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Manager of Curriculum and Educator Engagement (MCEE) (Full Time)

The Manager of Curriculum and Educator Engagement (MCEE) is responsible for successful execution of educational programs and initiatives including those specifically for schools, youth groups, and families.

Who We Are: The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.

We at the Kennedy Institute believe that civic education and engagement includes learning about important historic and contemporary policy issues, understanding how the issues are addressed inside and outside our democratic structures of government, and taking action on civic issues in ways that reinforce democratic practices and broaden democratic participation.

The Kennedy Institute strives to provide balanced, transparent, and inclusive civics education experiences that make room for conversations between people of broad ideologies and perspectives in respectful, productive ways.

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: Reporting to the Director of Education, Family & Youth Programming (DE) at the Institute, The Manager of Curriculum and Educator Engagement (MCEE) is responsible for successful execution of educational programs and initiatives including those specifically for schools, youth groups, and families. The MCEE, with the Manager of Facilitation and Program Development (MFPD), manages the on-site visitor experience, overall programmatic strategies, curricular materials and programs, and learning extensions onsite and off. The MCEE will also help develop the outreach and follow-up experiences for student group visits. The MCEE oversees the work of the Education Operations Coordinator, and coordinates with the staff, volunteers, and interns on the floor supporting the educational components of the Institute’s exhibits and facilitated school programs. The MCEE also works with the DE to oversee the Educator Advisory Board, Summer Student Programs, and Teacher Training Programs, and to assure that programs meet MA curriculum standards and address the needs of our teachers and students.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the EOC, and the floor and program teams to coordinate all educational components of the daily visitor experience. Team includes the MFPD, floor and exhibit staff, and the full- and part-time program staff.
  • Manage Education Operations Coordinator
  • With the DE and MFPD, develop and implement new programs, including associated outreach, introductory materials, scheduling process, daily operational processes, follow up and evaluation, and framework and curriculum alignments.
  • Coordinate and co-develop new programs with the Manager of Learning Experience Design, including supporting development teams, reviewing deliverables, developing lesson plans and curriculum resources, and working with program facilitation staff to playtest and implement
  • Provides content and direction for educational media production and social media content, including oversight of EOC’s social media functions, as well as supporting promotional, curricular, documentation and assessment materials
  • Manages all educational outreach including:
    • Institute’s Educator Advisory Committee
    • Overseeing EOC’s outreach to participating teachers, students, faculty and scholars
    • Institutional Partners for policy issues, history and process of American Government, literacy, and youth community development
    • Prepare Bi-weekly educator newsletters to update Institute’s educator community

  • Works with the DE on broad educational outreach efforts to ensure programming includes strong participation across all youth and diverse community audiences regionally and nationally
  • Develop strategy for in-school and virtual opportunities to help deepen school partnerships and expand access to programs. Conduct in-school and virtual programs.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts or Master’s degree in Education, American Government, Public History or a related field, or equivalent record of professional achievement and qualifications with a demonstrated track record of success.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 5 years of experience developing, creating and producing educational programs and experiences for public history institutions, museums or in a classroom setting. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with online learning platforms, interactive gaming for learning, or other media and technologies.
  • Relevant work experience in a project coordination position, including coordination and support of educators, students and education administrators.
  • Experience working with a large range of audience levels: students, teachers, faculty, administrator, state and local officials.
  • Experience in developing curriculum resources and training for museum or classroom learning environments is desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Excellent project management and research skills (task prioritization by deadline, task delivery under pressured deadlines and parallel priorities).
  • Meticulous, organized, efficient and professional standards for all task execution.
  • Proficiency with standard project management software, database tools and directories
  • Ability to represent the Institute to the general public through effective written and oral communication.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest educational and assessment standards for Social Studies, Government and American History for High School instruction including state assessments.
  • Contemporary knowledge of the American political scene and ability to work in a bipartisan manner.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands and work environment described for this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Duties are performed indoors in an office/workstation environment. Duties may require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, and long periods of computer viewing.

The above is intended to provide insight to the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this role. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for The United States Senate is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Please email resume and cover letter to resumes@emkinstitute.org, with the title “Manager of Curriculum and Educator Engagement” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls. The Institute does not retain external search firms. No solicitation calls will be entertained.