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Partnership to End Addiction is seeking proposals from curriculum development consultants for a research-based pilot prevention project.

Scope of Work

The selected consultant will use their training in psychology, youth development, and education to help design and build a prevention curriculum for students in grades 9-12 on the topic of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. We are looking for an experienced and self-directed individual capable of working collaboratively with the research team and content experts to develop and design engaging curriculum content and professional training materials for in-person delivery and online/digital instruction. The finished product will be three 40-minute units. The estimated timeline for this project is 3-5 months.


The consultant has a Master’s degree in psychology, education, social work or related field and 5+ years of experience working either in educational settings, with evidence of excellence in grades 9-12 instructional design/curriculum development in the mental health/prevention field or at a 9-12 grade curriculum publishing company.

We are seeking a consultant who has:

  • Knowledge of pedagogical practices and digital and online curriculum design, including planning of unit scope, sequence, and narrative
  • Strong grasp of effective high school-level education practices
  • Ability to create both student-facing curricula and teacher-facing/professional training content
  • Knowledge of prevention research and practice related to youth mental health/substance use
  • Familiarity with the CASEL 5 core competencies of social and emotional learning/CASEL framework

Successful applicants will be creative, collaborative, and attentive to detail with strong writing, communication, and instructional knowledge and skills.

Proposal Requirements

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and your business (if applicable), along with a brief summary of your relevant curriculum development experience.
  • A detailed resume highlighting your curriculum development experience and training in psychology, youth development and education.
  • Samples of relevant curricula you’ve developed.
  • A list of references (name, organization, contact information) from previous clients or employers who can speak to your curriculum development skills and work ethic.
  • Your availability to engage with our team throughout the process.
  • Your estimate of time for project completion.
  • A proposed fee structure or rate for your services.

Email proposals to by August 25, 2023. Please include “Curriculum Developer” in the subject line of your email.

We look forward to reviewing your proposal and potentially partnering with you on this project. Learn more about Partnership to End Addiction.