Monday, March 7, 2011

E4E Values Experience!

It's true! The folks over at Asshats4Education really do value experience! When it comes to their own hiring requirements, anyway.

A4E is looking for a Temporary Outreach Director. Let's ignore for a moment how a "grassroots" organization like A4E, run by two part time teachers, can afford to hire its own director of anything (cough*gates*cough). What's more interesting still is the qualifications list for the job:

• Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of professional experience, either in education or community/campaign organizing
• Previous experience in a classroom strongly preferred
• Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience in preparing and delivering public presentations

I'm surprised that A4E doesn't just hire people fresh out of Barnard, like themselves. What happened to all that talk about hiring people with new ideas?

And while we're at it, what does this job pay? Read for yourself:

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Uhmmmm...what??? Salary based on experience and not on merit? Looks like they forgot to mention the most important qualification of all for this job:

Experience sticking your head far up your ass and ignoring reality.

Ruben? If that teaching gig doesn't work out....



reality-based educator said...

Good pick on this, AT. Experience shows up, what, four times in the ad copy.

Love to see asshat hypocrites exposed.

And just where did this "grassroots" organization get the money to hire an outreach director?

Anonymous said...

I read that the newly hired outreach director will visit schools, try to recruit new members, and push for changes to LIFO. I don't think my school will be very welcoming. I'm sure my veteran friends will throw him out on his ass-hat.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of freakin' hypocrites. It wouldn't surprise me if Bloomie's money is thrown around in there too - he probably donates it to the Gates Foundation, which launders it and sends to the Asshats. With so many billions, who would know?