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26 Sep 2018

Marketing and Communications School Outreach Coordinator

Words Without Borders
 New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Words Without Borders (WWB) seeks an organized, outgoing, results-oriented individual with a deep network of contacts in New York City public secondary schools to help us connect local classrooms to the offerings on Words Without Borders Campus(, an online collection of contemporary world literature and tools for teaching and learning.

The outreach coordinator will be responsible for creating a list of secondary schools that might be interested in WWB Campus, meeting with those schools to present WWB Campus to them, and supporting interested schools in using WWB Campus.


  • In consultation with WWB staff, conduct research on target schools and key teachers, administrators, and librarians at those schools (Target schools will include those with high proportions of underserved students and English language learners.)
  • Make initial contacts and organize meetings with schools, school leaders, teachers, and librarians. Conduct presentations and meetings along with the WWB Campus editor and executive director
  • Provide follow-up and support for school and educator integration of WWB Campus materials into teaching, and completion of pre- and post-implementation surveys 


  • 3-5 years secondary English, social studies, or history teaching experience in New York City, with several years of experience using technology in the classroom
  • Strong network of current contacts in NYC public secondary schools
  • 1-3 years experience with outreach to public schools
  • Knowledge of and interest in contemporary international literature
  • M.A. or higher in English, English/Social Studies/History Education, Instructional Technology and Media, or a related field.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and goals
  • Ability to work independently and make improvements in response to feedback.

Hours: 10/week, negotiable

Deadline: October 25, 2018

About Words Without Borders Campus

Words Without Borders was founded in 2003 to build cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of contemporary international literature. Since then, our monthly online magazine has published writers from 134 countries, translated from 113 languages. In 2014, following a strategic planning process, we began work on WWB Campus (, a free, flexible online platform to bring the best of new international writing into high school and college classrooms.

Drawing from the Words Without Borders archive of international stories, essays, and poems , WWB Campus connects students and educators to eye-opening literature from across the globe. We present this literature alongside multimedia contextual materials, teaching ideas and lesson plans, , and resources for further exploration. Our goal is to create a virtual learning space without borders, fostering meaningful cross-cultural understandings and inspiring a lifelong interest in international literature. The online resource is available to educators and students at no cost.

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out the Chalkbeat application form, or send a cover letter and résumé to with “School Outreach” in the subject line. Finalists will be asked for 2-3 references.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Part-Time. Job Types: Marketing and Communications. Job Tags: empathy, global, global citizenship, global literature, high school, International, international literature, middle school, outreach, secondary, social studies, world history, and world literature.

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