Education Department Assistant/Intern

National Council on Family Relations
Posting Date

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) — the premier professional association for understanding and strengthening families through interdisciplinary research, theory, and practice — is seeking a paid Education Department Assistant/Intern to contribute to the advancement of department projects. This position could serve as an internship for a Family Science student.

The position is 15-20 hours per week throughout 2020 with the possibility of extension. This is an on-site position at the NCFR office in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Responsibilities, qualifications, and a description of the required application materials follow.


  • Audit and update the Family Science Degree Programs Guide
  • Revise CFLE-approved program information in the NCFR database, the NCFR website, and SharePoint
  • Organize and track NCFR archives, including policy documents, copyright forms, and other historical documents
  • Upload and organize digitized NCFR conference audio and video 
  • Gather data for analysis
  • Create evaluation tools for the NCFR conference local initiative pilot program
  • Identify local agencies in conference locations
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Family Science-related degree or currently pursuing; understanding of research methodology, policy, and Family Life Education
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate and solve practical problems
  • Ability to work according to a schedule; be dependable; keep commitments, meet deadlines, and communicate delays or problems
  • Proven project management skills with the ability to initiate and execute projects from start to finish
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain a positive team-player attitude, remain calm and professional under pressure, work collaboratively and independently with diverse individuals, and resolve conflicts constructively
  • Understand database software or the ability to learn
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office applications
  • Understand basic math skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current membership in the National Council on Family Relations
  • Interest in becoming a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)


15-20 hours per week. NCFR office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT. The Education Assistant/Intern can choose their own schedule within the normal office hours.

Job Overview

Job Type
Part time

National Council on Family Relations
661 LaSalle St., Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55114
United States

How to Apply

To apply for the Education Department Assistant/Intern position, please submit the following:

1. Letter of application, in which you address:

  • your experience with Family Science;
  • a personal assessment of your qualifications;
  • how you will accomplish the responsibilities of this position; and
  • anything else you would like the NCFR Education Department Assistant/intern search committee to know

2. Curriculum vitae or résumé

3. Two letters of reference addressing your qualifications

The submission deadline has been extended to March 3, 2020. Review of application materials will begin Feb. 19 and will continue until the position is filled. Please email your application materials to Rosemary Johnson. Please include Education Department Assistant/Intern on the subject line.


NCFR Policy on Diversity

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) values the diversity of its staff and membership, which is shaped by our historical, cultural, economic, and social contexts. This diversity strengthens our organization and our members’ research, scholarship, and practice. NCFR’s definition of diversity applies to all aspects of our operations and our membership:

Embracing diversity means acknowledging that all groups do not live in the world in the same way. Diversity provides a lens for understanding (a) disparities of power, privilege, and access as well as the (b) exclusion of marginalized groups. The lens can also reveal that some groups are diminished by invisibility or a lack of recognition. In addition, diversity focuses attention on the strengths, wisdom and competencies of different individuals, couples, families, groups, and societies.

Aspects of diversity include but are not limited to:

  • Ability and disability
  • Age
  • Bilingualism and multiculturalism/English language learners
  • Body size and condition
  • Customs and traditions
  • Educational, disciplinary, or career status
  • Ethnicity, race, national origin, or cultural identity
  • Gender, gender identity, and gender expression
  • Geographical background and location
  • Indigenous or immigration status or identity
  • Marital status, relational status (including singlehood), and family structure or identity
  • Objective and subjective worldviews and standpoints
  • Political ideologies and affiliations
  • Religion/no religion, spirituality and affiliations, and faith
  • Sexual orientation, identities, and expressions
  • Socioeconomic status, residential status, social class, employment, and national service

[Note: The aspects are listed alphabetically, but not in any order of priority.]

NCFR realizes that various aspects of identity and recognition continue to emerge over time. Thus, this list will likely be expanded as emergence occurs. The enhanced understanding of diversity and inclusion in National Council on Family Relations guides us to greater excellence in scholarship, research, practice, and outreach to the larger societies.

Application Deadline
March 3, 2020; open until filled