English Language Arts (ELA) Contractor



About the Role

We are looking for a contractor who has a deep understanding of Common Core English Language Arts standards in grades 4 through 8 to gather high quality open education resources and construct standards-aligned assessments. This work will be used to build an ELA course for K12 students in the United States. This is an independent contractor role for 10 to 30 hours per week. Graduate and post- graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Gather and curate open education resources (OERs) for CCSS ELA
  • Construct short machine-graded, standards-aligned assessments for all CCSS ELA standards grades 4-8
  • Ensure that all resources and assessments are student- and teacher-friendly, high quality, and promote student learning

About You

We are looking for someone who embodies our ideals and values, who is passionate about education and understands that collaboration is what builds and scales success.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong background in English Language Arts, ideally in the K12 space
  • Familiarity with Common Core English Language Arts standards (particularly grades 4-8)
  • High attention to detail
  • Comfortable finding standards aligned educational resources online
  • Comfortable writing ELA assessments in the K12 space
  • Experience teaching or tutoring ELA is a plus but not required

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume by email with position title in the subject line (no letters, calls, faxes, or drop-ins) to michelle@gooru.org. We carefully consider each application, but due to the high volume of applications, we can personally respond only to candidates who we’d like to advance in the interview process. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

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Gooru is an equal opportunity employer. Gooru does not promote or discriminate against any person, population group, or organization with regard to categories protected by applicable United States law. These include, but are not limited to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, physical appearance, language, education background, national origin, age, disability, and veteran status. Gooru will not make any posting or employment decision that does not comply with applicable laws relating to labor and employment, equal employment opportunity, employment eligibility requirements or related matters