Teaching and Learning Specialist

The Teaching Tolerance project of the Southern Poverty Law Center seeks a dynamic, educational professional to develop curricula, evaluate content for its print and web publications, and support its professional development activities.

Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance supports the efforts of K-12 educators to reduce prejudice and improve intergroup relations among youth. The project offers the successful applicant an opportunity to work for an organization with broad reach and a record of excellence. Our resources have earned four Oscar nominations, two Academy Awards, and more than 40 honors from the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP), including their highest honor, the Golden Lamp Award.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred;
  • 3-5 years successful instructional experience in a elementary or secondary school;
  • Substantial experience developing curriculum or staff development activities;
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for multicultural teaching, anti-bias education and culturally responsive pedagogy in addition to educational best practices;
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion;
  • High level of organization and ability to manage multiple projects, and set priorities;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative work environment;
  • Based in Montgomery, Ala., available for occasional travel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize and produce curriculum and professional development materials for online publication;
  • Plan, organize and facilitate professional development presentations at conferences and school sites as needed;
  • Plan piloting and evaluation of materials;
  • Provide K-12 expertise and curricular support for print and online publications;
  • Participates in departmental meetings and collaborative projects;
  • Other duties as assigned.

SPLC offers a competitive salary and generous benefits, including a 401k, fully paid health insurance, as well as vacation and sick leave.

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Please send resume and a curriculum-focused writing sample by email to:

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