The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives seeks an Educational Outreach Coordinator

Summary

The Educational Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, tracking and developing ALBA’s expanding teaching programs, which focus on developing a human rights-oriented curriculum for secondary schools through the use of primary sources related to the American volunteers who participated in the Spanish Civil War. This is a part-time position located at the ALBA offices in NYC. Ten (10) hours per week with potential for growth. The Educational Outreach Coordinator will report to ALBA’s Executive Director and will work closely with the Education Committee comprised of ALBA board members.

Tasks:

 Identify new locations and partnerships nation-wide for ALBA’s teachers’ institutes (professional development workshops for secondary school teachers). Partnerships typically involve ALBA faculty, local academics, and local educational leaders and administrators.

 Establish a coherent plan for, and coordinate regular follow-up with, the growing community of ALBA alumni nation-wide, including coordinating the development and dissemination of lesson plans aligned with Common Core State Standards in Social Studies, Spanish, and English Language Arts.

 Help disseminate ALBA’s teaching materials through partnerships with other local or nation-wide human-rights-oriented professional-development organizations.

Required qualifications and experience

 Successful experience coordinating and tracking educational programs.

 Excellent organizational skills.

 Familiarity–and, preferably experience–with teaching at the secondary level (curriculum building, state standards, lesson planning).

 An understanding of 20th Century history (U.S., Spanish or World history) and an affinity with ALBA’s mission.

 Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, supported by a strong ability using technology tools. Experience working with WordPress and social media a plus but not necessary.

 Based in the New York metropolitan area.

Compensation

This is a part-time position starting at ten (10) hours per week, with potential for growth. Days and times are to be agreed with ALBA’s Executive Director. The position is subject to an initial six-month review and to an annual review thereafter.

How to apply

Interested candidates should email their resume and a cover letter to info@alba-valb.org with the subject line “Educational Outreach Coordinator.” Applications are due no later than July 31, 2015. More information at www.alba-valb.org and resources.alba-valb.org.

Founded in 1979 by the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and a small group of scholars, ALBA is an independent, nonprofit educational organization devoted to educating people about our country’s progressive traditions. ALBA oversees the largest US collection of historical sources relating to the Lincoln Brigade; organizes educational and cultural programs exploring the legacies of the men and women who participated in the Spanish Civil War; publishes a quarterly magazine; and grants an annual Award for Human Rights Activism. ALBA seeks to preserve the legacy of the progressive activism of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade as an inspiration for present and future generation to work conscientiously and effectively toward a better and more just society.

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