Posted: Nov 16, 2022

Education Specialist

Salary: $20.00 - $20.00 Hourly
Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2022

The mission of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights is to promote respect for human dignity and diversity through education and to foster individual responsibility to work for justice and peace. We achieve this mission by providing educational programs and resources onsite in the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, offsite in classrooms, companies, and communities throughout Idaho, and online reaching national and international audiences.


As an education center, we are devoted to developing research-based programs, projects and resources designed to support the integration of human rights education in the classroom and community. All staff positions at the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights are directly tied to the organizational mission and collaborate in the development, design, and distribution phases of strategic outcomes.


The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities based on a person’s sex, race, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.


Under the supervision of the administrative staff, the Education Specialist is responsible for supporting the Center to meet or exceed program objectives, by performing various administrative and educational duties.


The Education Specialist is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Assist administrative staff by understanding all k-12 education programs objectives, and outcomes.
  • Performs outbound recruitment and/or follow-up calls to applicants for information sessions, enrollment, orientation, and other with excellent customer service.
  • Responsible for records management, creating permanent files, auditing, and maintaining files, which include supporting documentation for program approval and other vital documents.
  • Ensuring applications are filled out and legible.
  • Assist with data entry into all systems related to the program for data tracking and performance.
  • Implement programs listed below in collaboration with colleagues, volunteers and community partners.
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as assigned.


Specific Program Responsibilities:

  • Summer Reading Program for Ages 4-8
  • Students in Action
  • Annual K-12 Art Contest
  • Annual Grades 6-12 Poetry Contest
  • Marilyn Howard Summer Institute for Idaho Educators
  • Upstander C.A.R.E. Awards
  • “Know your Rights” Program


Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a team setting.
  • Experience creating and implementing educational programs.
  • Understanding of developmentally appropriate curriculum content.
  • Ability to write professionally written letters, emails for business related use and participant support.
  • Skilled in prioritizing work and other immediate projects.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Maintain confidential information and documents of all participants.
  • Must possess awareness, knowledge, and sensitivity to socioeconomic and culturally diverse backgrounds of the targeted populations served.
  • Ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment with respect and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of and experience using computer programs such as Microsoft Office (Windows10), including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, etc.
  • Ability to maintain professional relationships with staff, participants, and guests.
  • Commitment to Human Rights Work



Minimum of an Associate’s Degree.  At least two years of work as an educator in any of the following areas: schools, museums, community recreation programs, summer camps, etc.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties and responsibilities of this position, the incumbent will regularly sit; stand, and will frequently talk and listen and use hands to handle and touch.  During the performance of his/her/their duties, the incumbent will regularly lift to ten pounds and occasionally up to thirty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee works regularly in an office environment where the noise level is moderate. Some programming takes place at the Anne Frank Memorial, other outdoor/semi-outdoor environments or in other community settings.