We’re Hiring: Education Specialist

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Job Description: Education Specialist

About Connecticut Explored

Connecticut Explored is the state’s magazine and podcast of Connecticut history. We are the creators of social studies resources designed to align with the State of Connecticut’s social studies frameworks. These include:

Where I Live: Connecticut, grades 3 – 4
Venture Smith’s Colonial Connecticut, grades 5 – 8

See also:

CTHistoryforkids.org
CTExplored.org/Teach

Position Description

The Education Specialist coordinates CTExplored’s K-12 educational initiatives, including: content development and implementation, development and facilitation of professional learning, development and maintenance of collaborative relationships in the education field, sales of educational products and workshops, and grant writing and management to support education initiatives. This individual provides great customer service and supports CT Explored’s mission to explore the whole of the state’s history with the aim of developing students who are historically literate and civically engaged. Reports to the Publisher.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and execute all components of the organization’s expanding K-12 education efforts, in collaboration with the Publisher
  • 2022 – 2024: Lead execution of grant-funded (pending) project to create a social studies curricular resource, teacher professional development, and community partner resources for grade 2 students and their teachers
  • Create online resources, maintain CTExplored’s education websites
  • Sell CTExplored’s K-12 educational resources, including Where I Live: Connecticut (grades ¾) and Venture Smith’s Colonial Connecticut (grades 5 – 8); set annual sales goals and a plan to meet those goals in concert with the publisher, develop and maintain prospect contact lists, develop, pitch, and present conference sessions to familiarize districts with our resources
  • Develop, sell, and present education workshops to support teacher and student use of CTExplored’s resources
  • Work with assistant publisher to develop postings for social media platforms to raise awareness about our resources and offerings
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships in CT history/public history community, including with teachers, the State Board of Education, museum/historical society staff, academics, and organizational partners; seek collaborations that will lead to adoption of our resources and identify opportunities for new resources or products to support teaching Connecticut history
  • Coordinate scheduling, communication, and other administrative functions for education-related activities
  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings; maintain awareness of content being developed for the magazine and podcast and how it might be used for education purposes

Qualifications

  • Experience as an educator in a school or museum setting
  • Familiarity with and, ideally, experience developing curriculum, especially at the elementary level
  • Background in social studies, history/public history with a Connecticut focus strongly desired
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written fluency in English; second language a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, virtual collaboration platforms (Zoom, Google Meets, etc.), WordPress, social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter); and educational platforms (Google classroom, Peardeck, etc.)
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently as well as in a highly collaborative environment
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in history or education

Commitment

  • Contract, part-time hourly position
  • Hourly rate $30.00
  • Anticipated start date in early 2022
  • Remote, flexible work schedule, approximately 15 hours/week
  • Provide your own computer/laptop, workspace, phone, and other equipment as needed

Deadline & How to Apply

E-mail your resume and cover e-mail to Elizabeth Normen, Publisher, at publisher@ctexplored.org by February 15, 2022.

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