Professional Learning, Partnership and Publications Manager
National Association for Music Education
Location: Reston, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Salary: 78k - 88k
The Professional Learning, Partnerships, and Publications Manager plays a key role developing, managing, and supporting diverse NAfME programs, projects, and resources in the areas of professional development, publications, partnerships, and grants. This position allows many opportunities to learn, grow, and utilize and develop different skill sets working with diverse NAfME subject matter experts and members throughout the U.S. at the PreK-12 and higher education levels. This is a public-facing position serving NAfME members and the music education field.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Develop and manage selected NAfME webinars, town halls, etc. from working with member experts and set up to managing live events (usually held at 7 pm Eastern time to be accessible to teachers across time zones) • Manage online programs in the learning management system, including set up, member support, and professional development evaluation and reporting • Work collaboratively with staff and subject matter experts to design, develop, and/or manage selected professional learning programs, resources, and magazine articles • Work with the AED and selected NAfME leaders on conference program development, including calls for proposals, supporting selection committees, and administration • Manage and support content management of NAfME professional learning resources • Stay current with state-level teacher professional development requirements and program initiatives of colleague associations, partners, and corporate members • Monitor state music education association programming and track emerging trends in teaching, learning, and research at the PreK-12 and higher education levels • Work with the AED and editor as needed to support NAfME publication deadlines • Provide customer service support for NAfME professional learning programs and selected publications and partnerships • Provide timely website updates for professional learning program and resources • Administer and manage components of selected grant programs • Provide additional NAfME staff support for the AED as needed for the NAfME Professional Learning and Partnerships Committee
• Collaborate and communicate effectively with other departments including business development, marketing and membership, finance, public policy, and the executive office • Work with the AED to support reporting on and documentation of NAfME professional learning initiatives and publications for NAfME leaders and members • Complete other duties as assigned
EDUCATION and SKILLS REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree in teaching or education (especially music education) is strongly preferred • 3-5 years’ proven experience as a manager in an association/non-profit context, especially with PreK-12 and higher education • Strong interest in and knowledge of music education and teaching and learning • Strong understanding of and commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA) • Demonstrated experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in the following areas: o Management of in-person and online education programs and hands-on administration of learning management systems o Able to work with association leaders, subject matter experts, and members o Customer/member service mindset and skills o Educational program/project management and administration, including budgets, reporting, meeting deadlines, and familiarity with grant projects o Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with diverse stakeholders o Strong relationship building, researching, writing, and editing o Is reliable, organized, and strong and attention to qualitative and quantitative details o Is able to collect data, analyze and report on programs o Experience with MS Office programs, Outlook, customer databases, website updates, and search engines
Other: • Remote work is available for this full-time position; periodic evening work is required to support virtual meetings and professional development events for teachers across multiple time zones • Occasional travel (subject to CDC guidelines and NAfME’s travel policy) to selected events
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. NAfME’s activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.