Position: Manager, Education

Full-Time, Regular

Reports to: Senior Director, Outreach

WETA is looking to hire a Manager, Education for the Outreach and Community Engagement department. Our goal is to expand our current offerings in the Washington, DC metropolitan area’s education community and build new, lasting partnerships that benefit the communities we serve. As the Manager, Education, you’ll work with the team and its external partners to develop and execute engaging early learning programs and other education activities.

In an average week, you can expect to:

  • Manage the day-to-day workflow for early literacy initiatives such as Ready To Learn and Where Literacy Begins to ensure our grant commitments are fulfilled.
  • Create education assets and resources to use in workshops and on
  • Strengthen WETA’s portfolio of partnerships in the education community.

What success looks like:

  • After 60 days, you’ve immersed yourself in our signature literacy initiatives, Ready To Learn and Where Literacy Begins. You’ve led virtual and in-person literacy trainings for parents, childcare providers and other stakeholders. You’ve connected with our literacy partners and have collaborated with department staff on other education content and events.
  • After 120 days, you’re working more independently with regular communication with our partners and staff. You’re actively managing Ready To Learn and Where Literacy Begins daily activities, anticipating challenges, ensuring that we are meeting our grant obligations, and starting to grow and expand our current offerings. You’ll also better understand the function of the outreach and community engagement team and the wider organization and how we function independently and as a part of a whole.

You must have:

  • Ability to build relationships with partners and design and deliver training for pre-K – 3rd grade classrooms and early childhood professionals in childcare environments in the D.C. metropolitan area.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in an educational setting or working with families.

You should have:

  • College degree in elementary education, early childhood or other relevant field, or equivalent combination of experience.
  • Familiarity or experience with public media content

Proof of full dosage of a COVID-19 vaccination is required for all positions that will be working onsite, or may reasonably or occasionally be called to work onsite.

About us:

Founded in 1961, WETA is Washington, DC’s leading public broadcasting station. As a PBS and NPR member, we not only serve the DC metro area with our local programming and classical radio station, but also the nation with Washington Week, PBS NewsHour, and our partnerships with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Our staff comes from very diverse backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common; we believe in our mission and the service we provide to the public.

We know there are great candidates who may have skills we haven’t thought about. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans and people with disabilities.

WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer. WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.