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Youth Programming Coordinator


Since 1995, Center for Inspired Teaching has been investing in teachers and students toward our goal of transforming the school experience: from compliance-based to engagement-based. Our Youth-Facing Programs, Real World History and Speak Truth, are a critical part of our mission.

Inspired Teaching seeks a highly creative, self-directed individual with strong communication skills to assist in the management and growth of Inspired Teaching Youth Programs. We seek someone with strong verbal communication and digital outreach skills that is committed to improving teaching and learning for students in Washington, DC and beyond.

While the position operates primarily remotely, the candidate should live within the Washington, DC area and be available for some in-person sessions and school visits for meetings and recruitment. For SY 2021-22 this position will support programming that is both virtual and in person, and is expected to require 8-12 hours per week.

Responsibilities of the Youth Programming Coordinator include:

Managing Speak Truth 

  • Leading outreach, recruiting, and follow-up for students and educators for Speak Truth 
  • Leading prep sessions for Speak Truth student-facilitators (2 times per month). Typically a 90 minutes preparation session (either virtually or in-person) for student facilitators the Wednesday prior to each seminar.
  • Collaborating with Inspired Teaching's Director of Youth Programs and the Youth Programming Intern to run Speak Truth seminars. Anticipated to be on the first and third Thursday of each month. 
  • Create paper and electronic fliers advertising upcoming Speak Truth seminars to potential participants and manage email outreach to students, teachers, and administrators 
  • Communicate electronically with students, teachers, and administrators about upcoming seminars.
  • Make visits to schools to invite students to seminars or check on upcoming seminar sites
  • For in-person Speak Truth seminars (estimated to be 4 times per school year), work from 3pm to 8pm on seminar days by setting up rooms, checking-in students, monitoring rooms, and cleaning up.
  • For virtual seminars (estimated to be 1-2 times per month), work from 5:45pm to 7:00pm on seminar days by monitoring student participation in the video conference.
  • When necessary, meet with the Youth Programming Director for 60 minutes once each month to reflect on previous seminars and plan for upcoming seminars.

Serving as Teaching Assistant for the Real World History course 

  • Helping plan lessons for individual class sessions (once a month).
  • Taking attendance in each Thursday class (weekly).
  • Managing the chat box during Thursday classes (weekly).
  • Completion of occasional grading of student work (no more than once a month).
  • Assist with food and attendance logistics for in-person Real World History classes (one Tuesday each month).

Completing work related to Inspired Teaching’s Great Migration Oral History Project Collection

  • Writing summaries of students’ interviews with Washingtonian elders recorded between 2014 and 2019.
  • Writing summaries of students’ interviews with Washingtonian elders recorded during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Conduct preliminary review of student transcripts of interviews with Washingtonian elders recorded during the 2021-2022 school year.

The Youth Programming Coordinator must meet all requirements as mandated by District of Columbia Public Schools, including background checks and online and in-person training. 

Compensation and Time Period:

This position carries a stipend of $1000 per month paid at the end of each month. The position is open in August 2021 runs through June 2022 with the possibility of renewal for the next school year. 

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or higher, and experience in a fast-paced, detail-oriented setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience as program management or similar role.
  • Experience and expertise in social media, and knowledge online learning platforms, including Zoom.
  • A strong commitment to Inspired Teaching’s mission, and a passion for youth-led learning.
  • Commitment to a progressive, inquiry-based approach to teaching; belief that all children, regardless of race, geography, or income level, can thrive in an inquiry-based classroom with a teacher who embraces Inspired Teaching’s instructional model.
  • Commitment to Inspired Teaching’s core values: 
  • Relentlessly impact driven and nurturing; 
  • Decentralized and integrated; 
  • Radical creativity and structured execution.

Center for Inspired Teaching is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse workplace. Persons of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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