The National Council for History Education (NCHE), a non-profit dedicated to promoting historical literacy in schools and society, seeks an Associate Director 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 leadership, education, professional development, program management, communication. Working from home, NCHE’s new Associate Director 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.
Strategic Thinking -Work closely with the Executive Director to plan for the future of NCHE.
Outreach and Advocacy- Interface with partners and communities to promote the importance of History Education.
Education Program Management– Oversee all existing program grants and contracts. Direct and assist staff in planning and implementing existing colloquia and online programming, and initiate, plan, and implement new programs. Expand outreach to under-served school districts. Travel to colloquia to provide oversight and educational leadership. Apply for grants and contracts to continue to grow NCHE programs.
Webinars and Podcasts – Direct implementation of webinars and podcasts that bring the latest in pedagogical and historical scholarship to NCHE members.
Educational Communications – Direct and review educational communications, including NCHE education resources on the NCHE website, the History Matters! Newsletter, and social media, ensuring that educators are frequently provided with relevant and timely content. Direct promotion of NCHE as an organization that advocates for history educators, broadly conceived. Use of communication to foster collaboration with other organizations and to capture the attention of potential partners.
Personal Traits/Characteristics: Direct staff with clarity. 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.
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 10 years of education experience, with extensive professional development and leadership 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 10% of work time devoted to travel);
Compensation: Salary of ~$60,000 annually (commensurate with experience) and benefits including paid vacation, medical stipend and Simple IRA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 June 2nd, 2021. NCHE expects to fill the position by July 1, 2021.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About National Council for History Education
The National Council for History Education provides professional and intellectual leadership to foster an engaged community committed to the teaching, learning, and appreciation of diverse histories. Through historical inquiry, NCHE empowers learners to research and interpret the past. Using History’s Habits of Mind, our members investigate the past, engage in the present, and are empowered to shape the future.
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