The Education and Service Coordinator creates and manages professional development and continuing education opportunities for history professionals at all stages of careers, as well as for avocational historians, lifelong learners, and other allies of history organizations. The coordinator also helps manage AASLH committees and affinity groups. The Education and Service Coordinator reports to the Chief of Operations and works in the AASLH office in Nashville, TN.
The ideal candidate:
- Is an intelligent and self-motivated team player
- Has experience and/or training in, and a passion for history
- Brings a creative approach to continuing education
- Understands the needs and expectations of public history professionals and volunteers
Five years nonprofit experience, preferably for a membership association or history-related institution such as a museum, historical society, or humanities council. Master’s in History, Public History, or Museum Studies or related experience is preferred, but not required. It is useful to have knowledge of historical practices/methods, and professional skills or abilities related to adult education, archives, libraries, historic preservation, historical interpretation, historical education, museum exhibits/curation, fundraising, cultural tourism, historical consulting, archaeology, cultural resource management, oral history, community engagement, or related activities. A successful candidate should also have knowledge of current issues within the field ranging from equity and inclusion to discussions impacting the future of the history profession.
The Education and Service Coordinator must have strong written communications skills because s/he will be producing content for the organization’s publications and other communication vehicles. The coordinator must also have excellent oral communication skills, an aptitude for event planning, and the ability to manage and report on multiple projects at the same time with attention to detail. Familiarities with databases, social media, and familiarity with the WordPress platform, as well as intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are necessary.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage the Continuing Education program:
- Plan Continuing Education programs including webinars, online courses, and workshops.
- Recruit and develop expert instructor core for Continuing Education programs.
- Anticipate future needs of members, outside of traditional history/museum trainings.
- Oversee work related to continuing education budget and enrollment.
- Plan and coordinate workshop meetings including host site and catering contracts and making sure participants have information needed for travel, lodging, and workshop participation.
- Maintain and update Continuing Education related pages on AASLH website and registration pages in AASLH’s database.
- Communicate with participants by answering inquiries and sending program updates; collect and analyze participant data and feedback.
- Create a vision for the program’s future including new components, increased earned income, partnerships with other organizations, and content review and revisions.
- Develop collaborative professional development opportunities with other history organizations at the local, state, and national level.
- Promote participation by working with the marketing coordinator on eblasts, the AASLH website, social media, brochures, online discussion lists, and other methods; answer email and telephone inquiries.
Manage Standing and Affinity Committees:
- Maintain volunteer committee rosters.
- Manage committee member development and retention via appointment letters.
- Keep committee staff liaisons aware of committee rules and regulations, as outlined by the AASLH Bylaws.
- Work with the Court and Legal History, Women’s History, Military History, and Corporate History affinity committees along with the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force by scheduling conference calls and other correspondence, setting meeting agendas with committee chairs, managing their online forums and listservs, promoting committee work through blog posts and other means, and keeping committee projects moving forward and on schedule.
- Work with marketing coordinator on joint social media projects, such as #AASLHChat and Facebook Live events.
- Work with External Relations Coordinator on History Relevance Campaign programming.
- Collaborate with staff on funding proposals and other projects, including the Annual Meeting.
- Promote membership in the Association; answer telephone and email inquiries from AASLH members and others; complete event registrations and other e-commerce related purchases via the association’s database system.
- Other projects as assigned
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