Open Curriculum Director Position

If you’re a fan of OER and looking for an awesome job, look no further than the Open High School of Utah! OHSU is hiring a Director of Curriculum and Development to oversee the open curriculum. The job description is below; apply online here.

Open High School of Utah is now accepting applications for a Director of Curriculum Development. Candidates should have experience in instructional design, instructional technology, or related field. Prior experience working with open source curriculum development is preferred. Position requires exceptional skills utilizing technology in instruction and use of media.

Candidates should hold a valid Utah teaching license, or have the skills and credentials needed to obtain such licensing. Candidates with highly qualified status are preferred.

Salary will be determined based on candidate experience and credentials.


  • Experience in instructional design, instructional technology, or related field
  • Experience managing one or more successful open educational resource development projects
  • Strong technology skills, use of media and instructional design techniques
  • Maintains Highly Qualified Teacher status and current educational license
  • Good communication and people skills, ability to interact well with others
  • Ability to meet deadlines with creativity, independence and high standards

The Open Curriculum Coordinator is responsible for managing the curriculum at the Open High School of Utah. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reports regularly to the Director and provides him/her with oral reports and/or written summaries regarding the status of curriculum and instruction within the school
  • Chairs and assists Teacher Leaders in a systemic review and comprehensive assessment of curriculum and instructional programs
  • Works with the individual Curriculum Teams to assist them in the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of grades 9-12 curriculum
  • Assists the Administration in the development of budgets for curriculum development and evaluation, textbook purchases and staff training
  • Works individually and collectively with staff to ensure that they are properly trained and know how to use the LMS and any relevant technology/programs/applications
  • Provides oversight of special projects as they relate to curricula and instruction
  • Maintaining a complete and current listing of organizations and / or websites that provide access to high quality, appropriate OERs
  • Ensuring that teachers maintain curriculum maps that match relevant Utah Core Curriculum Standards to existing OERs
  • Supervising and training teachers and instructional designers to ensure that OERs fare adapted for instructional effectiveness, age-appropriateness, consistency of tone and style, and general readability
  • Managing the design process, and development of new OERs in coordination with other OHSU staff and teachers when appropriate OERs cannot be located
  • Specifying and developing appropriate, standards-aligned assessments together with other OHSU staff and teachers
  • Maintaining an online collection of official OHSU OERs that is easily accessible by the public according to the prescribed release schedule
  • Overseeing the process for uploading OERs, assessments, and other materials as necessary into the OHSU learning management system
  • Providing LMS-related feedback for future improvements to the system; point of contact for teachers, staff and Agilix
  • Participating in usability testing of OERs and lessons and incorporating results
  • Participating in the Open Curriculum continuous improvement process and research cycles and incorporating results
  • Coordinating the open source aspect of Open Curriculum development, including receiving and managing curriculum contributions from the public people outside the OHSU (volunteers, interns, etc.)
  • Coordinating the efforts of other OHSU curriculum development staff or individuals / organizations contracted to provide curriculum-related services
  • Developing stylistic, coding, and visual standards for content together with professional designers, OHSU staff, and teachers
  • Staying up-to-date on relevant current research and new instructional design approaches and models
  • Representing the OHSU at relevant conferences and meetings
  • Disseminating information about the Open Curriculum through scholarly outlets like peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations
  • Coordinating and finalizing all development within schedule and on budget
  • Completes other tasks as assigned by Director