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The primary responsibility of this position is to manage the relationship with the sites currently in operation and to scout for/ recruit additional sites in the surrounding community.
Community Engagement Managers are in charge of building and managing relationships, and networking with key stakeholders in the communities they cover that serve middle school age youth and girls in particular (Schools, Libraries, Community Centers, Girls Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs)- all potential hosts of JerseySTEM sponsored programs. This job requires some in-person stakeholder meetings. During these meetings the Community Engagement Manager will represent JerseySTEM, detail our offerings of potential programs that the site can host. Once an agreement is reached, the Community Engagement Manager will coordinate with Finance, Curriculum, College Engagement and Marketing to make sure programs run smoothly. Programs start in September or in January.
JerseySTEM partners with Community institutions that caters to middle school students( (Schools, Libraries, Community Centers, Girls Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs) in New Jersey to secure a physical location and the participation of partners willing to host/organize JerseySTEM sponsored programs.
About the Department
In this partnership, JerseySTEM provides:
The host site (Partner) provides:
The relationships with communities are extremely important because the aim of JerseySTEM is to help build local capacity for those communities to run the programs autonomously in the long run (year 3,4,...)
There are 300+ communities, 400+ middle schools, 250+ libraries in northern New Jersey with about 50% of them in underserved communities. They represent our target audience and directly impact our ability to get 25,000 middle schoolers taught by 2025.
Essential Duties of the position:
Essential Qualifications and Skills
JerseySTEM utilizes G-Suite (Gmail, Sheets...), JIRA and Slack
Since most roles in the organization are virtual, it requires access to a personal computer and WiFi
A week in a life:(average for 3 hours/week)
36 Chatham Road, Summit, NJ 07901, US
Our Mission JerseySTEM is a grassroots 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math ("STEM") education to pre-teen and teenage girls and underserved children in New Jersey. We partner with socially responsible companies and their employees, youth organizations in underserved communities, and civic-minded college students and universities. Together we develop and deliver innovative, hands-on afterschool projects and inquiry-based learning opportunities that develop teamwork, 21st century problem solving skills, and self esteem. Our Goals Reduce the gender gap in STEM participation by serving 25,000 girls by 2025 Bridge the innovation gap in STEM education by introducing novel formats for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Address the opportunity gap by expanding access to STEM programs in underserved communities
Incorporated in 2013, JerseySTEM started bringing afterschool enrichment programs to middle school girls in 2015.
We have since provided 1,000 students with exposure to afterschool enrichment programs delivering more than 20,000 hours of instruction. Students learn to code, build robots, solve problems and through that process gain self-esteem and confidence that they can be the leaders of tomorrow.
We'll work with your schedule.
to be sharedKearny, NJ 07032
April 21, 2020