Full-time Curriculum Designer ISA Tokyo (1/31)

ISA is hiring a full-time Curriculum Designer for the Global Competence Program. This is a content-based program taught in English at juniors and high schools across Japan. The program is 30 lessons a year with our own instructors delivering the program onsite at schools. Start date Jan/Feb 2022.


Job details: 

ISA is now hiring for a full-time Curriculum Developer for our Global Competence Program (GCP). 

About ISA:
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Start date: January 2022 (preferred)
Salary: ¥5,500,000 + (commensurate with experience)
Transportation Allowance: Public transportation allowance provided
Enrollment in national health insurance
Paid vacation
Visa Sponsorship available
We are committed to working long-term with our staff, and opportunities for upward movement are possible for the right people.

ISA partners with junior high schools and senior high schools throughout Japan to offer our year-long Global Competence Program during the regular school calendar. Our program consists of 6 levels; hence, we often work with schools for several years as their students advance from one level to the next. The contents of the program aim to help students gain the values, skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary for their own journey toward global competence. Our own GCP teachers go to schools and deliver the program on a weekly basis to class sizes of up to 40 students with the support of each schools’ own teachers.
Our lessons include topics such as intercultural awareness, growth mindset, diversity, divergent thinking, and perspectives. Although the Global Competence Program is taught in English, it is not an English program, nor does it focus on English language development. The focus of using English is to teach students how to view learning languages as a way to connect and communicate with others in our global society and create a global identity.

GCP Curriculum Designer Job details:
We are looking for a highly experienced curriculum developer. The GCP Curriculum Developer will contribute to the ongoing creation and revision of the current GCP six-level curriculum. The role is collaborative and strategic, yet highly task-based and detail-oriented. A candidate for this position would have the following experience:

● Minimum of a BS/BA degree; MS/MA/M.Ed in Education, TESOL, or Curriculum Design preferred
● 5+ years of teaching experience
● 3+ years of teaching experience in the Japanese educational school system
● Extensive experience in curriculum design; experience developing content-based learning curricula preferred.
● Experience with using various digital applications in the classroom.
● Demonstrate an understanding of the Japanese learner and how to help them maximize their learning experiences through skilled scaffolding and sound lesson plan development.
● Exceptional ability to conceptualize and execute content for a variety of levels.
● Ability to collaborate with program management and GCP teachers to conceptualize and develop lesson plans for multiple levels.
● Qualities and mindset: Passionate, organized, internally motivated, and service-oriented.
● Skills and abilities: Ability to manage stress, problem-solve, work as part of a team, strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to connect with staff with patience and understanding.
● Capacity to work remotely and maintain virtual team best practices.

• Proven experience with a visual design application.
• Knowledge of presentation and instructional design tools.
• Receptive to feedback and iterating on work to ensure educators and students receive the best products possible.

Job Description:
Design and Analysis
• Create and revise lesson materials (student handbooks, teacher guides, slides, online learning content, assessments, etc.) for all GCP program levels.
• Identify ways to continuously improve learning experiences, standards, and outcomes.
• Participate in feedback and review of GCP through surveys and other appropriate means that can assist with the overall improvement of the curriculum.

Online Learning and Support
• Utilize authoring software to develop and maintain online learning content for all GCP levels.
• Identify and integrate new digital learning applications as needed.
• Support GCP coordinators and teachers in troubleshooting issues related to online learning content.
• Research and recommend to GPI Directors any suggestions regarding new ways to adjust or adapt online learning into GCP.

Teacher Support
• Lead curriculum sessions for the April onboarding of new and existing GCP teachers.
• Meet with Level Coaches and teachers before each unit to ensure the delivery of the contents aligns with the curriculum’s student learning goals.
• Organize content reflection/review sessions with coaches and teachers after every unit for constructive feedback.
• Readily available to teachers for advice or consultation on matters related to the GCP curriculum.

• Participate in weekly meetings with GPI Directors to discuss curriculum operations, updates, and developments.
• On occasion, work with GCP staff to assist with curriculum explanation or adjustments to current or potential schools via virtual meetings or in-person school visits.
• On occasion, may participate in GCP seminars and GCP presentations.
• Join annual GPI meeting with GCP leadership in Tokyo or other designated location.


Monday, January 31, 2022
13 days remaining
Contact details: 

Please submit resume and letter of interest to Hiring Team at the following email address: t.prewett@gpijapan.com