Associate Vice President (AVP) of Education

New Orleans, LA Full-time

The Associate Vice President (AVP) of Education will have primary responsibility for the conceptualization, development, implementation, and management of all K-12 education programs and a variety of outreach initiatives. The Museum intends to significantly grow its educational programing, both onsite and online, in order to become the most accessible and trusted resource on WWII for teachers and students across the country. The AVP of Education will work collaboratively with the Vice President of Education and Access, key Museum stakeholders, and various external partners to build upon existing programs and to plan and implement new strategies to reach this goal. The ideal candidate will be a motivated and creative self-starter with a track record of leading teams and developing learning experiences and programs that support the needs of existing audiences while identifying and reaching teachers, students, and administrators at local and national levels. The AVP of Education will lead a staff that consists of a Public Engagement Department and Student and Teacher Program Department.  This position will report to the Vice President of Education and Access.

Responsibilities:

  • Play a key role in strategic planning and decision making for the department and the Museum as a whole. The AVP will analyze and refine the goals of the Education Department, and ensure successful implementation of the plan to accomplish these goals.
  • Supervise a team of formal and informal educators and content creators and provide proper support, guidance, and help steer department initiatives from concept to completion. Responsible for the leadership and professional development of the Education Department staff, assigned interns, and management of volunteers.
  • Oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of a variety of educational and commemorative public programs serving various diverse audiences.
  • Play the leading role, in cooperation with Museum stakeholders and external partners, in the development and implementation of Holocaust programming for all ages.
  • Participate in and reports to the Board of Trustees Education Committee, which advises the Museum's leadership on its long-range planning for education, exhibits, and programs on World War II.
  • As part of a dynamic Museum team, work to source and secure sponsorships and grants for educational initiatives and provides stewardship throughout their programmatic life-cycle.
  • Carry out other tasks and projects as assigned by the VP of Education and Access.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) in education, educational technology, Museum studies, public history, liberal arts, or another related field; 7-10 years’ experience of creating, evaluating, and managing educational programming initiatives; has the ability to lead and develop teams: conducts planning, sets goals and priorities, secures resources, motivates others to perform, monitors activities, and provides recognition for results; has experience in budget development and management; has excellent communications and interpersonal skills – verbal, written, and digital; is highly organized and has effective time management skills; is willing, and has the ability to travel to meet partners and manage offsite experiences with students and teachers.  A basic knowledge of World War II history is preferred, but not required. Must have a willingness to work a flexible schedule that goes beyond a 40-hour week including some weekends and evenings.

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