Careers at iCivics
iCivics currently has the following open positions:
Who We Are
iCivics is a fast growing civic education nonprofit. Founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics re-imagines civic education for American democracy. We champion equitable and non-partisan civic education, while providing engaging resources that empower educators in the critical task of preparing young people for lifelong civic engagement.
With iCivics, nearly 10 million students learn about our government, the rule of law, and civic issues. We make civic education relevant to new generations of Americans through online games and innovative classroom resources—for free. Our reach is substantial: 156,000 teachers across all 50 states are registered with iCivics. Furthermore, our games have been played by students a staggering 148 million times! Our growth continues: last year, teacher accounts and active users grew at over 30%.
We’re the leading national movement elevating the importance of civics in our schools, and the largest civics education brand. We’re currently making a major investment in how our flagship product supports our students and teachers.
An iCivics Type of Person
We are looking for growth-minded entrepreneurial leaders that are ready to make a difference in education and work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment. Our organizational culture is shaped for those with the following traits:
- Passionate Commitment: We are committed to the success of our mission to bring a high-quality civic education to every student nationwide. We believe all our work should be done with purpose and a focus to further our mission.
- Goal-Oriented: There is an urgency to our work, and we are relentless in achieving our goals.
- Equity-Centered: We believe that equitable civic education must acknowledge students’ identities, knowledge, and lived experiences through diverse histories and a teaching of American government that is truthful and transparent. It must be inclusive, representative, and relatable across lines of race, gender, and ability.
- Collaborative: We prioritize all of our activities around what’s best for teachers and students in teaching civics knowledge and skills in a relevant, equitable, and engaging way. For this reason, we collaborate with educators, partners, students, and with each other to continue to develop and share the best educational materials.
- Service-minded: We prioritize all of our activities around what’s best for teachers and students to increase educational opportunities in civic education.
- Friendly and accessible:At the end of the day, we are all in this together. We are friendly and accessible, so all educators and organizations feel comfortable trusting and partnering with us.
- Innovator: We understand that all great things start with a groundbreaking idea/strategy and are followed with diligent and collaborative execution and insight.
National Defense Education Program (NDEP) Special Grant Project Director
iCivics seeks an experienced project director to support a multi-year project under a U.S. Department of Defense National Defense Education Program (NDEP) grant. The project director is responsible for the overall management of the project including serving as the main liaison between staff and relevant departments within the U.S. Department of Defense; supervising independent contractors, subawardees, and volunteers on the project team; working in coordination with iCivics Senior Director of Partnerships to oversee project implementation; financial and administrative oversight, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation of the project. This position will also oversee the operations and delivery of grants support management activities to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Over the next two years, the project director will oversee the launch of DoDEA school-based and JROTC pilots and a military classroom volunteer program, the implementation of teacher professional development across multiple states, and the formation of a Military Educator Network. S/he will also work closely with iCivics curriculum team as they rapidly expand a range of resources relevant to this project.
- Implement project management and project oversight ensuring timely completion of all deliverables, and that deliverables meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense.
- Create metrics and progress reports detailing the status, outputs, and progress associated with the Civics, Service, and Leadership program.
- Serve as primary liaison between staff and relevant departments within the U.S. Department of Defense.
- Develop and manage initial and full pilot, as well as evaluation and feedback.
- Provide inspiring and motivating project leadership that ensures strong momentum for the project.
- Provide financial and administrative oversight, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of project.
- Supervise a number of independent contractors and volunteers on the project team.
- Experience and knowledge in the administration of federal grants. Experience with Department of Defense grants, in particular, is a plus.
- 3-5 years’ experience in federal grants management
- 3-5 years’ experience supervising direct reports
- Demonstrated ability/experience in successfully managing government grants and projects
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively when speaking and in writing
- Experience and capacity to work effectively in web-based systems, databases and tracking systems
- Experience effectively managing multiple priorities and negotiating necessary changes with stakeholders
- Ability to travel as needed to support project
This is a full-time position for the two year duration of the grant, with the possibility for extension.
iCivics is an equal opportunity employer. iCivics celebrates diversity in building a team and work environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all. All persons are encouraged to apply.
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