Experiential Learning Educator (Teacher)

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Commensurate with experience

Published

08/02/2018

Start Date

10/08/2018

Application Deadline

09/03/2018

Address

735 8th Street Southeast
Washington
District of Columbia
20003
United States

Description

Do you love extending learning beyond the school walls? Would you like to use Frederick Douglass' former home as your classroom while you teach students about the Civil War and the abolition of slavery? Or plan an event at a local art site to engage funders and allies in the importance of experiential learning? If yes, then Live It Learn It might be the spot for you.


Who We Are


Live It Learn It is a DC-based non-profit that is helping to close the achievement gap by closing an experience gap that exists between students of different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. We partner with schools and cultural institutions to create and deliver experience-driven learning opportunities for students in order to increase students’ self-efficacy, motivation, and achievement.

Each year, we serve 2,100+ 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Title I (high-poverty) DC public schools. We also conduct professional development and in 2018-19 we are launching a year-long Experiential Learning Fellowship for teachers.


What You Will Do


Live It Learn It seeks a highly motivated Experiential Learning Educator to support both programmatic and operational aspects of delivering experiential learning to students and teachers in DC public schools.


Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching classroom lessons
  • Leading field experiences around the city
  • Evaluating student work
  • Building relationships with students, teachers, school leaders, and staff at our partner destinations
  • Coordinating programming logistics with teachers
  • Supporting Live It Learn It's fundraising, marketing, and/or social media strategies
  • Creating written products (e.g. blog posts)
  • Various administrative duties


What You Bring


We expect our Experiential Learning Educator to:


  • Lead with confidence and humility. It is not always easy to teach in someone else’s classroom or keep students focused outside the classroom. You embrace these challenges and constantly reflect on ways to improve your practice, your relationships, and your mindset. 
  • Think critically and be flexible. When Plans A, B, and C fall through, you have already thought of Plans D, E, and F and you are ready to mobilize the team into action. You find creative solutions to challenges.
  • Inspire others. Especially students! Your love of learning is contagious and you know how to engage diverse learners.
  • Dream big and be persistent. You are committed to ending educational inequity and you work hard every day to make Live It Learn It a stronger organization.


Qualifications


Required


·        Bachelor’s Degree

·        Must have a passion for Live It Learn It’s mission and demonstrated interest in education

·        Experience teaching children, particularly in low-income communities

·        Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to meet and exceed ambitious goals

·        Must thrive within a fast-paced, service-oriented environment

·        Excellent interpersonal skills

·        Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver clear, concise, and differentiated formal and informal communications (both oral and written) to a variety of audiences

·        Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word


Highly Preferred


·        Proficiency with Adobe creative products

·        Experience with Salesforce or other CRM software

·        Experience with fundraising, marketing and/or social media management

·        Experience with website maintenance (e.g. Wordpress, HTML, CSS)


What We Offer


Live It Learn It offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, generous vacation time, professional development, and a 401(k) plan with employer matching. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day.


To Apply


Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online here.


It is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible to be considered for this position. We will not consider applications without a cover letter tailored to this position, which can be addressed to the Live It Learn It team.


Live It Learn It is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. Live It Learn It does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

hiring@liveitlearnit.org
http://www.liveitlearnit.org/

Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online here.


It is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible to be considered for this position. We will not consider applications without a cover letter tailored to this position, which can be addressed to the Live It Learn It team.


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