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Program Instructor (Alexandria)

compensation: The salary before tax is $1,343.33 paid twice a month, typically on the 7th and 22nd day of the month.
employment type: contract
non-profit organization

Program Instructor

Company Overview | Close Up’s mission is to inform, inspire, and empower young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. As a non-profit/non-partisan leader in civic education since 1971, we believe that a strong democracy requires active and informed participation by all citizens; therefore we seek to reach participants of every race, creed, geographical community, socio-economic level, and academic standing.

Position Overview | Program Instructors engage Middle and High School students from across the United States in controversial public policy discussions while using the nation’s capital as our classroom. They lead students through a life-changing educational experience which includes historic sites, iconic monuments and memorials, Smithsonian museums, meetings with elected officials and key public policy experts, as well as facilitate multi-partisan issue-based debates.

Scheduled Hours | The Program Instructor schedule is not a standard nine-to-five work week.

Each week mirrors the program schedule to which an Instructor is assigned, generally a 55-hour week. 

Program schedules typically run from 8am through 10pm most days, and programs usually start late afternoon on Sundays and run through Thursday night.

Contract Dates, Compensation & Benefits | Beyond the initial contract, there is room for growth at the Foundation.

We are currently hiring for a contract period of February 6, 2020 - July 31, 2020.

The salary before tax is $1,343.33 paid twice a month, typically on the 7th and 22nd day of the month.

Benefits include medical, dental and life insurance with low cost premiums.

Free parking and/or mass transit subsidy is available and all program meals are provided.

120 hours of paid pre-program training in our curriculum, methodology and programing followed by on-going professional development.

The opportunity to earn a free graduate credit upon completion of the contract with an accompanying research paper is available.


Responsibilities | The Program Instructor prepares and leads daily program components. They hop on and off buses throughout the day, coordinating the movement of a large group of students on all program activities in the Washington, D.C. area and other program locations.

Qualifications |

Bachelor’s degree (preferably in political science, history, education, social science or related field)

Passion for working with diverse students in grades 6-12

Authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer

Interest in current public policy issues, history, politics, government and experiential education

Ability to keep up with the intensity of the Program schedule

To apply, submit an email explaining why you’d make a great Program Instructor and attach your résumé. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted. Employment offers are contingent upon receipt of proof of undergraduate degree and a favorable criminal background check.
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