Civic Education Specialist

Position Title: 
Civic Education Specialist
Organization Name: 
Indiana Bar Foundation

$40,000 ‒ $45,000 Annually

About the Indiana Bar Foundation

The Indiana Bar Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a mission to inspire and lead change to improve civic education and legal assistance for all Hoosiers. The civic education department within the Indiana Bar Foundation organizes, promotes, and develops programs and professional developments for teachers. This is done through multiple civic education programs, among which include: We the People (WTP), Mock Trial (MT), Indiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (ILYAC), U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP), and Indiana Kids Election (IKE). Additionally, policy reports, including the bi-annual Indiana Civic Health Index, are produced.

Job Description

Manage and develop Indiana Bar Foundation civic education programs and events in alignment with the organization’s mission and goals. 

The program specialist will be responsible for efficiently managing and promoting several of the civic education programs, specifically for this role would be Mock Trial (including the new Mock Trial Diversity Initiative), ILYAC, and IKE, as well as other programs as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plans and coordinates program culminating activities and events, including professional developments and competitions around the state.
  • Prepares, manages, and executes program timelines
  • Recruits and directs volunteers, including various volunteer committees and competition volunteers.
  • Works with Director of Civic Education to organize and guide committees to develop student materials and to ensure program competition rules are written, interpreted, and enforced as fairly and equitably as possible.
  • Assists the Director of Civic Education in the planning and delivery of outreach and teacher professional development related to the civic education programs.
  • Contributes to the relationships and communications with national partners in the program.
  • Works with designated program stakeholders (teachers, administrators, attorneys, etc.) to identify opportunities for growth, resource creation, and outreach.
  • In consultation with the Director of Civic Education and Marketing and Communication Manager, contributes to outreach activities through preparation of program content for website, newsletter, and social media.
  • Assists in development of teacher recruitment and retention plans for the Foundation’s civics programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated relevant work experience. Educational background or experience in the fields of education, law, program management, non-profit work, or communications preferred.
  • Project management experience, including a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities with precision and efficiency.
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to track sensitive deadlines, and to professionally respond to and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Evidence of interpersonal skills and commitment to superior customer service to engage successfully with wide range of constituencies (attorneys, judges, educators, business leaders, public officials, and potential donors).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to draft complete and concise reports, stories, articles, and other correspondence.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Commitment to the Indiana Bar Foundation’s mission and a high level of dedication to expand opportunities for the diverse range of teachers and students served by the organization.

Hours and Benefits

This is a non-exempt, full-time position scheduled to work a standard work week (Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week). Evenings and weekends for peak program times and professional development activities required.

This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $40,000. Salary for this position is commensurate with education and job experience. The Foundation offers a comprehensive benefits package, including insurance premium coverage for medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability, employer HSA contributions, 10% employer 401(k) contributions, and three weeks paid time off.

Application Process

For full consideration, please submit cover letter, resume, and two (2) professional references with contact information.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants will be contacted if selected for an interview.

The Indiana Bar Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about the Indiana Bar Foundation, please visit