Education Program Coordinator
The Forgotten International (TFI) works to bring people together in the world who have ample resources with people who have dire needs. Those in need are given the gift of hope, while those who help are given the gift kindness and compassion. “Forgotten people” can be found all over the world. They are typically women and children who have very little, and sometimes live at the edge of life and death. They are people who will never themselves escape poverty, but with some help may give their children a future free from the harsh experiences they have always known. Many live in countries without safety nets and are surrounded by others who have accepted the notion that an entire class of people can be treated as societal waste. As a result, they become forgotten, and are often left in the shadows.
TFI was founded by Professor Tom Nazario in 2007 at the University of San Francisco School of Law and is currently run by a small dedicated staff. TFI operates entirely on donations and focuses its limited resources within four main areas in doing the work of poverty alleviation:
Small Grants: TFI researches areas of need around the world and identifies potential projects for sponsorship.
Service: Through our Fellowship Program, TFI sends skilled volunteers to work with grassroots organizations abroad.
Goods and Supplies: In collaboration with our Partners, TFI delivers goods and supplies to village schools and hospitals in need.
Awareness: Professor Nazario makes presentations to members of community groups, foundations, and corporations to inspire people to join together to help fight poverty in our global community and works to bring attention to those around the world who live in extreme poverty.
Please visit our website for more information at www.theforgottenintl.org before applying. See below for requirements for the position of Education Program Coordinator.
In addition to the work that The Forgotten International has done for several years, in 2013 the organization will begin the process of working on a new initiative whereby we will develop a curriculum to be taught, at least initially, in several Bay Area private schools. This curriculum will be designed for a course intended to teach young people about the importance of giving and caring. The course will not only help students develop compassion, empathy and the desire to help others less fortunate than themselves, but will also start them on the road to adopt a school somewhere in the developing world that they can help in one way or another. The program will be, to some extent, modeled after other similar initiatives that have sprung up in different parts of the country, but for now have yet to expand to a large body of schools.
Desired Skills and Experience
• Experience in developing curriculum material and lesson plans
• Experience in doing research both on the internet and by talking to others in the field
• The ability to work well within diverse groups of people
• Professional communication skills, both verbal and written
• Organized, punctual and detail oriented
• Be a motivated self starter and be able to keep to set schedule
• Teaching experience, either teaching youth directly or training teachers in schools to have them, in turn, deliver the materials to students
• Someone with access to a vehicle would be preferred
• Experience in program development and organizational structures
• Experience in fundraising, preferred but not required
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, although graduate work in education would be preferred
• A love for this kind of work, the desire to help others and to encourage future generations to care and to, in fact, do something to help make the world a better place
• Possibly wish to make this kind of work one’s life-long career
Terms of Employment
This position, hopefully, will be available through the end of 2013, and may be extended for several more years provided funding is made available. Most of the employee’s work will be done under the supervision of our president and conducted at our San Francisco office at Two Embarcadero Center.
Applications will not be accepted after January 7, 2013.
This is a part-time position. The time commitment required will be 12-15 hours per week. The actual working hours will be flexible and can be arranged, but must be between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm. There are no benefits associated with this position, and the rate of pay will be $18 per hour.
If interested, please send us your resume and cover letter by mail or email.
Subject line: Job Applicant
The Forgotten International
P.O. Box 192066
San Francisco, CA 94119
Attention: Jennifer Zahgkuni