Education Jobs Currently On Idealist

We’ve been talking about heading back to school a lot these days! But if you aren’t interested getting back into the classroom as a student or teacher, check out these jobs where you can support education.

At the Meyer Memorial Trust in Portland, OR, you can work with and invest in organizations, communities, ideas, and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon as Portfolio Director of Education. You will address disparities in the education system and engage the nonprofit voice in education.

If you have communication skills that you’d like to put to work on several project teams towards progressive social change and to ensure all children have access to educational opportunities, consider the Senior Education Communications Professional opportunity at The Hatcher Group, a public affairs firm in Bethesda, MA.

In the UK, you can work with OxFam’s Education and Youth Team as its Communications and Projects Officer to increase teacher engagement, maintain and develop the OxFam Education website, and gain experience in marketing and communications to a targeted audience.  

For those who prefer serving adult learners, check out the ABE Education and Career Advisor vacancy at Community Action, Inc in Haverhill, MA. Flexibility and the ability to implement a variety of skills is a must, and Spanish/English bilingual fluency is preferred.

Let’s say you’re the most organized of all your friends and neighbors. A coordinator position might be just the right fit for you, like this opportunity with the Florida Literacy Coalition. The Education and Training Coordinator will manage the planning and implementation of the Florida Literacy Conference, as well as coordinate grants for training materials and recruit and supervise interns.

At Denison University, an academically rigorous liberal arts institution in Granville, OH with an increasingly diverse population, you can manage cases and conduct investigations in Title IX complaints and violations of student codes of conduct. As Assistant Dean of Students for Sexual Violence Prevention & Education, you will develop programs and publications that address sexual violence as a community health problem. A Master’s degree in Student Development, Public Health, Social Work, or related field is expected.

And in Austin, TX, an Education Outreach Coordinator position is available at National Wildlife Federation Headquarters. Focused and motivated candidates will implement the organization’s K-12 programs in the South Central Region, with specific attention on the Eco-Schools USA program. Working with Schoolyard Habitat participants, you will facilitate certification and assess outcomes.

As you can see, a career in education does not have to mean a return to the classroom or even obtaining a teaching certification. For more job opportunities in education, this broad search is a great start, but remember that you can customize your search to meet your needs. Happy job hunting!


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