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Innovation Educator

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The Hidden Genius Project
Detroit, Michigan, United States
10 days ago


The Innovation Educator within The Hidden Genius Project is the fundamental driver of student programming activities with a core focus on the Intensive Immersion Program inside the classroom.  Hence, they are primarily responsible for implementing the technical curriculum, including problem-solving, computer science, programming, and software design.  Additionally, they co-coordinate and oversee a team of Youth Educators to teach the entrepreneurship and leadership components.  The Hidden Genius Project seeks to effect a radical transformation in the pedagogy of computer science, entrepreneurship, and leadership, and the Innovation Educator will serve as a fundamental strategist toward this end.  Accordingly, it is vital that they continually exercise ingenuity, enthusiasm, and a deep commitment to continual learning within an exciting expanding environment.  Finally, the Innovation Educator works as part of a dynamic, communicative, and supportive team of staff, Youth Educators, and Board members committed to their success.  This is the consummate role for the educator with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Curriculum Design - Work with the Senior Innovation Educator and Curriculum Lead/Specialist to continually re/develop and innovate an existing in/external facing curriculum that is broadly accessible, aligned with The Hidden Genius Project Immersion Curriculum goals and values.  
  • Curriculum Adaptation - Partner with The Hidden Genius Project instructional leadership to adapt and refine core curricula to meet the needs of the local site.
  • Core Instruction - Teach core curricular concepts (i.e. technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership) to Immersion cohort during summer and school-year sessions.  Coordinate Youth Educators and lead educational activities within Catalyst/community programming.  
  • Training, Technical Assistance, and Facilitation - Facilitate training and/or convenings for Genius alumni interested in becoming Youth Educators.  Train the current Youth Educators on advanced programming skills, enhanced content and methods. Train and supervise Youth Educators to support classroom and Catalyst activities, and manage them within those settings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Curriculum and Instruction - Work on other short-term and long-term projects as the need arises.


  • Excellent leadership abilities 
  • High comfort level with technology 
  • Experience working and communicating effectively with Black youth, underrepresented youth, and/or low-income youth 
  • Intense commitment to the life success of Black males and boys and men of color
  • Experience mentoring and working closely with Black male youth
  • “Can do” attitude and ability to work as part of a team 
  • Willingness to develop differentiated learning experiences
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and delegate effectively
  • Ability to receive feedback and engage in continuous self-improvement 
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic, rapidly-changing work environment 
  • Ability to build positive relationships with all important constituencies
  • Ability to work collaboratively and across teams and sectors
  • Strong knowledge of youth development field and models 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59872782
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan, United States
    Oakland, California, United States
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Position Title: Innovation Educator
  • Company Name: The Hidden Genius Project
  • Industry: Education / Teaching / Administration
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
Oakland , CA , US

The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. The Hidden Genius Project’s vision is to be a global leader in Black male youth development, as well as the leading incubator of dynamic young Black male entrepreneurs and technologists. The Hidden Genius Project will be an influential network for cascading mentorship and social innovation multiplying opportunities through which young people develop pe...

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