Now Hiring: Education Director
We’re looking for a dynamic leader to develop our educational resources and training program.
Position: EDUCATION DIRECTOR (full-time)
Youth Communication provides powerful, teen-written stories and professional development to help educators and youth workers connect with the teens they serve and build their social and emotional competencies and literacy skills. We are a small team with an audacious vision. We want to expand the programs we offer and dramatically increase the number of schools and agencies that use them. Our employees must be self-directed, hands-on, and passionate about serving educators and marginalized youth, including youth in after school programs, alternative schools, and the foster care and juvenile justice systems. We want someone who is just as comfortable presenting our work to policymakers at a national conference as s/he is writing monthly lessons to accompany our teen-written magazines.
The education department is fairly new at our 35-year-old organization. Over the past three years we have created a strong framework for professional development work and our curricula. Last year, we trained nearly 500 educators at several dozen schools and out-of-school organizations. We have also developed several curricula on which we provide training (topics include SEL, gender, resilience, and work readiness). We are now looking for someone who can provide the educational vision, expertise, and follow-through to sustain this work and to develop new ways to increase and strengthen Youth Communication’s (YC’s) reach and ability to serve educators. The ideal candidate will have the following skills and background:
Scope of Responsibilities
Supervisor: Chief Operating Officer
Direct Reports: Per diem trainers and the education projects editor
Works closely with: YC editorial, production, and administrative staff
The education director’s duties are broken down into four main components: developing new ways to meet the needs of educators working with struggling teens; managing our professional development offerings; writing lessons and curricula; and assessment.
Work with Educators and Administrators
Manage Professional Development
Develop Lessons and Curriculum
Assess and Continuously Improve Methods and Implementation
Salary: Commensurate with experience
To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please no phone calls. Candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis. We are unable to respond to all applications. If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted within three weeks.