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Education Specialist

Organization

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

Position

The Education Specialist's primary purpose is to support the organization in development of content, training and technical assistance for contracted services with various constituents. The Education Specialist is also involved in providing quality professional development and technical assistance services, shaping programming, and promoting the organization's work locally and nationally. Time will also be spent on outreach to secure new clients and maintaining 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. This position requires up to 50% national travel.

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 guide the development and production of new trainings, services, tools and materials, aligned with organization mission, goals and plans for business development.
  • Plan and deliver professional learning training and/or technical assistance to out-of-school time and school-day teaching staff
  • 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.

Qualifications

Required

  • Experience writing district or school-level curriculum and/or creating curricular-based tools and resources
  • Highly organized with the ability to work effectively under pressure and produce a high-quality work product within tight time constraints
  • Experience designing and facilitating trainings and/or working with adults in a learning environment, in the classroom and/or in an online setting required
  • Advanced understanding of adult learning principles
  • A minimum of  2 consecutive full academic years of professional teaching experience
  • A minimum of 1 full academic year of professional administrative experience in a K-12 setting
  • Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field required, Master's degree preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong writing ability and experience in public speaking and presentations
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications as well as basic database management skills
  • Available to travel, both locally and nationally

 Preferred

  • 5 years of experience working with children and youth (preferably in a low-income community) in out-of-school time programs and 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill, and experience with uses of technology as used and applied in a K-12 setting
  • Demonstrated ability in grant writing, funder development, or business development, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Creativity and flexibility in planning and problem solving 

For full consideration, please submit a résumé, salary requirements, and a writing sample outlining your philosophy of, or approach to, education. Include a cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position via e-mail to kdevalerio@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.