Director of Education
Director of Education
About the Position:
Inspired by our humanitarian and artistic legacy, Longue Vue’s mission is “to be a leader in the advancement of innovative thought, creative expression, and life-long learning, and to engage our resources and exceptional setting to stimulate discussion and action on issues of social justice and community responsibility.” The Director of Education will be responsible for the development and implementation of a robust schedule of academic lectures, panels, and round table discussions among other events and activities to enhance adult programming. He/She will be charged with creating an annual research scholar-in-residence program, parallel to the current artist-in-residence program, contributing to areas relating to Longue Vue’s history and mission: the arts, architecture, horticulture, archaeology, education, social activism, and community engagement.
In relation to existing programs, the Director of Education will broaden Cultivating Communities, Longue Vue’s philanthropic community program that serves the young men at Waldo Burton School, expanding this program to include young women’s organizations. He/She will also be responsible for the development of children’s programming and will oversee the staffing of field trips, art competitions, and summer camps. The Director will ensure the development of staff to develop and support these existing programs, as well as newly created ones, through specific operational planning, budgeting, and evaluation. He/She will work with other departments across the Longue Vue staff to generate specific content and funding to produce successful education programs supporting the needs of our community.
Specific job responsibilities include:
• Leading an administrative team responsible for developing, producing, and managing various educational programs, to include fundraising to support them, and enrollment in them.
• Advancing community and family engagement in Longue Vue’s educational programs by monitoring and assessing program quality, program reach, and community engagement.
• Representing the interests of the education department in management-level meetings and meetings with the board, volunteer organizations, and civic groups.
• Performing additional duties as directed.
The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics, skills, and experiences:
• A strong passion for Longue Vue’s mission-based programming as a civic organization with the corporate vision that “In the future, Longue Vue will be renowned and sustained for its programs and partnerships that inspire people to advancements in their life-long learning and actions in support of creative expression, social justice, and community responsibility.”
• A minimum of five years of experience in educational and community outreach programming.
• Demonstrated knowledge of effective personnel and budget management practices with a minimum of five years in a supervisory position.
• Experience working with educational standards and in educational landscapes to develop programs and community-based curriculum.
• Exceptional communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
• The ability to create and implement both short-term projects and long-term plans.
• A willingness to work overtime during special events, facility rentals, and scheduled visits, or to meet project deadlines.
Longue Vue offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Longue Vue is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to Maria Pote, Executive Director, email@example.com.