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Education Coordinator

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The HistoryMakers
1900 S. Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL 60616


[email protected]

An experienced Education Coordinator is sought for The HistoryMakers, a national (501)(c)(3) nonprofit video oral history archive headquartered in Chicago, Illinois ( The HistoryMakers is experiencing tremendous growth, and we are looking to hire someone to lead our efforts in both the higher education, public library and K-12 communities. This includes our training and licensing of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive; collaboration with K-16 educators on the development of curriculum materials and research projects utilizing The HistoryMakers content; and the management of our digital archive contests, fellowships, internships, and educational advisory boards as well as our annual Back to School With The HistoryMakers national service program; the marketing,


  • Education: Master’s Degree in Instructional Design, Information Science, Education, History, or other relevant field required; Teaching or Curriculum Development certifications are preferred
  • Work Experience: 2+ years of relevant professional experience supporting faculty with course design, or 2+ years teaching experience in a relevant field
  • Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of, and experience with online teaching tools or digital content; experience with video content and born-digital material

Job Responsibilities

  • Creating and maintaining a comprehensive database of educational contacts in Higher Education and K-12;
  • Training students, educators, and the general public on the features and functionality of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive;
  • Assessing the effectiveness of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and educational materials in the classroom and in research, through rigorous program evaluations, program reviews, online surveys, in person visits, focus groups, etc.; 
  • Supporting faculty and student research and teaching applications of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive through consultation, training, workshops, etc.;
  • Engaging faculty, students, librarians and others across institutions to explore collaborative and creative academic engagement with The HistoryMakers content;
  • Drawing connections between The HistoryMakers content and other primary source collections and materials, in order to demonstrate its contextual value;
  • Developing and packaging curriculum modules, lesson plans, and assignments to ease and encourage classroom integration of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive at both the K-12 and higher education levels;
  • Developing stand-alone or collaborative public programs, workshops, demonstrations, conference presentations, panel discussions, etc. to further promote and educate the education community on The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and content
  • Quantifying and explaining the effectiveness of educational initiatives to key stakeholders, executives, and board members
  • Coordinating and maintaining relationships with members of The HistoryMakers Higher Education Advisory Board, and leveraging their expertise in special projects/events


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