As the Education Coordinator for Working Assumptions, you are the intrepid champion of the onboarding, support, and long-term success of students, teachers, and facilitators participating in our high school education programs run throughout the country.
Your unflagging energy and attention to detail facilitate the Director of Education in ensuring that every element of the high school program’s adoption, from the onboarding of teachers and students to the production of program materials, for example, fit within and promote Working Assumptions’ mission and vision while respectfully recognizing the needs and/or limitations of varied school demographics.
You connect with prospective schools, facilitators, and teachers who may be interested in the Working Assumptions high school program. You confidently express the intention of the program, the varied disciplines (where applicable), and are able to clearly communicate the design of the program, the timelines, and expectations for completion.
You handle the processing and organization of all contracts and agreements with schools/facilitators/teachers, working closely with the Director of Education to ensure compliance. When schools/facilitators/teachers sign on to the program, you smoothly help them through the onboarding process of the web application program as well as any necessary systems, processes, and paperwork they need to follow and/or submit. You recognize concerns and items for attention that merit the attention of the Director of Education and you bring those to their attention in an appropriate time.
You are comfortable working with fellow staff and/or volunteers, where necessary, to facilitate the administrative requirements of the program. You work closely and comfortably with the communications department and consulting firms on program publicity, the development of all printed and online materials, including brochures, pocket guides, cards, and more as required.
You represent Working Assumptions with confidence, poise, and positivity, when attending community events, exhibition openings, school events, discussions, and any other events that are related to Working Assumptions’ work.
We are Working Assumptions, a non-profit foundation based in Berkeley, California, working to amplify and encourage conversation about humanity’s daily routines — work, play, service, and family — and how these daily routines offer us the opportunity to connect with others, share common ground, and open up to transformative change. Through commissions, grants, and education programs, we encourage photographers, artists, students and other creative people to examine the push and pull of these daily routines and the assumptions around them. We intentionally seek broad and diverse audiences for this work, placing installations in unexpected and non-traditional venues, in addition to gallery settings.
Our first exhibition, Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?, explored the tremendous impact sports and play have daily on the lives of girls and women, asking viewers to consider what girls and women look like, freed from traditional feminine constraints, using their bodies in joyful and empowering ways. The exhibition debuted at the Smithsonian in 2001, later traveling to 16 arts venues in major cities around the country. Our exhibition, Showing: Pregnancy in the Workplace, captured visibly pregnant women at work in whatever situation their work prescribed: at home, in an office, in a classroom, in a store, in the field, or in an actual field. Our latest traveling installation, Showing: Work x Family combines landmark commissioned photographs of pregnant women in the workplace with a curated selection of images by accomplished contemporary photographers and the photographs of high school students who are participating in our highly successful curriculum program, wrkxfmly. This multi-week assignment for high school photography students from diverse communities around the country challenges and supports young people to explore their unique and important perspectives on the intersection of work and family in their lives.
Send a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Education Coordinator Application”