Our Hiring Experience
- Interview Philosophy
- Interview Process
- Candidate Resources
Our Interview Philosophy:
We are a mission-driven, value-centric company, striving to make classrooms better places for teachers and students. Our rigorous interview process is designed to not only assess candidates for their experience and fit with organizational needs, but also their philosophical alignment with our purpose. We believe our team is best able to serve educators when we are all working with a shared passion for making an impact on education that lasts a lifetime!
Our Interview Process:
We work hard to design a customized interview process for each role. Although the process does vary from role to role, there are a few steps candidates can expect:
- An interview with your future manager
- Interviews with colleagues you may interact with day-to-day (both within your team and on other teams)
- If interviewing for a people manager role, you will meet with another leader above your manager like a director or vice president of the department
- For some roles, we find it helpful to give candidates a task that will replicate the work you’ll complete in your day-to-day. Each task is slightly different and will include detailed directions and timeline
- Additionally, for roles that are Director-level or above, candidates meet with our AVP of Talent & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Programs and in most cases, our Chief Executive Officer
This list is not comprehensive but should give candidates an idea of what they might expect.
Our Onboarding Process:
We want to ensure all new team members get off to the best possible start!
Onboarding begins the moment an offer letter is signed. While the team prepares for your arrival, you will receive an email welcoming you to CA and giving you access to our onboarding portal.
On your first day, you will receive our Orientation Playbook with resources to help you get rolling and join other new hires for an orientation where you will gain access to all essential applications and be introduced to CA's culture. You will also spend time with your manager and have lunch with your new hire buddy, who will be with you over your first few weeks.
Over the next 30 days, you will go on to complete tasks and training geared towards helping you get an understanding of CA, our products, values, and your department, ensuring that you are comfortable in your role and set up to succeed.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEIB) at Curriculum Associates
To date, we have developed three company-wide commitments to anchor our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging efforts and create a shared language for accountability. This is a company-wide effort, aimed at improving all aspects of the CA employee experience.
Our three commitments include:
- Implement equitable hiring practices to increase the diversity of the CA workforce to one day reflect the demographics of public schools.
- Build a culture of inclusivity so that all CA staff can thrive.
- Deliver products and services that drive grade-level access and outcomes, equitably for all students.
Our Talent team has worked to critically review all parts of our hiring process to work to remove the effects of bias. We have reviewed and revised how we write our job description, review resumes, interview and evaluate candidates, and much more to ensure an equitable and attainable for all candidates who chose to apply.
A Culture of Inclusivity
We are committed to creating a culture of belonging for our teams. To accomplish this goal, we have created five Employee Resource Groups, DEIB book clubs, a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) mentorship program, and several programs to create spaces where employees’ culture, experiences, and voices are centered & valued.
As the company grows, we continue to review and improve these programs based on employee feedback.
Supporting Educators and Learners through Inclusive Content
Educators across the country are charged with helping all students reach grade-level milestones—regardless of where they live, the languages they speak, their race or ethnicities, or available resources.
To help educators succeed, Curriculum Associates produces high-quality, inclusive content that encourages learners to:
- See themselves fully represented
- Learn about others who are also fully represented
- Reflect on how their perspectives have evolved based on their new knowledge
This approach to learning both invites and requires more diverse voices to make content richer and more relevant to learners from different cultures, languages, and life experiences.
Developing Inclusive Content
Students who are more engaged with their learning show significantly greater learning gains than their peers, and engaged learners are more likely to graduate and be prepared for college and career success.
One effective way to engage all learners is to ensure they see themselves in their learning. To this aim, our content development is guided by these principles:
- Students deserve learning experiences that reflect and validate their unique cultural backgrounds and life experiences.
- When learners see themselves accurately reflected, they feel safe, seen, and valued at school.
- To help educators accelerate learning for all students, they need the best possible materials to spark deep engagement.
Perks and Benefits
We've got you covered.Our team is best-in-class, and so are our benefits! Enjoy comprehensive coverage for you and your family including no-deductible health care.
Family flexibility.We respect your priorities outside of work, offering flexible schedules and work-from-home options to support a healthy life balance.
Take the time you need.To do great work, it’s important to rest and care for yourself. We offer the flexibility to take the paid time off you need to travel, be with your family or just recharge.
Have some fun.With in-person and virtual gathering, you’ll join a mission-driven community that celebrates wins and lifts one another up.
Find your happy place.Whether working in pjs at home with a hybrid work option, catching rays on our Wi-Fi-equipped patio, or collaborating in a cozy common area, you’ll do your best work where you’re comfortable.
Stay well.Stay strong with a workout in our fitness center or a free virtual group training class. We also offer confidential counseling services to support your mental wellness.
Hit the books.Our team never stops learning. We offer access to over 10,000 free online courses and tuition reimbursement to encourage your professional development.
Know you're not alone.A dedicated fund provides employees financial help in times of crisis.
Get recognized.Quarterly peer-nominated awards honor top performers.
Curriculum Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Curriculum Associates, LLC will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by law. Curriculum Associates, LLC will grant employment, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by law. Such action shall include, but not be limited to, the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
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