About the Role
The Van Sittert Center for Constitutional Advocacy at the Goldwater Institute promotes understanding, appreciation, support, and defense of the U.S. Constitution and its founding principles. This new center recognizes the need to reach students, teachers, school leaders, parents, and other public audiences through scholarship, education, and communication.
The Civics Education Specialist will assist in the implementation of Van Sittert Center initiatives and serve as a liaison to school districts, charter schools, private schools, libraries, and other community/grassroots organizations and institutional partners to advance the center’s work.
Review civics/social studies instructional materials used in elementary, secondary, and/or higher education settings, including teacher preparation programming.
- Assist in the creation of a repository of high-quality teacher generated civics, history, and government related instructional syllabi.
- Liaison with teachers, school staff, and other public and private educational providers to promote the integration of high-quality civics resources and curricula.
- Review citizenship test outcomes and other measures of constitutional literacy across educational institutions.
- Coordinate with institutional partners to facilitate the distribution of the center’s original educational materials.
- Arrange speaker opportunities in partnership with school or community-based organizations.
- Support the implementation of center policy priorities and initiatives including student essay writing contests and scholarship applications.
Teaching or administrative experience in elementary, secondary, and/or higher education.
- Experience with school district or charter school curriculum procurement, professional development, lesson planning design, tutoring, and/or teacher training.
- Expertise in American civics and constitutional principles.
- Effective writing and interpersonal skills.
- Additional desired qualifications include:
- Experience with multiple forms of education (public, private, home-based instruction).
- Experience with state, local, and/or federal government public policy issues.
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Salary and Compensation
The Goldwater Institute offers competitive salaries, bonuses and benefits including employer-paid group health insurance, health savings accounts, a 403(b) plan with an employer match, long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, life insurance, and generous vacation and leave policies.
The Goldwater Institute is an equal opportunity employer. The Goldwater Institute was established in 1988 as an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization dedicated to the study of public policy. Through its research and litigation, the Institute promotes public policy founded upon the principles of limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty.