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Latinos In Action is conducting a National Search for a Director of Elementary Programming

Latinos In Action (LIA) Director of Elementary Programming Job Description

About Latinos In Action (LIA): 

The mission of Latinos In Action is to empower Latino youth to lead and strengthen their communities. LIA offers an asset-based approach to bridging the graduation and opportunity gap for Latino students, working from within the educational system to create positive change. Our program operates as a year-long elective course taught by a highly qualified teacher at the middle school, junior high, and high school level.

LIA was founded in 2001 and currently operates in more than 350 schools across 14 different states, with more states, districts, and schools joining each year. The LIA staff “famiLIA” is currently a group of 20+ staff members and growing rapidly. 


Overview: The Director of Elementary Programming will be a key player in supporting and expanding the LIA Elementary program. This position will work closely with the Founder/CEO to write and expand the Elementary LIA curriculum, as well as support implementation of the program in our partner elementary schools. 

Position: Full-Time, Exempt


Location: This position is open to all US states, with a preference towards the 14 states LIA currently operates in. This is a hybrid position, with occasional in-person events and travel required. 

Preferred Experience: 

  • A Master’s and PHD degree in education, with experience in instructional leadership are preferred for this position. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an educational field, with preference towards Elementary Education majors. 
  • A minimum of 4 years working in the education system, or equivalent experience.
  • Curriculum writing experience and instructional leadership experience are a plus.


Job Description: 

  • Implements organizational and programmatic objectives with all partnered elementary LIA classes.
  • Ensures all new Elementary LIA teachers complete “New Teacher Orientation.”
  • Supports Elementary LIA teachers in all aspects of program implementation: use of curriculum, establishing class leadership and committees, running the in-house tutoring program, and additional aspects of the LIA classroom model.
  • Under guidance from the CEO, this position will create new Elementary LIA curriculum lessons and units adapted from the LIA curriculums for middle school and high school. 
  • Assists the Leadership team in organizing, planning, and executing LIA Initiatives including the LIA Youth Leadership Conferences.
  • Collaborates with the Chief Academic Officer and Program Team to develop professional development for LIA teachers. 
  • Leads and plans region-specific or curriculum/expertise- specific workshops for the PD, assists with designing, developing, and evaluating the training and training tools. 
  • Guides the planning and execution of the annual LIA Leadership Boot Camp and Educator Institute in South Florida.
  • Participates in strategic planning around growth of LIA programming and facilitates LIA programmatic growth in assigned region, i.e. develops new school partnerships; on-boards new districts, schools, and teachers; maintains and nurtures current relationships.
  • Ensures all LIA students in their region are registered for the LIA Conference and encourages participation in the various scholarship, competition, and performance opportunities. 
  • Ensures all LIA teachers are registered for the summer LIA Educator Institute, and that selected students from each school are registered for the summer LIA Student Training Boot Camp.

About You: 

  • You are extremely detailed-oriented.
  • You are able to balance multiple on-going projects.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • You are able to prioritize important tasks and deadlines.
  • You are able to work with flexible hours, including occasional calls/emails/events on evenings and weekends.
  • You are passionate about LIA’s mission and eager to get involved.


  • Standard physical activity such as periodic standing, walking, sitting, basic motor skills to access computer files for information or simple data entry. 
  • Frequent Travel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); interpret policy, procedures, and data; coordinate events.


Please contact Flor Ruelas: flor@latinosinaction.org

(cover letter & resume)




Please contact Flor Ruelas: flor@latinosinaction.org
(cover letter & resume)

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