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Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates Published: April 11, 2018
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The position is to provide civics education programming and to lead the implementation of the civics education goal in the Foundation's 2018-2020 Strategic Plan.


  • Program Management and Marketing
    • Work with ABOTA Chapters to initiate, plan and produce ABOTA Foundation Civics Education programs for educators and students.
    • Oversee the marketing of the Foundation’s Civics Education programs to teachers, curriculum decision makers and administrators at the district and state levels.
    • Review chapter requests for program assistance.
    • Serve as staff liaison for the Civics Education Committee.
  • Classroom Resource Management and Development
    • Serve as liaison with the Foundation’s classroom resource partners.
    • Drive efforts to develop new classroom content.
    • Develop resources that align with the Foundation’s strategic plan.
  • Partnerships
    • Maintain existing and develop outreach efforts with civic education organizations.
    • Maintain existing partnerships with other organizations, including bar associations, state departments of education, education organizations, colleges, and community organizations.
  • Communications
    • Promote the Foundation’s mission to educate youth about the right to trial by jury, judicial independence, and other civics concepts.
    • Maintain a network with civic education leaders throughout the country.
    • Maintain regular contact with the Civics Education Committee, chapters, Foundation Trustees and other audiences.
    • Provide editorial assistance for organization’s communications and publications efforts, including the Foundation Annual Report, Foundation updates, and the website.
  • Promotions and Outreach
    • Identify opportunities for recognition for the Foundation and its programs.
    • Coordinate the Foundation’s engagement with social studies organizations and professional education groups through sponsorships, conference exhibits, conference presentations and marketing opportunities at external events.
  • Fundraising and grants
    • Serve as staff support for the Grants Committee and other Foundation fundraising efforts as necessary.


  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, political science, history or other related field; Master’s Degree desirable.
  • Professional Experience
    • Experience in educational program management and marketing.
    • Civics education knowledge and experience preferred.
    • History of working effectively with partner organizations.
    • Experience with fundraising and grant writing desirable.
  • Skills
    • Project management
    • Excellent communication skills.
  • Travel
    • Willingness to travel to National Board/Foundation Trustees meetings, civics education programs, and other events.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion


  • Salary commensurate with experience and education; benefits package available.


ABOTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Brian W. Tyson, Executive Director at briant@abota.org.


Deadline for applications: April 23, 2018, or until the position is filled. Start date: Immediately upon hiring

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