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Director of Communications

National History Day® is looking for an entrepreneurial communications expert to elevate the National History Day® brand as a premier educational nonprofit.

National History Day (NHD) is a highly-regarded non-profit organization that offers a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6 - 12 grade students, culminating in a national competition held in Washington, DC. NHD also supports teachers through an array of robust resources and programs. NHD works with affiliate programs across the US and internationally to implement its programs at the local level.

Reporting to the Executive Director, this senior staff member will boost visibility by generating and executing comprehensive annual communications plans focused on both traditional and digital communications. The Communications Director will also advise other staff on communications issues, maintain productive working relationships with 57 national and international affiliate coordinators, and direct outreach to alumni.

Our ideal candidate is passionate about education, enjoys working with students, and has experience managing media relations with a nonprofit organization.

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Program Assistant

National History Day® is looking for an energetic and talented individual to support a suite of robust, history education programs for teachers and students.

National History Day (NHD) is a highly-regarded non-profit organization that offers a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6 - 12 grade students, culminating in a national competition held in Washington, DC. NHD also supports teachers through an array of resources and programs. NHD works with affiliate programs across the US and internationally to implement its programs.

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Program Assistant will work as the primary point of contact for all participants applying to or participating in NHD programs. The Program Assistant also will work with other staff and, occasionally, with affiliate coordinators. Some travel is required for this position.

Our ideal candidate is a self-starter with superior communication skills who enjoys working with teachers and students, is organized, is passionate about education, and has experience managing multiple detailed projects with ease.

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