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Facing History and Ourselves Company Overview

Facing History and Ourselves is a nonprofit international educational and professional development organization. 

We equip teachers with strategies that help young people wrestle with current events and difficult issues through the lens of history. Using the lessons learned from pivotal moments in world history such as the Holocaust, or the American civil rights movement, teachers work closely with students to examine complex themes like identity, discrimination, and belonging. Youth are challenged to make connections between the past and their present. This safe space and rigorous curriculum enables students to lean into the discomfort, dig deep into their own beliefs and understand the impact of choices in their daily lives.

Our footprint is global. Facing History’s staff members work in Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Memphis, New England, New York, Toronto, London, and the San Francisco Bay Area. We have educational partnerships around the world, including China, France, Northern Ireland, and South Africa. 

Jobs at Facing History and Ourselves

 
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Brookline
Facing History and Ourselves is a global educational organization with offices across the US and internationally. We are a leading presence in inserting social responsibility into education and schools, and provide teachers with professional development, materials, lessons, and teaching methods to support their work. We are headquartered in Brookline, MA, with an annual budget of $30 million and a very large and active board.   The opportunity; what you should expect: We have 7 offices in the US and one each in London and Toronto. Our 200 staff work out of our...
IT/Systems/Networking
Brookline
The Data Analyst serves as the primary producer of analytics for website and contact database metrics. Reporting to the Director of Data Management and working closely with the numerous stakeholders on both the Program and Development teams, the individual in this role is responsible for understanding our schema inside and out; understanding our existing data; understanding the universe of available data; and ultimately for turning data into reliable, trustworthy stories for all levels within the organization. Responsibilities: Reporting (50%):...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Brookline
Position description: The Board & Leadership Relations team supports the engagement and stewardship of Facing History’s 370+ volunteer leaders who make up the Board of Directors and its Committees, Leadership Council, Board of Scholars, and nine regional Advisory Boards. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Assistant will play a vital role in ensuring effective governance of the organization and compelling engagement of these important supporters.   Responsibilities include: Volunteer Leadership Activity Management Draft and...
Corporate Functions
Brookline
The role and what you should expect: You will contribute to the success of the members of the organization by performing administrative duties for members of the President’s Council and Executive leadership. You will report to the Executive Assistant to the President. You will serve as the first point of contact for internal and external colleagues and stakeholders seeking meetings with individual members of the Council. You will provide general administrative support principally to the Chief Marketing Officer, and the other members of the President’s Council as...
Corporate Functions
Brookline
The Opportunity Facing History and Ourselves exists to create a world shaped by knowledge and compassion, rather than bigotry or prejudice.  Racism, antisemitism, and stereotypes all threaten our next generation at its most vulnerable age of adolescence. Facing History helps teachers create classrooms where students can learn to make ethical decisions with courage and compassion. It helps to build schools that have the capacity to both teach about and model civil society by promoting respect and understanding.  The leadership and staff of Facing History have developed a clear plan to...
Marketing
Brookline
Position description: The Multimedia Producer for Communications and Marketing reports to the Director of Communications and is a member of the Communications and Public Engagement team. Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, this role is responsible for the execution of marketing materials that articulate Facing History’s mission, elevate the brand’s identity, and broadens awareness of the organization for distribution on the web, social media, and special events. Experience with various mediums, including digital video, audio, photography, and motion...
Marketing
Brookline
The Organization: Facing History and Ourselves is a nonprofit, international, educational and professional development organization. Our mission is to engage students and teachers of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. For over 40 years, we have provided educators with professional development and best-in-class educational resources that enable students to conduct rigorous investigations of the development of difficult histories, including the Holocaust,...
Corporate Functions
Brookline
The Development Operations Assistant will be responsible for supporting stewardship functions at Facing History.  As part of the Gift Processing Team, s/he will work to enter donation data and acknowledge donors in a timely fashion.  S/he will support the Senior Director, Regional Development and Director of Research and Prospect Management with portfolio and pipeline data management, and development and maintenance of documentation and support materials for our leadership gifts communities. The opportunity; what you should expect: The Development Operations team helps...
Corporate Functions
Brookline
he Organization: Facing History and Ourselves is an international, educational nonprofit organization with a mission to engage students and teachers of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. For over 40 years, we have provided educators with professional development and best-in-class educational resources that enable students conduct rigorous investigations of the development of difficult histories, including the Holocaust, Reconstruction, the struggle for...
Corporate Functions
Brookline
Facing History and Ourselves is a global educational organization with offices across the US and internationally. We are a leading presence in inserting social responsibility into education and schools, and provide teachers with professional development, materials, lessons, and teaching methods to support their work. We are headquartered in Brookline, MA, with an annual budget of $30 million and a very large and active board. The opportunity; what you should expect: We have 7 offices in the US and one each in London and Toronto. Our 200 staff work out of our offices,...
Corporate Functions
Brookline
Position description: The Marketing and Communications Writer reports to the Director of Communications and is a member of the Marketing and Communications team. Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, this role is responsible for writing marketing content and materials that articulate Facing History’s mission, elevate the brand’s identity, and broaden awareness of the organization for distribution on the web, social media, and special events. This position will also work closely with the Development Team  to create communications for our current and...
Marketing
16 Hurd Road
Brookline, MA 02445

