Teacher Facilitator, Combat Hate Program
The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) is a global Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. It is an accredited Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) at the United Nations, UNESCO and the OSCE, the Organization of American States, the Latin American Parliament, and the Council of Europe. The SWC is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York, Chicago, Miami, Toronto, Paris, Jerusalem and Buenos Aires. The Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles, founded in 1993, is the educational arm of the SWC. Moriah Films is the Center’s two-time Academy Award®-winning film division and the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem is scheduled to open in 2024.
About the role:
The Simon Wiesenthal Center (or) The Museum of Tolerance is seeking an experienced, energetic part-time facilitator to deliver Combat Hate workshops in New York City and surrounding regions, to grades 5-12. Combat Hate is a dynamic program that engages students in critical thinking for decoding and rejecting online hate.
You are passionate about working with students to understand their experiences and build lasting social change.
This position will report to the Associate Director of Education Programs and is based in New York City. Travel to school sites is a requirement. This a part-time position eligible for up to 29 working hours/week.
- Deliver Combat Hate workshops in-person (and virtually as needed) in 5th – 12th grade classrooms in New York City and surrounding areas.
- Communicate with Associate Director of Education Programs and other staff to provide feedback on program delivery.
- Participate in mandatory facilitator training and ongoing professional development opportunities.
- Must be available to travel to New York City school sites and surrounding areas. Hours are flexible and work day can begin as early as 7.30am.
Experience and Skills:
- Two years experience working in a classroom setting, ideally with late elementary, middle school and/or high school students.
- Demonstrated dialogue facilitation skills.
- Ability and desire to work with young people and educators, helping them navigate challenging topics and issues.
- Comfort and experience as a social media user
- Knowledge of how the internet is used to spread hateful ideologies, and how this impacts our communities in the USA (preferable).
- Bachelor’s degree in social science, history, English language arts, human rights or associated fields preferred.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment and adapt quickly to last-minute changes.
- Foreign language skills, particularly Spanish, a bonus.
We value our people and offer a collaborative and engaging culture. As a SWC employee, you will enjoy work/life balance, generous time off and comprehensive benefits and programs.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit and business need. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.