HM - December 2019 - Job Posting

NCHE Employment Opportunity: Education Coordinator

The National Council for History Education (NCHE), a non-profit dedicated to promoting historical literacy in schools and society, seeks an Education Coordinator whose dynamic leadership will inspire, inform, and engage our members and the general public in promoting the teaching and learning of history. The successful candidate will possess a diverse set of skills in education, professional development; marketing, program management, and communication. Working from your home, NCHE’s new Education Coordinator will work closely with our Executive Director, fostering collaboration with other organizations and advocating for historical thinking as a fundamental element of engaged citizenship.

NCHE believes that history belongs in the school programs of all students, regardless of their academic standing and preparation, of their curricular track, or of their future plans. Through our annual conference and various colloquia that emphasize content-centered pedagogical practices, NCHE works to provide teachers with transformative professional development. As committed advocates for the teaching and learning of history, NCHE readily connects all teachers with diverse resources that will improve their students' understanding of the study of history and strengthen students' historical literacy.

Responsibilities:

Program and Grant Management– Manage existing grants and contracts. Plan and implement existing colloquia, and initiate, plan, and implement new colloquia. Expand outreach to under-served school districts. Travel to colloquia to provide oversite and educational leadership. Apply for grants and contracts to continue to grow NCHE programs.

Webinars and Podcasts – plan and implement webinars and podcasts that bring the latest in pedagogical and historical scholarship to NCHE members.

Website Management – Work with the Executive Director and website designers to design and implement a new NCHE website. The NCHE website will be a hub for resources and opportunities for history teachers. Coding is not required or expected.

Social Media and Email Communication – communicate effectively through social media, frequently supplying educators with relevant and timely content. Collaborate on the production of the monthly History Matters! e-newsletter.

Community and Public Relations – design outreach, represent, and promote NCHE as an organization that advocates for history educators, broadly conceived; use communication effectively to foster collaboration with other organizations and to capture the attention of potential partners.

Personal Traits/Characteristics: Engage educators with enthusiasm, sound pedagogical practices, and content knowledge; value transparency in all practices; exhibit professionalism and self-motivation; model accountability; support diversity and multiple perspectives; listen carefully; set priorities when faced with multiple tasks, make progress, and meet deadlines.
 
Qualifications:

• Knowledge of and appreciation for NCHE’s history and its nearly 30-year record of providing outstanding professional development and advocating for history education, K-16;
• Demonstrated understanding of professional development for teachers;
• Minimum 5 years of education experience, with extensive professional development experience preferred;
• Ability to work remotely from your home and communicate effectively via email, phone, videoconference, etc.;
• Comfort and proficiency with technology and social media. Experience with webinars, podcasts, or digital learning a plus;
• Willingness and ability to travel (approximately 25% of work time devoted to travel);

Compensation: Salary of $45,000 - $50,000 annually (commensurate with experience) and benefits including paid vacation, medical stipend and 401K contribution. THIS IS A PARTIALLY GRANT-FUNDED POSITION. The successful applicant understands that this is a growth position.

Submit an application packet that includes a cover letter, resume, one letter of recommendation, the names of two to three additional references, and a link to five-minute video in which you model how you would present a concept to a group of teachers. Submit to: Grace Leatherman at grace@nche.net. All documents should be consolidated into one PDF file and submitted electronically, with the link to the video, to the email address listed above. Applicants will receive confirmation of submission via email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with no applications accepted after January 20th, 2020. NCHE expects to fill the position by February 20th, 2020.