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Assistant Director of Education

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The Organization

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K–12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. Since its founding in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has created powerful and meaningful ways to teach and learn history. With a focus on primary sources, we illuminate the stories, people and moments that inspire students of all ages and backgrounds to learn and understand more about history.

The Institute brings the work of today’s leading historians into classrooms and homes around the globe. Through public events, publications, posters, videos, exhibitions and essays, the Institute brings life to every period of American history. The Institute’s diverse portfolio of education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, provides opportunities to deepen one’s understanding and appreciation of history. The Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network comprises nearly eight million students and 56,000 teachers from more than 29,000 schools worldwide.

The Position

The Institute seeks an Assistant Director to help lead our Education Department in providing teachers and students around the country and internationally with high-quality programs and resources delivered online and in-person. This individual will be responsible for the oversight of programs to ensure that they meet teacher and student needs and represent the high standards of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, including our renowned Teacher Seminars and large-scale grants. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director of Education & Evaluation to grow and engage our network of Master Teachers from around the country, which plays a critical role in carrying out our programs. This individual will also be responsible for the supervision and growth of a small team of staff members.

The ideal candidate should have a strong connection to GLI’s mission, a collaborative spirit, be able to manage multiple priorities and adapt as projects evolve, and have outstanding project management skills and communication skills (verbal and written).

This role reports to the Director of Education & Evaluation and is based in New York City. Some evening and weekend work required.

Roles and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Oversee the development and implementation of online and in-person programs for teachers and students that focus on learning about and engagement with American history
  • Oversee the management of complex grants, including project management and budget planning and tracking to ensure implementation on time and within budget
  • Supervise and support the professional development of several staff members
  • Develop and implement organizational processes to ensure programs are consistently high quality
  • Recruit, onboard, and engage teachers and scholars who serve as consultants for GLI programs, and help select teachers and scholars for projects
  • Work closely with the Director of Education & Evaluation and Associate Director of Education to shape and implement the strategic vision of the Education department and implement the vision for the Institute

 Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree, preferably in history, education, or related field. Relevant graduate degree is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience working in K-12 schools and/or with history education
  • Proven experience as supervisor
  • Experience managing complex non-profit educational programs and working with teachers and students
  • Excellent writing skills and strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience working well under pressure, meeting deadlines, and developing short- and long-term strategies to meet objectives.
  • Proficiency in Google Docs and Microsoft Office, especially Excel. 

The Organization

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K–12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers a generous and inclusive benefits package, which includes free admission to some of the best NYC museums.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers a generous and inclusive benefits package, which includes free admission to some of the best NYC museums.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
49 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in a single file to hr@gilderlehrman.org. Please include “Assistant Director of Education” in the subject line of your email and let us know how you heard about the role. 

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, sex, gender identity, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, or any other legally protected status.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in a single file to hr@gilderlehrman.org. Please include “Assistant Director of Education” in the subject line of your…

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