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Education Specialist

Position: Education Specialist
Organization: Foundations, Inc.
Location: Mount Laurel, NJ


Foundations is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of educational opportunities within schools, after school, with families, and in communities. Through its national Center for Afterschool and Expanded Learning and its school-based and community initiatives, Foundations provides capacity-building professional development, technical assistance, tools, and services that promote and support children's learning and healthy development nationwide. The organization remains grounded in practice by operating programs locally. Learn more at www.foundationsinc.org


The Education Specialist's primary purpose is to support the organization in providing quality professional development and technical assistance services, shaping programming, and promoting the organization's work locally and nationally. The Education Specialist is also involved in the development of content, training and technical assistance for contracted services with various constituents, and for conducting outreach to secure new clients and maintain relationships with existing clients as needed. Staff members work in a team-based environment and share responsibility for various projects, frequently dedicating time to brainstorming and collaborative problem-solving. This position requires national travel, depending on client needs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create, edit, and assess content for web-based learning portal and create and revise training sessions and materials
  • Plan and deliver professional learning training and/or technical assistance to out-of-school time and school-day teaching staff
  • Plan and guide the development and production of new trainings, services, tools and materials, aligned with organization mission, goals and plans for business development.
  • Collaborate with lead project partners and contribute to planning, development, and management of Foundations' involvement in various projects.
  • Contribute to ancillary tasks such as newsletters, webinars, focus groups, conferences, meetings, etc.
  • Research, review, and screen potential grant opportunities for the organization.
  • Conduct outreach to secure new clients and maintain relationships with existing clients as needed.


  • Experience designing and facilitating trainings and/or working with adults in a learning environment, in the classroom and/or in an online setting
  • Experience writing district or school-level curriculum and/or creating curricular-based tools and resources
  • A minimum of 2 consecutive full academic years of professional teaching experience required
  • 3-5 years of experience working with children and youth (preferably in a low-income community) in out-of-school time programs preferred
  • Experience with 21st CCLC programs preferred
  • A minimum of one full academic year of professional administrative experience in a K-12 setting preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field required, Master's degree preferred
  • Available to travel, both locally and nationally, up to 50%
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill, and experience with uses of technology as used and applied in a K-12 setting
  • Advanced understanding of adult learning principles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong writing ability and experience in public speaking and presentations
  • Demonstrated ability in grant writing, funder development, or business development, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Highly organized with the ability to work effectively under pressure and produce a high-quality work product within tight time constraints
  • Creativity and flexibility in planning and problem solving
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications as well as basic database management skills


For full consideration, please submit a résumé, salary requirements, and a detailed letter of interest outlining your philosophy of, or approach to, education, and why you are interested in this position via e-mail to jwilliamson@foundationsinc.org. Please include "Education Specialist" in the subject line of the e-mail.

Foundations, Inc. is an AA/EOE committed to the development of an inclusive, multicultural community. We are located in Mount Laurel, NJ, just outside of Philadelphia, PA.