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Application Deadline: August 31st, 2020
Anticipated Start Date: October 2020
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Job Type: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation: $50,000-$55,000 annually
Benefits: Generous vacation package (20 days); 10 paid holidays; paid time off for birthday; week-long paid office “shutdown” for end of year; high quality health, dental, and vision insurance paid by the organization; 3% Simple IRA retirement match
Description: The Director of Education leads the Education Department and works closely with the Executive Director to oversee and manage all aspects of Iowa Safe Schools’ educational programming, trainings, conferences, and curriculum development. This position is charged with the responsibility of developing, maintaining, and growing Iowa Safe Schools’ educational programming including the Safe Schools Academy, the Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth, and our array of smaller conferences and events. The successful candidate will have knowledge about the LGBTQ community, especially LGBTQ youth. The candidate will have successful skills at building relationships, public speaking, and creation of curriculum. The Director of Education leads a team of two individuals (Registrar/Office Manager and Education Coordinator).
• Manage and lead the Safe Schools Academy which provides online and in-person license renewal and graduate credit courses for Iowa educators, social workers, and mental health counselors.
• Build upon existing Safe Schools Academy courses with curricular updates and infusion of new information from partner organizations.
• Assist with organizing and managing the educational workshops at the Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth.
• Organize and manage approximately fifteen additional conferences throughout the year that are held throughout the country.