As a member of program’s Operations/Administration team, this Program Assistant provides administrative support for several key organization-wide program activities.
Responsibilities include support for the following projects and initiatives:
Partner Schools Network, a cohort of model schools that embrace Facing History’s core themes as foundational to their mission;
North America Project, providing professional development and support to teachers, schools, and districts outside of our regional offices;
Facing History’s presence at national conferences and other key events;
Specific responsibilities include:
Provide administrative and logistical support and coordination for program events, including workshops and seminars offered in cities around the country through the North America Project; the biannual Partner Schools Network conference; Facing History’s participation in national and regional educational conferences; and local events as requested.
Maintain and reconcile contact and event information in Salesforce for a variety of projects and programs, running reports as requested.
Provide travel, lodging, logistical and expense support for Program Associates assigned to North America Project events.
Provide support for organizational and regional RFP responses.
Track expenses against budgets for a number of projects.
Work in coordination with the Marketing and Communications Department on the development of basic North America- related marketing and communications materials
Provide assistance for Facing History’s Educator Support function.
Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Successful candidates will have excellent organizational, communication, and management skills as well as good writing and editing skills. Candidates should already have proven ability to create effective systems for managing multiple projects. Candidates should be self-starters and enjoy working as a valued member on a team.
About Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves is an international non-profit education organization headquartered in Massachusetts. We empower teachers to help their students to think critically about history and to understand the impact of their choices. We provide professional development, coaching, and resources, through seminars and online courses that support the needs of educators worldwide who share the goal of creating a more informed, active and thoughtful society. With 9 offices around the globe, we reach millions of students each year through our worldwide network of more than 71,000 trained educators. More than 30 years of research has documented our positive impact on teachers and students.
The lifeblood of democracy is the ability of every rising generation to be participatory, responsible decision-makers. From the disturbing lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides to struggles for civil rights from Birmingham to South Africa, we trust students to wrestle with complex moments in world history. Our lessons help them understand the range of human behavior and allow them to make essential connections between history, their own moral choices and how historical events impact contemporary times.
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