Position: Director of San Francisco Bay Area Operations and Strategic Partnerships
Reports to: Chief Officer for Regional Operations
Status: Full Time, Exempt
Location: Hayward, CA

The Director of San Francisco Bay Area Operations and Strategic Partnerships will work to extend Facing History’s reach and impact in the San Francisco Bay Area, while furthering innovation and technology strategies that can enrich the global mission of this education non-profit. He/She will also serve on the program team that delivers services to new and continuing Facing History teachers.


Major areas of responsibility include:

Strategy and Organizational Advancement:
  • Partner with leadership at Headquarters, the San Francisco office director and team, advisory board and chair, and development team to promote the implementation of all aspects of Facing History’s work in the San Francisco Bay area through annual and multi-year plans.
  • Strengthen the visibility of Facing History and Ourselves through public communications with multiple audiences. In particular, extend knowledge of Facing History’s work within important sectors of the San Francisco community and Northern California, including innovation and technology industries. Secure the support of key influencers in these domains for our mission, content, goals, and revenue needs.
  • Enlist local talent and expertise to promote technological innovation in the service of Facing History’s mission and goals.

Support Development efforts in the region:
  • Work with the San Francisco Advisory Board, development team, organizational board, and leadership to increase current and future support for Facing History’s efforts locally and globally.
  • Support increasing contributions and engagement of the local advisory board. Share the vision for all organizational initiatives to inspire and engage members as they seek to raise support for Facing History’s efforts.
  • Advance Facing History’s work with individual funders, foundations, and corporations.

Support Strategic Program Efforts:
  • With the Program leadership in the San Francisco area, help to develop and carry out program plans in consultation with program leadership at headquarters.
  • Promote Facing History and Ourselves' links with important community resources that will enrich our program; coordinate work with local educational institutions and community groups.
  • Foster connections with other nonprofits in the education space, teacher education centers, school developers, and key local and national education policy makers.

Support efforts to define and realize Public Communications, Content and Innovation, and Evaluation goals in the San Francisco Region in consultation with organizational leaders of those areas:
  • Advance Facing History ideas and content in the community through events and media initiatives that reach multiple audiences, both in person and online.
  • Identify and steward local scholars, researchers, and higher education contacts, , to build and maintain Facing History’s reputation as an educational thought leader and inform our content development and educational programming on our content interests.
  • Identify and steward technologists, particularly those interested in the intersection of technology and education.
  • Partner with the evaluation team to support further research on the impact of Facing History.

Deliver program services to new and continuing Facing History teachers:
  • Engage in outreach and conduct presentations for teachers, schools, and community members on Facing History, and recruit teachers for Facing History professional development opportunities.
  • Facilitate professional development workshops and summer seminars, and conduct follow-up/coaching activities with participating teachers.
  • Consult with teachers on curriculum design, resources and speakers related to Facing History content and pedagogy, and maintain accurate and timely information and documentation of program activities in Salesforce database.

Essential Skills/Qualities:
  • BA/BS required; MA preferred
  • Strong interest in and excellent ability to describe the compelling mission of Facing History and Ourselves. Excellent writing ability.
  • 3-5 years of successful experience in a non-profit leadership position, preferably in the education sector. Teaching experience preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of education issues, school reform, Common Core standards, and small/charter schools a plus. Strong candidates will have content knowledge in fields of European and US history, English/language arts/humanities
  • Fluency in online digital media literacy skills; comfort with integrating the use of Internet and other social media technologies for supporting a global network of community members, teachers, students and alumni.

Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program with a 10% organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance plan & a travel assistance plan, pre-tax Transit-pass program, flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts, 4 voluntary Aflac plans, and a friendly work environment.

Facing History proudly values diversity. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Please submit your resume and cover letter via the link below. Job posted until filled.






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