Position Opening:

K-12 Educational Program Coordinator

Posting Date: June 30, 2017
Posting Closes: open until filled

To apply: Send letter of introduction, resume and referances via email to bdrake@resourcetraining.com.

Position description

The K-12 Educational Program Coordinator is responsible to collaborate with partners and members to build, sustain and maintain our K-12 support to member schools. This consists of the development and implementation of educational programs, serving school administrators, educators, and students. This position requires an understanding of school systems to insure we are serving the needs of our members while at the same time keeping up to date on federal and state educational progress and law. An important component is to build and maintain connections with regional partners and professional organizations.

About Resource

Resource Training & Solutions is a nonprofit Minnesota Service Cooperative, one of nine in the state. From inspiring students to helping our members find wellness in the workplace, Resource strives to make the communities we serve stronger. We accomplish this by offering programs and services to our members that they would have a hard time coordinating on their own. We help train teachers, improve schools, engage students, build safer communities, develop professionals, encourage wellness and insure success!


  • A strong understanding of curriculum, school pedagogy and philosophy
  • Keep current with the needs and trends related to the education field – including MDE and Federal programs, as well as awareness of regional activities and events
  • Design, plan, and execute the student academic programs, conferences, recognition events, teacher trainings and networks that Resource facilitates
  • Market/communicate to schools, teachers, presenters and volunteers representing a variety of ages and backgrounds
  • Support quality programming through effective communication, program monitoring, and evaluation
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with current and prospective program partners and other organizations
  • Supervise the education team and support their professional development
  • Understand school administration, decision making and implementation models
  • Serve as a regional center to collaboration with education organizations/schools
  • Create and maintain program budget
  • Perform additional tasks and special projects on an as-needed basis


Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience working in a K-12 school setting
  • Project management, planning and implementation skills
  • Experience speaking to small and large groups
  • Ability to set priorities, multi-task, adapt to frequent conflicts/change in priorities and unexpected events; and meet deadlines
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff and external partners
  • Excellent independent decision-making skills and strong resourcefulness
  • A self-starter who can work independently with minimal oversight and takes initiative
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Proven oral and written communication abilities (i.e. verbal, written, in person and/or over the telephone); demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of members, volunteers, and staff.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft applications: Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Master’s degree preferred or equivalent experience


Physical Demands:

The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to sit for long periods, stand, go up and down stairs, crouch, stoop and reach.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics listed here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The position requires considerable concentration and creativity. It is subject to stress caused by a changing environment, tight deadlines and workload.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
  • Travel required for this position is minimal.

This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of this position. Employees are held accountable for all aspects of the job, which are subject to change at any time.