Employment Opportunities

The American Philatelic Society and American Philatelic Research Library are located in historic Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
We are a non-profit membership organization with 28,000 members, 31 staff, and hundreds of volunteers, devoted to promoting the hobby of stamp collecting.
The APS and APRL are equal opportunity employers.

Education Coordinator

The American Philatelic Society is looking for an Education Coordinator to serve all aspects of our education programs, both online and in-person. We are looking for a dynamic individual with communications, marketing, or education experience to develop educational content and develop in-person educational courses for youth and adults. The Education Coordinator is responsible for working with the Director of Education to plan, implement, and evaluate youth and adult educational programming.
Candidates must be motivated to modernize practices with work behind-the-scenes—both independently and within a team environment—to seamlessly meet deliverables. Taking the initiative, attention to detail, sound decision making, time-management, and the ability to respectfully manage up are requisite skills and particularly crucial for this position. Strong candidates must be bright, energetic, highly disciplined, flexible to the demands of a not-for-profit organization, and excited to work in an achievement-oriented and entrepreneurial environment.  

Responsibilities of the Education Coordinator include:

Adult Learning:

  • Manage and collect all educational programs data
  • Chief contact for the fulfillment of Stamps Teach instructional materials and member requests for materials supporting educational programs
  • Schedule and support instructors for virtual learning events and in-person courses
  • Assist with planning, implementing, and evaluating Summer Seminar, virtual learning events, Great American Stamp Show, and Volunteer Work Week

Youth Learning:

  • Assist in developing instructional materials for use in schools, after school programs, and by philatelic clubs or groups
  • Lead the Young Stamp Collectors of America (YSCA): publishing monthly newsletter with interactive activities, maintaining YSCA member database, distributing YSCA membership materials
  • Develop and provide programs for youth

Marketing and Instructional Material:

  • Process and publish educational content across platforms
  • Design promotional and supporting material for educational programming through print and digital media
  • Develop and maintain Education Department web pages
  • Investigate and recommend the use of digital technology where applicable

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Education.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, English, education, or related field
  • Digitally savvy and experienced: familiar with web tools, email, and social media platforms and channels, and a demonstrated comfort level working with data and metrics
  • Excellent conceptual, verbal, and written storytelling skills
  • Familiarity with editorial best practices and excellent grammar and proofreading skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, project management, and time-management skills
  • Individual contributor with the ability to cultivate strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external educators
  • Honest, high level of work ethic and integrity, assertive, and possesses a strong desire to succeed
  • Portfolio showing healthy strategic and conceptual campaign thinking applied across a range of deliverables
  • MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5+ years of experience with digital platforms and online instruction
  • Track record of managing multiple projects on a schedule
  • Visually inclined and expertise with creative design suites
  • Familiarity and intellectual curiosity about philately and stamp collecting

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, the chance to work with a great team, and a fun and agile work environment. Applicants must be able to work from our headquarters in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

Please send a letter of interest, qualifications, work samples, and salary requirements to Cathy Brachbill, Director of Education (cbrachbill@stamps.org).

Applications received by December 11, 2020, will receive serious consideration.

Learn more about the Educational initiatives of APS

About the American Philatelic Society

The American Philatelic Society is the world's largest membership organization dedicated to stamp collecting. The APS has nearly 28,000 members in more than 100 countries around the world. The organization, founded in 1886, is located in Bellefonte, PA at the American Philatelic Center, which is also home to the American Philatelic Research Library. Interested applicants can find more information about the APS at stamps.org.

The American Philatelic Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, genetic information, gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran orientation, or veteran status, pregnancy, disability, marital status or any other legally protected categories under local, state or federal laws. 

 

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