Intern with the Educational Video Center and change the world —  one documentary at a time!

Media and Instructional Coach

EVC seeks a part-time Media and Instructional Coach to help support the growth of EVC’s Professional Development Programs. Through this program, the Media and Instructional Coach will play an integral role in helping teachers gain the experience they need to develop engaging, student-centered spaces where youth produce impactful video projects about issues of immediate importance to their lives.


Major responsibilities include:

-Instructional Coaching
-Support teachers in implementing EVC educational philosophy of practice and Youth Powered Video (YPV) curriculum
– Identify with teachers at least one pedagogical goal that is in alignment with EVCs methodology
– Support teachers to meet that goal through weekly (or otherwise scheduled) coaching sessions which includes planning, modeling, observing, team-teaching and debriefing lessons to provide resources and suggestions to improve practices
-Gather evidence of student work to support teachers in reflecting on progress toward professional development and program goals
-Facilitate assessment of teacher practice and student learning
– Report on coaching activities after each session
-EVC Staff Meetings and Professional Development
– Attendance at all EVC Study Groups, staff meetings, and PD sessions, dates to be determined
– Additional reading assignments for Study Group or staff meetings
– Keep Director of PDP informed of all issues you would like to address, either collectively or individually

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications include:

-Bachelor’s Degree or higher, from an accredited college or university
-Strong instructional and classroom management skills
-At least 5 years experience working with a diverse student population in schools
-Video and or film production or post-production experience
-Experiencing writing unit plans and lesson plans
-Strong facilitation skills and experience with learner-centered, project-based learning
-Strong commitment to social justice and youth activism
-Understanding of principles of positive youth development
-Demonstrated commitment to EVC’s educational philosophy
-Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
-Strong planning and personal organization skills
-Flexibility, resourcefulness and a sense of humor

-Experience teaching middle or high school students
-Experience delivering professional development to teachers
-Experience assessing student work
-Familiarity with student-led portfolio assessments


This is a part-time contract position contingent on project funding. The rate of compensation for coaching is $250 per full day, and $150 per half-day session. Coaches also attend EVC full staff Study Group and periodic coaching program meetings.

This position reports to and is supported by the Director of Professional Development Programs.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
Send resume and cover letter describing your relevant experience and the outcomes of that work, to EVC PDP Director Mary Grueser at: mgrueser@EVC.org

EVC is committed to a diverse workplace and is an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer.

Deputy Director

The Educational Video Center is seeking an exceptional Deputy Director, Programs to support all programs. The Educational Video Center (www.evc.org) is an award-winning non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.

This is a full time position supporting EVC’s program directors and instructors through program goal setting and evaluation, financial oversight, and grant and contract compliance, coordination of program communications and marketing, as well as classroom observation, review of lesson plans and staff professional development. The Deputy Director, Programs will work under the supervision of the EVC Executive Director and will oversee universal administrative and pedagogical aspects of EVC’s programming which includes Youth Doc Workshops (YDW), New Media Arts (NMA) and Professional Development Programs (PDP).


Program Management and Outreach

  • Work with program directors to co-develop program and pedagogic goals, and benchmarks for evaluating them.
  • Provide oversight of program grants, progress reports, budgets, accounts receivables and contract compliances.
  • Coordinate with program directors to set program calendars and ensure programs meet benchmarks and production deadlines and program outcomes.
  • Provide oversight of student recruitment, retention, and finding supplemental supports for students as needed in collaboration with program directors.
  • Develop and lead career development initiatives for students and alumni including cultivating relationships for internship placements and managing internship placement process.
  • Create and manage an alumni relations communication system for continuous stewardship and cultivation.
  • Coordinate program marketing, communications to stakeholders, and oversight of film festival outreach, distribution opportunities, and sales of documentaries.
  • Cultivate creative strategies for film distributions including but not limited to film festivals and community based screenings for public awareness, advocacy and systems change work; develop means of measuring the reach of each film.
  • Collaborate with City-as-School leadership.

Pedagogy and Curriculum Support

  • Support program directors in intentional pedagogic approaches and curriculum development (grounded in latest evidence-based youth media and critical media literacy, ensuring DOE alignment, and sharing new trends in curriculum/learning landscape).
  • Support staff to align Youth Powered Video (YPV) curriculum with EVC logic model, strategic plan, rubrics and Philosophy of Practice.
  • Work with program directors to set instructional goals and to review lesson plans for YDW, NMA instructors and PDP coaches based on YPV curriculum.
  • Work with program directors to conduct regular site visits observing workshops facilitated by EVC instructional staff implementing EVC’s methodology.
  • Work with program directors to prepare discussion guides for each film in preparation for distribution.

Program Staff Support and Professional Development

  • Provide day-to-day supervision of program staff and report to the Executive Director.
  • Work under the supervision of the EVC Executive Director.
  • Fill in for program/instructional staff as needed in event of absence or transition
  • Manage Human Resources for program staff including onboarding and orientation, employee paperwork, benefits administration, timesheets, pay-time off, medical leave.
  • Collect and review evidence with staff of their accomplishments meeting goals.
  • Support staff in coordinating culminating screening/launch events.
  • Foster proactive learning community among staff members and key program stakeholders to encourage best practices, interdepartmental collaboration and continuous program improvement.
  • Foster internal and external strategic professional development opportunities for staff (including but not limited to study groups, literature review, retreats, trainings, conferences etc.)
  • Cultivate opportunities for authoring publications and presenting work at conferences.


