Program Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Program Manager
Department: Education Services
Reports to: Vice President for Education Services
Job Code: 13-1151
FLSA: Exempt (Administrative)

 

Background:

The New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations and design activities that explain science, technology, engineering and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964-65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

Our mission is to bring the excitement and understanding of science and technology to children, families, teachers, and others by galvanizing their curiosity and offering them creative, participatory ways to learn.
NYSCI has approximately 110 full-time and over 170 part-time staff-members.

 

Departmental Role:
The Education Services department strategizes, develops and delivers innovative programs that provide students and teachers support in STEM, reaches out to underserved audiences, increases science awareness, excitement and interest in learners of all ages and advances NYSCI’s commitment to rigor, creativity and entrepreneurship. Education Services creates collaborative pathways between other NYSCI departments and initiatives to create a continuum of sustainable programs that integrate best practices, develops local and national partnerships and leverages opportunities to pursue funding.

 

Function:
Design and oversee educational services for teachers and students to support STEM learning and engagement.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Plan, schedule and implement earned revenue programs for teachers and students to meet or exceed yearly projected goals and are aligned with institutional goals
  2. Manage or assist with grant related projects that relate to teacher and student programs.
  3. Supervise, train and lead a cadre of Instructors to develop and deliver programs and collaborate with other Education Services senior staff to leverage opportunities for earned revenue growth
  4. Perform extensive communication with schools to promote earned income programs or grant related projects and build long term partnerships with schools/organizations to increase earned income revenue. This includes providing information on various science topics across all education programs.
  5. Assist with the recruitment, training and expansion of a cohort of Master Teachers to implement professional development or student programs.
  6. Maintain monthly and yearly statistics reports on educational programs and events.
  7. Create sales on our reservation system and lead all invoicing and tracking of payments for educational programs totaling approximately $300,000+ income.
  8. Promote or market education programs by attending promotional events, developing marketing materials, maintaining customer database, updating website, requesting e-blasts and communicating directly with schools, teachers and attending relevant NYCDOE meetings.
  9. Complete other tasks as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Science Instructor (3), Coordinator of Out of School Time Learning (1)

 

Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in science, education, or museum studies required
Master’s degree in related area preferred
Experience: 5 years experience working in informal learning field or similar organization
Demonstrated experience with both project management and entrepreneurship

 

Knowledge:

  • Commitment to the philosophy and mission of NY Hall of Science.
  • Passion and knowledge about the use of technologies to support creative, engaged learning. Experience developing innovative and novel content for informal settings.
  • Knowledge of youth growth and development; of programmatic responses to youth strengths and needs.
  • Ability to plan and organize the activities of others.
  • Ability to get ideas accepted and to guide a group or individual to accomplish the task.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with teams of educators with the ability to harness team creativity and translate into effective programming.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications.
  • Knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Proficient with technology and able to quickly learn new software for projects
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Able to identify the educational needs of others, developing educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Experience serving diverse audiences.
  • Evenings/Weekends:
    • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule.
  • Customer Service:
    • Ability to communicate with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public and other external sources, in person, in writing or by telephone.
    • Ability to actively listen to what others are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, ask questions as appropriate and not interrupt at inappropriate times.
    • Ability to provide information to supervisors, co-workers represent the organization to customers, the public and other external sources, in person, in writing or by telephone.
  • Management/Leadership:
    • Ability to establish long-range objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve them. Develop policies, procedures, methods & standards within the department.
    • Work with staff to identify their developmental needs then coach, mentor or otherwise help them to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Budgets:
    • Ability to monitor and control resources and oversee department spending within budget. Including ordering or purchasing supplies, material, or equipment, maintain training inventory and travel expenses.
  • A science center, natural history museum, or children’s museum background is preferred.

 

Compensation:
Commensurate with education, skills and experience, including an excellent NYSCI benefits package.
The New York Hall of Science supports diversity in the workplace. NYSCI is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer (EOE) and supports a drug free workplace.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should send resume with cover letter. No calls please.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2014.
Targeted Start Date: July 15, 2014
Email to: jobs@nysci.org
Please include job title in subject line.

The New York Hall of Science supports diversity in the workplace. NYSCI is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and supports a drug free workplace.