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Posted on December 11, 2022

Thanks to a major grant from the Whiting Foundation, WWB Campus is able to hire a full-time Education Program Coordinator, who will be helping us to scale up and reach more students.

The full description is below; please feel free to share or to apply yourself -- we appreciate applications from people already familiar with our offerings.

Education Program Coordinator: Full-time, remote

Words Without Borders seeks a responsible and highly organized program coordinator to support the growth of WWB Campus, an award-winning educational resource built around contemporary international literature. This new position will report to WWB’s education editor and curriculum designer, communicate frequently with educators and school districts, and collaborate with the organization’s communications, development, and editorial teams.

A successful candidate will have a passion for international literature and its use in the classroom and bring very strong organizational and communication skills to the role. The ideal candidate will also bring an education background, experience working with diverse stakeholders, a commitment to equity and inclusion, and prior experience working on websites.

Founded in 2003, Words Without Borders cultivates global awareness by offering unparalleled access to international writing in English translation. Reaching readers around the world, our website provides a vital platform for today’s international writers and literary translators. WWB Campus brings international literature into high school and college classrooms through a robust array of literary texts and curricula, author and translator visits to schools, and professional development for educators.

Responsibilities The program coordinator will provide support in the following areas:

1. Content Research and Development
  • Research and vet digital contextual materials to publish alongside works of contemporary international literature, corresponding with authors and translators as needed
  • Upload materials to website and test functionality
  • Check and make improvements to existing resources, ensuring functional links, proper grammar and spelling, consistent formatting, and up-to-date resources
  • Support the migration of WWB Campus materials to a new platform
  • Proofread new materials; write contextualizing "blurbs" and blog posts as needed
  • Track and report on website analytics
2. Outreach
  • Research school districts and prepare outreach documents
  • Coordinate, schedule, and provide support for meetings with district personnel
  • Create and send out follow-up materials
  • Using a database, track meetings (dates, individuals, results, next steps), participating districts, and outcomes for grant and board reports
  • Prepare invitations for online and in-person educator events; promote events and answer questions
  • Provide event support (e.g., in online sessions, sharing links and creating recordings)
  • Provide technical support to educators piloting the website
  • Draft social media copy, suggest images, and coordinate with social media editor to create posts
  • Help prepare monthly educator newsletters, event invitations, and announcements using Mailchimp
3. Program Administration
  • Organize preparatory activities, materials delivery, and event logistics for author/ translator visits to classrooms
  • Schedule and organize outreach events and educator meetings
  • Using a database, track participating schools, educators, and program outcomes for grant and board reports
  • Bachelor’s degree required; at least two years professional experience
  • Familiarity, through either academic or personal background, with the language, literature, and culture of at least one country outside the US
  • Excellent research and writing skills; proofreading skills desired
  • Demonstrated interest in international literature, global learning, and/or literary translation
  • Experience with Google Drive, a CMS, Mailchimp, spreadsheet software, photo and video editing, graphic design, Google Analytics, and social media preferred; please specify your areas of experience in cover letter
  • At least one year of classroom teaching experience at the secondary or college level strongly preferred
Job details
This is a remote, full-time (32–35 hours/week) position. Candidates must have requisite permissions to work in the United States and be available during US eastern working hours. Salary range is $42,000–$46,000 per year DOE. Benefits include generous paid time off, health and dental insurance, and some flexible weekly hours.

Not sure if you meet all the requirements? Consider that research has shown that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, yet women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to apply only if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply.

Words Without Borders does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, marital status, parental status, military service, or disability. We are committed to pursuing equity and inclusion in our organization and seek candidates who bring diverse backgrounds and new perspectives to our work. Individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented in the field of publishing are especially encouraged to apply. Permission to work in the US is required.

To apply
Please send a résumé and cover letter that describes your skills, experience, and professional goals as they relate to this position to [email protected] with “Education Program Coordinator” in the subject line by 11:59 pm eastern time (ET) on January 6. We also welcome relevant work samples of no more than two pages, such as a blog post, an excerpt from an essay on literature, sample curricular materials, or promotional social media posts.