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Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

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JOB SUMMARY:
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Promote, facilitate, and present economic education training programs for educators and students in Arkansas PreK-12 schools and out-of-school programs. This is a full-time, year-round position based at the Economics Arkansas office in Little Rock. Frequent in-state travel is required. This position is classified as EXEMPT.  

This position will close on April 8, 2022. 

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JOB DESCRIPTION:
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The Program Coordinator reports to the Associate Director and assists with program delivery including teacher training, correlating, creating, and adapting instructional materials, serve as lead for Student Competitions and overseeing other EA-specific programs as directed. Areas of responsibility include:

Teacher Workshops & Training

  • Assist in developing new, innovative workshops/conferences/summits, schedule (includes securing presenters and location), prepare resources, facilitate and present year-round. The audience includes PreK-12 educators as well as pre-service education majors.
  • Communicate with and recruit teachers to attend professional development offerings through email, district contacts, listservs, etc. 
  • May assist with coordinating and presenting at district requested trainings through the school year and summer. 
  • Assist with exhibiting and presenting at professional development state conferences throughout the year (AGATE, AAIM, ABEA, AEA, etc.).
  • May assist with writing grant applications by providing narrative content and evaluation objectives, and for successful applications, reporting program outcomes as requested by funding entity. 
  • Create and collect evaluation surveys from each professional development opportunity. 
  • Maintain involvement with the National Association of Economic Education (NAEE) by serving on committees and networking.

Correlating, Adapting and Creating instructional materials

Student Competitions

  • $10 Challenge
  • Pitch It! Competition 
  • Arkansas Personal Finance Challenge
  • Arkansas Economics Challenge
  • Econ Games

Other Duties as assigned

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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Successful applicants must process and maintain a standard educator's license

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PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
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  • A minimum of five years of teaching experience in a PreK-12 environment
  • Participant in Economics Arkansas' economic education workshops or programs
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and excellence with economic education in the classroom
  • Participant/presenter in successful PreK-12 staff development presentations of economic education concepts
  • Ability to drive; including valid driver's license with appropriate auto insurance coverage
  • Ability to work some flexible hours and travel in-state and out-of-state occasionally
  • Excellent written, verbal and relationship skills
  • Excellent organization and computer skills (Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook and Excel)
  • Ability to bring the PreK-12 technology savvy to Economics Arkansas programs and trainings
  • Ability to multi-task; high initiative and creativity
  • Professional work ethic and appearance

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SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED:
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  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Skills in developing lesson plans and activities across the grade spectrum
  • Skills in presenting dynamic and cutting-edge workshops/webinars to educators

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PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be able to lift and/or carry at least 35 lbs to load/unload resources needed for meetings, trainings and conferences and get them to their respective destinations
  • Must be able to push and/or pull loaded carts to move resources from the office setting to another venue or vice-versa
  • Must provide transportation for self and/or resources to a destination where an organization's event will be held
  • Must be able to express oneself through spoken word to impart oral information to board members, donors and constituents accurately, loudly or quickly
  • Must be able to hear, understand and distinguish speech and/or other sounds (e.g. alarms, telephone, doorbell, etc.)
  • Must have visual activity near (20 inches or less for computers, reading, etc.) and far 920 feet or more to recognize features or people or objects)

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TO APPLY:
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Interested candidates should complete the application and submit to kathy@economicsarkansas.org 

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