Director of Education

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Competitive salary commensurate to experience

Published

05/25/2018

Address

910 17th St. NW
Suite 316A
Washington
DC
20006
United States

Description

The Hindu American Foundation seeks to hire a full-time Director of Education. This director will be tasked with promoting culturally competent, accurate, and equitable understandings of Hindu teachings, history, and traditions in K-12 and higher education. The Director would lead HAF’s Hinduism 101 teacher training program, cultivate relationships with major publishers and key stakeholders in social studies education, oversee resource development and distribution, and monitor education policy nationally. The position is full-time and based in DC.


The Role


Manage and grow HAF’s Hinduism 101 Teacher Training program.

  1. Market and manage teacher training program at national and state level social studies conferences
  2. Identify funding sources or strategies for monetizing training program
  3. Devise and manage online teacher training for educators at the district and school levels
  4. Investigate opportunities and obtain accreditation(s) for teacher training program
  5. Develop and carry out strategy for alumni engagement, including newsletters, continuing education opportunities, etc.
  6. Manage Hinduism 101 database


Cultivate and continue building upon relationships with key stakeholders in social studies education.

  1. Major publishers and 2nd tier publishers
  2. National and state level organizations or efforts engaged in social studies education and education reform, including those serving the needs of minorities, English as second language communities, and those with special needs
  3. Interfaith partners concerned about the portrayal of Hinduism, India, and other religions and cultures in textbooks and/or with education reform experience


Develop and distribute educational resources.

  1. Oversee creation of additional modules for Hinduism 101 curriculum.
  2. Oversee development of supplementary materials, including but not limited to lesson plans, class activities, and video resources
  3. Periodically seek opportunities for and oversee creation of 202 and 303 level materials
  4. Research reliable resources covering Ancient India and Hindu history for promotion through website and direct interactions at the district level and up
  5. Oversee content review as related to educational materials from publishers, educators, partners, etc.


Benefits

Generous benefits, including medical, dental, and vision.

Level of Language Proficiency

Required Skills and Experience


  1. Bachelor’s degree (required), Master’s degree (a plus). Degree in Religion, History, Humanities, South Asian Studies, Education preferred
  2. Teaching experience a plus
  3. 2-4 years work experience required
  4. Deep, working knowledge of India and Hindu teachings, practices, and traditions
  5. Strong research, writing, and analytical skills
  6. Ability to communicate effectively
  7. Organized and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  8. Fluency in online platforms such as Google, social networks, Zoom, etc.
  9. Works well in a close-knit team environment, but can complete tasks independently when necessary
  10. Must be willing and able to travel monthly and/or on weekends




Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

https://hafsite.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=3

CLICK HERE to submit application and upload the following:


  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Two references
  4. Writing sample (up to 500 words; preferably on explaining a Hindu concept, tradition, or practice; prior publications acceptable)



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