Curriculum Designer

The Management Center | REMOTE

About Job

What You’ll Do

Reporting to the Managing Partner of Training, Tamara Osivwemu, the Curriculum Designer will bring TMC content to life through training curricula that engage participants and effectively support them to implement what they learn when they return to work.

In your first year, a critical and exciting aspect of this new role will be designing–from the ground up–a new approach for the online version of our core Managing to Change the World course: one that takes advantage of the best practices and exciting opportunities that online instruction affords, while not losing TMC’s trusted, practical approach.

Beyond that, you’ll have the opportunity to strengthen the interactive and online elements of our broad scope of trainings so they are more engaging for all and accessible to a wide audience (with specific emphasis on serving those who are traditionally marginalized in workplace learning environments – such as those who identify as BIPOC, neurodiverse, having a disability, and/or early career). You’ll evaluate the effectiveness of curricula by observing our trainings and reviewing participant data. You’ll support trainers in delivering curriculum well by writing clear participant outcomes and trainer guides. Throughout your design work, you’ll collaborate across a range of departments at the Management Center, working with our Content, Coaching, and Admin Teams.

Who You Are

You are an innovative curriculum designer with a strong understanding of adult learning, in-person training, and online instruction. You are aligned with the Management Center’s approach to management and work practices – namely, that at the end of the day, great managers, staff members, and teams must deliver exceptional results toward their missions, interrupt systemic inequities (such as racism and sexism), and invest in people, relationships, and systems to create healthy organizations.

Specifically, you are:

  • Able to design training curricula that meet the needs of adults with multiple learning styles and include a variety of modalities – facilitated, experiential, workshop, and direct instruction. You have an understanding of online learning platforms, resources, opportunities, and pitfalls, and can make strong recommendations for TMC trainings. And you can:
    • Set and design to meet clear participant outcomes.
    • Write clear, comprehensive talking points and trainer guides.
    • Observe a training in action to assess whether the curriculum is achieving intended outcomes and spot challenges and opportunities for deeper learning and application.
  • Able to balance consistency with innovation: We are embarking on a major redesign for our online trainings, and we want to maximize current strengths while adopting a fresh approach. Our current trainings are lecture-heavy, and we want to move to more experiential, interactive sessions over time. This will require someone who can explore traditions, preferences, and requirements, and make strong proposals while holding humility in authorship. You need to be able and willing to make multiple revisions or throw out an entire draft if it’s not working in practice, not be too tied to the idea you generated, and able to navigate multiple sources of (sometimes contradictory) feedback.
  • Deeply committed to racial justice and equity in all elements of work: Our curricula need to directly address systemic racism and oppression, and designers must have an intersectional understanding of oppression, identity, and power, through lived and learned experience. You must be able to foster learning experiences that center those traditionally marginalized in workplace trainings – such as BIPOC folks, those who are neurodiverse, people with disabilities, and early career staff.
  • An adept project manager: You are able to drive a project forward; hear input from a variety of stakeholders (truly welcoming viewpoints that differ from your own); decide the best course of action; communicate effectively across differences in identity, power, and position; and build rapport and trust with others. You are able to set and meet realistic deadlines, and you reprioritize when faced with unexpected challenges.
  • Eager to collaborate across teams and roles by engaging as a strong team member. You live into our core values (focusing on impact; advancing racial justice; embracing learning; striving to excel; being unusually helpful; and building connection, trust, and joy), meet your administrative responsibilities, effectively collaborate with peers on team and organizational initiatives, and are responsive to all colleagues.

What Else You Should Know

We are accepting applications for this position through March 13, 2022. We will respond to applicants once the application is closed.

We are an equal opportunity employer, are committed to racial equity and social justice, and we make a particular effort to recruit people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color to apply for open positions.

We also strive to ensure our hiring process, including the submission of the application, meets your needs. To apply to this post, you will need to upload a resume, answer a few questions (using open text and multiple choice answers), and submit an example of past work. If there are accommodations that would help you in submitting the application, please email

The position can be based anywhere in the U.S. and could involve some travel once TMC transitions back to holding in-person gatherings (perhaps 4-6 times a year).

The full-time salary range for Partner roles is between $126,072 to $188,531, with exact salary depending on experience and new staff rarely starting at the top of the range.

We also offer excellent benefits, including a trans and gender non-binary health fund, generous time off, and an additional 5% employer contribution to your retirement fund with no match required.