to meet rapidly changing job market conditions. Your help and expertise will allow us to deliver a high quality curriculum that will establish us as the leading source of diverse talent for business oriented tech jobs in the United States.

Who We Are

Skillz Academy is the training arm of Upriver Solutions, a Job Tech company that is focused on recruiting, training and placing diverse candidates from underrepresented backgrounds in business oriented tech jobs. We like to think of ourselves as focused on the “business of tech” as opposed to the “science of tech” and as a result you won’t find any coders, engineers or developers in our classes – all of our programs focus on the business side of tech. Our first program is an 8 week, intensive, software sales training bootcamp that is specifically designed to make it easy for people from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds including women, minorities, and/or those from low income communities to gain an onramp to high paying jobs in tech.


Curriculum Design and Development

  • Collaborate with our instructional team to assess how effectively the curriculum meets our current learning objectives
  • Evaluate how our tech sales curriculum compares to other tech sales curricula in the marketplace
  • Assess our curriculum development processes against industry best practices
  • Assess the overall curriculum and suggest changes and improvements
  • Redevelop our in-person curriculum for remote and hybrid classroom delivery
  • Create resources for instructors to learn how to effectively teach students online
  • Work with the data and instructional teams to evaluate students’ assessment results, metrics, and outcomes to create best practices for lesson planning, teaching, and support
  • Provide guidance and recommendations for purchasing the right classroom technology and equipment to support delivery of our curriculum
  • Assist with special projects/initiatives as assigned

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Experience

  •  3+ years of experience in online curriculum design, instructional design, and/or a related field
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office/Google for Work Apps
  • Experience with media design software and lesson planning for virtual classrooms
  • Ability to write clear instructional copy with appropriate visuals
  • Familiarity with video technology and editing software
  • Exceptional research and analytical skills
  • Interest in and passion for adult education and diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • A demonstrated commitment to making the world a better place exemplified through volunteering, past work experience, and/or familiarity with theories of economic empowerment and social justice

Personal Attributes

  • Proven leadership ability
  • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Exceptional interpersonal, presentation, listening and written communication skills
  • Exceptional planning, organization and time management skills
  • Strong research and data analysis skills
  • High level of professionalism and integrity; good judgment
  • Superior work ethic and high energy level
  • Experience and ability to work in a fast paced, growing startup environment


The Curriculum Designer is a consulting position and is compensated hourly with the potential to move into a full time position compensated with a combination of salary, benefits, and equity.


If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Skillz Academy’s Director of Operations, Natasha Cox at natasha@skillzacademy.com.

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