Program Associate, Los Angeles Region

Los Angeles, California
commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package also provided
Feb 12, 2018
Grade Level
High School, Middle School
Job Type

Position:  Program Associate, Los Angeles

Reports to: Program Director, Los Angeles & Organizational Innovation

Location: Brookline, MA

Status: Full Time, Exempt

Start: May 1, 2018

Facing History and Ourselves is an international non-profit organization that equips educators with the content, skills, and tools to teach middle and high school students about the consequences of racism, antisemitism, and violence.

The Program Associate will be responsible for delivering Facing History and Ourselves’ program services in the Los Angeles area and beyond, including implementation of Facing History at our current and future in-depth schools by working with individual teachers, teacher teams, administrators, and whole faculties, strengthening our network of teacher leaders, developing innovative ways to reach and support educators, and facilitating online connections between teachers through our networked community. The Program Associate will support and coach trained teachers of the program, co-facilitate professional development workshops and seminars, document relationships and communications with educators and key constituencies in our organizational database, recruit new teachers and schools to explore and implement Facing History and Ourselves, and manage events or projects on a case-by-case basis. Occasional evening and weekend work is required

Who we are

The Los Angeles office is a small team with a large reach. We are passionate educators and care deeply about our community. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we constantly look for better ways to serve our teachers, our schools, and their students. We work closely together and depend on clear communication, commitment to each other as a team, and a positive energy.

Who you are

You share our passion for education, youth and the community. You bring your experience and unique perspective to make us stronger together. You thrive in a team environment, bringing both strong collaboration skills and independent initiative. You have a constant curiosity, and an appreciation for all of Facing History's core case studies.  You are confident facilitating workshops and conversations that explore identity, racism, antisemitism and other challenging topics in diverse settings. You are equally comfortable building community face-to-face and online, and seek to be part of a team which is making a positive impact across Southern California.

Essential Skills/Qualities

  • BA/BS; MA preferred
  • Demonstrated and effective communication and facilitation skills
  • Classroom teaching experience preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of European and US history required (Facing History's resources focus on the Holocaust and other examples of collective violence, US history with a focus on civil rights and eugenics)
  • Experience with literacy, writing/English/language arts/humanities, and Common Core standards a plus
  • Fluency in online digital media literacy skills and comfort with integrating the use of Internet and other social media technologies; Knowledge of Internet and web communication for support of global network of teachers and students
  • Experience with school reform movement, school culture, civil learning and culture competencies a plus
  • Willingness to deepen knowledge in new content areas (e.g. growth mindset)
  • Entrepreneurial and collegial style; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to organize and execute tasks in a non-profit context
  • Interest in, and ability to articulate the mission of this non-profit

Compensation and Benefits:

In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program with a discretionary organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance plan & a travel assistance plan, pre-tax Transit-pass program, flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts, 4 voluntary Aflac plans, limited free parking and a friendly work environment.

Facing History proudly values diversity.  We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Applications ONLY accepted online at  Job posted until filled.

Organization Overview:

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 almost 4 million students each year through our worldwide network of more than 31,600 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. | |