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About Us

Science from Scientists is a STEM education nonprofit with a mission to teach and inspire the next generation to identify and solve real-world problems by improving STEM literacy. We do this by sending real scientists and/or  STEM professionals directly into classrooms, to guide students through hands-on STEM lessons that are aligned with academic standards and chosen by teachers to enhance existing curriculum. 

We are hiring STEM educators in the following areas: Greater Boston MA, Greater Twin Cities MN, Greater Bay Area CA.


Director of CA Operations

Description

Science from Scientists is a growing nonprofit looking for a mission-driven Director of Operations to help take our organization to the next level in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Management ​responsibilities​:

  • Build relationships with CA scientist educators, including providing support, recruitment,​ ​training​, ​and​ ​supervision​
  • Build relationships with local schools and districts; recruit, set up, support,​ ​and​ ​manage​ existing and new ​school​ partnerships in CA
  • ​Lead implementation of​ ​family​ ​and​ ​community​ ​events​ ​as​ ​needed
  • Cultivate​ ​a​ ​positive​ ​workplace​ ​and​ ​promote​ ​a​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​community​ 
  • Ensure ​all​ ​data​ ​and​ ​evaluation​ ​requirements​ ​of​ ​Science from Scientists are met​ ​including​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​student outcome​ ​assessments​ ​and​ ​program/staff​ ​observations
  • Maintain​ ​a​ ​professional​ ​office​ ​and​ ​appropriate​ ​records​
  • Prepare​​ ​annual​ ​CA regional​ ​budget with US/MA, and MN Directors of Operations;​ ​oversee​ ​regional​ ​expense​ ​reporting as​ ​needed
  • Maintain information including but not limited to number of students, number of partner schools, number of partner teachers, impact measurement results, demographics

Development:

  • Support the development team in grant writing and reporting and other external stakeholder communications
  • Responsible for understanding and adhering to any grant/funder restrictions
  • Represent the organization and its programs  to interested parties

Requirements:

You​ ​have:

  • 3-5 years of nonprofit administration or business client services
  • 2-3 years of partnership and relationship management
  • Bachelor’s​ degree in management,​ ​nonprofit, STEM​ ​field,​ ​or​ ​education​
  • Project​ ​management​ and operations ​experience
  • Experience in an outward facing role 
  • Fluency​ ​in​ ​Google​ ​Apps​ ​(especially​ ​Sheets, Slides, GMail,​ ​Calendar,​ ​and​ ​Drive) 
  • Must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations
  • This is a hybrid position based out of Burlingame CA; requires 2-3 days in the office

Preferred experience:

  • Prior​ ​experience​ ​with​ ​K-12​ ​education​ ​system
  • Graduate degree 
  • Worked​ ​with​ ​remote​ ​teams

Additional​ ​Requirements:

  • Self-motivated and self-starter
  • Excellent​ ​organizational​ ​and​ ​time​ ​management​ ​skills
  • Team-oriented​ ​mindset​ ​and​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​work​ ​independently​ ​without​ ​direct supervision
  • Comfort with​ ​​giving​ ​or​ ​receiving​ ​constructive,​ ​timely,​ ​and​ ​appropriate​ ​feedback
  • Passion​ ​for​ ​making​ ​science​ ​approachable​ ​to​ ​all,​ ​especially​ ​children
  • Willingness ​​to ​​travel ​​throughout ​​the​​​ San Mateo area for meetings/trainings/workshops following state and federal COVID guidelines
  • Pass​ ​a​ ​yearly​ ​background​ check
  • Interest​ ​in​ ​working for a ​fast-paced​ ​​company
  • Willing​ ​to​ ​accept​ ​other​ ​duties​ ​as​ ​assigned​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Director of US Operations

Benefits:

  • Flexible hours
  • Full-time employees: health and dental insurance, 401K, paid holidays and time off, technology and travel stipends, professional development opportunities

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Instructor Position

Description

We’re looking for charismatic scientists, technicians, engineers, and mathematicians to lead/co-lead our hands-on lessons in the classrooms to students in grades 3-8. Classes are taught during the school day, and will be in person, schools permitting.  Do you have a passion for inspiring all of our youth to see themselves as future scientists & engineers? Consider joining our team! 

Requirements:

  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering or math), or have working STEM industry experience
  • Experience teaching, coaching or mentoring youth is a plus, though not required as you will receive training and will be co-teaching with an experienced instructor
  • Excellent communication (in person & in emails) and ability to build rapport with diverse set of stakeholders including students, teachers, school administrators, SciSci co-teachers & colleagues
  • Physical ability to be on your feet for a full school day
  • Experience using Google Apps (GMail, Calendar, and Drive), virtual platforms (e.g. Google Meet, Zoom) is a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable form of transportation. Must be able to drive to schools
  • Requires occasional lifting of science kits (5-25lbs)
  • Instructors must be fully vaccinated before entering a classroom
  • Upon hiring, instructors are required to submit fingerprints or a CORI check, as required by partner schools (MA & CA only)
  • Clearance on background check

Compensation:

  • Full-time or Part-time, non-exempt hourly employment from August/September 2021 – June 2022 with the opportunity to extend to the summer and following school year(s).  Base level part-time commitment is 1 school day (6 hours) every other week. 
  • Starting pay ranging from $25/hr – $38/hr

Benefits:

  • Part-time employees: travel stipends, professional development opportunities
  • Full-time employees: health and dental insurance, 401K, paid holidays and time off, technology and travel stipends, professional development opportunities

Science from Scientists is an equal opportunity employer. Those from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

To apply for an instructor position, please click on the green button and fill out the application form before emailing your resume to jobs@sciencefromscientists.org.

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Development Manager, MA

 

Description

Science from Scientists has a job opening for a Development Manager in the Bedford, Massachusetts office. The mission of Science from Scientists is to teach and inspire the next generation to identify and solve real-world problems by improving STEM literacy. 

The Development Manager is an experienced, passionate, and strategic fundraising professional who will support the Development team and the Board to achieve the organization’s goals around individual, corporate, and foundation giving, volunteer and community engagement, school program growth, and fundraising documentation. This position requires an attitude of growth and learning, a love of organization and communication, and a passion for STEM education.

This full-time position reports to the MA Director of Development, works day-to-day with the national development team, and is responsible for several core fundraising tasks for the Massachusetts office including cultivation of new school partnerships while maintaining existing partnerships/relationships, donor research and prospecting, and grant proposal development and reporting. There are tremendous growth opportunities for a high-energy professional to take on additional tasks and projects in line with the organization’s mission and vision.

Responsibilities

Corporate, Foundation, and Individual Fundraising (70%): 

  • Research donor prospects and prepare summaries and recommendations as needed for development staff or leadership
  • Participate in and lead meetings with prospects and donors, engaging them in supporting Science from Scientists, including phone calls, in-person meetings, and program observations in schools
  • Draft, edit, and send communications, letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and impact reports; respond to all questions and inquiries
  • Manage follow-up for MA/national donors, including correct and timely preparation of acknowledgment letters, tax receipts, and thank you notes following required and best practices. Develop any necessary stewardship practices, establish consistent guidelines and procedures where needed, improve inefficient processes wherever possible

School Partnerships: (20%):

  • Cultivation and stewardship of school partnerships including phone calls, emails, in-person and virtual meetings, class visits, and follow up
  • Maintain process for school tracking, retention, follow up, and execution of agreements
  • Maintain communication with the Operations team for confirmed schools and selected programs

Other: (10%):

  • Represent Science from Scientists at relevant philanthropic, education, or STEM networking events as needed
  • Assist with communications as needed including impact reports, newsletters, donor meetings, volunteer events, and fundraising events

Requirements

You have:

  • 2+ years of experience working in nonprofit fundraising, preferably with grant writing experience
  • A successful track record in meeting your goals, securing new gifts, and developing long-term donor relationships
  • English language fluency with confident public speaking, persuasive writing style, and energizing presentation skills
  • A great eye for details and accuracy
  • A high level of creativity and the self-motivation needed to undertake diverse responsibilities
  • Experience writing and editing compelling fundraising appeals
  • Experience and comfort with donor management software, Salesforce preferred
  • Familiarity with Google Apps (GMail, Calendar, and Drive)
  • Worked in a fast-paced environment where progress must be made on multiple projects at the same time
  • A willingness to work at least one day per week in-person at the Bedford, MA office (respecting COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Access to dependable transportation for school visits, volunteer events, donor meetings, and other events as needed

 You are also good at: 

  • Staying on top of fundraising best practices and trends
  • Flexing your self-organization and time management skills, identifying urgent vs. important tasks and prioritizing as needed
  • Having a comfort level with in-person meetings and working in the field
  • Being a team player and ready to step up to help support or champion projects
  • