Online Leadership Program Associate

Global Kids, Inc. - the premier non-profit educational organization for global learning and youth development - works to ensure that urban youth have the knowledge, skills, experiences and values they need to succeed in school, participate effectively in the democratic process and achieve leadership in their communities and on the global stage.

 

Global Kids Online Leadership Program (OLP) has developed and pioneered cutting-edge practices that integrate digital media, global awareness, and youth leadership for underserved middle and high school students. In addition to youth-facing work, OLP works to build capacity of other youth-serving educators and institutions, and contribute to the field of digital media and learning through speaking engagements and special trainings.

 

Global Kids is seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual for its Online Leadership Program to run youth programs using digital media. The Online Leadership Program Associate will work collaboratively with other Online Leadership Program staff as well as other Global Kids staff in order to:

 

  • Coordinate, develop and facilitate interactive, experiential workshops using digital media for in-school and afterschool programs for middle school youth

  • Write curricula and lesson plans that incorporate digital media and global issues

  • Conduct professional development trainings for educators

  • Collaboratively brainstorm ideas for new digital media projects that embrace Global Kids mission

  • Stay up to date on digital media and learning news and research

  • Coordinate and manage multiple projects, both independently and on a team

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with funders, institutions, and other collaborative partners

  • Contribute writing and ideas to grant proposals and reports

  • Represent GK through blog posts, speaking engagements, and other outreach

  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Minimum 2-3 years of related work experience required

  • Experience using interactive experiential learning strategies and youth development or leadership strategies in culturally diverse settings with youth

  • Experience teaching digital media skills and tools to middle school youth strongly preferred (i.e. games-based learning, audio/video production, mobile applications, social media, web design, etc.)

  • Excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills

  • Experience with curriculum development and games-based learning

  • Game design experience plus familiarity with game design platforms such as Scratch and Gamestar Mechanic, etc.

  • Strong project management skills

  • Short learning curve around new digital tools and applications

  • Strong interest in global issues, social activism and youth empowerment

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to prioritize tasks

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Experience working in schools with middle school youth

 

Salary / Benefits:

Mid to high 30's, depending on experience. Good benefits and possibilities for travel.

We are actively seeking candidates of diverse backgrounds.

 

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter as a PDF to resumes@globalkids.org. Indicate “OLP Associate” in the subject of the email. We are unable to accept any phone, mail, or fax inquiries. Please refer to www.globalkids.org and http://olpglobalkids.org for more information.

 

Deadline To Apply

Application process will be open until the position is filled with the right person, though we are looking to hire as soon as possible.

Global Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity and do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, citizenship, mental or physical handicap or disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity.