STEM Program Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Published

06/13/2018

Address

11 West 42nd Street
3rd Floor
New York
New York
10036
United States

Description

ExpandED Schools is a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the learning gap by increasing access to enriched education experiences. In 1998, we were founded as The After-School Corporation. In our first decade, we created the nation’s first citywide system of K-12 after-school programs and leveraged more than four dollars in private and public spending for every dollar of our founding grant. Today, we continue to reimagine learning time – in school, after school and during the summer – seeking to ensure that all kids have opportunities to discover their talents and develop their full potential. We develop scalable and sustainable models that provide more learning time. We:

 

  • EXPAND the school day: We add more time each day to help close the learning gap by up to 450 hours each school year.
  • ENGAGE the community: We bring additional passion, talent, child development expertise and role models into the classroom.
  • ENHANCE the learning: We balance the curriculum with the arts, movement and personalized hands-on enrichments such as robotics, book clubs, knitting, debate and salsa dance.


The STEM portfolio within the ExpandED Schools Operations Team provides professional development, coaching and support, and funding that enables schools and community-based organizations to support quality STEM programming in after-school programs across the city. Educators receive professional development, technical assistance and coaching to develop STEM facilitation skills, content knowledge and – in some programs – their career readiness in education. In turn, students, most especially those underrepresented in the STEM fields, have more opportunities to participate in high-quality, highly-engaging STEM activities that integrate what happens in the school day with less formal learning experiences in the after-school environment.  


Position Summary

The STEM Program Manager is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to improve STEM learning in and out of school throughout New York City. The manager will be responsible for managing a portfolio of STEM initiatives at the early childhood and middle school level. The Manager will work closely with school, community, and external partners to support schools and educators involved in Early Risers, a pre-service teacher development program, and the STEM Educator’s Academy, a design-based learning STEM enrichment program. In addition, the Manager will liaise with STEM organizations across New York City, helping to coordinate and manage the New York City STEM Education Network, a city-wide network that supports information-sharing, collaboration, and collective work by STEM-minded organizations across the city.


Responsibilities:


  • Develop and maintain relationships with Principals; school leaders; teachers; and aspiring, pre-service educators who are implementing a collaborative STEM program. In addition, manage relationships with community partners and professional development partners (Lawrence Hall of Science, New York Hall of Science, New Teacher Center, and Maine Math and Science Alliance) to support the initiative.
  • Coordinate and conduct site visits to program sites to observe program operations and quality, assess fidelity to program models, and coach for continuous quality improvement.
  • Serve as a knowledge-base by providing observation and expertise to shape ExpandED Schools policies, as well as the growing field of expanded learning time.
  • Support the development of curricular resources, training materials, professional development experiences, and support resources for STEM educators.
  • Contribute to professional development experiences for STEM educators by supporting professional development partners in leading sessions and developing new professional development workshops as necessary.
  • Coordinate the New York City STEM Education Network, including scheduling and facilitating in-person events, developing and disseminating newsletters and other publications, providing logistical and reporting support, and assisting on other Network tasks as necessary.
  • Manage grant agreements, contracts and payments to partners of assigned STEM initiatives.
  • Maintain program files, site visit and professional development records.
  • Participate in planning calls and meetings with project partners as necessary.
  • Collaborate with the Director in planning and co-facilitating the strategic planning retreats with school-community teams and partners including program development and event planning held each year of the study.
  • Collaborate with the Director to coordinate all aspects of internal and external meetings (e.g. scheduling, planning content, preparing materials and post-event follow-up).
  • Collect information needed for reports to ExpandED Schools’ management and funder(s) and help draft reports, briefs, project descriptions, blogs, etc.


Qualifications:


  • Commitment to expanding education opportunities for underserved students
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience related to science education; Master’s degree preferred
  • STEM education experience preferred
  • Passion for informal STEM education and hands-on learning
  • Excellent facilitation skills, including demonstrated experience in designing and leading professional development experiences and coaching 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and comfort with complexity and change
  • Creative thinking, strong interpersonal skills, the desire to work collaboratively, and a sense of humor
  • Competent computer skills, including knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel throughout NYC for school and after-school visits and coaching sessions
  • Grant reporting experience, knowledge of New York City public school system a plus


This position requires regular use of public transportation and regular work in school buildings that may require lifting books and climbing stairs.


To apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to employment@expandedschools.org Subject: STEM Program Manager - [Candidate's First & Last Name]


No faxes or phone calls, please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ExpandED Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Benefits

Benefits

ExpandED Schools offers a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Paid time off comprising 20 vacation days, 8 sick days, 4 personal days and 12 paid holidays
  • 403b retirement plan with eligibility for employer contribution of 5% of annual compensation after one year of employment (no match requirement)
  • Medical, dental and vision plans for employees and dependents
  • Health, dependent care and transit pre-tax accounts
  • Employer-paid life insurance and supplemental disability coverage
  • Commitment to work-life balance
  • Partial tuition reimbursement offered to employees after one year of service
  • Professional development opportunities, including funds to participate in external training and coaching opportunities 

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

employment@expandedschools.org
https://www.expandedschools.org/

To apply:


Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to employment@expandedschools.org Subject: STEM Program Manager - [Candidate's First & Last Name]



No faxes or phone calls, please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


ExpandED Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer

               

                 


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