Midwest Regional Trainer @ Institute for Curriculum Services

Midwest Regional Trainer

About the Organization
The Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS) is a national nonprofit initiative based in San Francisco, CA, and founded in 2005. We are dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 education on Jews, Judaism, Jewish history and Israel in the United States. We do this by developing standards-aligned curricula and training teachers around the country.

ICS seeks an experienced educator who is excited about bringing ICS’s curricula and professional development opportunities to K-12 educators across 13 states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. In this role, you will build and cultivate regional partnerships, plan and execute in-person and online training programs, and increase ICS’s presence across the Midwest region.

Primary Responsibilities
• Identify and build relationships with key district partners and regional organizations
• Leverage network/relationships to set up professional development opportunities for schools/districts across the Midwest region
• Maintain calendar of statewide conferences, submit proposals for presentations in consultation with Deputy Director to determine priorities, prepare and deliver ICS presentations
• Recruit for and lead annual Summer Institutes
• Maintain a deep knowledge of ICS content and professional development program offerings
• Consultative conversations with ICS and other trainers
This position regularly involves 45% travel and flexibility to work evenings and weekends for training events

You are:
• Passionate about accuracy in history education and about supporting teachers’ professional learning
• Confident and enthusiastic about building relationships and promoting professional development opportunities
• An engaging and adaptable public speaker
• Tenacious and a proactive problem solver
• Highly organized and can juggle multiple projects while meeting deadlines
• Quick to think on your feet and respond to challenging questions in a productive and respectful manner
• Able to work both independently and collaboratively

You have:
• A bachelor’s degree or beyond in education or a related field
• At least five years of relevant experience working with/training K-12 educators in-person and online
• A solid understanding of current pedagogical theories and practices
• An awareness of the challenges and realities facing social studies teachers
• Knowledge of and experience teaching topics related to Jews, Judaism, Jewish history and Israel
• Strong interpersonal skills in the context of developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, including educational administrators and teachers
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• A high level of competency using technology

We are:
• Passionate about the mission and the work that we do
• A small collaborative team that is intellectually curious, warm, and upbeat
• Creative, willing to experiment with new ideas, and proactive problem solvers
• We celebrate and appreciate the contributions of all of our team members, encourage professional development, and seek talented and personable individuals to be a part of our team.

*Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements.

ICS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disabilities.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
If the above is a good fit for you, please send your cover letter and resume with the job title in the subject line to: Bella Ben-Shach, Deputy Director at [email protected]
[email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: contract
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-06-11
  • Times this job has been viewed: 541 times
  • Job is posted for: 30 days
  • Job Categories: Other
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools, Other
Job Location
Institute for Curriculum Services
131 Steuart Street, STE 205 San Francisco, CA 94105
Cincinnati , Ohio 41073


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