Program Associate, Memphis
Facing History and Ourselves - Memphis, TN

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Position: Program Associate, Memphis
Reports to: Associate Program Director, Memphis
Status: Full Time; Exempt
Location: Memphis, TN

Facing History prepares teachers to teach effectively and raise student engagement and academic achievement through the delivery of engaging academic content in history, language arts or humanities classes. Facing History and Ourselves is currently seeking a Program Associate for the Memphis office whose primary responsibility would be delivering Facing History program services, including coaching and outreach of teachers implementing the program after their initial training; co-facilitating professional development workshops and summer seminars; maintaining database documentation of our relationships with schools and teachers; and helping to manage various projects. The ideal candidate is an educational leader who can work with various educational audiences from teachers to superintendents, from a general public to Foundation officers, from adults to students. The position seeks creative, solution-oriented individuals who enjoy working in teams and collaborative environments. Candidates must have strong background knowledge of history and teaching literacy skills, an understanding of common core standards and assessments, and have demonstrated experience integrating the use of technology and social media in the classroom.

Responsibilities include:

Delivering program services to new and continuing Facing History teachers, including:
  • Co-facilitating professional development workshops and summer seminars
  • Conducting coaching/followup support with participants from workshops and seminars, including site visits, Facing History Internet resources (including new models of online program delivery), telephone calls, meetings, and letters
  • Sustain a regular documentation of relationships with schools and teachers in an online database
  • Consulting with teachers on curriculum design, resources and speakers related to Facing History content and pedagogy
  • Assist and model for teachers the integration of technology and social media in the classroom
  • Marketing and recruiting teachers and administrators for Facing History professional development opportunities
  • Delivering overviews of Facing History in presentations to educators and community groups
  • Identifying outstanding Facing History teachers for local and national teacher education teams
  • Assist in the implementation of new models of Facing History staff development using Internet resources
  • Using online communities and other tools to communicate and support teachers implementing Facing History programs in the schools

Participating as part of the Memphis team to identify opportunities for growth and development of the regional program, including:
  • Enhancing program content understanding, including regular participation in program meetings and national program staff retreats
  • Identify educational opportunities in a variety of school environments - urban, suburban and independent
  • Actively participating in Memphis staff meetings and team-building activities
  • Consulting with Development team on various grants and proposals
  • Participating in pilot program projects as assigned
  • Conducting program presentations at community fundraising events and Board meetings as assigned
  • Consulting on budget preparation and plans of action, as requested
  • Contributing material to Facing History publications, newsletters and briefings
  • Initiating and participating in community outreach, as requested
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by supervisor

Essential Skills/Qualities:
  • BA/BS required; MA preferred
  • Experienced teacher with excellent communication and facilitation skills; preferably in urban school settings
  • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  • In-depth knowledge of European and US history required (Facing History‚Äôs resources focus on the Holocaust and other examples of collective violence, US history with a focus on civil rights); English/language arts/humanities experience a plus; passion for quality education.
  • Fluency in media literacy skills and experienced with integrating the use of Internet and other new media technologies in the classroom is required
  • Experience with school reform movement, urban education, standards and assessments
  • Interest in, and ability to articulate the mission of this non-profit
  • Willingness to deepen knowledge in new content areas
  • Ability to organize and execute tasks in a non-profit context
  • Knowledge of Internet and web communication for support of national network of teachers and students
  • Occasional night and weekend work required

Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program with a 10% organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance plan & a travel assistance plan, pre-tax Transit-pass program, flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts, 4 voluntary Aflac plans, free parking and a friendly work environment.

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