Program Specialist, Education and Expanded Learning
Consistent with the mission, vision and values of National League of Cities, support the successful coordination and administration of member programs and initiatives such as expanding STEM career pathways for youth, working to empower youth & youth-serving organizations to support more equitable long-term career outcomes for youth and young adults, as well as promoting afterschool and summer learning programs and other city-school partnerships as strategies cities can employ to increase student success.As a condition of employment, NLC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid, and to provide proof of such, by November 30, 2021 or the date of hire, whichever is later.Program AdministrationDevelop city examples and program summaries for use in NLC publications and posting on NLC websites and on program-related online community forums and blogs.Prepare descriptions of program activities and impact for use in reports and other materials.Assist senior staff in responding to information requests from NLC member cities, state municipal leagues, and other interested parties on issues related to assigned programs.Maintain a database of stakeholder contacts for cities participating in assigned programs. Enter contact information and other program data into NLC information systems according to established processes and procedures.Program CoordinationProvide support for meeting and event planning related to assigned programs in collaboration with senior NLC conference and meeting planners.Assist senior staff in developing content for program-specific events and meetings, as well as program workshops and activities at annual NLC conferences.Organize conference calls, webinars, presentations, and other activities for program team members, peer networks, city officials, and other partners and stakeholders.Program ResearchGather information on NLC member cities and communities to support the successful design and implementation of member programs.Identify and utilize relevant research and program information available through a variety of sources. Contribute to efforts to build partnerships with source organizations when appropriate.Prepare examples of best practices and articles of promising initiatives at the city level for use in research, best practice guides, publications, and other materials.Participate in conferences and meetings sponsored by local, state, and national organizations in order to stay abreast of the latest developments relevant to assigned programs. Prepare summary reports to share with program team members.Program OutreachContribute to the development of program proposals, outreach strategies, and long-term work plans under the direction of the Director and other senior program staff.Remain aware of current NLC priorities and strategies to align work with overall NLC goals.Administrative SupportCoordinate meetings and events for the Director, Program Director, and Program Manager. Maintain spreadsheets and databases of city contact, develop powerpoint presentations, and coordinate other supporting logistics as required to support technical assistance to cities and meetings of peer learning networks.Perform other duties and complete special projects as assigned.Education and Experience:Bachelor's degree in public policy, public administration, or a related field and 1 year of practical experience in roles related to education and expanded learning; or a combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.General knowledge of policies, practices, and issues related to education and expanded learning.MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, etc.)Experience working with city officials, city governments, and/or membership associations preferred.Work Environment:Work is typically performed in a standard office setting working at a desk or table on a level surface. Some travel is expected to attend local, regional, and national events. May be required to work more hours than normal during a regular workweek depending on workload and deadline requirements.This position is eligible for full-time telework. Candidates must be located in the continental United States (Lower 48), and may be subject to a local cost of labor adjustment that impacts the hiring salary.