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Science Education Lead – Youth Development & Outreach
The Science Education Lead - Youth Development and Outreach plans, coordinates and executes an array of Chabot youth development and outreach programs and projects. The Science Education Lead takes a hands-on role in program design and delivery. Main areas of responsibility include youth development enrichment programming and funding and also outreach coordination and delivery.
- Develop, implement, oversee, and evaluate public youth programs including after-school, and outreach efforts, and other specialized projects.
- Under supervision of the Senior Manager of Education, and in collaboration with the youth development team, and the grant writing staff, develop grant applications and support overall fund-raising efforts; prepare and submit budgets, reports and other financial documentation as required.
- Coordinate activities of staff, consultants, and/or volunteers engaged in implementation of program objectives.
- Directly supervise the paid teen intern team of up to 20 youth.
- Coordinate, develop, and deliver youth enrichment workshops for Chabot’s youth development programs; arrange for additional staff, outside educators and other guest presenters to deliver enrichment sessions.
- Coordinates all educational offsite outreach programs, including during and after school programs, science festivals, and community events; work closely with the Education Planning Team staff and the Programs and Sales Coordinator to book appropriate staff into programs.
- Actively participate on the Education Planning Team, which performs the following:
- Develop strategies for and assist the marketing team with marketing of educational programs with the goal of growing attendance, revenue and overall reach.
- Increase capacity of educational programs to serve larger audiences.
- Take responsibility for maintenance and upkeep of classroom, lab, prep and storage areas.
- Maintain updated inventory of supplies and place orders when needed.
- Evaluate quality of programs; revise as needed. As appropriate, align programs to Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards.
- Supervise education staff members to meet goals and objectives.
- Recommend, develop, and implement new programs including design, budget, and evaluation.
- Monitor project revenues and expenses for cost effectiveness of designated programs.
- Perform administrative support tasks, including maintaining complete project files, editing of program correspondence, purchasing documents, reports, and other materials.
- Oversee and/or coordinate the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data; develop, write, and present comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports to the Senior Manager of Education.
- Other duties as assigned.
Status & Scope
This position reports to the Senior Manager of Education. Strong organizational, youth leadership, interpersonal skills essential. The ideal candidate is able to work a very flexible schedule that includes regular weekend and some evening shifts which can vary week to week. The ideal candidate also has a strong science and technology background, with a special emphasis on the earth/space sciences and astronomy.
- Bachelor’s degree in science, education, museum or related degree
- Significant experience with youth programs.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities; supervisory experience.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision.
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well with staff, contractors, and youth and adult volunteers.
- Demonstrated initiative and follow-through.
- Decisive and works well under pressure.
- Ability to coordinate several major activities at once while analyzing and resolving challenges.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Computer literate; Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, MS Outlook.
- Ability to communicate in additional languages, especially Spanish, is ideal.
Hourly salary for this position is commensurate with other non-profit organizations and will be commensurate with experience.
Job location is Oakland
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Mail resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources Department
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd,
Oakland, CA 94619
* * We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.
CSSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.