Education Coordinator

Center for Brooklyn History – Brooklyn Public Library


Organization Description: 
The Center for Brooklyn History collects, preserves and makes accessible the most comprehensive collection of materials related to Brooklyn’s history and culture in the world. The Center for Brooklyn History education department connects students, educators, and archivists in New York City and beyond to unique archives, collections, events, and experiences that bring the history of Brooklyn to life. 

CBH Education makes the archive a more inclusive place for students of all backgrounds by giving them the agency to engage and interrogate collections through a culturally responsive lens. By broadening the definition of researcher, students are given access to primary sources while developing their critical research skills. The CBH signature partnership program, Brooklyn Connections, offers fourth through twelfth grade classes rare access to original archival materials while students complete customized, standards-based projects. CBH is also the host of NYC History Day, a contest for Middle and High School students. 

CBH offers a robust array of professional development workshops where guest speakers engage educators in fascinating content knowledge while our team models lesson plans and activities that transfer to any classroom. CBH Education is a New York State-certified provider of Continuing Teacher and Leadership Education (CTLE) credit and ASPDP “P” credits. Events introduce educators to New York City cultural institutions that can support their students with class visits and field trips. Educators can access our customized lesson plans, research guides, and more by visiting our educator resources page anytime.

Position Description:
Center for Brooklyn History (CBH) Education Department, the education outreach arm of Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) local history archive, the Brooklyn Collection, is looking for a creative, organized and detail oriented individual to work under the direction of the Manager of CBH Education.

The Education Coordinator will offer key marketing, communications and administrative support and act as a critical point of contact for internal stakeholders, such as BPL’s marketing department and branch locations, and external stakeholders, including schools, local and state education departments, special interest groups and other cultural institutions.

Reports to:
Shirley Brown-Alleyne – Manager of Education

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
Administrative:
– Maintain all a financial requestions and payments
– Office and program supplies ordering and organizing
– Maintenance of online accounts, ie: Wufoo, Surveymonkey, Eventbrite, etc.
– Respond to correspondence to department email address
– Track and submit all program and event statistics reporting
– Serve as department representatives to BPL facilities, mail services, IT, and other administrative departments
– Maintain contact with New York State Department of Education and updating shared folder to keep CTLE certification status;Manage electronic record keeping and reporting for the New York State Education Department Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) sponsorship requirements
– Design and coordinate ads in Chalkbeat, UFT newspapers, and other education-focused media
– Coordinate resources for partner educators and convocation logistics

Marketing:
– Devise content and copy for the Educator Open Book eNewsletter, update and create marketing material such as exhibition materials, brochures, flyers, postcards and booklets, and act as the departmental liaison for BPL’s marketing department, including developing, logging and tracking marketing requests
– Maintain CBH Education web pages
– Serve as a member of CBH/MAC committee meetings
– Work with MAC to design marketing materials for events and other promotional materials
– Maintaining and adding to database of partners in the DOE, cultural institutions, and educational institutions in the Tri-State area to promote events
– Curate, schedule and maintain all CBH Education social media outlets including twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

Events:
– Coordinate educator workshop logistics, including Eventbrite page, attendee lists, badges and certificates, catering, communication with attendees and workshop partners leading up to the event and set up and breakdown on the day
– Identify new opportunities for collaboration with and contacts for BPL branch locations, local and state education departments, special interest groups and other cultural institutions 
– Facilitate preparations for Brooklyn Connections’ multiple end-of-year Convocation Ceremonies, including invitation, program and exhibition design, catering and set up and breakdown 
– Assist in posting to social media accounts, updating website content and copy, entering Brooklyn Connections’ stats and survey results, and other administrative tasks as needed 
– Handle all administrative aspects such as Zoom, catering, room reservations, submit payments, etc.

Outreach:
– Present to internal and external stakeholders about the departments various programs.

Research:
– Contribute to Brooklynology Blog with original research
– Assist educators by pulling material, preparing array of sources for an archive visit or curriculum focus
– Work with CBH Educators on research for Professional Learning workshops and Primary Source Packets including adapting them to Google Classroom format

Candidate Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in marketing, communications or related field 
– Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in similar role 
– Experience working with NYC public schools and other cultural institutions desirable 
– Exceptionally organized and detail oriented 
– Outstanding time management  
– Experience marketing and promoting programs 
– Possesses an eye for design and enthusiasm for creating marketing copy and content 
– Ability to work in a small team environment, personable 
– Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud and confidence navigating web editing software 
– Interest in and knowledge of Brooklyn and New York City history a plus 
– Willingness to work occasional early mornings or evenings as needed 
– Confident traveling throughout Brooklyn and New York City as required  
– Ability to lift and transport workshop and school materials when applicable

Position Type:
This full time, grant-funded position is made possible by the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund. Continued employment will be dependent on additional funding.

Union Status:
Non-Union

FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt

Salary or Compensation:
$50,000

Organization or Project Website:
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/center-for-brooklyn-history

Application Info:
Apply online at: https://careers-bklynlibrary.icims.com/jobs/2570/education-coordinator/job