Careers at Facing History and Ourselves

We’re Facing History and Ourselves, an organization created in 1976 by educators who believed that instilling intellectual vigor and curiosity goes hand-in-hand with teaching facts and figures.

Today, we have over 180 staff located in offices throughout North America and in London. Yearly, we reach nearly three million students through our network of more than 115,000 educators.   

Our Facing History team represents a wide range of roles that include delivering hands-on support for educators and schools, creating outstanding professional development and classroom resources, improving how we serve our audience through technology, and nurturing the supporters who make it possible to expand our work.

Our Mission

Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.

By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.

Our Values: Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Facing History and Ourselves is an equal opportunity employer. Respecting individual differences is an integral part of our culture. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive organization that reflects the core values expressed in our mission.

Our workplace is characterized by a commitment to mission, eagerness for learning, and passion for the work. We strive to create a community where staff are accountable to goals, open to feedback and ideas, follow through on commitments, have high standards, and relate to others in a collaborative fashion that engenders mutual respect.

Blog

December 11, 2018
Daylight hours are dwindling, and temperatures are cooler. What better time to hunker down inside and take a book break? Engage your heart and imagination with these book selections by Tracy O’Brien, Facing History’s Director of Library Services. They touch on important Facing History themes such as history, democracy, identity, inclusion, and education.
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November 5, 2018
The act of voting is the most important contribution every single eligible voter can make to insure the health of our democracy. Yet year after year, a discouraging number of eligible voters choose not to pull the levers of power. In advance of the midterm elections, Facing History CEO Roger Brooks stops to consider the impact of non-voters, and worse, uninformed voters in an OpEd published on CNN.com:...
October 29, 2018
During Shabbat morning services last Saturday, eleven people were murdered at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue by a gunman who shouted “All Jews must die” as he opened fire. The gunman is in custody and the FBI is investigating the killings as a hate crime. As we wrote immediately upon hearing the news yesterday, we are heartsick at these antisemitic murders....
October 18, 2018
  The upcoming midterm elections. The Kavanaugh hearings. Colin Kaepernick and Take A Knee. The Rohingya crisis. It’s a tumultuous time in the world—and that complexity will likely remain for years to come. How do you take on the task of explaining these issues? In what way should you tackle current events in the classroom? How do you convey thorny global concepts while respecting diverse points of view and making students feel inspired?...
September 25, 2018
Facing History and Ourselves offers students the opportunity to confront the histories of antisemitism and genocide so that their decisions today are informed by empathy, compassion, and humanity. We support teachers to  inspire students with the help of scholars whose research enters classrooms through our case studies. This matters because students are faced with complex choices about the world they are inheriting and the one they wish to build. And, they need deep knowledge i...