Words without Borders (WWB) seeks a part-time Education Consultant to participate in the development and implementation of its Web-based education initiative, Words without Borders Campus. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, creative, and tech-savvy individual with experience in literary arts education and a proven ability to work collaboratively.
The Education Consultant reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with WWB’s magazine staff, education committee, web developer, and educator advisors to develop, launch, and evaluate the new education Web site. This is a part-time freelance position with the possibility to become full-time in the future.
- Work with WWB editors to identify content from our archive of contemporary international literature best suited for classroom use
- Work closely with the executive director and web developer in the conception of the education Web site
- Commission auxiliary content—introductory essays, author/translator interviews—to contextualize the international literature featured on the site
- Help develop curricular materials to support the teaching of contemporary world literature in collaboration with outside consultants and teacher advisory groups
- Solicit, edit, and upload content, including multimedia materials, onto the site
- Promote the site as a resource for educators on the Web and at relevant conferences
- Coordinate teacher and student focus groups; develop metrics for assessing student response
- 3-5 years’ experience in the fields of education and/or education publishing
- MA degree in education or equivalent experience
- Working knowledge of the national Common Core Standards
- Experience in WordPress or similar online content management software and familiarity with online education frameworks desired
- Strong organizational, planning, and communication skills
- Self-starter with a proven ability to work well on teams in a start-up environment
- Knowledge of and passion for international literature and desire to share this with young people
To apply, please email résumé and cover letter highlighting relevant professional experience and how this position fits into your career trajectory and goals to Karen Phillips, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Education Consultant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Words without Borders
Founded in 2003, Words without Borders promotes cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of the finest contemporary international literature. Our publications and programs open doors for readers of English around the world to the multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and literary perspective on world events offered by writers in other languages. We seek to connect international writers to the general public, to students and educators, and to print and other media and to serve as a primary online location for a global literary conversation. For more details visit: wordswithoutborders.org
Words without Borders Campus
Words without Borders Campus will offer innovative literary assets and resources for use by educators, students, and general readers to explore and learn from international writing and global cultural experiences. WWBC will contextualize already published texts with multimedia content, including interviews with authors, translators and leading scholars. The site will be aimed at advanced high school and beginning college level students, but will also be accessible to general readers. For educators, WWBC will offer practical tools needed to incorporate world literature in translation into curricula, course units built around exploring international writing, language, and translation, and practical rubrics and assessment tools.
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