Director of Curriculum and Training

Full Time





At Kingmakers of Oakland (KOO), we fundamentally believe that all Black males are brilliant, beautiful, and possess innate greatness. Because our society and educational systems aren't set up to help Black boys reach their potential, our collective opportunity and responsibility are to co-create the school environment every child deserves. The Kingmakers of Oakland approach proves that it is possible to rebuild the systems, structures, culture, and conditions of schools so Black boys can thrive.


KOO is excited to hire an experienced professional to create and develop a curriculum and deliver dynamic training for our Kings. As the Curriculum & Training Director, you will make, collaborate, and provide training, ensuring that they align with KOOs’ mission of engaging, encouraging, and empowering youth of color. This is a remote position that requies occasional in-person attendance.



  • You are an energetic manager and collaborator
  • You have a commitment to diversity and experience working effectively in a culturally and ethnically diverse environment
  • You provide leadership, accept responsibility, work independently, and set your own goals in a professional manner



  • Manage a Curriculum Designer who creates and develops curriculum for licensing
  • Create KOO curriculum guidelines, and standards, including ensuring each curriculum has a clear scope and sequence, and assessments for the semester or school year
  • Create, collaborate, and deliver training sessions for facilitators, including:
    • Culturally Responsie Curriculum Facilitator Training
    • Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meetings
    • Technical Assistance and 1:1 support
    • Virtual or Place-Based observations and write up using the KOO curriculum
  • Coordinate a minimum of six external fee-for-service trainings for educators
  • Coordinate workshops or sessions for Fall Forum and Spring Symposium Conferences
  • Coordinate End-of-Year Celebration for PLC Facilitators
  • Facilitate and lead meetings
  • Complete pre- and post-assessments (quantitative and narrative) for all student participants in the KOO course offerings, including the facilitators' classroom, rituals, and engagements with students (Kings)
  • Provide feedback to the facilitator and district, as needed, regarding fidelity to the KOO's model and framework for engaging, encouraging, and empowering African American males
  • Collaborate with Service Delivery Team to create curriculum and learning opportunities for KOO Labs



  • Mission alignment as it relates to engaging, encouraging, and empowering youth of color and toward systemic change in education
  • Proven experience and background in curriculum writing, understanding common core, state standards, and adult learning
  • Experience planning, coordinating, and executing virtual and place-based training, workshops, and conferences
  • Background in Pan-African, African-American, and African Diaspora studies
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to successfully navigate within a young start-up nonprofit environment
  • Communicate and articulate verbally and in writing at an exceptional level
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all levels of staff, outside agencies, youth, parents, the public, and Board members
  • Proficiency with standard office software programs including GSuite, Microsoft Office, Zoom and video conferencing, and a variety of web-based platforms
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population
  • Willingness to take responsibility for ensuring the completion of work across diverse and collaborative teams
  • Value and contribute to sustaining a workplace culture based on trust, collaboration, respect, and honesty


This is a full-time, exempt remote position that requires occasional in-person attendance.



  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Benefits




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