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DaVonne Darby

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Washington United States 20059


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Assistant Director of Journalism Education

Job ID: 68963
Job Views: 1292
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20059
Job Category: Newspapers,Wire Services,Television,Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 04.07.2023

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of Journalism Education will serve as a key member of the Center for Journalism and Democracy (the Center) staff and will ensure that programs offered by the Center fulfill its mission: To bolster the field of journalism in service of our multiracial democracy by supporting the teaching and practice of historically informed investigative reporting at Howard University and across the constellation of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The Center provides academic and financial support to students, faculty and news organizations located at Howard University and the nation’s largest journalism programs located at HBCUs. 
Responsible for providing limited supervision for one or more functions within a department.
Formally plans, assigns, directs, and coordinates the work of these functions. Typically, responsible for performing some non-supervisory duties in addition to supervisory responsibilities.
May perform staff evaluations and make recommendations regarding pay and/or performance.
Internal contacts include executives, administrators, faculty, students, and staff of the university at large.  External contacts include alumni, consultants, representatives from other colleges and universities, visitors, and the general public.
  • Provide vision, oversight and leadership in planning and development of the Center’s academic programs 
  • Lead day to day management of the journalism education programs team 
  • Collaborate with journalism professors to design courses for the investigative journalism concentration and ensure program learning outcomes are embedded throughout the courses 
  • Lead recruitment efforts for the visiting professorship program 
  • Collaborate with journalism faculty to provide training, skills building, and other support for investigative reporting courses
  • Build out the structure of and maintain academic partnerships between Howard University and partner HBCUs 
  • Collaborate with staff and faculty of Howard University’s TruthBeTold news fact-checking initiative to bolster and subsequently expand it to other HBCUs
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Center’s strategic initiatives 
  • Research and develop new academic courses and programs in line with the Center’s mission, inclusive of cross-campus and online courses 
  • Evaluate academic programming offered by Center 
  • Support faculty involved with the Center 
  • Build and maintain professional working relationships with University community members and other community partners 
  • Collaborate with online and instructional design teams to design and implement learning projects 
  • Foster an inclusive and productive team culture 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 
  • Master’s degree in journalism or equivalent with a combination of education and progressive experience leading, developing and directing instructional and experiential programs rooted in journalistic concepts, practices, and procedures
  • 5+ years experience with at least 2 years in a supervisory role 
  • Ability to both create and work within established frameworks, policies, and practices 
  • Strong strategic thinking and project management skills 
  • Ability to interact at the most senior levels of an organization and to work collaboratively across functions, levels, and departments towards shared objectives 
  • Experience developing or teaching academic courses and workshops
  • Ability to provide and receive direct and constructive feedback 
  • Passion for and familiarity with HBCU student populations and culture  
  • Experience navigating policy requirements at an academic institution 
  • Expertise in coordinating cross-institutional academic partnerships 
  • Experience in executing learning projects on online and virtual platforms 

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