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Assistant to the President and Vice President – Core Knowledge Foundation is seeking a detail-oriented, highly organized, technologically astute recent college graduate to assist the President and the Vice President with the day-to-day activities related to running  a non-profit organization. For more details regarding the work of the Foundation, visit our website: www.coreknowledge.org. The ideal candidate will have a degree in the humanities or education. Interest in the educational publishing field is a plus. The incumbent will obtain experience with several different departments within the Foundation and become adept at managing priorities from various sources. Knowledge of PowerPoint, Word, Excel is expected. Send detailed resume and references to humanresources@coreknowledge.org, including “Assistant to the President and Vice President” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Curriculum Developer – The Core Knowledge Foundation is seeking education professionals with outstanding writing skills to be a part of a team who are designing and writing a ground-breaking language arts curriculum to work in a fast paced environment; see http://www.coreknowledge.org/ckla-files. Teaching experience in the elementary grades, with a background in reading education, language development, and knowledge of current research needed. Knowledge of Word, Excel, and online communication tools (Google docs, etc.) is expected; experience using Adobe Incopy a plus. Only applicants with strong organizational skills, the ability to work collaboratively, yet be self-directed, who are available immediately and able to work in our Charlottesville office will be considered. Send cover letter, detailed resume and list of references to humanresources@coreknowledge.org, including “Curriculum Developer” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Director of Early Childhood Programs – Core Knowledge Foundation seeks candidates for the director of early childhood programs. The incumbent will lead initiatives designed to increase adoption of the Core Knowledge Preschool program, including disseminating information about the program through presentations and exhibits at national and state level events, directing efforts to achieve recognition as a state-approved early childhood curriculum, in states having such designation; and pursuing grant funding to support program implementation. Additional responsibilities include oversight of day-to-day preschool program operations within the Core Knowledge schools department, including design and delivery of professional development and implementation support, and ensuring alignment with state early childhood standards. Qualified candidates will have leadership and preschool experience and a familiarity with early childhood best practices and standards. Expertise in early language and literacy development, as well as familiarity with the work of the Core Knowledge Foundation, are highly desirable. Knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs and online communication tools (Google docs, Adobe Connect, etc.) is expected. This is a FT position at our Charlottesville, VA office; some travel necessary. Send detailed resume and references to humanresources@coreknowledge.org, including “Director of Early Childhood Programs” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Core Knowledge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.