Youth Curriculum Manager

The Alaska Humanities Forum (the Forum) is dedicated to connecting Alaskans and strengthening communities across the state. Using the humanities - literature and storytelling, history, art, music, philosophy, our shared cultural heritage - we create the space for Alaskans to share their stories, ideas, and perspectives so that they may better understand themselves, one another, and the human experience. Since 1974, the Forum has represented and served Alaska as one of 56 state and territorial councils supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and as a member of the Federation of State Humanities Councils.

The Forum's work falls into three main categories: (1) We utilize cultural immersion, reflective learning, and place-based exploration to better prepare and connect educators and youth in rural and urban communities across Alaska. (2) Our leadership programs build capacity across industries and sectors to grow a statewide network of thoughtful, engaged, ethical, and courageous leaders for Alaska. (3) The Forum leads, hosts, and funds public events, programs, and community discussions. We empower Alaskans as co-creators in our state's history, narrative, and future. The Forum embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

The Forum supports youth programs that transition middle and high school students to an urban post-secondary setting through a series of immersion experiences comprised of social-emotional activities, humanities-based exercises, as well as hard and soft skills. Staff work directly with partners to supplement the immersion experiences with skill-building student seminars that directly address the challenges that students face when transitioning to an urban post-secondary education or training environment.

The Youth Curriculum Manager will design, plan, coordinate, and supervise the seminars and immersions.  This person will design an intentional arc of experience for program participants to ensure activities are engaging, accessible, and effective for developing cultural competence, social-emotional resilience, and post-secondary navigation skills.  This person will assume overall on-site leadership during seminars and immersions and provide instructional supervision for staff and participants.  This person will collaborate with the Yuuyaraq Instructor to ensure that seminar and immersion activities align with and reinforce the cultural curriculum.

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Anchorage, AK

8 month(s) ago

Closing Date 2019-10-31