The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting our nation’s most advanced learners in identifying and developing their full intellectual and personal potential.

IEA is seeking a program coordinator to work with the executive team and program staff to support the development and implementation of quality supplemental programs for gifted elementary, middle and high school students.

The ideal candidate is confident, detail-oriented, has excellent communication skills, is an experienced educator, capable of problem solving in a work environment, and is able to focus on the big picture.  He or she is a self-motivated individual who enjoys being part of a team, is interested in working with gifted students and their families and is committed to the long-term success of IEA’s program goals and constituents.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Belief in and work towards actualizing the mission of IEA;
  • Assist with the coordination, development and implementation of in-person and online year-round K-8 academic enrichment programs for gifted youth;
  • Support the creation and review of curriculum for course offerings for advanced learners;
  • Assist with the implementation of summer camps;
  • Assist in the identification and onboarding of teaching staff;
  • Support the recruitment of qualified students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Support outreach to schools and organizations to develop partnerships;
  • Utilize IEA’s online software to facilitate the student application and enrollment process;
  • Provide onsite and online management of classes, workshops, clubs and other program offerings;
  • Maintain positive relationships with parents and students and provide timely communication with parents and teachers;
  • Support the planning and implementation of other programs, including summer residential camps, as needed.

The successful applicant will possess the following characteristics, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Three years’ experience working with children in an educational setting; focus on science or experience in a camp setting is a plus
  • Understanding of various educational options for students; experience working with gifted children preferred;
  • Demonstrate success coordinating programs or services;
  • Experience working in a nonprofit organization;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Take initiative;
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office;
  • Comfortable utilizing new technology, including online educational platforms;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Team player with the ability to multitask when needed;
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible under changing circumstances;
  • Creative problem-solver;
  • A passion for and interest in gifted education.

To Apply:

This is a full-time, exempt position located in Pasadena, CA.  This role will be primarily onsite.

Interested persons should submit cover letter and resume to resume@educationaladvancement.org. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

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