Vice President, Programs & Communications

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Base salary and bonus.



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1310 North Courthouse Road
Suite 200
United States


The Vice President will manage teams in all program areas including student programs (K-12), teacher professional development, curriculum development, and Outreach & Partnerships. Additionally, the incumbent will provide high level marketing and communications oversight/direction and collaborate with outside firms who handle many aspects of marketing and content/multimedia production for the Institute.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Managing a small staff of professionals in the areas of teacher professional development, external outreach, curriculum development, student programs, and marketing & communications.
  • Developing a strategy for and overseeing educational programs for teachers and students and increasing outreach to new markets with key partnerships.
  • Providing strategic direction for a team that will oversee implementation of programs including a week-long summer institute for students, scholarship competitions, multimedia educational content, debate webinars, etc.
  • Identifying new ventures for expanding the mission with student engagement.
  • Providing direction to the marketing staff and external vendors to drive application growth in scholarship programs, participation in student activities, and student engagement and learning with digital content and initiatives.
  • Collaborating with marketing, development, and operations teams on the development, tracking, refinement, and analysis of key program metrics to judge effectiveness and program goal completion.
  • Identifying new opportunities in the 8-12th grade educational market and working with internal teams to develop product and program offerings that advance the Institute’s mission.
  • Developing and executing plans to aggressively expand the Institute’s presence among middle and high school students in traditional public, charter, independent, and home schools.
  • Building a strategic plan for researching and implementing an effective Learning Management System platform.
  • Building relationships with key partners to grow the opportunities available to students, our teacher network and Institute alumni.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Interest in U.S History and advancing the Institute’s mission.
  • 7 or more years of related experience in educational programs including classroom experience, project and personnel management with proven results reflecting program growth as a result of strategic direction.
  • Passion for the ideas of the Founders and the principle of individual liberty that underlies the Constitution.
  • Excellent platform and presentation skills with the ability to lead, motivate and develop teams.
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple budgets.
  • Ability to work closely with development/fund raising staff to ensure accurate reporting of outcomes and adherence to grant requirements.
  • Strong spelling, grammar, punctuation, copy writing and copy editing skills.
  • Experience with managing vendors and outside creative talent.
  • Knowledge of contact management systems (SalesForce or equivalent database or enterprise systems).
  • Exposure to Learning Management Systems and technical aptitude.
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate behavior consistent with the Institute's values and Organizational Principles.



A full list of benefits is on our website.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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