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Operation Understanding Program Instructor (DC)

Operation Understanding DC seeks a Program Instructor to work with African American and Jewish high school students.

Responsibilities of the Program Instructor include:

  • Working directly with 32 African American and Jewish students, in both educator and mentor capacities for Sunday afternoon programs, weekend retreats and July Civil Rights Journey;
  • Working closely with Program Director and Program Committee on program development, including new initiatives, continuation of the current program and evaluation;
  • Providing assistance with outreach to schools, churches and synagogues for participant recruitment and student speeches and facilitations; and
  • Representing OUDC at public forums.

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional facilitator skills, have a solid grasp of diversity issues, be interested in and engaging to high school students, possess excellent communication skills, have a background in or a willingness and aptitude to learn the histories of peoples of Black and Jewish descent and the American Civil Rights Movement. S/He must be available to work on weekends. Most importantly, applicants must be mature enough to serve as mentors to both African American and Jewish high school students from a variety of backgrounds. Applicants must be college graduates.

Please visit our website, www.oudc.org, for more information about the program and organization.

This is a part-time position, and requires a full year commitment (January – December). Salary range $5,000 – 7,500. To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to info@oudc.org by Friday, December 15, 2006.

Katie Howard
Kate was the conference manager for the 2006 NCDD conference. She is a skilled facilitator and is currently a graduate student at the University of Maryland. She has designed and facilitated numerous public involvement processes and civic engagement processes.

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