Our Founders knew that for our freedom to endure, Americans need to understand the principles of self-government and their rights and duties as citizens. The Ashbrook Center’s Teacher Programs provide middle and high school teachers with the content knowledge they need to educate the rising generation of American citizens.
The Director of Teacher Programs will play a pivotal role in advancing Ashbrook’s critical mission. The Director of Teacher Programs will report to the Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center and will work from a virtual office.
About the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University
Inaugurated by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, the Ashbrook Center is an independent educational center at Ashland University, located in Ashland, Ohio.
The Ashbrook Center seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. It does this by providing educational programs to students, teachers, and citizens.
About the Director of Teacher Programs Role
The Director of Teacher Programs directs Teaching American History (TAH), which includes a graduate program for high school and middle school teachers, an array of online and in-person seminars for these teachers, a web site (tah.org), and a core document and narrative history collection, as well as the marketing, administrative activities, and data gathering and analysis that support these programs. The Director is responsible for a growing staff that now numbers ten. He or she coordinates the activities of Teaching American History with a variety of academic and non-academic personnel.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain the academic standards and integrity of all TAH programs, preserving what is distinctive about them
- Direct the recruitment and use of faculty for TAH seminars
- Develop and implement TAH yearly and long-term objectives
- Develop and implement the TAH budget
- Assist in the development of grant proposals to support TAH programs
- Supervise a data analysis program to guide TAH programs and support activities, especially marketing
- Direct TAH marketing, with the assistance of contracted support
- Ensure the coordination of TAH content development (tah.org and core document and narrative history collections) with TAH programs and other activities
- Represent TAH in internal and external meetings as required
- Ph. D. in American history or politics preferred; Master’s degree in American history or politics will also be considered
- Seven years management experience, including directing personnel with varied levels of experience and education; experience leading remote staff preferred
- Demonstrated ability to conceive, implement, and manage academic programs for adults
- Demonstrated ability to design and implement personnel and program assessment
- Demonstrated ability to recruit and mentor staff
- Demonstrated ability to formulate and execute a budget, and to negotiate contracts and supervise their fulfillment
- Teaching experience, preferably at the graduate level (record of scholarship a plus)
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience in sales or marketing of educational materials and working in a non-profit is an advantage, but not required
The Director of Teacher Programs does not need to reside in Ashland, Ohio. If the Director does not, he or she will need to be in Ashland for approximately four weeks in the summer (for the residence portion of the graduate program) and for several days at other times during the year.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing your philosophical interest in this position/Ashbrook’s mission and your salary requirements
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: https://talentmarket.org/candidates/apply-for-your-dream-job/
Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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