Program Supervisor

American Civics Center

About the organization

The American Civics Center is a non-partisan civic education organization dedicated to providing quality, affordable, and accessible programs that encourage participants to learn about history, government, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. Working with partner organizations such as American Councils for International Education, Council on International Educational Exchange, the U.S. Department of State, Road Scholar and schools from across the nation, ACC runs educational programs focusing on democracy and governance, U.S. history, international affairs, youth leadership and activism and arts and culture. Programs range in size from 20 to 100 people, take place over 3 to 6 days (including weekends) and last 8 to 12 hours per day. Most programs take place in metro accessible hotels in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia and involve travel to locations throughout Washington, DC.


The Program Supervisor reports to the Program Manager. The role of the program supervisor ranges from acting as an instructor; teaching history and civic engagement in a way that encourages participants to make connections and sparks interest in learning, to managing program logistics and administrative support. During some programs, the program supervisor acts as a lead instructor, working directly with 20-25 students participating in Civic Education Workshops as the students explore Washington’s public policy institutions, media organizations, monuments, and museums. Incumbent will also conduct workshop sessions and facilitate topical seminars. A few evenings each week, staff accompanies the group to social and cultural activities to share arts and culture with participants during their visit to the nation’s capital. In addition to student workshops, the program supervisor directly supports and conducts some general interest programs for adults.

When not in the field the program supervisor supports the program manager in the development of new program materials and curriculum, maintenance of program supplies and participant outreach. This is a full time, exempt position. Starting salary is $32,000 to $36,000 per year depending on experience. In addition, organization provides a health insurance allowance and paid annual leave.


1. BS/BA in political science, international relations, history, economics, government, education, or related field
2. Strong knowledge of American history, U.S. government and current events
3. Knowledge of Washington DC’s National Mall area
4. Ability to work with and support participants of all ages from a variety of countries and backgrounds
5. Ability to set aside personal viewpoint on an issue to present information in a nonpartisan manner
6. Demonstrated flexibility working both independently and as part of a team, and quick problem-solving skills
7. Ability to work long hours and some weekends during program weeks
8. Supervisory or management experience preferred
9. Applicant must be able to background check required to work with minors.

To apply, please email resume/cv (.doc or .pdf) and cover letter to Anna Patton by Oct 1, 2019:
[email protected]

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Contact email: [email protected]

To apply, please email resume/cv (.doc or .pdf) and cover letter by Oct 1, 2019 to [email protected]

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