ORGANIZATION OVERVIEWNJ LEEP is a college access and success program for low-income and first-generation students from the greater Newark area. NJ LEEP currently serves 75 middle school students (with the program growing to serve 120 middle school students by 2021), 140 high school students, 120 college students, and more than 250 family members annually. We help students perform at high academic levels by building skills through law-related and other educational programs, developing the habits necessary for college success and community leadership, and offering exposure to colleges, careers, and role models who have achieved professional success. NJ LEEPs model is challenging and rigorous and 100% of NJ LEEP program graduates have gone on to college. NJ LEEP strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. We are committed to anti-racist principles and are actively engaged in the work of those principles, including staff trainings and creating space for dialogue around race and identity for both staff and students. For more information about our work, please go to OVERVIEWIn NJ LEEPs Summer Law Institute, approximately 45 rising ninth graders immerse themselves in a five-week intensive criminal law, criminal procedure, and trial advocacy curriculum, which culminates in a mock trial competition before sitting New Jersey judges. Students take weekly exams, participate in field trips, listen to guest speakers, and engage in social-emotional learning during this rigorous summer course. In the Constitutional Law Debate Program, sophomores, juniors, and select seniors read complex legal opinions, hone their critical analysis skills while drafting persuasive legal briefs, and deliver compelling oral arguments in debate competitions judged by practicing attorneys. Throughout the program, sophomores must attend Debate Review class twice per week, and students receive additional academic support from volunteer attorney-mentors.The Legal Curriculum Consultant will be responsible for rewriting NJ LEEPs Summer Law Institute (SLI) curriculum, creating lesson plans and assessments, and revising/rewriting NJ LEEPs Constitutional Law Debate (CLD) curriculum. The Curriculum Consultant will primarily interface with the Legal Education Manager. This is a consultant/contract position.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESSummer Law Institute (SLI) Curriculum Review existing SLI curriculum materials and consult with Legal Education Manager to understand current strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Create NJ LEEPs SLI curriculum, including lesson plan outlines, instructor and student manuals, homework assignments, readings, and assessments. The SLI course will incorporate aspects of criminal law, criminal procedure, and trial advocacy. Ensure that all SLI curriculum materials align with NJ LEEPs anti-racism/anti-bias principles, and that the curriculum complies with all copyright and intellectual property laws. Create mock trial competition content that is aligned with the full SLI curriculum and relevant prep materials for instructors and students. In consultation with the Legal Education Manager, create a comprehensive assessment strategy to gauge student learning and growth. Create systems for instructional observation and feedback aligned to SLI curriculum. Create training materials to be used to orient summer instructors in use of SLI curriculum.Constitutional Law Debate (CLD) Curriculum Review existing CLD curriculum materials to analyze whether fact patterns address important contemporary legal issues. Identify and address any areas in which existing materials do not align with NJ LEEPs anti-racism/anti-bias principles. In consultation with the Legal Education Manager, determine the full set of legal topics to be included in the CLD curriculum. Create or revise fact patterns for each identified legal topic. Identify and collect case law and other supporting materials for each fact pattern.Curriculum Alignment Work with staff to create curriculum map with scope, sequence, and design that is consistent and fluid with other NJ LEEP programming, standards of excellence, and values. Create periodic curriculum evaluation methods to be conducted by Legal Education Manager.QUALIFICATIONSCandidates for this position must have the following qualifications: BS/BA degree from a 4-year college or university; law degree preferred Experience writing legal and/or high school curriculum Preference for experience working in a college readiness institution Knowledge of ELA standards and benchmarks Capable of developing and defining a comprehensive vision for academic skill-building Strong attention to detail Excellent writing and critical analysis skills Highly motivated, organized, self-directed individual who can proactively and creatively solve problems and manage multiple projects simultaneously Committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justiceTracking

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