What You'll Do // Primary Responsibilities
Education
  • Develop and enhance the local, oral, and civil rights history workshops that make up the Learning Across Generations k-12 curriculum
  • Lead hands-on, multi-sensory lessons and workshops that allow students to critically understand and examine complex social justice concepts and their relevance today
  • Engage Community Mentor Team members as advisors and co-workshop leaders
  • Expand and sustain funding and capacity for Learning Across Generations through grant prospect research and grant writing.
  • Coordinate new and strengthen existing school/community partnerships
Communications
  • Manage monthly production of The Northside News
  • Oversee social media platforms and assist with minimal website updates, including blog and news posts
  • Provide design for Center events and branding initiatives
  • Maintain internal systems for ease of communication among staff
Who You Are // Skills & Qualifications
  • You are committed to social justice and racial equity work, with a demonstrated capacity to connect with individuals across racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.
  • You are passionate and curious about Black history and activist efforts for civil rights.
  • You have a basic understanding of how systems of oppression intersect and are eager to engage young people in conversations about how they operate.
  • You take independent initiative and are able to collaborate with a small team of colleagues.
  • You have strong written, verbal, and digital communication skills.
  • You are open-minded, flexible, and responsive to new work ideas and methods.
  • You are self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management.
  • You are detail oriented, organized, and able to remain focused in the face of uncertainty or pressure.
  • You are experienced with WordPress, Adobe InDesign, and Photoshop or have a desire to learn these web-based design platforms.
  • You have a valid driver’s license and automobile with insurance required.
Salary & Benefits

Depending on qualifications, salary will range from $29,200.-32,000., with a health stipend of $300/month and generous personal time and holiday leave. The MCJC supports all staff in opportunities for professional development.

Application & Selection Process

We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. Please submit the following documents to contact@jacksoncenter.info with Director Application in the subject line:

  • Resume, including a list of 3 references with contact information
  • Cover Letter, indicating your specific interests in the position and your sense of why you are a good fit for the job and organization
  • Supplemental Questionnaire
    1. Mrs. Marian Cheek Jackson’s words “Without the past, you have no future,” serve as a guiding principle for our work. Using 200 words or less, what does this quote mean to you?
    2. What are you passionate about? Rather than writing a traditional paragraph, we invite you to design and submit a flyer or image that describes this passion for us. We recommend using Canva (www.canva.com) as a free and user-friendly design resource if you have limited access to or experience with design platforms!

For general information, please see our website, www.jacksoncenter.info.  Email Executive Director Della Pollock (della@jacksoncenter.info) with any additional questions.