The Educational Video Center (www.evc.org) is seeking an exceptional full time Director of Professional Development Programs. EVC is an award-winning non-profit youth media and social justice organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.
The Director of Professional Development Programs (PDP Director) is a core staff position at EVC, responsible for integrating our educational model in schools and afterschool programs. The PDP Director will report to the Deputy Director, Programs and will supervise freelance media coaches and instructors. The PDP Director will work at EVC’s offices in the West Village and partner school sites across NYC, with a remote option until further notice.
Develop, manage, and evaluate a strong team of media coaches and instructors
- Recruit, onboard and support media coaches and instructors;
- Observe coaches in classes, provide feedback on their work and support them in setting their own professional development goals;
- Develop and/or facilitate internal professional development workshops and retreats for coaching staff;
- Provide coaches and instructors curricular resources to support their work with teachers and in after-school settings;
- Collect program updates from coaches regularly and provide feedback and support based on the needs of each site;
- Collect program feedback from coaches annually and adjust program plan accordingly.
Lead and manage in-school EVC coaching activities:
- Ensure EVC fulfillment of contract obligations including coaching sessions, presentations, workshops, etc.;
- Communicate with school leaders and teachers regularly regarding program progress;
- Visit each site regularly to observe classes and meet with EVC coach and teachers to discuss promising practices and problem solve as needed;
- Collect teaching materials from coaches for each session completed;
- Track sessions for each contract and submit documentation for invoices;
- Submit bi-weekly timesheets to EVC administration for payroll processing;
- Supervise completion and submission of final video projects;
- Ensure proper care, maintenance and inventory of EVC production and post-production equipment used by PDP
- Write reports for work in schools for school leaders and funders;
- Collect program feedback from students, teachers and media coaches.
- Manage Accounts Receivables for each project
Recruit new schools to PDP:
- Disseminate EVC’s PDP promotional materials at local conferences and networking events;
- Co-facilitate informational workshops for school principals and teachers;
- Develop contracts for schools in collaboration with EVC Deputy Director, Executive Director, school principals and teachers;
- Provide coordination and oversight of grant and project contracts with the New York City Department of Education and other city agencies and funders as determined by contracts;
- Ensure that program revenue meets budget projections
Facilitate EVC Professional Development workshops:
- Plan, co-facilitate and conduct outreach for EVC’s Summer Teacher Institute and Youth & Community Voices Workshops;
- Submit proposals and required materials to NYC Department of Education’s Afterschool Professional Development Program for professional development courses;
- Plan and facilitate customized professional development workshops as required by contracts.
Coordinate EVC’s Annual Youth Powered Video Film Festival and other project specific festivals:
- Schedule the festival in consultation with principals and site leaders;
- Secure theater in which to hold the festival;
- Collect film submissions for festival and create a reel of all films;
- Conduct tech-check at theater to ensure all media plays properly and communicate with the theater manager re: all other event logistics;
- Help create outreach materials to generate enthusiasm for the event and create festival program;
- Coordinate materials, food, beverages, and all activities the day of the event.
- Provide program update reports for organizational leadership, and information as needed to assist the Development Department by providing information needed for the writing of grant proposals and final reports in support of PDP.
- Update PDP logic model as needed
- Attend and contribute to EVC study groups and weekly staff meetings
- Advocate and promote EVC and its mission
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
- At least five years experience working directly with youth to lead instruction in a school setting;
- Demonstrated understanding of the principles of positive youth development and the strength based approach;
- Creative problem solver who possess the patience and perseverance to accomplish exciting work in challenging and complicated settings;
- Experience and enthusiasm for developing and managing per-diem staff;
- Strong, clear communicator on all fronts: writing, speaking and listening;
- Commitment to and track record of building and maintaining relationships;
- Experience facilitating teacher professional development workshops;
- Knowledge of the filmmaking process and professional experience with pre-production, production or post-production;
- Understand the importance of data collection and program reports and their use as a management tool;
- Demonstrated project management and curriculum development skills
- A can-do attitude and willingness and eagerness to lead in an entrepreneurial environment;
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Familiarity with the use of and value of protocols
- Experience developing and managing budgets
- Master’s degree in education, nonprofit management or related field
- Teaching certification
- Bilingual, English and Spanish
CULTURE AND VALUES:
- Demonstrates commitment to EVC’s educational philosophy rooted in Frierian and Popular education
- Establishes and leads a culture that results in a love of learning, student agency, and full range of student learning and growth
- Operates in an assets-based framework for working with youth, adults and families from diverse cultural backgrounds
- Has an anti-racism and social justice lens, and an ability to talk fearlessly about race, class, gender, sexuality, migration, ability, and structural injustices
- Creates and sustains a race equity culture, including skill building and leading self and others through awareness, growth, and development towards a more just and equitable world
- Deeply committed to supporting youth, staff, and other stakeholders to adopt humanizing, healing-centered restorative practices
- Demonstrates self-awareness, an accurate idea of one’s own strengths and weaknesses, and an ability to treat all stakeholders with respect
- Flexibility, resourcefulness and a sense of humor
This full time position is a 5-day per week position eligible for EVC’s health, vacation, and other benefits, compensated at an annual salary of $60,000. The PDP Director reports to, and is supported and evaluated by the Deputy Director, Programs.
Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter detailing how your experiences match the responsibilities of the position to email@example.com. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.
As an organization EVC is committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate racial inequities and oppression. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EVC encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.