UFE: United for a Fair Economy
UFE uses popular economics education as a tool to facilitate a better understanding of the economic conditions and structures that affect people’s lives, and ultimately, to inspire people to take action to change those realities. Our workshops and curricula draw on participants’ own experiences through dialogue and problem-solving activities, which include movement, storytelling, and other creative ways of learning.
The Education Coordinator designs, organizes, and facilitates UFE’s Popular Economics Education workshops and presentations; designs and leads training of trainer events; and designs and disseminates materials for community-based educators, organizers, and leaders in support of our organizational partners: especially low-wage worker networks and state-based & national coalitions. Developing, strengthening and maintaining relationships with UFE partner organizations is a key part of the job, as well as working collaboratively with other UFE teams and projects.
Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities
- Design, organize, and facilitate UFE’s Popular Economics Education workshops, including tailoring presentations with and for our partner organizations.
- Design, organize, and facilitate UFE’s Popular Economics Education Training of Trainer events, including designing curriculum, organizing logistics, and conducting outreach, as needed.
- Design, update, and revise workshop curricula and related materials, including tools and resources for UFE’s web site.
- Work collaboratively with staff and board to provide direction and leadership to the organization as a whole.
- Attend staff and board meetings, participate in sub-committees and special projects as needed.
- Participate in coalition work with partner organizations as needed to provide educational support for their economic justice campaigns.
- Provide support for and periodic check-ins with UFE-trained educators and organizers to ensure sustained learning and impact.
- Supervise Education Team interns and volunteers.
- Respond to requests for information and educational support.
- Track workshop evaluations and reports from the field through the database and filing system.
- Five to seven years experience in community-based education and/or organizing.
- Previous experience designing and leading workshops that utilize Popular Education methods and principles, including a high level of participant engagement, problem-solving exercises, and dialogue.
- Experience working in and with communities of color, as well as in a multi-racial, multi-lingual environments.
- Experience working in support of grassroots organizing campaigns.
Skills and Qualifications
- Ability to work with diverse constituencies, and commitment to economic, racial, and gender equity.
- Familiarity with learner-centered, democratic, transformational educational practices.
- Ability to think creatively and develop interactive exercises that stimulate learning in new ways.
- Experience conducting research using the Internet.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
- Excellent facilitation skills and ability to think and problem-solve in the moment.
- Enthusiasm for building and maintaining relationships with grassroots leaders at the local, regional & national level.
- Excellent team-building and interpersonal skills.
- Fluency with a non-English language, a plus, and/or commitment to language justice.
- Highly organized and able to work on multiple tasks within a specific time frame.
- Willingness to travel on occasion (up to 25%).
- Ability to work with Macintosh Operating Systems. Proficiency with FileMaker Pro (database), PowerPoint, and InDesign (page layout) a plus.
- A good sense of humor!
Salary and Benefits
$40,000 to $48,000 depending on experience. Very generous benefits, including full health care coverage of employees and their families, dental, employer-supported 401-K, MBTA and more.
How to Apply
Send cover letter, resume, and two (2) writing samples (include curricula if available) to email@example.com with “Education Coordinator” in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2016 or until position is filled.
People of color, women, low-income, LGBTQ+ strongly encouraged to apply.
United for a Fair Economy challenges the concentration of wealth and power that corrupts democracy, deepens the racial divide and tears communities apart. We use popular economics education, trainings, and creative communications to support social movements working for a resilient, sustainable and equitable economy.
We believe that a fair economy is built around:
- Jobs with dignity and living wages, where workers have the democratic right to organize and share the wealth produced by their labor.
- A robust public sector that works for the common good, funded through progressive taxes and accountable to the people.
- Equal opportunity and equal justice for people who have been marginalized in our society based on gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, and social class.
- Sustainability and equity, where individuals do not accumulate excesses of wealth to the detriment of others or the planet.
For more information about United for a Fair Economy please visit our website: www.faireconomy.org