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19 May 2021

Instructional Support Manager, Education & Lifelong Learning Partnerships and Services


Job Description

WPBS TV, based in Watertown, New York, is a PBS affiliate and a long-standing, reliable source of educational programming and community engagement in the Northern New York and eastern Ontario region. We are searching for a new colleague with deep expertise in education to coordinate and drive our services for students and lifelong learners. As the key liaison with educators and community partners, the successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional product and industry knowledge to effectively position WPBS products and services as educational solutions for use in classrooms, home schooling and lifelong learning/training.

The key responsibilities of this role include grant application and report writing, coordination of expert advisory committees, organizing workshops and events, working with educators to create video and print educational content, and development and production of learning materials (consistent with NYS Learning Standards and curriculum requirements). The incumbent will coordinate and manage existing WPBS initiatives such as career planning platform GPS for Success, high school academic competition program Whiz Quiz and WPBS participation in community events for children and families in Northern New York and Eastern Ontario.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, child development, or related discipline
  • At least two years of experience developing and delivering professional development and/or teaching.
  • Experience in development and writing of learning/curriculum materials.
  • Diligent attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Passion for education and lifelong learning at all levels from preschool to post-secondary
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain a portfolio of community partnerships, including early learning agencies, head start, school districts, libraries, and other educational organizations.
  • Successful track record in setting priorities and executing quickly and effectively.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to engage diverse community stakeholders.
  • Personal qualities of warmth, integrity, credibility, maturity, positivity, and confidence
  • Desire to learn and grow; flexible, creative, and analytical approach to problem-solving
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

A competitive compensation plan will be offered to the successful candidate including benefits and retirement plan.

WPBS-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability (including the provision of reasonable accommodation), age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or related conditions (including breast feeding), or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotions, terminations, layoff, recall, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to Christine Rolfe, Office Manager, WPBS-TV, 1056 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or online at

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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