This position requires current knowledge of political, cultural, technical and educational practices and literature relevant to EVC programs with a focus on youth development and student-centered inquiry-based learning, culturally relevant pedagogy, critical pedagogy, equity and social justice. This position will report to and be evaluated by the Executive Director.


  • Masters Degree or higher, from an accredited college or university
  • At least 2 years experience in staff and program management
  • At least 3 years experience teaching a diverse student population in schools and a passion for youth development
  • Comprehensive understanding of budget development and grant management
  • Experience delivering professional development to teachers
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
  • Experience writing unit plans and lessons plans using backwards planning
  • Strong facilitation skills and experience with learner-centered, project-based learning
  • Understanding of and proven track record employing principles of positive youth development
  • Demonstrated commitment to EVC’s educational philosophy
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and attend to details while keeping an eye on the big picture
  • Experience with and respect for protocols
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness and a sense of humor
  • Familiarity assessing student work
  • Familiarity with student-led portfolio assessments
  • Familiarity with documentary production and youth media

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 to $70,000.00 /year

Professional Development Program Intern

EVC’s Professional Development Program (PDP) gives PK-12 teachers the proven teaching strategies and practical skills they need to plan, facilitate, and evaluate student-produced video projects while meeting the Common Core Standards. Evidence shows that providing students with a learner-center environment, where they produce real-world projects that explore issues of immediate relevance to their lives increases students’ attendance, literacy skills, and engagement in learning. Principals and teachers at EVC partner schools, which primarily serve high needs students, are eager to adopt our approach to engage their students in becoming life-long learners while enriching their school culture.


Duties and Responsibilities
Support PDP Director in planning and implementing various components of PDP. Specific tasks related to this work might include:
• Assist in developing and editing curricular materials
• Assist in reviewing and developing program evaluation materials
• Help planning and executing teacher summer institute
• Help managing media and organizing archival materials
• Support media and instructional coaches in leading workshops, as needed
• Develop online tools to support the work of media and instructional coaches


Skill Requirements
• Proven interest in the field of education and positive youth development
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• Experience working with youth development programming
• Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as collaboratively
• Strong analytical skills
• Willingness to adapt to the changing needs of a small, entrepreneurial department
• Experience using MS Office and Google tools (docs, spreadsheets, forms, sites) on a Mac platform
• Experience with video equipment and editing software a plus!


Goals of Internship: At the end of this internship you will have gained valuable nonprofit program implementation and management skills, including program planning, monitoring and evaluation.


To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Mary Grueser at mgrueser@evc.org 

Development Intern

The Educational Video Center (EVC, www.evc.org) is seeking an eager and enthusiastic Development Intern to join our team and support the Executive Director and Development Manager in all daily development/fundraising activities. EVC is an award-winning non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. EVC began with a simple idea: put video cameras in the hands of teenagers and teach them to go out into the city and craft stories about the world as they see it – with all its problems and possibilities. While the technology has drastically changed over the past three decades, we’ve stayed true to our core values and mission through our after-school and summer Youth Documentary Workshops; New Media Arts Program; Professional Development Programs; and Community Engagement and Dissemination Initiatives.

EVC is gearing up to embark on a strategic planning process that will include new fundraising plans and strategy to increase major gifts and private funding to take our innovative youth media programming to the next level. The development internship is ideal for someone who is interested in learning from fundraising professionals and is eager to help brainstorm, create, and put new development processes into place to sustain and enhance our programs. We are looking for a minimum commitment of 12 hours a week for at least three months starting in June 2018. This is an unpaid position.

Under the guidance of the Development Manager, the Development Intern’s responsibilities include:

  • Support Executive Director and Development Manager in daily development activities
  • Conduct targeted institutional prospect research and prepare briefing documents
  • Maintain prospect pipeline and ensure accuracy and integrity of Salesforce database
  • Contribute to Individual Giving strategy development
  • Support outreach to secure meetings and streamline communications
  • Identify and help create pathways and events to engage donor prospects
  • Pull reports on active EVC donors and partners
  • Prepare reports, correspondence, memos, etc., as required
  • Database Management Plan: Correct and maintain accurate records and files
  • Support event preparation


  • Interest in development and nonprofit fundraising
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent research, analytical and project management skills
  • Sound ability to work in Excel and Google Suite and manipulate data
  • Contributes valuable research and event planning ideas
  • Performs well in environment that values creativity, flexibility, and variety
  • Exhibits personal qualities, such as open-mindedness, enthusiasm, and adaptability
  • Ability to manage tasks in a fast-paced, team-oriented atmosphere and take initiative
  • Understanding of social justice issues and a commitment to creating new opportunities for vulnerable and underserved youth
  • Quick learner, confident, self-motivated and outgoing
  • Passion for social justice and youth media
  • Some development experience preferred

Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to bholness at evc.org by May 25, 2018.