Job DescriptionThe Teach YR Project Director will manage all aspects of Teach YR, which is the division of YR Media that develops learning research, resources and experiences for young people and educators across the country. We seek candidates who are passionate about education, equity and research. This is a leadership role for someone prepared to deliver on existing commitments (including those already underway and backed by national funders) and to design and launch new strategic content and product ideas aligned with YR Medias mission.
You will become a key member of an interdisciplinary team including university partners documenting and expanding impact of YR Media programs by carrying out analysis of our practice, gleaning insights, and sharing thought-leadership with colleagues as well as practitioners and field-builders nationwide. This is a full time position reporting to the Innovation Lab Founder and Special Projects Producer.BenefitsMedical insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Prescription drug coverage, Life Insurance, Flex Spending Account (FSA), Holiday / Overtime pay, Paid holidays, Paid sick leave, Bereavement leave, Flexible work schedule, Paid vacation, Commuter Benefits, YR HolidaysCultureYR Media, formerly Youth Radio, is an award-winning national network of diverse young journalists and artists from underrepresented communities who create content for this generation. Headquartered in downtown Oakland, California, our non-profit has spent 25 years helping future generations build crucial skills in journalism, arts and media.
We produce journalism, music, graphic design, podcasts and documentaries that disrupt and shape the mainstream narrative. Current and recent university partners in tech include MIT, University of Washington and Stanford D-School. In addition to our own dynamic platforms, our content runs on sites including NPR, KQED, WNYC and Pop Sugar.ResponsibilitiesRESPONSIBILITIES:Create assets: digital learning resources, workshops, and technical assistance for YR Media participants, partners and educators, expanding educator engagement and impactProject-manage all funded research deliverablesBuild Teach YR strategy aligned with YR Media mission and integrated with its programs, including development and implementation of a plan for sustainability and growthPlan and carry out research activities (focus groups, interviews, observations, analysis) and produce reportsServe as point-person with external evaluator and university partners, including management of IRB administration and shared deliverablesParticipate in public-facing events and outputs (presentations, publications)Develop clear, realistic plans for implementation of new projects including staffing, development cycles, and metricsKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:5+ years working in media education and/or researchFormal training and proven track record in qualitative research methods and ethics (quantitative methods a plus)Deep knowledge of best practices in digital learning and youth-centered educationExperience tracking and reporting activity, including to national funders, academic and public audiencesAbility to effectively manage multiple projects and prioritiesEnthusiastic ability to build partnerships and new strategic opportunitiesExperience with learning event planning (webinars, digital engagements, live events that offer professional development opportunities for both youth and educators)Experience producing and distributing highly engaging digital learning tools and building community around themStrong leadership skills and proven ability to manage and motivate peopleOutstanding written , visual and communication skillsAbility to work well independently and as part of a teamRequirements5+ years working in media education and/or research5+ years Project Management experienceProven track record in qualitative research methods and ethics (quantitative methods a plus)Minimum Bachelors DegreeEqual Opportunity EmployerEqual Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.Requisition #ckj0i4y4t898j0hqkfk8ni9ah