The National Geographic Society uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.
Our mission is only complete when our staff, explorers, educators, youth and partners are seen, valued, and heard. We embrace each person’s identity, experiences, and abilities, and we commit to cultivating an environment where everyone benefits from opportunity, mutual respect and a sense of belonging.
We are committed to cultivating an environment that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion for our staff, explorers and educators and partners.
How You’ll Contribute
The National Geographic Society is an impact-driven global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonders of our world. The Education department serves this mission by amplifying and extending the work of NGS explorers into classrooms and communities, helping educators and young people develop an explorer mindset and inspiring them to learn about, care for, and protect our world. The department seeks to help the world understand the importance of geography - seeing the connections, interdependencies, and patterns that shape human and natural systems on our planet.
To accomplish its goals and to extend reach and impact, the Education team cultivates strategic partnerships; manages education-focused endowments, fellowships and grants; creates and disseminates education content and programs for Explorers and a K-16 audience domestically and internationally; connects Explorers to classrooms and communities; and engages youth in the mission by building Explorer-focused innovative, co-curricular opportunities. Building upon the Society’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion these educational resources and experiences will elevate missing voices, bring a multiplicity of perspectives, and be accessible on a continuum of no-low-high tech capacities at scale across the globe.
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Edu Support, the Specialist will serve on the Education division’s Edu Support Team which analyzes, establishes, and streamlines internal infrastructure and processes. The Edu Support Team coordinates with the functional support teams across National Geographic to keep the division organized, aligned, and coordinated. Under the direction of the Sr. Manager, the Specialist will provide critical and tactical support that contributes to a well-functioning Education division and portfolio, including administrative and organizational support, project management, budget coordination, and support, stakeholder management, and data metrics and tracking. The Specialist’s contributions are essential components to implementing National Geographic’s bold and impactful Explorer-led programs that spark curiosity in hundreds of millions of educators and young people and inspire them to learn about, care for, and protect our world.
Program Strategy and Development: (15%)
Program Management: (70%)
Team, Divisional and Organizational Collaboration: (15%)
What You’ll Bring
Bachelor’s degree in education, business, technology or related field required. Content knowledge in Social Studies, History, Geography, Environmental Science, Earth Science, or English Language Arts desired.
Minimum Years and Type of Experience
3+ years of related experience.
Knowledge and Skills Requirement
No direct reports.
Hybrid - This position has been designated Hybrid, meaning your position will be performed from NGS Base Camp three fixed days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and can be performed remotely for two fixed days a week (Monday and Friday).
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