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Education Coordinator - WGVU

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Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Public Broadcasting

Education Coordinator – WGVU Public Media. WGVU is seeking a passionate educator to lead the education programs at WGVU, including PBS LearningMedia, Cool Teacher Program, Great American Read Contest, and more. Classroom experience and an understanding of digital classroom technology are required. Experience in Education Outreach/Community Engagement is preferred, along with a strong affinity for PBS & NPR. WGVU is a drug, nicotine, and smoke free work environment. See our website for a full position description. Apply online at and include a cover letter, resume, and three references. Grand Valley State University is an EOE, which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Minimum of 3 Years Classroom Teaching Experience
  • Understanding of Digital Classroom Technology

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Education Outreach/Community Engagement Experience
  • State of Michigan Teacher Certificate


  • Liaison between PBS Education/PBS KIDS and WGVU – regularly communicate new information with appropriate WGVU staff and/or departments
  • Coordinate all WGVU Education programs with Schools, Early Childhood Educators, and Education Partners
  • Point of Contact for local PBS LearningMedia, PBS Education, PBS KIDS, and WGVU Early Childhood and K-12 education programs and resources
  • Build and Maintain WGVU’s database of Educators
  • Conduct PBS LearningMedia and PBS Education/PBS KIDS resources training at local schools, college classrooms, workshops and conferences
  • Coordinate WGVU Cool Teacher Program
  • Coordinate WGVU KIDS’ Contests
  • Plan and coordinate annual WGVU Education Celebration
  • Coordinate and implement national PBS Education/PBS KIDS programs and initiatives such as Digital Innovators and Early Learning Champions. Serve as Station Liaison
  • Coordinate all WGVU Education community events
  • Coordinate the creation of WGVU Education marketing materials and their content, including broadcast spots
  • Create education content for WGVU social media platforms and webpages in coordination with Digital team
  • Maintain WGVU Education Twitter account
  • Support broadcast area, community-based Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education, and Parent Engagement initiatives, programs and networks
  • Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships, opportunities, and projects around WGVU Education and PBS Education/PBS KIDS initiatives, programs and resources
  • Maintain understanding of current, effective educational pedagogies and best practices as well as current, general knowledge of curriculum Standards
  • Maintain current understanding of local, state, and national Early Childhood Education and K-12 Education issues and policy
  • Maintain current knowledge of Ed Tech trends, apps, platforms, and tools
  • Support curriculum development of WGVU Local Productions in meeting State of Michigan Standards for WGVU LearningMedia
  • Support WGVU Engage Committee with various community projects
  • Assist with budget preparations, spreadsheets, and other financial and accounting preparations, processing, and procedures as requested for Education Department budget
  • Support Grants, Business Development, Major Gifts, and Development Coordinators in fundraising and sponsorship development for WGVU Education Programs
  • Coordinate and maintain reports including: WGVU LearningMedia User Reports, Education webpage utilization reports, social media analytics reports, and other education reports as needed for NPR, PBS, and CPB
  • Must be willing to be on air during AM, FM, TV Membership Drives
  • Must be organized and able to work independently
  • Willingness to work nights, holidays, and weekends, as needed
  • Some travel may be required
  • Process all delegated assignments efficiently and effectively
  • Provide various levels of support to other WGVU staff and departments, as needed
  • All positions at WGVU Public Media are considered essential personnel as it pertains to University Closings
  • Other duties as assigned

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Department/Division: WGVU Public Media, University Relations

Campus: Grand Rapids

Application Deadline: Open until filled

How to Apply:  Apply online at and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.


Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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