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Posted February 27, 2018
Program Manager, Current Science & Technology and Live Presentations
Museum of Science
The Program Manager of Current Science and Technology and Live Presentations is both a master educator and program manager who will teach and oversee all the educational programs that are delivered on all stages at the Museum of Science. This person will set educational directions for the Museum through the development of new methods of STEM education for the diverse audiences the Museum currently serves. This person will be responsible for supervising the development and staffing of programs, collaboration with other departments, prepare a weekly schedule for staff and overall communication and dissemination of information to all those within the Museum. Manage a budget and overall maintenance of educational equipment and when necessary repair demonstrations, theaters and stages as needed. For more information and to apply, please visit mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/736895-29459.html.
Posted February 21, 2018
Youth & Family Programs Supervisor
Pacific Science Center
Pacific Science Center seeks an enthusiastic Supervisor to join our supportive and lively Youth & Family Programs team. This role provides engaging and inspiring informal science education opportunities through camp and weekend program offerings at on- and offsite locations. Experience must include 1 year of staff supervision, a background working with children (grades K-12) in a camp or science center setting, and some science curriculum development. Learn more and apply today by going to chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PACSCI&cws=1&rid=700.
Posted February 9, 2018
Communications and Community Manager
Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)
The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) is dedicated to advancing the fields of informal science education (ISE) and science communication by supporting and building on the rich diversity of projects funded by the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and others. Under a cooperative agreement award from NSF, the Center provides resources to designers, researchers, and evaluators working in science centers and museums, a wide variety of media environments, youth and community programs, cyberlearning, live science events and festivals, gaming, and other informal STEM learnings settings and organizations, to those involved in science communication or public engagement with science activities.
The project’s leadership team consists of partners from academic institutions across the nation and the Project Director, who with the Center staff works from Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) headquarters in Washington, D.C.
CAISE activities include maintaining InformalScience.org, a website and repository that contains descriptions of funded grants, evaluation reports, research, and grey literature from the informal STEM learning field; convening meetings, workshops, and conferences, both face-to-face and online; supporting and tracking CAISE initiatives; and participating in a variety of communication and outreach efforts.
The Communications and Community Manager will use industry best practices to oversee internal and external communications and strengthen CAISE’s role in facilitating field building in informal science education, and science communication.
Communications Strategy and Management
- Review and update current communications strategy. The strategy will include an implementation plan with measurable outputs and outcomes, aligned with input from CAISE’s External Review Board.
- Lead and execute digital communications for social media, newsletter and blog via appropriate channels: Drupal, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., and improve active engagement on all accounts.
- Maintain a communications calendar with key field events, dates, and deadlines throughout the year.
- Co-create and update CAISE materials, logos, brochures, presentations, and videos.
- Maintain an online inventory of all CAISE materials using Google Drive.
- Ensure that all print and online communications are consistent with CAISE messaging and style guide.
- Identify print, electronic, and in-person channels to communicate with key audiences and increase awareness of CAISE’s resources and activities.
- Oversee a wide variety of projects and manage web development, graphic design and other service (ex. EBSCO Information Services) contracts.
Community Engagement and Outreach
- Regularly update and maintain InformalScience.org with new and relevant content, including news, articles, resources, events, project updates, new members, and additional information as needed.
- Conduct informalScience.org member and NSF AISL community outreach in-person and online, including writing blog posts, co-leading webinars, updating social media, and presenting at relevant conferences, to strengthen knowledge sharing and solicit input on member and community needs.
- Seek out and develop opportunities for increased partner engagement and support.
- Actively seek out new and creative ways to effectively reach and expand CAISE’s network and resource providers via online platforms.
- Create and curate landing pages for informal STEM education and science communication sectors to provide familiar, relevant access to topics within the InformalScience.org collection of resources.
- Monitor website and social media statistics, developing and analyzing quarterly reports, and proposing recommendations to increase online traffic and engagement.
- Assist with Annual, Interim and Final reporting, as well as presentations to the NSF and External Review Board.
- Participate in Association of Science-Technology Centers’ (ASTC) staff meetings, events, annual conference and other activities as required by Project Director.
- Other duties as assigned by Project Director.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, Science, Science or Museum Education and/or equivalent professional experience in a science education or communication non-profit institution or organization.
- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in communications role, planning, writing, editing, and producing communications through a variety of media.
- Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to convey messages through clear and concise writing.
- Experience managing websites and social media. Drupal experience preferred.
- Experience with webinars and video conferencing software. GoToWebinar and Zoom experience a plus.
- Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite. Graphic design, photography and video production experience preferred.
- Ability to work in a small, tight-knit working environment.
- Strong attention to detail is required.
- Fluency in written English required.
This is a full-time, grant-funded position based in Washington, DC that is expected to be 40 hours/week with occasional travel involved.
Salary range: $65,000- $70,000 annually, commensurate with experience. ASTC offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, disability and life insurance and an employer funded retirement plan. This position is federally-funded, and its continuation is contingent upon that support.
This position is currently funded through August 2021, and is open until filled.
How to Apply
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please include desired salary range. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are not accepting calls.
CAISE/ASTC is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted February 1, 2018
Program Manager, Current Science & Technology and Live Presentations
Museum of Science
The Program Manager of Current Science and Technology and Live Presentations is both a master educator and program manager who will teach and oversee all the educational programs that are delivered on all stages at the Museum of Science. This person will set educational directions for the Museum through the development of new methods of STEM education for the diverse audiences the Museum currently serves. This person will be responsible for supervising the development and staffing of programs, collaboration with other departments, prepare a weekly schedule for staff and overall communication and dissemination of information to all those within the Museum. Manage a budget and overall maintenance of educational equipment and when necessary repair demonstrations, theaters and stages as needed. This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, from Sunday – Thursday, including holiday work and adjustment of schedule for summer hours as needed to support the education team. M/V/W/D To apply, please visit mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/689842-29459.html.
Posted January 31, 2018
Associate Program Director, S&T Policy Fellowships
American Association for the Advancement of Science
We have an exciting full-time opportunity for an Associate Program Director, S&T Policy Fellowships (STPF). This individual will oversee the day-to-day and annual operations of the STPF program and help drive and implement programmatic strategic development. STPF provides opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and contribute their knowledge and analytical skills in the policy realm. The Associate Program Director will have the opportunity to use his or her insight and ability to create and implement real advances in a highly visible and important program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop, maintain, and update annual operating plan and standard operating procedures for the entire program
- Oversee processes, goals, timelines, and deliverables for STPF activities across STPF functional groups
- Set and continually manage and communicate project expectations with multiple units in the team
- Oversee STPF technology systems, associated training for staff, and data integrity
- Perform data analysis and compilation for tracking, reporting, and program evaluation purposes
- Supervise systems team which consists of a team lead and a business analyst
- Use knowledge of science and engineering research and education enterprise, combined with constantly evolving science policy landscape, to identify and implement opportunities for program development
- Work with the STPF Director in establishing new initiatives and collaborations to expand and enhance opportunities for fellowship assignments, program activities, and networks
- Provide critical input to and review of proposals and budgets for funding from government and private sources, MOUs, and hosting and placement documents
- Serve as a senior ambassador for program, present at professional and governmental conferences, and serve as senior STPF staff member in the director’s absence
- Additional duties as assigned
Successful candidates will have a Master’s degree in a science related field and three years’ experience in operations or project management. In addition, must have three years’ experience managing the business aspects of systems and supporting technologies.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by March 19, 2018 via bit.ly/2F3O6y7.