Annenberg Learner is the education division of the Annenberg Foundation. To advance excellent teaching in American schools, it funds and distributes free multimedia resources on Learner.org for the professional development of K-12 teachers. Annenberg Learner also partners with impactful organizations to provide other means to achieve this.
The Annenberg Learner Program Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy within a five-year strategic plan that will support content, online distribution, and operations in alignment with the goals and strategic priorities of Annenberg Learner’s mission. The Program Director will also oversee the day-to-day needs of the program, manage the copyrights of all series, and develop and implement a digital marketing strategy to promote Annenberg Learner and partnership efforts. The Program Director is expected to have a deep understanding of the educational landscape in Los Angeles. This position will report directly to the Senior Director, Operations and Strategy, and will supervise two program staff.
- Develops and implements a digital strategy for Annenberg Learner. This includes a digital marketing strategy (e.g. social media, blog, newsletters) to promote its brand, resources, and partnership efforts.
- Oversees partnership development and community-building for Annenberg Learner.
- Oversees day-to-day needs and operations of program, such as website maintenance, user experience, and customer satisfaction.
- Maintains ongoing knowledge in the fields of information and internet technology and their applications to support educational goals and programming.
- Identifies potential programs, technologies and applications and their cost/benefit in enhancing current content and/or in creating new Annenberg Learner content.
- Applies an educational "lens" to the digital strategy to determine the best application of technology to educational goals.
- Reviews and tracks the nature and volume of current programming and web activity. Works with contracted technology developers and producers to implement current and new applications.
- Elevates the Annenberg Learner brand in the educational landscape.
- Manages electronic storage and distribution of the Annenberg Learner Collection.
- Manages the copyrights of all Learner series.
- Oversees the operations and budget of all Annenberg Learner activities including the website (learner.org).
- Develops and maintains innovative collaborative partnerships with universities, major K-12 districts, nonprofit and government organizations in the ed-tech space, especially in and around Los Angeles.
- Collaborate with Foundation staff across departments and with program and special project consultants, to advise on various educational technologies and goals, and to contribute to thought leadership on creation of synergies between Foundation programs.
- Other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Deep understanding of the current educational climate particularly with the needs of teachers and their professional development.
- Knowledge of governance and operating requirements in the foundation and nonprofit sectors.
- Comprehensive knowledge of educational principles and technology, and ability to synthesize and analyze diverse fields of study.
- Self-starter who can conceptualize and implement projects with little oversight.
- Excellent oral, presentation, and written communications skills.
- Critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
- Effective management and marketing skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy.
- Understanding of data collection, analysis and visualization.
- Proficient in a variety of computer applications (e.g. Word, Excel), cloud-based systems (e.g. Google Drive), project management software (e.g. Trello), and data analytics and visualization tools (e.g. Google Analytics).
- Preferred: knowledge of content management system, WordPress.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS
- Master's degree in nonprofit administration, public policy, business administration, or a related field. A master’s degree in education or an EdD preferred.
- 10 years of work experience in a nonprofit educational organization, private foundation, academic institution.
- An equivalent combination of education and field experience is acceptable.
- Experience with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) either directly or through nonprofit educational organization partnerships a plus.