Curriculum and Academics Specialist - Science
Chicago, IL  / Washington, DC  / Vienna, VA  / Baltimore, MD  / Boston, MA  / Newport Beach, CA  / San Diego, CA  / Orlando, FL  / New York, NY  / Allentown, PA  / Austin, TX  / Houston, TX  / West Valley City, UT  / Charlottesville, VA  / Richmond, VA  / Williamsburg, VA ...View All
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Posted 24 days ago
Job Description

WorldStrides is the global leader in educational travel and experiential learning. The company was founded over 50 years ago and has grown to provide a wide range of programs for more than 550,000 students annually from more than 5,000 K12 schools and universities to over 100 countries around the world. WorldStrides offers experiential learning programs in educational travel, performing arts, language immersion, career exploration, service-learning, study abroad, and sports. Each of these experiences helps students to see beyond the classroom and to see the world - and themselves - in new ways.

About the Position: The Curriculum and Academics Specialist - Science is dedicated to providing support to the Curriculum and Academics Team, specifically supporting K-12 students and teachers in all divisions and on all programs with a focus on WorldStrides science programs. This position serves as the primary support for curriculum development, online academics, field materials and training, program standards alignment, and registrar clerical responsibilities.


  • Regular curriculum writing and revision
  • Management of science supply inventory
  • Creation and revision of science curricular materials for internal and external clients
  • Coordinate field educator trainings with science operations team and external partners
  • Daily grading of online student coursework
  • Ongoing maintenance of our dynamic learning management system
  • Development and maintenance of academic materials, including standards alignment documents, course syllabi, and online course snapshot resources
  • Proactive communication with field staff (course leaders, tour directors and others)
  • Weekly processing of teacher professional development certificates with state-specific requirements
  • Weekly processing of student academic transcripts and certificates of completion
  • Collaboration across departments and divisions regarding online course enrollment, sales support, and program updates
  • Communication by email and phone with internal and external clients
  • Creation of content for online portals and promotional websites for WorldStrides' client-facing sites
  • Participation in monthly drift check / assessment reliability meetings

At WorldStrides, the experience is everything. By joining our team, you help provide moments that delight and open up the world of learning. Our team is truly passionate about making each experience a once in a lifetime opportunity for each traveler that is easy to manage from A to Z. Each journey is different, which is why we offer a broad range of experiential learning programs for groups and individuals of all ages throughout their lifelong learning journey.

If we've learned anything over this last year, it's that being able to experience different places and things while interacting with new people is imperative to not only personal growth but also to general well-being. So, let's get out there-together. To learn more about our brand, our mission and our commitment to health and safety, please visit our website at

Members of our team are able to take advantage of our generous paid time off (PTO) policy, comprehensive insurance plans (medical, dental, vision and more), flexible spending accounts, paid parental and care giver leave, a casual work environment and a flexible work policy with several options to meet both your professional and personal needs. In addition, we offer travel perks on our products. We also take COVID protocols very seriously and are committed to the health and safety of our team members, participants, vendors, and partners which is why we've put extensive measures in place around mandatory vaccinations, PPE and other safety guidelines that follows both the CDC and World Health Organizations guidance.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, WorldStrides` is committed to building a diverse workforce, supported by an environment that promotes inclusion and belonging. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Home Office - US; Chicago, IL; Carlton Avenue, VA - Fulfillment Center; Allentown, PA; Boston, MA; El Dorado Hills, CA; Orlando, FL; New York Tour Central; Glenwood, MD; Vienna, VA; Baltimore, MD; Richmond, VA; Edmonton, Canada; Charlottesville, VA - Headquarters; San Diego, CA; Austin, Texas; Williamsburg, VA; Houston, TX; DC Tour Central; Salt Lake City, UT
  • Minimum Master of Education or Master of Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Current teaching licensure
  • 6-12th grade classroom teaching experience in science-related field (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science)
  • Online instruction experience
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and mission-centered decision-making
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to respond to internal and external client requests in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to analyze and solve problems at both a strategic and functional level
  • Flexibility between collaborative teamwork and independent self-pacing
  • Ability to remain focused and self-motivated
  • Strong professional communication skills, both written and verbal; attentive proofing and editing skills
  • Acute attention to detail, organization, documentation, effective time management, and prompt follow-up



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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