Education Program Coordinator or Manager

Arlington, Virginia
Jun 24, 2021
Aug 31, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) invites applications for an Education Program Coordinator or Manager (rank depending on experience). In this role, you will support AAA’s design, development, and delivery of continuing education, professional development and outreach offerings that support current and future generations of anthropologists. Special areas of focus are K–12 educators, K–16 students, and new professionals just entering the workforce. You’ll collaborate on content strategy and develop specific programming for:

  • Anthropology Day, our signature annual public outreach event
  • Anthropologists Go Back to School, our partnership with K–12 institutions
  • World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration, our public education initiative and forthcoming traveling exhibit
  • Junior Anthropologist Awards, AAA memberships for middle and high school students
  • K–12 Educator Members, a new category of AAA membership with their own professional needs
  • Summer Internships, in which current undergrads and recent BA grads experience anthropological workplaces
  • Careers Exposition, in which Annual Meeting attendees meet anthropologists from diverse professional settings
  • Webinar series, year-round continuing education for anthropologists

The education department also handles the AAA’s program of research on the profession of anthropology, so you will participate in data collection, analysis and reporting.

Desired qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in anthropology, education, or an allied social science, or bachelor’s degree plus three years’ experience in education (classroom teaching, museum education, nonformal / informal education, or continuing education / professional development)
  • Familiarity with higher education policy, especially issues of preparing social scientists for professional careers
  • Experience coordinating complex projects with overlapping timelines and multiple stakeholders
  • Familiarity with mixed methods for social research
  • Self-starter with strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience volunteering for a professional association or managing volunteers is a plus

Salary $45–60k, depending on experience. Excellent benefits package. Scheduled telework is available up to three days a week, and some out-of-town travel is required. EOE.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Daniel Ginsberg, Director of Education and Professional Practice, at

About us: The American Anthropological Association is the world’s largest scholarly and professional organization of anthropologists. Founded in 1902, the Association is dedicated to advancing human understanding and applying this understanding to the world’s most pressing problems. While 75 percent of our members are employed in higher education or are students of anthropology, about 25 percent of our members work in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors. The Association is organized into 39 sections, each reflecting specialized domains of knowledge. We publish 23 journals, offer career planning and professional development services, support college and university departments, award numerous prizes and fellowships, sponsor a paid summer internship program, and stage research conferences in the fall and spring each year.

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