The Education & Outreach Manager is responsible for developing and implementing public events and education programs designed to increase, engage and retain community support for WHUT’s mission.
Under the general supervision and direction of the Executive Director of Operations, the Education & Outreach Manger is primarily responsible for the creation, and coordination of WHUT’s educational action plan to provide targeted community engagement activities, promotion and distribution of PBS Kids products and resources, and to facilitate research/evaluation activities in key zip codes within the WHUT viewing area that supports the goal of improving children's literacy, Science, Technology, engineering, math and reading skills, work with Youth and Young Adults; and Adults in Career Transition to help close the skills gap.
Supervises administrative assistants, consultants, and interns.
- Work with Station Leadership team to develop WHUT’s specific goals, and timelines to develop, plan and deliver innovative and compelling community engagement activities, promote and distribute PBS and WHUT’s Educational programming, products and resources and facilitate research/evaluation activities in key zip codes.
- Implement WHUT sponsored community engagement activities that provide educational resources this includes WHUT sponsored special events and RTL TV shows producer sponsored outreach activities (e.g., Molly of Denali, Ready Jet Go, Elinor Wonders Why and Hero Elementary).
- Identify and recruit community partners that serve to families and children in the targeted zip code with similar missions to help expand the impact of activities in the targeted communities.
- Facilitate planning meetings, screenings with community partners and participate in meetings with station team and meetings sponsored by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
- In collaboration with team members, develop funding/grant proposals for the programs to ensure financial sustainability. Coordinate with station departments and university departments to ensure proper tracking and accurate reporting of stations grants activities and expenses.
- Develop detailed progress reports of activities outlined in station action plans. Provide support to station leadership team in the annual update to station action plans.
- Coordinate with other departments to keep the website, social media and digital platforms, relevant and vibrant, and actively publicizes the stations activities widely, to encourage maximum participation and traffic.
- Stays informed about education trends, issues, and data in Washington, DC and nationally, identifying opportunities and using that information to help to guide and improve the educational outreach plan.
- Functions as an articulate spokesperson both in and out-of-house for the station, positively conveying the nature of our reporting and creating enthusiasm and support for the program.
- Recruit, train, and manage volunteers.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Decision making: This position requires a high level of independent thinking and creativity, and flexibility in dealing with diverse groups of people. Makes constant decisions on the appropriateness of particular community engagement and research sites. Must be able to assess situations quickly and gather needed information. Requires ability to make non routine decisions unique to each situation. Must prioritize multiple job demands.
- Communication: This position involves a high degree of visibility in dealing with community members in developing and implementing educational and outreach initiatives in the Metro DC area. This position serves as the “face” of WHUT in the community and requires excellent and professional oral and written communication skills. The person in this position must have the ability to relate to people on all levels. Teaching and grass roots community organizing/development skills also necessary.
- Interpersonal/Time Management: Ability to work under tight time constraints, get along with others and handle difficulties or conflicts in appropriate ways. Strong orientation towards customer service. Problem solving and ability to grasp the whole picture is essential.
- Project Management: This position requires strong organization skills, with attention to detail and demonstrated ability to effectively manage resources and projects. The person in this position is a team player with the ability to work independently, goal orientated with the ability to develop and implement tasks to meet projects deadlines and within budget. The person in this position must be familiar with neighborhoods in Washington, DC and has experience in developing and implementing special and/or community events.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, and a three year of equivalent experience.
General computer proficiency, with 365 Microsoft Office as well as internet use/navigation and previous exposure to database use. Social media savvy and ability to learn and use new technologies/Apps.
Strong organizational skills (scheduling, budgeting, contracts, payments, etc.)
Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule consistent of frequent, evening and weekend meetings and activities.
The candidate must be able to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team. Experience in an academic environment is highly desirable.
Candidate should have access to an automobile for daily travel within Washington, DC
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