EMPLOYMENT

KPTS is an equal opportunity employer.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin/ancestry, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. You have the right to notify the appropriate local, state or federal agency if you believe you have been a victim of discrimination. Click here to view KPTS EEO Report.

Submit cover letter, resume, links to portfolio or demo reel, references and salary history to KPTS, Michele Gors, KPTS President/CEO, 320 W. 21st Street North, Wichita, KS 67203 or fax to 316-838-8586, or email to jobsearch@kpts.org

Listed below are the positions we currently have open.


POSITION AVAILABLE:  DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

KPTS has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Education. 

BASIC FUNCTION: The purpose of this position is to develop and implement KPTS’s education action plans.  The successful applicant will develop partnerships within the targeted community, facilitate meetings, coordinate logistics and create reports to grantors.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Work with Station Leadership team to develop KPTS’s specific goals, tasks, and timelines to implement community engagement activities, promote and distribute Ready To Learn products and resources and facilitate research/evaluation activities in key zip codes. Promote KPTS sponsored educational programming within targeted zip codes. Administer KPTS sponsored community engagement activities that provide literacy resources within targeted zip codes, this includes KPTS sponsored special events and RTL TV shows and outreach activities (e.g., Super Why Summer Reading Camps, Martha Speaks Reading Buddies Program, The Electric Company Community Events, Dinosaur Train etc.). Promote and distribute KPTS and Ready To Learn intervention products and resources (e.g., RTL online professional development course for pre-k teachers, RTL aggregated web site via KPTS web site, (promotional DVDs, activity guides, etc.) Implement KPTS’s Early Childhood Learning Media Lab in target zip codes in collaboration with USD 259 and PBS. Facilitate opportunities to conduct KPTS-Ready To Learn Research/evaluation with targeted elementary schools within the USD 259 Public School System in targeted zip codes.  Identify and recruit community partners that serve families and children in the targeted zip code who could distribute RTL resources and materials in the community. Facilitate planning meetings with community partners and participate in meetings with station leadership team. Research new educational opportunities offered by PBS. Research potential funding opportunities to ensure sustainability of programs. Develop detailed progress reports of activities outlined in station action plans. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES: Decision making: This position requires a high level of independent thinking and creativity, and flexibility in dealing with diverse groups of people. Makes constant decisions on the appropriateness of particular community engagement and research sites. Must be able to assess situations quickly and gather needed information. Requires ability to make non routine decisions unique to each situation. Must prioritize multiple job demands. Communication: This position involves a high degree of visibility in dealing with community members in developing and implementing Ready To Learn programs in targeted zip codes. This position serves as the “face” of Ready To Learn in the community and requires excellent and professional oral and written communication skills. The person in this position must have the ability to relate to people on all levels. Teaching and grass roots community organizing/development skills also necessary. Interpersonal/Time Management: Ability to work under tight time constraints, get along with others and handle difficulties or conflicts in appropriate ways. Strong orientation towards customer service. Problem solving and ability to grasp the whole picture is essential.  Project Management: This position requires strong organization skills, with attention to detail and demonstrated ability to effectively manage resources and projects.  The person in this position is a team player with the ability to work independently, goal orientated with the ability to develop and implement tasks to implement projects on time and within budget. The person in this position must be familiar with neighborhoods in the Wichita area and have experience in developing and implementing special and/or community events.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, and a one year of equivalent experience.

Please apply by submitting cover letter, your resume, references, salary history, and a brief paragraph of thoughts of how this role could move KPTS forward in the community and beyond.   Send your materials to:  Michele Gors, President and CEO, KPTS, 320 W. 21st St. North, Wichita, KS 67203, fax to 316-838-8586, or email to jobsearch@kpts.org.

KPTS embraces diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline for application- July 30, 2014


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