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Senior Program Manager, STEM Classes and Camps

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Empow Studios
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Lexington, MA
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Published 16 days ago

As a Senior Program Manager you will lead all or a large portion of the program function in your region, with the authority and accountability to achieve all program related goals, most importantly as regards quality. You will set annual program goals with your Regional Director, keep him or her apprised of our progress, proactively identify and solve challenges, and manage your team which includes Program Managers, Site Coordinators, and instructors to achieve your annual goals. Your responsibilities will change and grow as you develop. Opportunities for advancement include opening new regional offices, transitioning to lead larger regional offices, spearheading quality improving initiatives at the national office, and taking full control of the Greater Boston programs as current program leadership continue their in-progress transition to a national role. This is an ideal opportunity for a strong ambitious program manager with a passion for and background in STEM education to make a meaningful difference in the lives of hundreds of young people in the state.

What You Will Do

Run high quality Empow STEM programs on budget for thousands of students 

  • Manage and coach instructors to implement with fidelity Empow’s defined pedagogy, curriculum, and program design 
  • Review program metrics and student progress; identify risks and solve problems to ensure high quality results for each student, teacher, and school partner; achieve or exceed quality benchmarks  
  • Manage program planning and operations. Balance minute details and high-level strategy. Make sound decisions under tight deadlines. 
  • Leverage national and peer resources, share best practices, and identify and advocate for needed improvements in nationally provided curriculum, technology, and other program supports 
  • Establish program budgets in partnership with your Regional Director and manage programs to budget  

Build strong relationships with families and schools 

  • Directly and in partnership with your Regional Director and team educate potential and current customers about the range of Empow programs; help them find the programs that best meet their needs
  • Ensure strong communications with families including instructor progress reports and tailored recommendations
  • Ensure that instructors build strong mentor relationships with their students, and students build friendships with each other 
  • Lead your team to manage relationships with school partners, ensuring that our instructors, technology, curriculum, and support staff are working together to achieve stated goals

Build, develop and manage your team

  • Lead your team to recruit, hire, train, coach and retain an exceptional program team that includes one or more program managers, and dozens of STEM instructors and site directors 
  • Gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data on instructors using direct observation, surveys, and other methods 
  • Leverage your teaching, classroom management and STEM expertise, the expertise of your instructors, and national resources to continuously improve the capabilities of your team 
  • Ensure that working at Empow Studios is an amazing experience

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

At Empow Studios, we believe a diverse team leads to diversity in thinking, making our products better for students, families and schools. If you read this job description, feel energized by what you see here, and believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role, but you aren’t sure you meet every qualification, please apply! Above all, we are looking for the right person!

  • STEM and teaching 
  • Familiar with much of the breadth of Empow’s STEM curriculum and deep expertise in at least one domain
  • High level of success teaching classes and developing teachers
  • Proven passion for STEM, education and youth  
  • Team 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team to achieve outstanding results 
  • Experienced recruiting, hiring, training staff, and gathering and analyzing data in support of professional development
  • Relationships 
  • Demonstrated ability to build authentic relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including children, families, and school leaders
  • Proven ability to work with and marshall the support of a wide range of internal stakeholders including peers, subject matter experts, and team leaders
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Program Management 
  • At least two years’ experience managing high quality educational programs
  • Demonstrated success developing and managing complicated project plans with multiple initiatives on widely varying schedules; able to to zoom into the smallest details and zoom out to identify systemic issues 
  • Culture Fit 
  • Comfortable and excited to work in an entrepreneurial setting experiencing rapid growth
  • Able to authentically embody Empow’s values of fun, creativity, collaboration, individuality, discovery, and a passion for learning STEM
  • Other 
  • Willing to commute to the different locations you manage on a regular basis (generally within 30 minute drive)
  • Ideally -- but not required -- interested in opportunities to open one or more new east coast locations in the next few years
  • Flexibility and adaptability in your work schedule, including some evenings and weekends 
  • A BA/BS degree or higher in education or a STEM field or appropriate equivalent experience is required; higher level degrees are a big plus 


As a Senior Program Manager you will lead all or a large portion of the program function in your region, with the authority and accountability to achieve all program related goals, most importantly as regards quality. You will set annual…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Compensation

USD 55,000 - USD 80,000

Benefits

This is a full-time position that includes benefits.

This is a full-time position that includes benefits.

Location

On-site
1776 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420, USA

How to Apply

Now that you’ve imagined the possibilities, we’d love to receive your RESUMÉ AND COVER LETTER introducing your amazing self! Please email both to: recruiting@empow.me with the title of the position you are applying for and your name in the subject line (e.g., Program Manager, Jane Doe).

Now that you’ve imagined the possibilities, we’d love to receive your RESUMÉ AND COVER LETTER introducing your amazing self! Please email both to: recruiting@empow.me with the title…

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