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Come work for one of the most interesting and exciting nonprofits in New York. As the premiere provider of mind-blowing professional development in New York City (and perhaps the world), the Academy has created a community of passionate, like-minded teachers from public, charter, and private schools. We're growing fast and need creative, strategic, hard-workers to take us to the next level. A great perk of the job is taking part in our intimate events with brilliant intellectuals, leading scientists, incredible artists, and inspiring teachers. Applicants must live in the metro area.


Associate Director for Creative Programming & Partnerships

We’re looking for someone with experience planning awesome, wide-ranging events (academic, cultural, creative, and social), for the purpose of strengthening our community of wonderful teachers.

The Academy for Teachers brings some of the city’s best teachers together with world-class experts and artists for inspiring master classes and special events. As the premiere provider of professional development in New York City (and probably the world), the Academy now supports a community of passionate, like-minded teachers from public, charter, and private schools. Our programs feature luminaries from all subject areas and art forms with the goal of providing teachers with profound intellectual, creative, and cultural experiences—from lectures, concerts, plays, readings, salons, workshops, dance parties, and more.

Further, we organize after-school workshops, led by Academy Fellows on topics related to pedagogy and/or the Fellow’s personal passions. Our new Early Career Fellowship program, currently in pilot form, is growing. This program brings the Academy’s Fellows together with teachers early in their careers for a year of workshops, mentoring, and fun.

We are looking for candidates for the position of Associate Director for Programming & Partnerships. The Associate Director for Programming & Partnerships will work closely with the President to help curate, design, coordinate, and run our remarkable master classes, special events, teacher-led workshops, and the Early Career Fellowship. It’s a full-time job, part remote, part in-person, with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities. You must live in the city, or really close by. We’re looking for someone with leadership skills who is brilliant, original, surprising, and keyed into the exciting intellectual and cultural life of the city.

Many of our programs are done in partnership with universities, museums, nonprofits, theaters, and businesses. The Associate Director will help to nurture these partnerships and pursue new ones, all with an eye to creating events that make teachers glad to be alive and better at their jobs.

Primary responsibilities:

• Help design, coordinate, and run our varied slate of master classes, lectures, concerts, workshops, and social events, and oversee the Early Career Fellowship.

• Manage program operations, oversee deadlines, plan budgets.

• Manage relationships with partner institutions and pursue new partners.

• Create program evaluation metrics regarding admissions and recruitment, program success, teacher satisfaction, etc. Oversee, review, and implement improvements.

• Oversee program-related materials for website and mailings.

Other requirements:

• Passion for the Academy’s mission.

• Ability to create interesting, creative, original, challenging programming.

• Cheerful, prompt, hardworking, analytical, responsible, organized—a doer who takes initiative. A sense of irony helps.

• Proven project management, attention to detail, and organizational skills.

• Excellent writing skills and a horror of education jargon.

• Good graphic design skills.

• Teaching experience is a plus.

• Technical Knowledge: Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc.) Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and collaboration tools (Zoom, Teams).

• Enough comfort with technology to learn how to use our database (Salesforce) and other platforms (FormAssembly, Mailchimp, etc.)

• Lives in the NYC metro area.

Minimum education/experience required:

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) and at least three years’ experience in event planning, program creation, partnership building, and executing original, creative events.

Salary and Benefits:

$75,000 - $85,000, based on experience. Great benefits, including:

• Three weeks paid vacation

• Thirteen additional paid holidays

• 401K with a generous 6% employer contribution

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance (80% employer contribution).

To apply, please submit a cover letter and a resume (in a single PDF) to:

The Academy for Teachers seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.