Director of Education Outreach
Retro Report seeks an educator who is passionate about history, social studies and civics to join our team. You will lead teacher outreach and training for our education initiative, Retro Report in the Classroom. Your goal will be to build an engaged and thriving community of teachers across the country who use Retro Report’s free videos and related resources to bring lessons to life for their students.
Retro Report is a nonprofit news organization whose mission is to bring history to life and demonstrate how it is relevant to students’ lives today. Our work offers new perspectives, inspires critical thinking and engages students in deep discussion, building skills that will last well beyond their time in the classroom.
In this position, you will report to the Head of Strategy and Business Development and work closely with the editorial team to develop, execute and lead Retro Report’s outreach to teachers in grades 6-12. You will represent the voice of teachers within our organization, helping us adapt and expand our programming to meet the needs of teachers and engage students at all levels. You will help to evaluate, approve and promote educational content.
This is a full-time position. Retro Report is based in New York City, but candidates living remotely who are willing to travel on a regular basis will be considered.
Three Core Responsibilities:
Introduce thousands of teachers in grades 6 through 12 to Retro Report. You will work with our engagement lead to devise strategies for outreach to teachers on- and offline. Through these introductory engagements – one on one, in small groups and at conferences – you will show how our resources can be used in their classroom, and seek feedback.
Listen to the needs of teachers and be an expert on the current education landscape, standards and curriculum. You will help us answer some key questions to better serve teachers: How can we better serve and engage with them and their students? What are the problems we can help solve for them? What new products or resources are most needed?
Build a community of regular Retro Report users. Your ongoing dialog with teachers will help us tailor our videos and resources to their needs. You will keep educators updated on new resources, building a network and collecting feedback, ultimately empowering them to share videos, lessons and project ideas with each other and colleagues in their local communities.
- Five or more years of classroom teaching experience in grades 6-12
- Master’s degree preferred
- Experience in curriculum development or evaluation
- Experience as a content specialist in social studies, history and/or civics
- Experience leading professional development and training activities
- Excellent oral and written communications skills
- Experience developing, editing and improving digital education content
- High degree of competence using digital resources, ed tech tools and products
- Social media savvy: You connect with teachers through regular use of social channels
- Membership in relevant professional organizations (e.g. you are a social studies teacher active in N.C.S.S.)
- Relationships with teachers and education organizations across the country
- Excellent project management skills and attention to detail
- Familiarity with Retro Report’s mission (you’ve binge-watched our work)
- Willingness to travel
Retro Report is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages.
Please send resumes and examples of relevant work to: firstname.lastname@example.org