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Posted October 17, 2018
BeAM Director
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Salary Range: $60,900 – $90,000

BeAM (Be A Maker) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce an opening for its first Director. BeAM is a university-wide makerspace initiative that incorporates making into research, education, and entrepreneurship. The BeAM Director will be responsible for implementing the BeAM Strategic Plan and ensuring that BeAM is operating under the highest standards of safety, quality, inclusiveness, and fiscal responsibility.

We are incredibly excited about this position, which is central in the planning of a new 15,000 square foot BeAM facility that will be the showcase of the new Institute for Convergent Science building. The BeAM Director will collaborate with other stakeholders to continue the ascendance of BeAM as a program of national prominence and plan for the resources, staffing, facilities, and assessment for a growing BeAM network (including current and future spaces) totaling over 20,000 square feet within five years.

For more information, please view the full posting at unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/148337. Please share this posting widely among your colleagues and community.

UNC-Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Posted October 5, 2018
Development and Planning Manager
University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute
Lawrence, Kansas
Salary: $47,500+

The University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute seeks a Development and Planning Manager to plan and implement development activities and events, and coordinate with Natural History Museum staff on programming and activities. Responsibilities include managing museum memberships, donors and prospective donors, participating in development solicitations, organizing fundraising and public engagement events, and serve as liaison with the BI’s Board of Advisors. This person should be enthusiastic, comfortable presenting to diverse groups, have strong written and oral communication skills, and be highly organized. Bachelor’s and 1 year related professional, supervisory and project management experience required. Master’s and 5 years experience preferred. Apply online at employment.ku.edu/staff/12962BR. Review begins 10/29/2018. KU is an EO/AAE, full policy: policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination

Posted September 26, 2018
Vice President, Community Engagement
Science World British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Reports to: President & CEO

About Us
Science World is a BC-based charitable organization that engages the people of British Columbia in hands-on, experiential science learning.

Our mission is to ignite wonder and empower dreams through science and nature. Our vision is that within a generation, Canada will be a country of thriving, sustainable communities rooted in scientific literacy, technological innovation and a deep connection to nature.

A rare opportunity to significantly impact STEM literacy across BC

The Opportunity
Well known for fun and flair, Science World makes science learning approachable and captivating through interactive exhibits and hands-on programming. As Vancouver’s science museum and a vital community resource for all British Columbians, we have earned a solid reputation as an experiential learning leader. Over the past year, Science World went through an extensive consultation process and emerged with a bold new strategy aimed at catalyzing a thriving future through deep collaboration and significant scaling of STEAM (the “A” added for Art & Design) learning across the province.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President of Community Engagement will play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of these collaboration and scaling efforts. The role will provide overall leadership and direction in content development and community partnerships both at our TELUS World of Science building in Vancouver and through outreach programs across the province.

This is a rare and an exciting opportunity for a deeply collaborative leader who will work to support teams, processes and initiatives in service to building community and moving towards our bold new mission and vision. The Vice President will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team and will play a critical leadership role in one of the organization’s key strategic pillar initiatives – Symbiosis: A STEAM Learning Ecosystem for British Columbia. Symbiosis is an emerging learning ecosystem, the first of its kind in Canada, dedicated to connecting classrooms with communities through a robust provincial network of partners and learning opportunities.

Externally, the Vice President of Community Engagement will represent Science World as an engaged leader in the areas of education, science communication and community engagement, including liaising with a broad range of partners, collaborators, donors and community leaders.

With deep knowledge and extensive experience in the field, our ideal candidate has an infectious passion for community collaboration and STEAM education, as well as an accomplished ability to inspire others. This individual brings a track record of success in community-organization applied to connecting and scaling efforts across communications, programs and organizations. Additionally, this Vice President will be someone with a strong competency in building teams, coaching senior staff and supporting creative teams.

We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, a fun, vibrant team environment and, an opportunity to make a significant impact.

Further information
A full description of this role is available on Science World’s website.