Program Manager, Volunteer Recruitment & Education Outreach

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $42,000
Maximum: $45,000
Details: Salary premium for advanced degree, teaching credential



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


Summary: Community Resources for Science (CRS) is a nonprofit organization that opens doors to science and engineering for young learners by providing professional development and support services to elementary educators in the East Bay. Our Berkeley office provides a home base for a creative and energetic team of staff and consultants who provide science resource information and customized support for teachers, education consulting services, and manage a dynamic program to prepare and place scientists and engineers in local classrooms to present exciting science lessons.  


The position of Program Manager, Volunteer Recruitment & Education Outreach requires a strong commitment to elementary science education, demonstrated success in volunteer recruitment and retention, scientific knowledge and experience, and excellent communication and organizational skills to manage a growing network of scientist volunteers. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills needed to effectively communicate, motivate, and inspire CRS constituent groups. Successful candidates will also demonstrate understanding of science and/or engineering disciplines and scientific workplaces.

Primary Responsibilities include:

·     Manage the CRS program volunteer recruitment, orientation, and preparation for in-class lesson presentations, meeting annual metrics.

·     Coach scientists and engineers from University and private industry in developing grade-level appropriate lessons or adapting existing lessons, effective communication of science and engineering concepts, effective teaching strategies and classroom management so they will experience success in classrooms

·     Develop and deliver training sessions for volunteers and educators related to Next Generation Science Standards

·     Work with CRS staff to ensure timely placement, scheduling, and follow up tasks are completed

·     Manage site coordinator contractors implementing specific program elements, including Cal campus recruiting, private industry scientist recruitment and placement, middle school programs, and BASIS steering committee

·     Update and produce program recruitment and training materials, listings, and postings, as needed

·     Develop and revise lesson plans, assemble lesson kits as needed

·     Manage relationships with partner organizations

·     Plan and implement CRS volunteer events, with support of CRS staff

·     Provide support for CRS events, as needed

·     Coordinate with teacher services manager and other CRS staff regarding ongoing implementation and maintenance of Salesforce CRM platform, updating of Volunteer/BASIS program sections of CRS website

·     Use and maintenance CRS Salesforce CRM system to track program workflow

·     Participate in CRS organizational and program development and development of strategic goals and annual metrics

·     Deliver model lessons in elementary schools to demonstrate effective science teaching practices to new volunteers

·     Ensure new lessons are aligned with standards and include formatted lesson plan; maintain online library of active lessons up to date.

·     Document BASIS activities (photography, video, and written reports) as needed

·     Monitor program assessment data, conduct annual program evaluation



·     Undergraduate degree in science, engineering or education; salary premium for advanced degree or teaching credential

·     Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in science research and outreach, education, and/or volunteer management. Science teaching experience preferred.

·     Excellent written and spoken communication skills, ability to adapt for wide range of audiences: teachers, administrators, scientists, young learners

·     Strong organizational skills, efficient work habits, and attention to detail

·     Proven proficiency with Salesforce, MS Word, Excel

·     Knowledge of best practices in recruiting, training, and managing volunteers

·     Capacity to multi-task in an independent work setting

·     Knowledge of elementary science standards and nature of scientific research, familiarity with science/education community

·     Position requires travel to local schools and training sites, access to car required. Mileage and expenses reimbursed.

·     Ability to lift 20 lbs



·     Science or engineering academic research or private industry professional experience

·     Familiarity with needs and expectations of science research workplaces, particularly graduate programs in science, as a large share of our scientist volunteers are graduate students in UC Berkeley science departments.


Paid vacation, sick leave, personal time off; Flexible schedule; Health insurance; Contribution to retirement

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to No phone calls please. Open until filled. CRS is an equal opportunity employer.