Director of Global Education

Job Description:
The Director of Global Education will lead all domestic and international initiatives to advance global climate and environmental literacy, including promoting EARTHDAY.ORG’s (EDO) leadership and expertise in the field, advancing global and national policy and commitments on climate and environmental literacy, and connecting climate and environmental literacy to civic engagement. The Global Education Director will collaborate with senior management to set metric driven goals and build a roadmap for the campaign and program initiatives. In this position, you will be responsible for achieving strategic global and country specific partnerships, relationships with international and country organizations, national and local government entities, and grassroots movement building. In addition, the Director of Global Education will oversee the Education Department staff and interns to continue the stellar reputation and resources, including annual toolkits, the Earth Day Schools network, regular communications to the educator network through Newsbites, and other education related initiatives across the organization.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Contributing to and moving forward the Climate and Environmental Literacy campaign goals and roadmap with EDN senior staff.
• Executing and managing the day-to-day programs and strategic vision of the campaign with EDO staff, consultants, partners and other stakeholders.
• Conducting research and collaborating with staff and partners to develop and advance domestic and international policy that supports climate and environmental literacy.
• Securing funding for education campaigns and initiatives in partnership with the Development team, including research and writing of proposals.
• Serving as an EDO representative and spokesperson for global climate and environmental literacy.
• Working in collaboration with the EDO communications team to advance climate and environmental literacy along with civic engagement in traditional and social media through writing and editing articles, blogs, webinars, events and other activities.
• Developing and providing high-quality climate and environmental education resources, curricula, and programming for global audiences for both K-12 and Higher Education.
• Ensuring that all EDO education programs address justice, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for all students in the US and around the globe.
• Establishing and maintaining coalitions and partnerships with local, national, and international organizations, schools, teachers, students, and other educational and environmental partners.
• Collaborating with EDO programs and regional staff to ensure all campaigns have a dynamic and appropriate climate and environmental education component.
• Ensuring EDO is a leader in climate and environmental education policy work, spearheading international initiatives and participating in international calls to action and requests for input at the UN, and other equivalent organizations, level.
• Communicating and coordinating with all EDO staff on education policies and initiatives.
• Managing and collaborating with international and domestic Education team staff and interns.
• Drafting, editing and reporting for grants, contracts, reports, and quarterly board reports.
• Other duties in support of the environment as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A passionate and dynamic individual who is committed to and experienced in climate and environmental advocacy and action and civic participation.
  • Highly skilled and knowledgeable in education policy development at all scales.
  • Motivated to be proactive in strategic initiatives, while also being a collaborative team player.
  • Master’s degree in environmental studies, education, political science, international relations, or related field is required.
  • Previous experience with international program management strongly desired, multilingual abilities are greatly appreciated.

Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience with, and a strong working knowledge of, domestic and international education policy and advocacy. This is a fast-paced work environment, constantly responding to the latest trends and opportunities in the political, social and environmental spheres. Ability to be flexible, adaptable, responsive, and efficient and travel is a must. The position in based in Washington DC.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]