Company: eFinancialCareers Ltd.
Posted on: April 10, 2021
Teaching for Change (TFC) seeks to hire a full-time (exempt)
coordinator for its D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice (DCAESJ)
to support social justice teaching among educators in D.C.,
Maryland, and Virginia. Teaching for Change is a national social
justice focused education nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., that
provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools
where students learn to read, write, and change the world. Founded
30 years ago, Teaching for Change is a national organization with
dedicated place-based work in the D.C. metro area. The DCAESJ
collaborates with key institutions to bring scholars, authors, and
artists to D.C. area classrooms and offer professional development.
These partner institutions include area museums (NMAI, NMAAHC,
Anacostia Community Museum, African American Civil War Museum);
International Filmfest DC; universities (Howard University,
American University, and the University of Maryland); activist
organizations (Black Lives Matter at School, SNCC Legacy Project,
Washington Teachers Union, Empower Ed); children's book groups (An
Open Book Foundation, Shout Mouse Press, Africa Access, and the
Americas Award); schools and school districts (primarily DCPS and
ACPS); and many more . The DCAESJ website and e-newsletters
showcase the work of local teachers through stories documenting
lessons and other school-based initiatives.-- During this pandemic
year, the DCAESJ has provided a vital space for teachers to share
ideas and resources and to find mutual support and inspiration.--
The programs and reach of the DCAESJ have grown dramatically over
the last three and a half years. TFC seeks a coordinator with
strong organizational and communication skills to sustain and
expand the DCAESJ. The ideal candidate will have at least several
years of teaching experience in public schools with knowledge of
multicultural education and critical pedagogy. The DCAESJ is funded
by the Community for Just Schools Fund (CJSF), the Taste of Salt
Fund (Community Foundation), DC Commission on the Arts and
Humanities, Humanities DC, Share Fund (Community Foundation), and
individual donors.-- The DCAESJ coordinator works closely with the
Teaching for Change communications staff and the Education ANew
fellow, a CJSF-funded position based at Teaching for Change.
Position Description The DCAESJ Coordinator leads our efforts to
build and support a network of D.C. area social justice teachers
who are connected to TFC 's work. They organize and facilitate
opportunities for teachers in the D.C. metro area across TFC 's
program and project areas, including but not limited to:--
- Teacher working groups: early childhood, elementary, and
- Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action and Year of
- Teach the Beat: Go Go in the Classroom,--
- Civil Rights Teaching
- Zinn Education Project (with Rethinking Schools)
- Social Justice Books Responsibilities
- In collaboration with our partners and other staff, coordinate
annual events (as noted above).
- Provide leadership development and collaborative learning
opportunities through the existing two working groups (People's
History Curriculum Group for middle and high school teachers and
Anti-Bias Early Childhood Working Group) and add a third group for
- Coordinate and/or facilitate TFC professional development and
workshops for D.C. area teachers.
- Provide professional development and in-class opportunities for
D.C. area teachers and students through key TFC partnerships (as
- Engage experienced teachers in funded leadership roles for
various aspects of the work including the working groups,
professional development, and programs.
- Pursue opportunities to share TFC's materials and resources
among local teachers.
- Facilitate the documentation and sharing of the work of D.C.
area social justice teachers through stories on the DCAESJ website
and media referrals.
- Coordinate DCAESJ volunteers and interns (often inviting them
to write stories to document the work of DCAESJ teachers and
- Update the DCAESJ website with news, events, and
- Maintain the DCAESJ database with teacher participants and key
- Build and nurture an advisory group of teachers among the D.C.
area social justice participants and partners.
- Support grant and contract administration by ensuring TFC is in
compliance with expectations.
- And more. Responsibilities for all staff--
- Participate in monthly all staff meetings and program planning
- Update project manuals with procedures, sample correspondence,
key resources, and contacts
- Develop program reports
- Commitment to and belief in the mission of Teaching for
- Other duties as assigned
- And more Required experiences and abilities of a successful
- Strong organizational and project management skills
- Willingness to take initiative
- Eager to learn and able to work both independently and as part
of a team in a busy work setting
- Excellent communication skills, including strong writing and
- Demonstrated experience with social justice education
- Demonstrable skills in workshop development and
- Passion for education and equity issues
- Minimum of a Bachelor's degree and ideally a Masters degree in
education and/or program management or relevant training and three
years of experience
- Work may be performed remotely during the pandemic, but the
employee must be available to meet at the Teaching for Change
office in Washington, D.C., on a regular basis. Post-pandemic the
employee will work at the D.C. office. Salary and benefits
- Full individual health care
- Paid vacation and holidays
- Employee access to pay for 403(b)
- Salary for this position is $55,000 to $62,000 Timeline
- The position is available to begin immediately
- Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis
- Position will remain open until filled Qualified candidates
should send a current resume and a thoughtful cover letter
explaining how they are a good fit for the organization and
position to: email@example.com . Only candidates of
interest will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Teaching for
Change is an equal opportunity employer. Your donation to Teaching
for Change (a 501-c-3) is tax-deductible and helps us provide
teachers and parents with tools to create schools where students
learn to read, write, and change the world. Get updates on new
resources and events!
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