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The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project) is a nationally-recognized media literacy leader and is seeking an innovative entrepreneurial person to join the leadership team. In the role of Operations Director you will grow and lead the organization’s core programs right at the time when these issues are critical to our democracy. At ten years old The LAMP is at the forefront of combating fake news and using media tools to boost youth civic engagement, but the challenges are great—we need smart, creative, dedicated people to help us advance initiatives such as the MediaBreaker/Studios application, the upcoming 22 Million Votes by 2020 campaign, and our core media literacy offerings for students and educators. We are looking for a driven professional to work closely with The LAMP’s Executive Director and Board in steering organizational strategy and execution.

The LAMP teaches what we call The Three Cs: we want our participants to Comprehend media, Create media, and ultimately Challenge media - to talk back. Our hands-on programs equip students to engage consciously and critically with their multimedia surroundings, create media that reflect their diverse voices, and use media and technology to further their long-term goals. We bring equipment, materials and teachers directly to schools, community centers and libraries throughout New York City.

The 900+ students served directly by The LAMP each year are routinely from public schools, settlement houses, public housing and community-based organizations throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Job duties will include:

Oversight of all programmatic elements of The LAMP’s core offerings
Oversight of The LAMP’s organizational growth
Oversight of all programmatic sales, outreach and growth
Oversight of all programmatic budgets and planning
Coordination of the development of needed educational assets
Coordination of all per diem/hired educators
Coordination of grant funded initiatives
Coordination of strategic partnerships
Interacting with and understanding the needs of youth and the educators that serve them
Relationship building with key stakeholders in education space to build and grow offerings
Staying current in the thinking and trends in education, media literacy, educational technology, and informal learning
Support for members of the Executive Board and Associate Board
Oversight of all equipment, scheduling and sales relationship management

The ideal applicant has the following skills/qualities:

Minimum 5 years of leading educational or related programming
Has conceived of and delivered programming to a variety of audiences
Demonstrated success in building marketable education programs that generate revenue
Motivated self-starter comfortable working independently and as part of a team
Interest in education, media literacy and technology
Sales experience
Management experience
Exceptional communication skills
Database experience

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Executive Director D.C. Vito at dc@thelamp.org, and include “Operations Director position” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, so interested parties are encouraged to apply early.

The LAMP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is located in a wheelchair accessible building. People of color, LGBTQ people, women, people with disabilities, and immigrants are strongly encouraged to apply.

BENEFITS

An opportunity to help youth prepare for a world they will inherit
A tight-knit team in a work environment that values openness and inclusivity
Environment for creative growth while helping an organization address key issues of our times
Health benefits, vacation, and holidays
Flexibility to work from home
Reimbursement for travel

• Location: Manhattan

• Post ID: 132062682 manhattan
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