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DESTINATION IMAGINATION INC

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Destination Imagination of New York is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to engaging participants in project-based , STEAM-focused challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills.

We are seeking Virtual Team Managers for our 2020-21 season. Destination Imagination has historically been an in-person activity, but in response to COVID-19 we are transitioning to a virtual format.

Team Managers serve as a team's coach and mentor as the team develops a unique solution to one of seven open-ended Challenges. Team Managers will schedule and facilitate once weekly team meetings, assist the team in learning new skills, and observe as they reach past their limits and experience the creative process. Team Manager training (and ongoing support) will be provided by Destination Imagination of New York.

Your team's meeting time will be built around your availability. Teams will meet for one hour, one a week from the the week of 10/26 through through our Regional tournaments (mid-March, dates TBA), with a possible extension through our state tournament (early April, date TBA) and international tournament (May 21-25) depending on your team's placement.

All Team Managers are required to undergo a background check.

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About DESTINATION IMAGINATION INC

Location:

22 CORTLANDT MANOR RD, KATONAH, NY 10536, US

Mission Statement

To engage participants in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. We inspire and equip students to achieve anything they can imagine in life.

Description

Now more than ever, instilling the values of creativity, collaboration, and innovation in our world’s future leaders is vital: According to the World Economic Forum, sixty-five percent of children now entering primary school will hold jobs that currently don’t exist. How do we prepare the next generation of leaders to solve some of the most daunting challenges this world has ever faced while working in fields we haven’t even yet identified? By nurturing their unbridled creative spirit to inspire and equip students to achieve anything they can imagine in life.

Every year, Destination Imagination offers challenges for more than 150,00 students across the globe to solve together - without the assistance of adults. All the ideas, concepts, research and even mistakes are part of an enthralling creative journey to solve the challenge on their own terms. Along the way teams also learn valuable life skills such as problem solving, project management, team dynamics, and perseverance.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Problem Solving
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Virtual team meetings are 1 hour per week. The 2020-21 season runs from the week of Oct. 26 through mid-March, with the possibility of extending through April and May for state and international competitions.
  • Must undergo background check

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