About The IDEA Project: The IDEA Project is a non-profit organization that provides interactive disability education awareness in schools. With custom programs tailored to each grade level, our goal is to create understanding and empathy by educating students about differences and different abilities. The goal of The IDEA Project is to educate students about differences and increase empathy throughout our schools. As evidenced by the program’s success in other schools, we know that this experienced perspective, and unique curriculum are the tools we need to bring awareness and empowering education about disabilities to young children.
Over the last four years, The IDEA Project has conducted this program twenty-five times in twenty different schools across nine different school districts. As a result this program has impacted over 17,200 students who have directly participated in our program.
We’re looking to identify an energetic, enthusiastic, nimble, and highly organized individual who is looking to play a critical role in our organization. The IDEA Project is excited to be hiring it’s third staff member. In this critical role you’ll work alongside our founder and In-School Presenting Team, to bring the message of The IDEA Project to even more schools, communities, and students across the state of Washington. A big part of what makes our organization unique is the grassroots efforts to reach out and directly talk to students, teachers, parents and school communities. In this effort we’re looking for an outstanding and motivated individual to join us to execute our in-school programming.
Report to: The Executive Director
Core Responsibilities for this role include:
- Coordinate with Executive Director about scheduling and in school programs that are upcoming
- With the Executive Director learn the specific requests and needs of the school and customize program accordingly
- Run the in school presentation at assigned school, following direction from Executive Director:
- 5 days of presentations and workshops for the student body
- Coordinate parent volunteers who are helping with the individual workshops
- Coordinate with teachers and school administrators
- Administrative Roles: Support the Executive Director in day to day tasks as assigned
- Some travel required
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
- Preferred experience:
- in an administrative role or program management role
- in public speaking or teaching experience
- in a school setting, whether through parent volunteering at programs, or as a teacher or administrator
- A solution-oriented mindset
- A self-starter who has the ability to grow in this role
- A proven track record of punctuality, and follow through on complex logistics
- A track record of working well as part of a team
- Excellent oral communication skills
- A passion for social change in the area of disability and inclusion
- A natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and respect as well as a passion for improving the lives of young people
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Allison via firstname.lastname@example.org
Within your Cover Letter please address the following:
- What makes you excited about this role? Why are you passionate about the need for inclusion and disability awareness or for education in schools?
- What experience or skill sets do you have to command attention of an assembly room full of elementary school students?
- Share an example of how you have been a self-starter and successfully managed projects or events independently.