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Program Manager - FIRST LEGO League

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NYC FIRST, Inc.
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New York, NY
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Published 29 days ago

For over 20 years, NYC FIRST has been one of the largest and most impactful K-12 STEM education organizations in New York City, running immersive, hands-on robotics leagues and STEM education programs that serve approximately 7,000 students annually. NYC FIRST traditionally works with over 600 robotics teams that participate in three different leagues across the five boroughs of New York City and the Hudson Valley. We also have two STEM Centers – one at Cornell Tech and one in partnership with the New York Public Library in Washington Heights.

NYC FIRST envisions a future where every young person has access to rigorous and inspiring STEM education and succeeds academically and in their career. We run mentor-based robotics and STEM education programs across the five boroughs that help students build the skill set, mindset and community to get ahead in the STEM pipeline. 

About the Position

NYC FIRST is seeking a Program Manager with a passion for STEM education to support the FIRST LEGO League (K-8) programs. The Program Manager for FIRST LEGO League is responsible for the successful administration and growth of the elementary school and middle school programs in New York City. This position will work with key internal (Advancement, STEM Centers and operations) and external (FIRST, key implementation partners, key event partners, vendors, and volunteers) stakeholders and manage an events committee. 

The Program Manager will report to and work closely with the Director of FIRST Programs, and will be responsible for the following:

Program Planning and Management

  • Ensure teams have everything they need to implement FIRST LEGO League programs including support in registration, understanding the game play and all necessary information for a successful season.
  • Coordinate distribution of regular communication to FLL teams with event and planning information.
  • Coordinate curriculum and resource development to support teachers and teams.
  • In collaboration with the FIRST Programs Director, work directly with FIRST, the FLL program committee and our partner organizations to plan and manage the FLL events.
  • Interact and make use of the all of the different FIRST and NYC FIRST data systems.
  • Serve as a friendly, welcoming face of the administrative and programmatic side of FIRST LEGO League for hundreds of volunteers and participants.

Teaching and Learning

  • Help plan and conduct professional learning workshops for coaches, teachers and students in the FLL programs.
  • Help plan and conduct training for FLL volunteers.
  • Assist in conducting site visits of FIRST LEGO League partner sites.

Partnership Management

  • Manage day to day relationships with partners including school districts, city agencies, community based organizations and libraries
  • Manage the day to day relationships with teachers to ensure the smooth operation of a district-wide implementation plan
  • Work with Advancement to gather data and information from partners for reports

Research and evaluation

  • Collaborate with other team members around evaluation and research
  • Assist in data collection and surveying
  • Liaise with external evaluators

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in education, STEM or youth development preferred. FIRST experience is a plus.
  • Strong project management and event planning skills.
  • Experience working with volunteers or serving as a volunteer.
  • Comfort working on a small dynamic, creative, goal-driven, multi-functional team.
  • Ability to work weekend events during competition season.
  • General comfort level with technology tools and platforms.
  • Passion for serving underserved and underrepresented youth and communities.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills and comfort with public speaking with diverse groups of stakeholders.

Location

This position is located in New York City and requires extensive travel around NYC. The person in this position will be primarily working out of our Cornell Tech STEM Center located on Roosevelt Island. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

NYC FIRST is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status.

For over 20 years, NYC FIRST has been one of the largest and most impactful K-12 STEM education organizations in New York City, running immersive, hands-on robotics leagues and STEM education programs that serve approximately 7,000…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • 20 days of PTO
  • 5 days of sick leave
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • 20 days of PTO
  • 5 days of…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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