The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K–12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. Since its founding in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has created powerful and meaningful ways to teach and learn history. Focusing on primary sources, the Institute offers teacher seminars, online courses, exhibitions, digital materials, and print publications that enable students of all ages and backgrounds to study the nation’s past.
The Institute brings the work of today’s leading historians into classrooms and homes around the globe. Through public events, publications, posters, videos, exhibitions, and essays, and a dedicated website rich in primary sources, the Institute brings every period of American history to life. The Institute’s diverse education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, provide opportunities to explore five centuries of American history. The Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network comprises nearly eight million students and 56,000 teachers from more than 30,000 schools worldwide.
GLI is currently seeking a Managing Director of Programs to lead GLI’s programs for K–12 teachers and students. This Managing Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer and directly supervises the Director of Program Operations and the Director of Curriculum Development and Instructional Design. The position is based in New York City. Some weekend, evening hours, and travel are required.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Responsible for oversight and direction of GLI’s programs for K–12 teachers and students, including teacher professional development, the Hamilton Education Program, and History School
- Supervise the Director of Curriculum Development and Instructional Design and the Director of Program Operations, who manages the day-to-day work of 6 full-time and 4 part-time staff members
- Work with the President and COO to lead the organization in development of new education programs and initiatives to better serve teachers and students, and extend the Institute’s reach
- Work with the President and COO to determine and meet annual revenue goals for fee-for-service and grant-funded curriculum and PD projects
- Develop and maintain relationships with external partners and potential funders
- Represent the organization externally as needed
- Oversee the optimal deployment of our network of more than 75 master teachers, including recruitment, onboarding, and ongoing support and communication
- Serve as staff liaison to the Education Committee of the Board of Trustees, with guidance from the President and COO
- Oversee the Institute’s Teacher Advisory Council to help inform new programs and initiatives
- Additional responsibilities as required
- Graduate degree, preferably doctorate, in related field (history or education)
- Experience with revenue generation, partnership management, and budget management
- Proven experience as a supervisor
- Meaningful experience working in K–12 education
- Strong background and interest in American history
- Experience working well under pressure, meeting deadlines, and developing short- and long-term strategies to meet objectives
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications.