UFE is Hiring!

Job Opening: Education Coordinator

The Education Coordinator designs, organizes, and leads UFE’s Popular Economics Education workshops and presentations; designs and leads training of trainer events; and designs and disseminates materials for community-based educators, organizers, and leaders in support of our organizational partners: especially low-income worker networks and state-based tax fairness groups. Developing, strengthening and maintaining relationships with UFE partner organizations is a key part of the job, as well as working collaboratively with other UFE teams and projects.

UFE uses popular economics education as a tool to facilitate a better understanding of the economic conditions and structures that affect their own lives, and ultimately, move people to take action to change those realities. Our workshops and curricula draw on participants’ own experiences through dialogue and problem-solving activities, which include movement, storytelling, and other creative ways of learning.

 Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities

  • Design, organize, and lead UFE’s Popular Economics Education workshops, including tailoring presentations with and for our partner groups.
  • Design, organize, and lead UFE’s Popular Economics Education Training of Trainer events, including curriculum design, logistics, and outreach as needed.
  • Design, update, and revise presentations, interactive workshops and related materials, including tools and resources for UFE’s web site.
  • Provide follow up support for and periodic check-ins with UFE-trained educators to ensure sustained learning and impact.
  • Participate in coalition work with partner organizations as needed to provide educational support for their economic justice campaigns.
  • Supervise Education Team interns and volunteers.
  • Respond to inquiries for information and educational support.
  • Track workshop evaluations and reports from the field through the database and filing system.
  • Support the work of other UFE teams and projects as needed, and participate in all required organizational meetings, workshops and events.

 Experience

  • Five to seven years experience in community-based education and/or organizing.
  • Previous experience designing and leading workshops that utilize Popular Education methods and principles, including a high level of participant engagement, interactive exercises, and dialogue.
  • Experience working in and with communities of color, as well as in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic environments.
  • Experience working in support of grassroots organizing campaigns.

 Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies.
  • Familiarity with learner-centered, democratic, transformational educational practices.
  • Ability to think creatively and develop interactive exercises that stimulate learning in new ways.
  • Experience conducting research using the Internet.
    • Commitment to economic, racial, and gender equity.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent facilitation skills and ability to think and problem solve in the moment.
  • Enthusiasm for conducting outreach and the ability to communicate effectively in training, workshop, and presentations.
  • Excellent team-building and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency with a non-English language, especially Spanish, a plus.
  • Highly organized and able to work on multiple tasks within a specific time frame.
  • Willingness to travel on occasion (up to 25%).
  • Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of media outlets.
  • Ability to work with Macintosh Operating Systems. Proficiency with FileMaker Pro (database), PowerPoint, and InDesign (page layout) a plus.

Salary and Benefits

­­­­­­­­­­­$40,000 to $48,000 depending on experience. Very generous benefits, including full health care coverage of employees and their families, dental, employer-supported 401-K, MBTA pass,

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and 1-2 writing samples (include curriculums if available) to jobs@faireconomy.org with "Education Coordinator" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2014 or until position is filled. People of color, women, low-income, LGBT strongly encourage to apply.

About United for a Fair Economy

UFE raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart. We support and help build social movements for greater equality.

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