#JobAlert Associate Director of Education - School Programs
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (RRPFI) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the promotion of the legacy of Ronald Reagan and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Ronald Reagan Institute, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion and the award-winning Air Force One Discovery Center. Located in Simi Valley, California the Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his first lady. www.reaganfoundation.org
Why you will love this job You’ll lead a team that inspires and serves more than 25,000 students annually to cultivate thoughtful and engaged citizen-leaders through onsite experiential field trips and programs. You’ll collaborate with our education team to support and involve students as both program participants and alumni. You’ll support world class events and speakers.
Your team You’ll lead one of the largest and most successful teams on campus, including Program Coordinators, Educators, and Transition Coordinators. You’ll collaborate with colleagues from around the country, including the Director of Leadership and Learning, the Associate Director of Education for Learning and Engagement, and the Scholarship Program Officer to support programs and program alumni as part of broader Education efforts.
Job Description The Associate Director of Education-School Programs is a key part of the Education Management and Leadership team and reports to the Chief Learning Officer. This role serves as the administrative and educational leader responsible for ensuring a powerful learning experience for students who participate in programs sponsored by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, including the Air Force One Discovery Center (AFODC), the Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program (SLP), or other special student focused events. Responsibilities include day-to-day operations, budgeting, personnel, program development, strategic planning, program and employee evaluation, and professional development. The position is responsible for the specific responsibilities listed below, as well as other duties and tasks as assigned. Air Force One Discovery Center (AFODC): Oversee day-to-day operations and future development of the award-winning AFODC, which serves approximately 25,000 students annually, including but not limited to: Maintenance of program budget, grants, and reports Playing a leading role on team of internal and external stakeholders advising on creation of a new scenario, scheduled for development in 2017-18 Hiring, training, and developing staff Overseeing program and staff evaluation
Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program (RRSLP): Oversee operations of the summer Student Leadership Program, which serves approximately 200 students annually. o Supervising day to day operations and master staff scheduling o Supervising RRSLP Program Coordinator on all aspects of the program Maintaining program budget, grants, and reports Overseeing program marketing efforts o Leading student recruitment and forging school/museum partnerships o Supporting program alumni and connecting them to other Reagan Education opportunities
Other Student Programs: Collaborate with Education team to create, coordinate, and implement speaker program logistics for the student speaker series and annual student-focused events, such as the Simi Valley Youth Town Hall and RRSLP Reunion. Developing mission aligned, high impact public programs for students Focusing on creating re-engagement opportunities and lifelong relationships with program alumni.
You should apply if: You have a passion for working with a great team to serve the next generation of citizen-leaders You have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3-5 years of proven management experience leading a dynamic and high performing team You have experience with maintaining a budget, keeping accurate financial records, and are familiar with financial reporting, including grant reports You are detail oriented and have an eye for operational efficiency You excel at forging relationships that produce good in the world - with our visitors, with your teammates, with community partners, and with colleagues You are a proven life-long learner You are a big-picture thinker who can inspire a team to pursue long term goals You are an exceptional and honest communicator You work with a sense of efficacy, always looking to serve our students and visitors in the most efficient ways possible You embrace and seek positive change You are thoughtful and reflective
Would also be nice if: You have experience in museum education You possess an advanced degree You are active professionally beyond the bounds of your institution You have strong connections to Southern California schools, districts, and/or teachers You have experience with long term alumni engagement
Work Environment/Physical Demands Characteristics of the work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employee will be working in an office and classroom environment, but will participate in projects and programs around the entire property. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Salary/Benefits/Job Location This is a full-time, exempt position, requiring evenings and weekends as needed for events This position offers a salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits including vacation, health/dental benefits, and the opportunity to participate in a retirement plan The position will be located at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, Simi Valley, California
To apply Please send an email to RRPFI Chief Learning Officer, at CLO@reaganfoundation.org with “Associate Director of Education” in the subject line and include the following: Resume or CV Salary requirement Cover Letter, including a response to the following: “What’s your Why? Professionally, what do you need from a job to feel as though you are making a positive impact in the world? Why does what motivates you mean you are the right fit for this position?” ... See MoreSee Less
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The Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia, seeks a creative, scholarly, team-oriented, and guest-focused individual for the position of Curator of Exhibitions. This individual serves as part of the Exhibitions and Publications Division, reports directly to the Vice President for Exhibitions and Publications, and will be responsible for imagining, researching, and developing exhibitions featuring the VHS collection of nearly 9 million items. The curator will also assist with the continued improvement of content and interpretation of the VHS’s existing long-term exhibitions. This work will be conducted either individually or as part of a team that may include the Senior Curator of Exhibitions or other scholars. The curator also works with staff throughout the institution to develop and deliver educational programs related to our exhibitions, assist in writing grant applications that fund exhibitions, develop content for use in publications and on the website, and serve as a spokesperson in promoting our exhibitions in the media and other public forums. The curator will also apply their research to the improvement of records related to VHS collections and work with Collections staff to evaluate proposed donations, purchases, and collecting priorities.
Critical projects upon the selected candidate’s arrival will include participating in the continued development, object selection, and writing of a 4,000 square-foot exhibition exploring the legacy of the arrival of the first Africans at Jamestown in 1619; the ideation and development of engaging 1,000 square-foot traveling exhibitions that will expose the VHS and its collection to audiences nationwide, and contributing to the development of a long-term exhibition plan that will be a critical element of the VHS’s upcoming strategic planning process.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in history, public history, art history, or closely related field, or a graduate degree combined with exemplary experience; demonstrated excellence in organizing compelling thematic exhibitions and conducting independent research; extensive knowledge of the history of the United States, Virginia, and the American south; thorough knowledge of industry best practices; and experience working with and handling historical objects.
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits package.
Availability: This position will be open August 1, 2017.
Application: Send letter of interest, resume with list of publications and past exhibitions, and list of references electronically to Curator@vahistorical.org. For additional information, please contact Andrew H. Talkov, Vice President for Exhibitions & Publications at 804-340-2276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1831, the Virginia Historical Society is the oldest cultural organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. Located in the Museum District of Richmond, Virginia, the VHS houses its collection of nearly 9 million items and serves as the state history museum with permanent and special exhibitions as well as a vibrant portfolio of public programs. ... See MoreSee Less