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Vice President of Education and Community Engagement

Purpose: The Vice President of Education and Community Engagement is responsible for overseeing all programs that connect our collections to audiences other than researchers. This would include teachers and students, Public Programs audiences, children served by Community Collaborators, History Day participants, and visitors to the Society.

Reporting Relationships: This position reports to the President of the MHS.

Supervisory Responsibility: Directly manages Assistant Director of Education and interns. Oversees the work of the Director of Programs, Exhibitions, and Community Partnerships, Visitor Services Coordinator, and Student Programs Coordinator.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Nurtures and grows History Day in state of Massachusetts
  • Collaborates with Assistant Director of Education to create programs of interest to teachers and students, helping educators improve the teaching of history and to understand how to use the MHS documents and collections in their curricula
  • Collaborates with Assistant Director of Education to develop education curricula aligned with state and national standards to accompany online resources, in collaboration with department staff
  • Collaborates with Assistant Director of Education to administer major grants to provide web-based documentary history and curriculum for K–12 students and professional development opportunities for educators
  • Oversees the teacher fellowship program; manages the teacher fellow alumni association to maintain ongoing, productive relationships with teachers
  • Collaborates with Director of Programs, Exhibitions and Community Partnerships to grow robust Community Collaborators
  • Works with staff team to support Exhibitions
  • Works with VP of Development to write grant proposals to secure funding for future programs and projects and administers department grants received by the MHS
  • Functions as front-facing representative of Education at the MHS to the Boards, legislators, funders, etc.
  • Collaborates with President and CFO to create and administer budgets
  • Attends occasional evening and weekend events sponsored by the MHS or related to the work of the Society
  • Travels periodically statewide


  • Ph.D. in humanities-related discipline or advanced degree in Education.
  • Ten or more years in managerial capacity at a non-profit or educational setting
  • Superb communication and organizational skills

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Contact: Please send Letter of Interest and CV/Resume to Letters and inquiries should be to the attention of the Vice President Search Committee.

Applications will be received until the position is filled.

The Society is an equal opportunity employer.

We are proud of the Society’s policy to administer all human resources actions and policies without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, military service or application for military service, pregnancy, gender identity and genetic information or membership in any other category protected under the law. All of the Society’s employment decisions and personnel actions, including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, termination, layoffs, and training, are and will continue to be administered in accordance with and to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. Employment decisions are made based on merit, qualifications, and skill.

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