WHRO is looking for Environmental Science teachers to create content for a new online course. This is a paid independent contractor position that is estimated to conclude in August 2021.

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in an Environmental Science classroom and/or curriculum supervisory experience of environmental science teachers. An applicant must hold a current Virginia teaching license endorsed to teach science at the secondary level with a Biology or Earth and Space Science endorsement.

Required Qualifications: A qualified candidate must demonstrate:

  • Thorough knowledge of content and associated standards/guidelines of the course being developed;
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate ideas and information effectively, clearly, and concisely;
  • Previous experience with developing learning objectives and instructional activities that support a variety of learning styles;
  • Experience designing scientific, inquiry-based learning experiences;
  • A thorough understanding of the 5 C’s in the Profile of a Virginia Graduate (critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, communication, and citizenship);
  • Experience designing and implementing project-based learning;
  • The ability to provide content and assessment items that are rigorous and correlate to middle and higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy;
  • Experience with curriculum design principles and practices;
  • Exemplary time management, communications, interpersonal, verbal, listening, problem-solving, decision-making, organizational, and troubleshooting skills; and
  • The ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Please note that chosen candidates must attend multiple virtual training sessions before developing the online content.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with online learning and online curriculum development
  • Online teaching experience and or online teaching facilitator training
  • Helping students successfully achieve Virginia’s Board of Education’s Seal for Excellence in Science and the Environment
  • Knowledge of local, state, or national environmental organizations
  • Attendance at a Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning Institute (if applicable)

Primary Responsibilities: The content developer will:

  • Adhere to the project timeline (content training and development will take place between January 2021 and August 2021);
  • Create original content to meet or exceed the Virginia Standards of Learning and other national standards;
  • Develop original instructional activities, developmental activities, assignments, and assessments;
  • Create supporting documentation including all supplementary materials (i.e., course overview, introduction and goals, curriculum map, assignment checklist, rubrics, quick reference materials, etc.);
  • Revise published content as directed by the Project Manager based on information from the Content Area Review Team; and
  • Communicate any challenges, need for help, etc., to the Project Manager.

Please include a cover letter, resume, and an original lesson plan focusing on civic responsibility related to global climate change with your application. These materials should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WHRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WHRO does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state of federal law.