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Jobs at the Core Knowledge Foundation


Curriculum Developer – The Core Knowledge Foundation is seeking education professionals with outstanding writing skills to be a part of a team who are designing and writing a ground-breaking language arts curriculum to work in a fast paced environment; see http://www.coreknowledge.org/ckla-files. Teaching experience in the elementary grades, with a background in reading education, language development, and knowledge of current research needed. Knowledge of Word, Excel, and online communication tools (Google docs, etc.) is expected; experience using Adobe Incopy a plus. Only applicants with strong organizational skills, the ability to work collaboratively, yet be self-directed, who are available immediately and able to work in our Charlottesville office will be considered. Send cover letter, detailed resume and list of references to humanresources@coreknowledge.org, including “Curriculum Developer” in the subject line.


Early Literacy Training Professional – The Core Knowledge Foundation is seeking education professionals to design and deliver training and training tools in support of a state-wide PK–2 reading curricula adoption. Experience as a trainer and a background in reading development and/or early reading education required. Comfort with e-learning approaches, facilitation of large groups, and/or experience with project management are pluses. Knowledge of Powerpoint, Word, Excel and online communication tools (Google docs, Adobe Connect, etc.) is expected. Send detailed resume and references to humanresources@coreknowledge.org, including “Early Literacy Training Professional” in the subject line.


Production Artist – The Core Knowledge Foundation is seeking a design production artist to work in a high-volume environment. Temporary and Permanent positions are available. Primary responsibilities will include page layout, image editing, and vector illustration. Experience using Adobe Creative Suite software, particularly Adobe InDesign on a PC-based platform is required. Attention to detail, consistency and strong organizational skills required. Will work as part of a team for a Charlottesville-based nonprofit organization that is developing a ground-breaking language arts curriculum, designing and producing classroom materials. Only local applicants able to work at our Charlottesville location will be considered. Send detailed resume and references to humanresources@coreknowledge.org, including “Production Artist” in the subject line.


Copy Editor - The Core Knowledge Foundation, a developer of educational books and materials, seeks a creative, acutely detail-oriented, self-directed individual for a copy editor position in our Charlottesville office. Applicants to be considered will have knowledge of the conventions and standards for English, specifically Chicago-style editing, and the ability to manage multiple projects on a timely basis within established deadlines. Applicants must possess a proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and email software, and a willingness to learn Adobe InCopy, although experience with this software is preferred. We offer a friendly work environment and competitive compensation package. Only applicants with immediate availability and strong computer and organizational skills will be considered. Send detailed resume, cover letter and references to humanresources@coreknowledge.org, including “Copy Editor” in the subject line.


Core Knowledge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.