2 Jul 2024

School Network Staff Program Associate, National, Southeast

Facing History and Ourselves

Job Description

Position: Program Associate, National, Southeast 

Reports to:  Senior Director, New Communities

Location:  US-Based Home office, Southeast location required

Status: Full Time, Exempt

Start Date: Immediate

Position description:

Facing History and Ourselves is a global education non-profit organization that challenges teachers and students to use lessons of history to stand up to bigotry and hate. Facing History’s educational content is informed by a unique pedagogical model that helps students explore questions of identity, human behavior, prejudice, and civic responsibility, and make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives today. We currently apply this model to explore case studies of pivotal historical moments such as the Holocaust during WWII and the Reconstruction Era following the American Civil War, as well as rich works of literature, such as Brown Girl Dreaming.  Facing History increasingly works with whole schools and districts to spur transformation in adult mindset, pedagogical practices, and school culture, building on the pillars of Social Emotional Learning, Equity, and Civic Engagement. 

Facing History seeks an experienced educator to deliver Facing History professional learning across the US, specifically in the Southeast. The Program Associate, National, Southeast, will:  

  • Facilitate professional learning for educators, school and district leaders through in-person and online workshops and seminars
  • Recruit new schools and districts to implement Facing History and Ourselves’ program, by leading introductory sessions and establishing partnerships that lead to curriculum and professional learning contracts
  • Cultivate, maintain, and document relationships and communication with educators, and school and district leaders.  

The Program Associate, National, Southeast, will collaborate with members of the organization’s program staff in planning professional learning opportunities in multiple states. For the 2023-24 school year, this person’s portfolio will focus on providing professional learning for schools and districts in the Southeast, however, the regional portfolio is subject to change based on organizational need.

This role will report to the Sr. Director, New Communities. 

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required to assist with regional or national initiatives. Up to 35% travel will be required. 

Who we are: We are passionate educators and care deeply about our community. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we constantly look for better ways to reach more teachers in ways that meet their needs and drive impact. We continue to prioritize building a team that represents the communities we serve. We work closely together and depend on clear communication, commitment to each other as a team, and a positive work environment.

Who you are: You share our passion for education, youth, and the community, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. You thrive in a team environment, bringing both strong collaboration skills and independent initiative. You have a constant curiosity, and a passion for equity, social-emotional learning and civic education.You are confident facilitating workshops and conversations that explore identity, racism, antisemitism, and other challenging topics in a range of educational settings.  You demonstrate the ability to build community, support and coach teachers, both in-person and in digital spaces, and you will thrive as a member of a national team that is making a positive impact on students throughout the U.S. You are a reflective practitioner, open to receiving and giving feedback, and enjoy being part of a learning community. You are a self starter, can organize your time and are productive in a fluid, team-oriented work environment with a high level of initiative, creativity, and flexibility.  

Essential Skills/Qualities

  • BA/BS; MA preferred.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and facilitation skills. 
  • Minimum 5 years of secondary classroom (grades 7-12) teaching experience required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience leading professional development and/or adult coaching in educational settings 
  • Familiarity with social-emotional learning, school culture and civic education. 
  • Experience with culturally responsive teaching, equity and justice initiatives required.
  • Knowledge of a humanities based content area:  either European or US history or ELA and/or literacy strategies
  • Experience with designing and facilitating technology-enabled in-person, hybrid, and online professional learning experiences leveraging digital tools and platforms (i.e., Zoom Meeting, Zoom Webinar, Canvas LMS, GSuite, Google Jamboard, Padlet, Mentimeter, Muro).
  • Entrepreneurial and collegial style; ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Comfort with handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Growth mindset in approaching new challenges and reflecting on past efforts; a desire to deepen knowledge in Facing History content areas and strategies.
  • Interest in, and ability to, effectively communicate the mission of Facing History.
  • Willingness to travel based on school or district assignments.  
  • Lived experiences, cultural competence, and work experience within marginalized communities is highly valued.



  • Experience teaching the Holocaust and other examples of genocide and collective violence, the Civil Rights Movement, and the history of race in America. 
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn how to use databases and/or Salesforce to track engagement with educators, schools and district leaders. 
  • Online digital media literacy and comfort with integrating web-based and social media technologies for support of a global network of teachers and students.


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Bureaus: -Other-. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: School Network Staff. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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