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Project Coordinator for the National Teen Science Café Network

We are searching for a candidate with a love of science, a dedicated interest in positive youth development, and who is passionate about promoting science communication to fill the Teen Science Café Network (TSCN) Project Coordinator position.  The person in this position is responsible for planning and implementing a variety of projects and initiatives to elevate the profile of the Teen Science Café Network nationwide. The Project Coordinator convenes stakeholders, builds capacity in communities through professional development and connection to resources and partners, and assists in building quality out of school time learning. The Project Coordinator also assists with fundraising and report writing as well as with communication and information dissemination strategies. This position is full-time, remote work-from-home position, salaried & exempt (with a typical schedule of 40 hours per week).

Core responsibilities include

  • Managing the TSCN network and nurturing relationships with TSCN members (adult leaders at Informal Science Education (ISE) institutions, Libraries, and Out of School Time (OST) networks nationwide, who run Teen Science Café programs), implementing activities to help members feel welcomed, have clear pathways for professional growth, and feel connected to one another.
  • Supporting multiple projects concurrently, including the development and maintenance of project timelines, scheduling, and tracking project progress, and documenting coordinated relationship building.
  • Managing the database of TSC members, ensuring that all data and records are kept up-to-date and all TSCN team members know how to use essential functions of the database; this includes being the point-person to answer questions or finding information about current, past, or prospective TSC members.
  • Building positive working relationships with a wide range of professionals, including TSCN adult leaders, ISE, OST, and Library leaders, STEM professional partners, and research/evaluation partners; taking the initiative to carry out carefully considered spoken, written, in-person, and online correspondence, and acting as a representative of the Teen Science Café Network.
  • Coordinating and participating in TSCN online communications, including maintaining and creating thoughtful content for project websites, newsletters, and social media oriented toward professional Network audiences. Work directly with contracted designers and web developers.
  • In consultation with a TSCN management and with input from TSCN members, planning and implementing a system of ongoing professional development and networking opportunities for the members of the Network
  • Developing, implementing, and documenting mechanisms and ongoing processes to sustain our many relationships with professionals, collaborating organizations, and national stakeholders.
  • Assisting in the development of longer-term strategies for the Teen Science Café Network

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience in directly relevant activities.
  • Project and budget management skills with an ability to plan, prioritize, implement project activity, and budget tracking systems and meet deadlines in an agile environment.
  • Experience working on complex projects that involve many inputs and outcomes with multiple collaborators, including community-based partners.
  • Experience in the production of effective and memorable professional meetings and workshops, as well as in-person and on-line public events.
  • Familiarity with the professional fields of informal STEM education, public engagement with science, and science communication, as well as familiarity with community engagement.
  • Must be able to thoughtfully engage with professionals at various levels, and work with confidential information and issues using discretion and judgment.
  • Excellent written, spoken, communication and organizational skills, and strong interpersonal and networking abilities are required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing issues related to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, openness to change and accountability. Fluency in Mac operating system and applications including MS Office Suite, database management, and a working knowledge of social media platforms.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and lead, as well as work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent graphic design skills, experience working with website software (WordPress experience preferred), and experience in designing and managing e-newsletters (MailChimp experience preferred).
  • A well-rounded interpersonal skill set with the capacity to collaborate with many diverse stakeholders (including program providers, community partners, and schools).
  • Applicants must be willing and able to perform necessary job-related travel by land and air.

Work Conditions:

This position is full-time, remote work from home, salaried & exempt.  Some occasional national travel is required.

The annual salary is $50,000, with biweekly pay periods. Please note: The funding for this position is grant dependent.

You will be eligible for paid time off including:

  • Vacation/personal time (14 days/ year)
  • Sick time (9 days/ year)
  • Holidays (10 days/year)

We offer a retirement savings plan as an additional benefit

We do not offer medical, dental, and vision coverage.

Application Process: Please send cover letter, résumé and 3 professional references to Katey Ahmann Co- Director of the Teen Science Café Network; katey@scieds.com.

In the cover letter please address the following:

  • Why you are interested in working for the TSCN?
  • How does your prior work experience relate to the role outlined in the position description?

This position is open and ready to be filled immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  We will be conducting interviews on an ongoing basis beginning in early December, so please consider sending in applications as soon as possible.

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