Summary: The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) is a national youth leadership development organization that promotes interest and skill in naval disciplines while instilling strong moral character and life skills through leadership and technical programs modeled after the Navy's professional development system. The USNSCC is supported by both the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. For more information, please visit www.seacadets.org.
Duties and Responsibilities: • Develop detailed educational curricula and assessments for the purpose of implementing a standards-based instructional program focused on cadet and adult development, to include classroom support materials, train-the-trainer skills sessions, textbooks, and online learning content • Develop a core cadet curriculum focusing on Leadership, Character, and Grit, and also including fields such as basic military knowledge, civics, naval history, and STEM • Develop engaging instructional material for required anti-hazing, anti-bullying, anti-harassment, and internet safety training • Develop cadet specialization curricula in fields such as Aviation, Maritime, and Medical • Manage the beta-testing and roll-out of these curricula at the local and national level • Design/conduct professional development and instructional skills sessions for our volunteers to enforce content standards and improve student/cadet learning • Create and manage the implementation of a physical fitness curriculum • Assess learning outcomes using online exams and pre- and post-surveys • Manage the content of our local and national training programs, focusing on program-wide standardization • Manage a three-year review cycle for curriculum content after initial roll-out • Establish and maintain curriculum-relevant partnerships and coordinate with contract writers, editors, software designers, and publisher • Develop and enforce education budget
Education/Experience: • Advanced degree in Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or relevant field • Professional experience as a Curriculum Designer, Instructional Designer, or similar role • Professional experience developing, implementing, and assessing a variety of secondary education curricula, including lecture-based, hands-on, role-playing, and self-guided learning programs • Experience developing and managing multi-million-dollar budgets • Hands-on experience with learning management software • Survey writing and analysis using multivariate statistics • Ability to write clear instructional copy • Ability to work under grant-imposed deadlines • Highly collaborative style
Strong preference for a candidate with knowledge/skills in the areas of: Adult and student learning theory; coaching strategies; theory regarding learning modalities and learning pedagogies; teaching diverse populations; current principles and methods of curriculum development, program development, and supervision strategies; current successful instructional strategies and techniques; current trends in professional development; and theory and application of sound professional development practices and group processing techniques.
The candidate must be able to work independently under broad organizational guidelines with supervision focusing on results, directing other persons within a department, and determining the use of funds.
About U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
The Naval Sea Cadet Corps was founded in 1962 at the request of the U.S. Navy by the Navy League of the United States, to establish a youth program similar to those of other countries and “to create a favorable image of the Navy on the part of American youth.” Specifically to (1) Develop an interest and ability in seamanship and seagoing skills, (2) Instill virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles in each cadet, (3) Demonstrate the value of an alcohol-free, drug-free, and gang-free lifestyle, and (4) Expose cadets to the prestige of public service and a variety of career paths through hands-on training with our nation’s armed services. More information can be found on our website: http://www.seacadets.org