Director of Education – Jackie Robinson Museum (New York, NY)

The Jackie Robinson Museum seeks a founding Director of Education Programs to design and implement a robust program fostering community dialogue and education around topics related to current social challenges. The Director will be responsible for shaping the vision and strategy for the program, ensuring high-quality design and implementation, and acting as the program’s primary external leader. Reporting to the Museum Director and working closely with the curator and senior leadership team at Jackie Robinson Foundation, the Director will have an opportunity to build a small team to execute their vision for the program’s design.

This is an ideal opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader who is passionate about bringing the legacy of an American hero to life through dynamic educational programs that inspire and better our community.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Program Leadership, Design, and Strategy

  • Lead the design and development of the Museum’s educational programs, ensuring alignment with broader organizational priorities
  • Oversee the creation of program curriculum and resources that leverage the assets of the Museum and instructional best practices to achieve optimal learning outcomes for a range of stakeholders including students, parents, and adults
  • Collaborate with Museum leaders, such as the Curator and Museum Director, to create a coherent and shared learning experience for all visitors
  • Create ongoing feedback systems and processes to understand the strengths and challenges of the program and use that data to improve day-to-day practice
  • Liaise and collaborate with the Jackie Robinson Foundation and departments invested in the program such as Institutional Advancement
  • Represent the Museum and the program at relevant local and national events

Community Relationships

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with various stakeholders engaged in the Museum community, from students and families to adult learners and community leaders
  • Build and maintain relationships with external partners, including public and independent schools, community organizations, and their staff
  • Build political capital and community ties to ensure that the educational programs are responsive and integral to the social and educational landscape of the region

Administration and Operations

  • Hire and develop a small team to a high standard of excellence, creating opportunities to leverage team members’ strengths and coaching all team members to grow professionally
  • Collaborate with Museum Director to manage program budget
  • Assess hiring needs for the program; oversee the recruitment and onboarding of new staff
  • Collaborate with development team on events and community outreach

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in education, history, social sciences preferred
  • A minimum of 7 years of educational or programmatic leadership experience
  • Robust knowledge of best practices in program design and curriculum development preferred
  • Experience leading and managing teams with a high standard of excellence and accountability; coaching experience a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively across a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional strategic thinking skills and a high level of intellectual curiosity
  • Understanding and appreciation of the role that cultural institutions and other informal environments can play in student and adult learning
  • A love of learning and willingness to engage in complex conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion in society

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • This organization is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.


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(Job posting expiration date is approximate…  see actual site for details.)

Post expires at 5:00pm on Friday May 25th, 2018

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