JOIN OUR TEAM: Education Programs Manager
iACT welcomes diversity and does not discriminate on any basis, including race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, nationality, or sexual orientation. We encourage Black, Indigenous, People of Color and community members with a lived movement or displacement experience to apply. Our team consists of parents and non-parents, self-taught and degree-educated. We seek to build a culture that allows everyone to fully bring themselves to the organization. We value vulnerability, honest exchanges, and respect each other for who we are.
Location and hours: Currently, all work is being done remotely. However, once it’s possible, this position will be based out of our Hermosa Beach, CA office. Once international travel is possible again, the Education Programs Manager will travel to refugee camp settings in often challenging locations. This position will start part-time at 20 hours a week with the intention of becoming a full-time position.
Salary and benefits: Competitive for an international NGO and Los Angeles-based nonprofit (starting hourly rate depends on experience); if and when things return to normal working conditions, flexibility to work from home or remotely for 50% of weekly hours will be available; once full-time, health benefits and vacation pay available. iACT offers benefits in accordance to CA state law.
Start Date: As soon as possible, ideally in late October or early November.
iACT iACT is a Los Angeles-based international organization providing humanitarian action to aid, empower, and extend hope to those affected by mass atrocities, creating a world where people are connected and equipped to act. All of iACT’s work is grounded in community collaboration. Through responsive action campaigns and leadership development in the U.S., iACT provides tools and training necessary to create a new culture of participation for people facing and responding to identity-based violence and humanitarian crises. iACT utilizes innovative thinking, human-centered design, and collaborative relationships to co-create replicable and cost-effective programs in refugee camps. Globally, iACT believes that to create a healthier humanitarian system, displaced communities must have ownership, agency, and voice over the daily decisions, programs, and solutions that affect their lives and futures. iACT education, sports, leadership, and livelihoods programs are led by trained refugee men and women and adapted by each community. Through this model, iACT programs create lasting and sustainable impact and can be replicated around the world.
EDUCATION PROGRAMS MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES While working in a team environment, the Education Programs Manager is responsible for overseeing aspects of all iACT’s education programs, including leading and providing key support for campaigns, events, and programs:
Manage iACT’s education programs: Little Ripples (refugee-led early childhood education), Global Citizens, and LEAD with EMPATHY leadership development and human rights curriculum, and projects associated with these programs;
Facilitate and coordinate program, project, campaign, and event meetings that lead the team from visioning to weekly updates to reflection;
Develop detailed program and project plans to monitor progress and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements;
Manage and execute details of projects and programs, keeping the team aligned and on track with the established goals and vision;
Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress of project;
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with team members, partners and other stakeholders—during and after project completion;
Develop and support execution of talking points and media strategy;
Provide support to all iAC