Education Outreach Manager
1900 Market Street, FL 8
Philadelphia, PA 19103
South Asian American stories are currently rarely found in textbooks or taught in classrooms. SAADA’s Education Outreach Manager will help us change that. We are seeking a driven and motivated individual for a new role with SAADA to support our efforts to ensure that South Asian American stories are included as an integral part of the American story. In this role, you will have a direct impact in increasing the visibility and representation of immigrant communities in K-12 and college/university classrooms.
[Note: We’re also currently hiring for a Community Engagement Coordinator]
SAADA is a community-based culture change organization working to ensure that South Asian Americans are included in the American story: past, present, and future.
Visit our website at https://www.saada.org
For the past thirteen years, SAADA has documented, preserved, and shared stories of the more than 5.4 million individuals in the U.S. who trace their heritage to South Asia, the fastest growing immigrant group in the country. Our digital archive is the largest publicly accessible collection of stories and materials about South Asian Americans, and includes hundreds of oral history interviews, photographs, newspaper clippings, community publications, videos, born-digital materials, and much more. We also collaborate with artists, scholars, filmmakers, journalists, and community members to create content and raise awareness about our community’s rich and diverse history. Some recent examples of SAADA projects include:
• The publication of Our Stories, a first-of-its-kind book for high school and college-aged readers that brings together the voices and perspectives of sixty-four authors and demonstrates the diversity, vibrancy, and power of the South Asian American community
- Revolution Remix, our walking tour of Philadelphia through the lens of South Asian American history, with stories from the 1780s up to the present day, and an accompanying soundtrack of original musical compositions by five artists
- Our Archival Creators Fellowship Program, which supports community members in creating archival collections that reflect the histories and perspectives of marginalized groups within the South Asian American community
Our work has been recognized with awards from the American Historical Association and Society of American Archivists and has been highlighted by the New York Times, the Atlantic, NPR, and other national and international media.
We are excited to be building our team so we can expand the reach and impact of SAADA’s work and increase the visibility of our community’s stories. We’re working to create a future where each person’s story is valued and given the dignity and importance it deserves.
The Education Outreach Manager will be responsible for working closely with educators, administrators, students, parents, and community advocates to incorporate the resources that SAADA creates into K-12 and college/university classrooms. The Education Outreach Manager will report to and work closely with SAADA’s Executive Director to ensure that annual goals for increased South Asian American inclusion in K-12 and college/university classrooms are met.
- Working with SAADA’s Executive Director to create a national strategy for increasing inclusion of South Asian American stories in K-12 and college/university classrooms
- Convening and consulting with key stakeholders, including educators, administrators, students, parents, and community advocates to ensure that SAADA’s work is supportive of their efforts
- Leading implementation of SAADA’s national education outreach strategy
Communications and Outreach
- Conducting extensive outreach to schools, colleges, and universities across the country to raise awareness about SAADA’s resources
- Building and maintaining strong relationships with educators to better understand their needs for archival resources
- Developing and conducting in-person seminars, workshops, and trainings for public and private audiences
- Representing SAADA at conferences and other convenings of relevant stakeholders
- Developing lesson plans and other curricular materials based on SAADA materials and projects
- Ensuring that the educational materials SAADA creates adhere to state guidelines and other relevant frameworks
- Pursuing professional development opportunities and trainings
- Other duties as assigned by SAADA’s Executive Director
Terms, Salary, and Benefits
This is a full-time exempt position with a starting salary range of $55,000 – $60,000. Benefits include a health insurance stipend, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, retirement plan with employer match, professional development funds, and paid time off.
This is a hybrid position, with one required in-office day per week and other on-site meetings, as needed. SAADA’s office is located at 1900 Market Street, FL 8, Philadelphia, PA, 19103.
SAADA is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualifications and Experience
- 3-5 years of professional experience in a non-profit or either K-12 or college/university setting, with a strong familiarity for the needs of educators in curriculum and lesson plan development
- A bachelor’s degree is required; a graduate degree is preferred
- Excellent writing, copy-editing, and analytical skills
- Strong skills as both a self-starter and team player
- Strong interpersonal, verbal communication, and writing skills
- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including through email, telephone, video calls, and in-person
- Experience with Google Workspace or Microsoft Suite applications
- Strong organizational skills, with the ability to independently prioritize daily tasks and meet simultaneous deadlines
- Strong attention to detail and ensuring high quality work
- Must be available evenings, weekends, and for occasional travel as required for meetings and events (on average 2-3 times per month)
- Demonstrated interest in increasing representation of minoritized communities in the American story