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Curriculum & Development Manager

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • $70,000 – $90,000 depending on experience. USD / Year
  • Salary: $70,000 – $90,000 depending on experience.

Website ideas42

Role and Responsibilities  

The ideas42 Academy seeks to teach and coach leaders and managers from government, non-profit, for-profit and philanthropic sectors in the use of applied behavioral science. The aim of this effort is to build the capacity of others to apply behavioral science in a high-quality way for social good. Our current offerings include off-the-shelf tools for practitioners, seminars by leading academics, short courses in behavioral design, and customized training programs. The Academy supports the broader mission of ideas42 to help make the use of applied behavioral science ubiquitous across social impact work.

ideas42 is seeking a detail-oriented, self-starter with a track record of success in building and managing high-impact adult educational programming to oversee and grow the Academy. The Curriculum & Development Manager and ideas42’s Chief Innovation Officer and will work closely with ideas42 staff from across the organization to execute programming for external audiences and contribute to the development of new product/class offerings. Responsibilities include: managing existing programs (Seminar Series, Crash Course), coordinating Academy marketing activities, supporting the development of new Academy offerings, contributing to Academy strategy, and ultimate responsibility for the Profit and Loss of the Academy. This role needs a person who can help set strategy, develop content and programs, and contribute to the execution of the programs.

This is a unique opportunity to grow an early-stage non-profit venture within a stable and established non-profit organization. This role holds immense growth opportunity. The academy has massive potential for revenue and impact growth. As the Academy grows, we anticipate adding team members to the Academy team. The Academy is a division of ideas42 and is run and measured as a socially responsible earned revenue self-sustaining effort.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and grow the ideas42 Academy
  • Set strategy and course offering in conjunction with the Chief Innovation Officer
  • Responsible for the profit and loss of the ideas42 academy
    Marketing and sales of the Academy course offerings to individuals and institutions
  • Support the conceptualization, development, and execution of new Academy offerings
  • Proactively research and implement evidence-based adult learning strategies
  • Coordinate all aspects of the existing Behavioral Science for Practitioners Crash Course, including, instructor liaison, marketing, registration tracking, participant communications, course execution, and evaluation
  • Coordinate all aspects of the ideas42 Seminar Series, including, presenter recruitment and communication, marketing, registrant tracking, webinar platform management, video editing, and participant follow-up
  • Work closely with the Communications Team to maintain and update the Academy webpage


Minimum qualifications 

  • At least 5 years of experience managing programs or work streams in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience liaising with clients or external partners in a highly professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively solve problems and develop and implement solutions
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and consistency
    Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to proactively establish good working relationships with people at all levels and from diverse professional backgrounds
  • Interest in and willingness to learn more about applied behavioral science and adult learning
  • Commitment to our mission
  • An ownership mentality and growth mindset

Preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Prefer degrees in psychology, behavioral economics, public policy, or related discipline; education, communication; and/or audio & video production, film.
  • Experience managing training or capacity development programs
  • Knowledge of adult learning pedagogy
  • Knowledge of applied behavioral science
  • Sales and marketing to institutional clients for training or service offerings

About ideas42 

We’re a non-profit looking for deep insights into human behavior—into why people do what they do—and using that knowledge in ways that help improve lives, build better systems, and drive social change. Working globally, we reinvent the practices of institutions, and create better products and policies that can be scaled for maximum impact.

We also teach others, ultimately striving to generate lasting social impact and create a future where the universal application of behavioral science powers a world with optimal health, equitable wealth, and environments and systems that are sustainable and just for all.

For more than a decade, we’ve been at the forefront of applying behavioral science in the real world. And as we’ve developed our expertise, we’ve helped to define an entire field. Our efforts have so far extended to 40 countries as we’ve partnered with governments, foundations, NGOs, private enterprises, and a wide array of public institutions.

We value diversity and inclusion and are dedicated to growing our teams with people who have diverse experiences, backgrounds, and skills. We are committed to fair and unbiased hiring practices that support equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, abilities, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Working with Us 

We are a culture-first organization where rules or processes do not take precedence – people and their ability to make well-reasoned decisions do. You’ll find that our team members are deeply caring, smart, and both tenacious and rigorous in their work. We are committed to building an inclusive team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences.

Our core values are at the heart of everything at ideas42:

We live and breathe what we do. We look at everything through a BEHAVIORAL LENS.
We take OWNERSHIP. We don’t just work at ideas42, we take shared responsibility for it.
We DO GOOD. We use our expertise to improve millions of lives and create a better world for all.
We have fun. We let PLAYFULNESS inform the way we work and our approach to the world, helping to drive our creativity and improve our solutions.
We live with a SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY. We approach our colleagues, partners and people whose lives we seek to improve with an attitude of selflessness and cooperation.
We are TENACIOUS. We never take the easy route, but push to stretch the limits of what’s possible.
We are RIGOROUS in how we think and how we tackle problems.


We hope that you are excited by the opportunity to work with us. We are proud to offer a comprehensive and behaviorally designed benefits package and other perks to support our team and allow us to focus on our work of solving tough social problems.

Insurance: We offer fully-covered medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage for you and your families.
401(k) Match: We contribute 3%, even if you don’t contribute at all.
Generous Vacation and Paid Time Off: We’ve built infrastructure to encourage our team to rest and recharge throughout the year.
Paid Parental Leave
Fitness benefits
Dependent Care Accounts
Phone benefits including reimbursement towards a new smart phone
Professional Development fund
Loan Forgiveness: Based on our 501(c)3 status, you are able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Application Process Overview

The ideas42 application process has four stages:

  • Application: Submit your application and resume
  • Case Study: Selected candidates will receive a short assignment, to be completed over approx. 1 week
  • First Round Interview: Selected candidates will be invited to interview with an ideas42 program team member
  • Final Round Interview: Selected candidates will be invited to interview with an ideas42 senior team member. References will also be requested and contacted during this time.

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