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7 Jun 2022

Full-Time Program Associate, Jewish Education Program

Facing History and Ourselves – Posted by US Home Office (West Coast Preferred)

Job Description

Position: Program Associate, Jewish Education Program

Reports to:  Director, Jewish Education 

Location:  US Based Home Office; West Coast Preferred

*Candidate would preferably be based in our LA or Bay Area office.  We would consider strong candidates from other regions of the country.

Status: Full time; Exempt 

Start date: July 2022

Facing History and Ourselves is a global education non-profit organization that challenges teachers and students to use lessons of history to stand up to bigotry and hate. Facing History’s educational content is informed by a unique pedagogical model that helps students explore questions of identity, human behavior, prejudice, and civic responsibility, and make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives today. We currently apply this model to explore case studies of pivotal historical moments such as the Holocaust and the Reconstruction Era following the American Civil War, as well as rich works of literature such as Brown Girl Dreaming.  Facing History increasingly works with whole schools and districts to spur transformation in adult mindset,  pedagogical practices, and school culture, building on the pillars of Social Emotional Learning, Equity, and Civic Engagement.

Position description:

Working as a member of Facing History’s Program team, the Program Associate‘s primary responsibility is delivering Facing History program services in Jewish educational settings, including: coaching and outreach to teachers implementing FH’s core case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior and other case studies which may include Reconstruction, Civil Rights, To Kill a Mockingbird; co-facilitating professional development workshops and summer seminars; maintaining database documentation of our relationships with schools and teachers; and helping to manage various projects.

This position requires significant travel that could constitute up to 40% of the position’s responsibilities.

Who we are: We are passionate educators and care deeply about our community. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we constantly look for better ways to serve our teachers, our schools, and their students. We have sought and continue to prioritize building a team that represents the diversity of the Jewish community. We work closely together and depend on clear communication, commitment to each other as a team, and a positive energy.

Who you are: You share our passion for education, youth, and the community, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. You bring your experience and unique perspective to make us stronger together. You thrive in a team environment, bringing both strong collaboration skills and independent initiative. You have a constant curiosity, and an appreciation for all of Facing History’s core case studies.  You are confident facilitating workshops and conversations that explore identity, racism, antisemitism and other challenging topics in diverse settings.  You demonstrate the ability to build community, support and coach teachers, both in person and in digital spaces, and you seek to be part of a team which is making a positive impact on the Jewish community.

Essential Skills/Qualities

Facing History understands that restrictive job requirements may exclude historically marginalized groups from applying to jobs for which they are qualified. We take an equitable and holistic screening approach. If you feel you have demonstrated experience and expertise relevant to perform this role, please don’t hesitate to apply!

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MA preferred
  • Familiarity with Jewish and American history, Holocaust history, and Jewish traditional sources
  • Experienced teacher with excellent communication and facilitation skills; comfortable working in a wide variety of Jewish educational settings
  • Familiarity with social-emotional learning, school culture and civic education
  • Up to date on most recent trends and best practices in the field of education.
  • Experience with designing and facilitating technology-enabled in-person, hybrid and online professional learning experiences leveraging digital tools (i.e., GSuite, Google Jamboard, Padlet, Mentimeter, Mural).
  • Interest in, and ability to articulate the mission of Facing History and Ourselves
  • Ability to organize and execute tasks in a non-profit context
  • Growth mindset in approaching new challenges and reflecting on past efforts; a desire to deepen knowledge in Facing History content areas and strategies.
  • Ability to organize and execute tasks in a non-profit context.
  • Interest in, and ability to articulate the mission of Facing History.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
  • Domestic travel is required

Benefits Summary: In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical with a health reimbursement account, dental, vision, life & AD&D, long-term & short-term disability insurance, 403(B) retirement plan with a discretionary organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance program, travel assistance plan, pre-tax commuter spending accounts, flexible spending accounts, voluntary Colonial Life group plans, robust wellness programs through Welnys TV, aHealthyMe & weekly virtual yoga and meditation, WellCents 403(B) advisement, and a friendly work environment.

Facing History values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Facing History’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. At Facing History, we honor and value the uniqueness of each and every human being. Our strength as an organization that provides and distributes educational content and pedagogy to teachers across the globe is directly tied to our diversity of staff, leadership, educators, students, scholars, and volunteers. Our commitment is to treat individuals with dignity and to build and maintain a community of full participation, inclusive of the voices, needs, and contributions of all. As an organization, we are deeply aware of the legacies of injustices that persist in society and in the workplace, and we value and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in their association with excellence.

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Job Categories: Non-Profit. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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