The Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS) is a national nonprofit initiative based in San Francisco, CA, and founded in 2005. We are dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 education on Jews, Judaism, and Jewish history in the United States. We do this by developing standards-aligned curricula and training teachers around the country.
The goal of the California Educator is to develop relationships with key district personnel to bring ICS's free curriculum and professional developments to K-12 educators in California. This is a part-time, contract position which offers lots of flexibility and autonomy in determining when/how you allocate your work hours. The position requires some travel (~25%) and availability to work some evenings/weekends for specific training events or conferences. This role reports to ICS's Deputy Director.
- Identify and build relationships with key district partners and regional organizations
- Leverage network/relationships to set up professional development opportunities for schools/districts across California
- Maintain calendar of statewide conferences, submit proposals for presentations in consultation with Deputy Director to determine priorities, prepare and deliver ICS presentations
- Recruit for and lead annual Summer Institutes
- Maintain a deep knowledge of ICS content and professional development program offerings
- Consultative conversations with ICS and other educators
Qualifications and Requirements
- Passionate about accuracy in history education and about supporting teachers' professional learning
- Confident and enthusiastic about building relationships and promoting professional development opportunities
- An engaging and adaptable public speaker
- Tenacious and a proactive problem solver
- Highly organized and can juggle multiple projects while meeting deadlines
- Quick to think on your feet and respond to challenging questions in a productive and respectful manner
- Able to work both independently and collaboratively
- A bachelor's degree or beyond in education or a related field
- At least five years of relevant experience working with/training K-12 educators in-person and online
- A solid understanding of current pedagogical theories and practices
- An awareness of the challenges and realities facing social studies teachers
- Some knowledge of and experience teaching topics related to Jews, Judaism, Jewish history and Israel
- Strong interpersonal skills in the context of developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, including educational administrators and teachers
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- A high level of competency using technology
- Passionate about the mission and the work that we do
- A small collaborative team that is intellectually curious, warm, and upbeat
- Creative, willing to experiment with new ideas, and proactive problem solvers
- We celebrate and appreciate the contributions of all of our team members, encourage professional development, and seek talented and personable individuals to be part of our team.
If the above is a good fit for you, please send your cover letter and resume with the job title in the subject line to: Bella Ben-Shach, Deputy Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements.
ICS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disabilities.
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