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8 May 2017

Instructional Support Program Associate, New York

Facing History and Ourselves

Job Description

The Program Associate for the New York regional office will be part of a team of educators delivering Facing History and Ourselves program services to the New York area, including building implementation of Facing History at our current and future in-depth schools; working with individual teachers, teacher teams, administrators, and whole faculties; strengthening our network of teacher leaders; developing innovative ways to reach and support educators, and facilitating online connections between teachers through our networked community. S/he will support and coach trained teachers of the program, co-facilitate professional development workshops and seminars both face-to-face and online, document relationships and communications with educators and key constituencies in our organizational database, recruit new teachers and schools to explore and implement Facing History and Ourselves, and manage events or projects on a case-by-case basis.

Facing History & Ourselves equips teachers with the content, skills, and tools to teach middle and high school students about the consequences of racism, antisemitism, and violence. Candidates must have strong background knowledge of history and literacy skills.

Program Associate responsibilities include:
Delivering program services to new and continuing Facing History teachers, including:
· Working collaboratively with the program team to develop and implement New York area events and projects.
· Managing event program and project coordination for specific education projects coming out of the New York office. This could include coordination of teacher participation in multiple events and aspects of Facing History work and maintaining regular communication for grant-funded projects.
· Conducting follow-up/coaching activities with participants from workshops and seminars, through site visits, Facing History Internet resources (including new models of online program delivery), telephone calls, meetings, and letters
· Consulting with teachers on curriculum design, resources and speakers related to Facing History content and pedagogy
· Co-facilitating professional development workshops and summer seminars
· Recruiting teachers for Facing History professional development opportunities
· Delivering overview of Facing History in presentations to a variety of educator and community audiences
· Maintaining accurate and timely information and documentation of program activities in Salesforce database
· Identifying outstanding Facing History teachers for local and national teacher education teams
· Assisting in the implementation of new models of Facing History program delivery by experimenting with and developing effective use of technology and Internet resources
· Presenting to multiple audiences beyond educators
· Outreach and contracting with teachers, schools, and key education leaders in the construct of New York priorities
· Supporting New York regional work with Board members, donors and potential donors to the organization
· Participating as a New York team member for community events and building visibility for the work of Facing History and Ourselves.

Participating as part of the international Facing History program team to identify opportunities for growth and development of the regional program, including:
· Developing a solid knowledge base of Facing History resources, historical content pieces, and literature guides.
· Regular participation in program meetings and national program staff retreats to build and share understanding and practices
· Identifying educational opportunities in a variety of school environments – urban, suburban and independent
· Actively participating in New York staff meetings and team-building activities
· Representing New York on national project teams as assigned
· Participating in pilot program projects as assigned
· Other duties and projects as assigned by supervisor

Essential Skills/Qualities:
· BA/BS required; MA preferred
· Excellent communication and facilitation skills
· Desire to work collaboratively in a team environment
· Classroom teaching experience required
· In-depth knowledge of European and US history required (Facing History’s resources focus on the Holocaust and other examples of collective violence, US history with a focus on civil rights and eugenics);
· Experience with literacy, writing/English/language arts/humanities, and Common Core standards
· Fluency in online digital media literacy skills and comfort with integrating the use of Internet and other social media technologies required
· Experience with school reform movement and small schools a plus
· 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 evening and weekend work required
· Entrepreneurial and collegial

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support.

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