Nonprofit

Site Director/Science Research, YPIE Nashville

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Nashville, TN
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Published 16 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Salary
USD $62,000 - $85,000 / year

Description

Application Requirements: Please submit Cover Letter and Resume by email to careers@ypie.org. Please visit ypie.org/jobs for more information.


JOB MISSION

YPIE programs are focused on preparing students with the academic and life skills needed for college success. The more ready students are for college, the higher the likelihood they’ll succeed. YPIE is seeking a Director of Science Research to:

  • Replicate YPIE’s Science Research Program in Nashville, TN
  • Cultivate key relationships with Nashville Metro Public Schools and other local partners
  • Teach students key skills that will prepare them for college success, especially in the STEM fields


RESPONSIBILITIES & RESULTS

  • Senior Leadership
  • Establish YPIE Nashville, a brand new site that will reflect the values, program model, entrepreneurial culture, and success of the original YPIE Yonkers site.
  • Manage YPIE Nashville staff and teachers.
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, develop and manage an annual plan, program budget, calendar, and Yonkers-aligned operations system. 
  • Establish key systems and processes that align with Tennessee requirements.
  • Develop an annual program budget, program plan and calendar.
  • Partnerships & Communications
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with Nashville community partners including:
  • the school district - high school and central office administrators and staff
  • students and families
  • higher education institutions
  • business and government leaders
  • volunteers
  • Work with the Senior Director of Communications to develop program materials (ie. overviews for marketing and website), creating communications that engage YPIE supporters, partners, and other members of the YPIE community.
  • Recruit a local Nashville Advisory Board to ensure successful programming, fundraising and a clear, mission-aligned strategic direction.
  • Serve as a visible thought leader by participating in ongoing Nashville community engagement activities and meetings.
  • Contribute to the preparation of compelling and persuasive grant applications and reports for corporate, foundation, and government donors.
  • Collaborate with MNPS school partners to recruit 9th grade students for the initial class of YPIE Nashville science research scholars.
  • Science Research
  • After-school group research classes: Plan and execute daily afterschool science skills classes to prepare students to conduct original science research. Ensure each student attends their group class four hours per week (twice a week/2 hours class). Use a variety of strategies to increase thinking and talking done by students, planning well-sequenced and engaging lessons toward academic objectives.
  • Grading: Provide quarterly updates on grades for each student
  • Individual biweekly meetings: Meet with every student one-on-one approximately twice a month (~40 mins), creating individualized goals and action plans for student research.
  • Summer & expert support: Cultivate a group of volunteers for student support and research placements, facilitating aligned summer opportunities for each student. 
  • Science Fair Participation: Prepare students for outward-facing competitions and events such as MTSEF, Regeneron Science Talent Search, and end-of-year symposium.
  • Effective Professional Relationships with Students
  • Develop strong professional relationships with students in order to provide targeted and comprehensive support.
  • Coach each student around accessing resources, connecting students to crucial YPIE and external resources as necessary and holding students accountable for milestones to achieve their goals.
  • Collaborate with volunteers to assist in providing services to YPIE students.
  • Family Engagement
  • Maintain active, collaborative relationships with key family figures in students' lives, coordinating to address students’ challenges and reinforce goals.
  • Facilitate meetings involving a family figure for each student.


VALUES

YPIE team members: 

  • are always learning, embracing feedback and pursuing growth alongside our students.
  • do whatever it takes, consistently going the extra mile to get the job done with the highest degree of quality.
  • sweat the details, approaching tasks with meticulous attention to every element and pride in high-quality work.
  • collaborate, regularly coordinating with key internal and external partners to advance strategic goals.
  • track and use data, maintaining strong records and regularly consulting data to inspire effective decision-making.


CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible for consideration:

  • Experience in teaching, program design, science fields, science research, or related field
  • Experience with and commitment to ensuring equity for a diverse population of students
  • Ability to navigate partnerships with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to make arrangements for daily travel/transitions between program sites
  • Flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours as student needs arise
  • Proven organizational and program tracking skills

The most competitive applicants will possess:

  • Experience starting and/or leading a nonprofit organization and/or program
  • An outcomes-focused orientation
  • Experience working with, tracking, and analyzing data to target student support and evaluate effectiveness
  • Spanish fluency

You are likely to be successful in this role if:

  • You thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. You enjoy solving challenging problems with students, helping them navigate complex structures and unknowns. 
  • You are hungry for collaboration but prefer not to have too much structure.
  • You build strong relationships with a wide array of community stakeholders.


JOB DETAILS

  • Location: In-person across multiple program sites in Nashville, TN
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Salary range: $62,000 - $85,000
  • Benefits: YPIE offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience. Benefits include:
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement plan with matching contributions
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Partial cell phone reimbursement
  • Personalized staff learning opportunities


Application Requirements: Please submit Cover Letter and Resume by email to careers@ypie.org

Application Requirements: Please submit Cover Letter and Resume by email to careers@ypie.org. Please visit ypie.org/jobs for more information.


JOB MISSION

YPIE programs are focused on preparing students with the academic and life skills…

Benefits

Benefits: YPIE offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience. Benefits include:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement plan with matching contributions
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Partial cell phone reimbursement
  • Personalized staff learning opportunities

Benefits: YPIE offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience. Benefits include:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement plan with…

Location

On-site
Nashville, TN, USA

How to Apply

Please submit Cover Letter and Resume by email to careers@ypie.org.

Please submit Cover Letter and Resume by email to careers@ypie.org.

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