Senior Director, Education

Education · New York, New York
Department Education
Employment Type Full-Time (Non-Exempt)
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor


Reporting to the Chief Programming Officer & EVP, The Paley Center for Media seeks a results-driven and organized, Senior Director of Education, to develop, spearhead and implement an inspired and innovative educational strategy to position the organization as a leader in media and digital literacy.

Using your entrepreneurial spirit, you will be responsible for the vision, design and execution of a 21st century learning curriculum that will build upon the Paley Center’s media literacy foundation and highlight the importance of diverse portrayals on television, as well as television’s powerful influence in breaking barriers, shattering stereotypes and educating audiences. Additionally, this high-energy individual, will increase our digital literacy programs with a focus on STEM/STEAM, coding, gaming, virtual reality and other immersive media.

The Senior Director, Education will deliver engaging educational experiences (including virtual and in-person classes, teacher workshops, career readiness programs, summer camps, internships and special initiatives, among others, using the most current and emerging digital and media literacy technologies to augment current classroom curriculum and targeting participants at multiple learning stages including K – 12, college, or participants entering and/or already in the workforce.


  • Oversee the Paley Center’s Education department and annual calendar including supervising staff, cultivating a robust roster of offerings and managing all programs and operations
  • Lead curriculum development and interpretative methodologies including the review of new and existing lesson plans, workshops, internships, to ensure department meets institutional objectives and advances media and digital learning across the country
  • Research and develop media literacy and digital learning curriculum to support classroom learning and to provide engaging professional development workshops, symposiums and internships, after school programs, distance learning, weekend programs and virtual summer camps
  • Write, create, and prepare lesson plans for each class and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Teach and inspire target audiences to explore relevant subject matter that includes diverse portrayals on television as well as STEM, coding, gaming, virtual reality and other immersive media
  • Oversee all internship and career readiness programs
  • Be the specialist, developing and implementing best practices for the media literacy and digital learning strategy and identifying new educational opportunities to engage participants
  • Conduct research and be an expert in digital learning technologies, recommending and utilizing new platforms and supplies needed to ensure successful implementation of education programs
  • Identify, develop, expand and foster collaborative relationships with educational partners, funders and Departments of Education
  • Collaborate with internal departments to ensure cross-functional communication, promotion of programs and achievement of project goals
  • Actively participate in development of and implementation of educational grant projects from foundations, corporations, and/or individuals
  • Supervise the project management, administration and logistical details for all aspects of the education program including the structure, day to day function, procedures, evaluations, materials and policies
  • Prepare, monitor and meet budgets
  • Participate in other projects as assigned

Core Competencies

Our successful employees meet the following criteria:

  • Highly organized with proven ability to meet deadlines and budgets 
  • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to lead cross-functional teams 
  • Ability to take ownership of all tasks and manage simultaneously
  • Outstanding verbal communication and superior business writing skills
  • Positive and professional demeanor with excellent interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail


  • Possesses a minimum of 10+years of teaching experience in both traditional and virtual teaching environments and in serving a diverse constituency
  • Expertise in media literacy and digital learning with knowledge of current education methodologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge in computer software, video game platforms and has prior experience in the development of a STEM-based curriculum
  • Proficiency with computer software (e.g. Scratch, Minecraft and Python)
  • Expert knowledge of various video game platforms -X Box, Nintendo, PlayStation and PC based systems
  • Proven knowledge of New York and Los Angeles public and private school programs and state and federal Common Core Standards for K-12; experience teaching at the college level
  • Strong awareness of media landscape
  • Strong ability to manage time effectively and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Creative and flexible self-starter able to work as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Exceptional presentation and communication skills
  • A strong professional drive and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Master’s Degree in Education
  • Bilingual Spanish (reading, speaking and writing), required
  • Completed covid vaccination


The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time (Non-Exempt)
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor