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STEM Operations Officer

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START Science


Currently in our 11th year of operation, START Science is an organized creative outlet for students to empower younger learners. Developed in collaboration with our network of administrators, professors and researchers, we bring in university-level volunteer educators to help underserved students in low-resourced communities thrive. To meet the needs of our students, we are looking for an individual to join our team as Operations Officer. This is an opportunity for an individual who is passionate about START Science’s mission to spark and keep aflame the excitement of elementary school children for STEM globally. The selected individual will possess a commitment to understanding START Science’s beneficiaries and an affinity for cultivating relationships and facilitating consensus among diverse individuals. The ideal candidate will support START Science's work and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion are an asset for improving the lives students and communities internationally.

Please note, this is an entry-level, casual volunteer position without remuneration, except for administrative support or other costs in relation to duties.

Board Terms/Participation:
Board Members will serve a one-year term to be eligible for re-appointment annually
Board Meetings will be held quarterly, committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings
Board Members are required to attend 75% of all Board Meetings
Contribute meaningfully within Board and Committee Meeting discussions as an active participant in all planning and proposals in the provision of strategic governance
Assisting the Board in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
To credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Board Members will be expected to annually fundraise or donate an amount commensurate with their capacities
Ensuring START Science’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities we serve

Operations Officer Duties:
Aiding in the research and application for grants, donations, and non-profit services
Planning engaging business development events and social initiatives for Chapters
Collection and review of outcomes and metrics from all Chapters for evaluation of impact and performance to facilitate executive planning and budgeting
Representing START Science to partners and donors; acting as an ambassador for the organization
Partnering with other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments

Part-time hours: 2 per week

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About START Science


101 Washington Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559, US

Mission Statement

To encourage scientific, technological, engineering, and math education for children through hands on learning and innovative teaching methods.


START (Students, Teachers, and Researchers Teach) Science, Inc. is a non-profit organization that aims to spark and keep aflame the excitement of elementary school children for science. Began over 10 years ago in New York, START Science has since become an international organization, with Chapters focused in Canada, the United States, and Africa, our newest Chapter having recently opened in Kampala, Uganda.

While the individual Chapters conduct the active component of the program, the Board of Directors oversees the growth and management of all Chapters internationally to ensure all are supported and furthering their impact. Board Members are responsible for the 'behind the scenes' of the organization including, but not limited to, business development, grant applications, creating and executing events and campaigns, data and feedback collection from all Chapters, financial and legal monitoring, as well as media and communications.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach
  • STEM




  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 hours per week.

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