Education Director

Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 12, 2021
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Non-Profit Organizations & Associations
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Outside Academe
Professional Photographers of America

Job Title: Director

Department: Education

Reports To: CEO

FLSA Status: Exempt

Date: April 08, 2021


We believe in curiosity, change, fun, and hard work. Are you typical….or can you look at the world differently?! It all begins with our team, our culture, and our belief in what we do. PPA has been serving the cause of professional photography for more the 150 years – the most impressive of those being the last two decades.

As a member of Senior Staff, you are here to provide dynamic leadership for your department and the entire company. We help to maintain the positive attitude and team spirit of PPA. We work together to make PPA an excellent place to work. We engage in crucial conversations and meaningful discussions, treat each other with respect and courtesy, and never gossip about one another. We are here to help our members succeed as photographers and small business entities, while promoting the industry of Professional Photography.

A leader and educator who has experience with in-person as well as online educational platforms. Dynamic thinker to direct, administer and coordinate all activities regarding PPA’s Education Program. Guide the education staff.


§ Serves as a member of the association’s core leadership team, helping to provide vision and guidance to all aspects of the association.

§ Become a proactive, and at times, aggressive voice in leadership deliberations, strategy creation, visioning, and resource assessment.

§ Take a proactive role in consulting with association departments on future projects and strategies.

§ Define and manage the Educational program’s vision and strategy.

§ Oversee the formulation, creation, production and implementation of all association education programs.

§ Coordinate education for annual signature event and education platform.

§ Manages the flow of work through the department and manages the use of department resources.

§ Prepares and manages department budgets.

§ Provide leadership and mentoring to Education Department staff, helping them to be effective contributors to the overall mission of PPA.

§ Hold crucial conversations and participate in constructive conflict with peers, supervisors and subordinates.

Work cooperatively with PPA members, volunteer leaders and staff.

§ Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


4-year College Degree. 5+ years of experience managing Education Programs.

SKILL SET: Leadership, instructional design, educational program development, knowledge of small business/entrepreneurship, product marketing, management, organization, ability to adapt and react quickly to change, ability to accept constructive criticism, and ability to convey energy, enthusiasm and excitement to others.

Be willing and excited to learn all facets of small business development and be able to develop and curate the information and skills entrepreneurs need to be successful.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: CAE designation from the Association of Association Executives is preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift to 25 pounds without the assistance of another person. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What Is PPA?

More photographers get into the industry every day, but few know how to profitably run a business and many don’t know where to turn for support. That’s why Professional Photographers of America (or PPA) was started back in 1869, and that’s why we exist today.

Created and led by professional photographers, PPA is a non-profit international association that helps those serious about photography live their dreams profitably.

To do that, we -

Lead the way in educating photographers on business and technical skills to help them grow and succeed beyond what they believed possible.

Connect photographers with other great minds in the industry—via online and live classes, consultations and conventions—to spread best practices, new ideas and strong networks of support.

Protect photographers’ livelihoods with benefits, such as copyright advocacy, malpractice protection, and equipment insurance.

PPA has also worked very hard to create an exceptional team of employees with non-traditional benefits. Yes, we offer a competitive salary and excellent employee benefits program; health and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off, etc. We also offer a performance-based annual bonus, year-round casual dress code, gym membership benefits, a fantastic summer hours program, plus, the biggest thing of all: we have a lot of fun.

Over 30,000 pro photographers rely on PPA now, and we are always looking for and investing in new ways to provide the resources and support they need. Sound like a mission you want to be a part of? Then we want to meet you!


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