Associate Director of Programming and Partnerships

The Academy for Teachers


Organization Description: 
Come work for one of the most interesting and exciting nonprofits in New York. As the premiere provider of mind-blowing professional development in New York City (and perhaps the world), the Academy for Teachers has created a community of passionate, like-minded teachers from public, charter, and private schools. We’re growing fast and need creative, strategic, hard-workers to take us to the next level. A great perk of the job is taking part in our intimate events with brilliant intellectuals, leading scientists, incredible artists, and inspiring teachers. Applicants must live in the metro area.

Position Description:
We’re looking for an Associate Director of Programming and Partnerships who is intellectually omnivorous and keyed into New York’s high (and low) culture. The Associate will help curate and design a wide-ranging roster of master classes, performing arts events, lectures, comedy nights, and yet-to-be-imagined programs.

Many of our programs are done in partnership with universities, museums, nonprofits, theaters, and businesses. The Associate Director will help to nurture these partnerships and pursue new ones, all with an eye to creating events that make teachers glad to be alive and better at their jobs.

Reports to:
Director of Finance and Operations

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
Help curate, coordinate, and run our varied slate of master classes and special events.

▴ Manage program operations, oversee deadlines, and plan budgets.

▴ Manage relationships with partner institutions and pursue new partners.

▴ Create program evaluation metrics regarding admissions and recruitment, program success, teacher satisfaction, etc.

▴ Oversee review and implement improvements.

▴ Oversee program-related materials for website and mailings.

Candidate Qualifications:

▴ Passion for the Academy’s mission.

▴ Cheerful, prompt, hardworking, analytical, responsible, organized—a doer who takes initiative. A sense of irony helps.

▴ Proven project management, attention to detail, and organizational skills.

▴ Excellent writing skills and a horror of education jargon.

▴ Good graphic design skills.

▴ Teaching experience is a plus.

▴ Technical Knowledge: Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc.), Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and collaboration tools (Zoom, Teams).

▴ Enough comfort with technology to learn how to use our database (Salesforce) and other platforms (FormAssembly, Mailchimp, etc.).

▴ Must live in the NYC metro area.

Minimum education/experience required: Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) and five years’ experience in event planning, program creation, partnership building, and executing original, creative events.

Position Type:
Full-Time

Union Status:
Non-Union

FLSA Status:
Exempt

Salary or Compensation:
$65,000 – $85,000

Organization or Project Website:
https://www.academyforteachers.org/

Application Info:
https://www.academyforteachers.org/careers#associate-director-for-programming-and-partnerships