Teaching and Learning Specialist

Teaching Tolerance
Full time, Montgomery, AL

The Teaching Tolerance project of the Southern Poverty Law Center seeks a dynamic, educational professional to develop curricula, evaluate content for its print and web publications, and support its professional development creation and delivery. This full-time position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits, including fully paid health insurance, a generous 401(k) as well as vacation and sick leave.

Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance supports the efforts of K-12 educators to reduce prejudice and improve intergroup relations among youth. The project offers the successful applicant an opportunity to work for an organization with broad reach and a record of excellence. Our resources have earned four Oscar nominations, two Academy Awards, and more than 40 honors from the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP), including their highest honor, the Golden Lamp Award.

Primary Job Functions:

  • Plan, organize and produce curriculum and professional development materials for online publication;
  • Plan, organize and facilitate professional development presentations at conferences and school sites as needed;
  • Plan, organize and facilitate live webinar events;
  • Provide K-12 expertise and curricular support for print and online publications;
  • Collaborate with the larger department and with selected partners within and outside the SPLC on projects related to social justice education issues;
  • Plan and oversee work done by outside vendors and freelancers;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications –

Education and Related Work Experience:

  • Knowledge of and appreciation for multicultural teaching, anti-bias education and culturally responsive pedagogy in addition to educational best practices;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred;
  • 3-5 years successful instructional experience in a K-12 setting;
  • Proficient in backward planning and standards-based instruction;
  • Substantial experience developing curriculum or professional development activities;
  • Experience delivering teacher training.

 Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion;
  • High level of organization and ability to manage multiple projects, and set priorities;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative work environment;
  • Based in Montgomery, Ala., available for travel.

To learn more about us, visit http://www.tolerance.org or http://www.splcenter.org

Please send as one pdf or word attachment – a resume, cover letter, three references (names/e-mail addresses/phone numbers) and a curriculum-focused writing sample to the link provided: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12649851

Please note that the system will not allow for multiple attachments.  No phone calls or mail submissions, please.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.