Post graduation ceremony at the 2017 Youth Apprentice Showcase. From left to right: Damme Getachew, Globalist apprentice alumnus and program coordinator; current Globalist apprentices Aaron Jin, Zubeyda Ahmed, Sumaya Dirie, Robiel Bahta, Gavin Amos-Lopez and Karen Maniraho; and Esmy Jimenez, Globalist board member, Northwest Public Radio reporter and apprentice alumnus. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

Call for Applications: Education Manager

This position will be open until filled. Please submit a single Word or .pdf document containing a cover letter and resume. Please include your full name in the file name. Email all materials to hiring@seattleglobalist.com with the subject “Education Manager.” To ensure consideration, please apply by September 25, 2018.

About The Seattle Globalist

The Seattle Globalist is a nonprofit media and education organization with the mission to elevate diverse voices through media. Our daily online publication covers race, social justice, immigration, and the connections between local and global issues in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Globalist also offers journalism training and publishing opportunities for underrepresented voices through our Apprenticeship Program and community workshops.

People of color and women are sorely underrepresented in U.S. newsrooms, particularly in leadership positions. The Seattle Globalist works to change that by breaking down institutional barriers that have long kept many voices out of the media. Launched in 2012, The Globalist has worked with more than 700 journalists and media makers who are 67% people of color, 73% identify as women, and 45% immigrants or first generation Americans.

We value community-centric stories and perspectives from individuals whose voices have been left unheard due to racial and institutional oppression. Sharing their stories and perspectives through journalism and media acts as a vehicle for building community power, while connecting individuals and communities to one another through the sharing of ideas and information.

We value equitable and inclusive media and journalism coverage that transforms readers with bold and thought-provoking content. We aim to support transformations within our contributor populations by nurturing their talents, opening access to opportunities, and providing a platform for their voices. We also value the transformations journalism can make that recognizes all forms of oppression and disparities in our communities and elevates the level of discourse needed to enact change for underrepresented communities. We value any opportunity for The Seattle Globalist to advance racial equity.

We value local journalism that is driven by community needs, and adheres to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and quality. We hold ourselves accountable to the communities of color and immigrant communities whose stories we share. We are committed to bringing attention and progress toward racial equity.

The Opportunity

The Seattle Globalist is at a powerful moment in its history. Our profile is at an all-time high, reflecting increased public support for quality media created by diverse voices and journalism education.

The Seattle Globalist is looking for a team member who is organized, has the patience and dedication to develop new journalists, and has a mindful attention to detail to manage our apprentice program and community workshops. The new Education Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and Editorial Director to help lead all The Seattle Globalist’s educational programming.

The Position

The Education Manager is a half-time (20 hours per week) position that develops curriculum; coordinates mentors, volunteers, and teachers; and oversees The Seattle Globalist’s flagship apprenticeship program, as well as all other educational programming. Staffing and funding priorities are to grow the position to be full-time in future fiscal years. Currently as a part-time position, it is not benefits-eligible.

Key Responsibilities

Apprenticeship Program

  • With the help of the Executive Director, Editorial Director, and Program Committee, work to build a curriculum and calendar for the Apprenticeship Program.
  • Oversee and execute the yearly program while maintaining a budget.
  • Act as a mentor and facilitator for the apprentices’ learning.
  • Lead outreach efforts in diverse communities.
  • Coordinate mentors and volunteers throughout the program.
  • Organize logistics for the program and track feedback and outcomes.
  • Hold office hours at The Seattle Globalist for drop-in apprentice and community contributor writing and story-pitch support.

Other Educational Programming

  • Work with the Executive Director to develop and lead educational programming and curriculum, such as monthly community training workshops.
  • Conduct outreach in diverse communities with the goal of creating additional programming that meets specific needs.
  • Support the Operations and Development Associate on fundraising efforts to support the Education Programs for The Seattle Globalist.

Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in journalism and journalism education, a passion for working with and motivating young people, and in running a program at the nonprofit or community level. We’re looking for a dedicated team member who possesses many of the qualifications below, plus self-awareness of skill sets they need to grow.

Ideal Experience, Skills, and Qualities

  • Experience developing or carrying out a curriculum.
  • Preferred candidates will have at least 2-years experience as a journalist and 2-years experience in teaching or mentoring.
  • Media production skills such as photo, video, audio, writing, or web-based skills.
  • Ability to track, manage, and prioritize effectively while working on multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a significant organizational or project budget.
  • Experience working with young people.
  • Great written and verbal communication skills. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills who can be effective playing a role on a team.
  • An understanding of racial equity and The Seattle Globalist’s mission to elevate diverse voices through media.
  • Action-oriented, collaborative, adaptable and innovative. Ability to be flexible while addressing challenges in a growing, changing organization.
  • Integrity: Sets and exemplifies high ethical standards and holds self and others accountable for conduct.
  • Comfort operating within the digital media space.
  • Idealistic, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Experience with Google Drive, Microsoft Word, WordPress (or other website software), and Excel.
  • Ability to represent the organization for public presentations or public events.

People who have many but not all of these qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a half‐time exempt position that reports to the Executive Director. Our offices are centrally located and walking distance to light rail and ground transport, and the position allows for some work from home/off-site. We pride ourselves on an exciting and supportive workplace environment that affords opportunities for exploration, experimentation and personal growth. Our programs sometimes take place on the evenings and weekends, but this is balanced by our commitment to flexible work schedules that reflect the nature of a modern digital work environment. We offer 11 paid holidays plus 1.5 weeks paid time off, generous family leave policy, and an annual professional development stipend.

Expected Salary: $20,000-$25,000 at 20 hours per week DOE.

To Apply

Please submit a single Word or .pdf document containing a cover letter and resume. Please include your full name in the file name. Email all materials to hiring@seattleglobalist.com with the subject “Education Manager.” To ensure consideration, please apply by September 25, 2018. All applications will be given serious consideration upon receipt. No phone calls please.

We believe diversity is critical to achieving our mission, and seek to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Seattle Globalist is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Seattle Globalist actively and enthusiastically supports applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people and members of other groups historically underrepresented in the media.