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Reporting to the Director, Academics & Skills-Building, the Manager, Curriculum & Instruction will oversee the development, refinement, and implementation of academic curriculum used during Academy BASE programming and manage and support all Scholar Athlete-facing staff, summer teachers, and volunteers responsible for delivering academic instruction.

The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy is the signature program of Washington Nationals Philanthropies. The Academy’s purpose is to use baseball and softball as vehicles to foster positive character development, academic achievement, and improved health among underserved youth in Washington, D.C. To achieve its purpose, the Academy implements holistic programs throughout the year at its nine-acre educational and athletic facility in the Fort DuPont neighborhood of Ward 7.

The Nationals are a military-friendly organization actively recruiting veterans and spouses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establish a clearly defined set of materials and/or software applications to be approved by the Director as the “Academy Curriculum” for BASE programming.
  • Document and catalogue all academic curriculum materials in addition to any other materials utilized for academic instruction, such as one-on-one or small group tutoring, or as otherwise deemed necessary by the Director.
  • Ensure the effective delivery of the Academy Curriculum for BASE program Scholar Athletes designed to achieve articulated outcome goals.
  • Establish a curriculum training program for all Scholar Athlete-facing staff and volunteer Mentors (Instructors), including the utilization of outsourced training resources, if necessary.
  • Consistently research school-based curriculum and that of other out-of-school academic programs to ensure the latest information is informing the Academy’s curriculum.
  • Collaborate with the Director and other staff in the planning and execution of academic assessments.
  • Establish a process to collect relevant academic information (including reports cards, IEPs and other behavioral information) from partner schools, school district offices, and/or LEAs to drive planning for appropriate intervention and support during programming.
  • Implement and analyze Scholar Athlete assessments as they enter the program, as well as those taken throughout the year, and will collaborate, when necessary, with school teachers, parents/guardians, Instructors, and the Scholar Athletes themselves to develop individualized plans to address identified learning or performance gaps.
  • Work with the Manager, Enrollment and Measurement & Evaluation to ensure that assessment data is synthesized and presentable for the purpose of the WNP Marketing & Development team sharing with external parties.
  • Based on conclusions drawn from internal assessment results, evaluation and research, refine, if necessary, and document new curriculum or curricular modules, to be approved by the Director.
  • Evaluate individual Scholar Athlete academic assessments and coordinate with teachers, families/guardians, or others, when necessary, to develop plans to address learning gaps for individual Scholar Athletes.
  • Work closely with the Director in his/her leadership of the hiring process for all part-time and seasonal team members and the Associate, Volunteer & Alumni Relations, for volunteers with Academic enrichment responsibilities.
  • Manage part-time and seasonal team members, including any outsourced partners, responsible for BASE program curriculum delivery.
  • Provide support to Instructors during program time and feedback to Instructors to improve delivery of curriculum.
  • Oversee as project manager the execution of all events for BASE program Scholar Athletes.
  • Contribute meaningfully to an inclusive and productive work culture that promotes clear expectations, accountability, and communication in service to achieving outcome goals for Scholar Athletes.
  • Achieve all professional goals and outcomes under an umbrella of fiscal accountability.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience in areas of school-based classroom instruction and/or out-of-school-time youth development programs with a track record of driving results.
  • Experience with training/coaching teachers and/or youth development professionals and demonstration of effective peer to peer communication, strategic thinking, and project management skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions
  • Strong writing and oral communications skills, including experience with public speaking.
  • Responsible, accountable, organized, and detail-oriented.

Physical/Environmental Requirements
  • Office: Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Position may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

All applicants for employment at the Washington Nationals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections, or who are pregnant, may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.