DC’s own Live It Learn It Program asked the NTA to post their new position opening. See below:
Live It Learn It Program Associate
Do you love extending learning beyond the school walls? Would you like to use Frederick Douglass’ former home as your classroom while you teach students about the Civil War and the abolition of slavery? Or use the the jungle at the U.S. Botanic Garden to teach about plant adaptations? Then Live It Learn It might be the spot for you.
Live It Learn It provides experiential learning programs to over 1,600 4th, 5th and 6th grade students in Title I (high-poverty) DC public schools. Our mission is ambitious: to boost academic achievement and motivation for students in DC’s lowest performing schools.
Our 3-part methodology is sensible and efficient: we teach rigorous pre-trip lessons that introduce key academic concepts; we take students on carefully structured academic trips that bring learning to life; and we teach engaging post-trip classroom lessons to extend and assess student learning. In addition, Live It Learn It creates robust curricular materials, which are aligned to DC’s academic learning standards and emphasize hands-on learning in a way that sets every student up for success.
Not surprisingly, Live It Learn It’s impact is profound, with students showing remarkable leaps in academic achievement and motivation, as they begin to understand for the first time how classroom learning connects to the world that surrounds them.
About the Program Associate Position
Live It Learn It seeks a highly motivated program associate to help with all aspects of creating and delivering experiential learning programs to students in DC public schools. For the right candidate, this is a fabulous opportunity to become a key player in an innovative and rapidly growing organization.
Job responsibilities may include:
•Teaching classroom lessons
•Creating academic materials
•Evaluating student work
•Coordinating logistics for trips and classroom lessons
•Supporting Live It Learn It’s development and marketing strategies
•Various administrative duties
The Successful Candidate
The successful candidate will possess many, if not all, of the following qualities:
•Have a demonstrated interest in education
•Have experience working with children, particularly in low-income communities
•Have experience managing or leading groups of young people
•Have strong organizational skills
•Be a self-starter
•Be a team player
•Be an innovative and creative thinker
Please visit www.liveitlearnit.org for more information about Live It Learn It and our programs. Check out our Facebook page for photos, videos, and student quotes (www.facebook.com/LiveItLearnIt).
How to apply
Please submit both a résumé and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. As you write your cover letter, please keep in mind the qualities listed above under “The Successful Candidate.” Salary commensurate with experience; comprehensive benefits package.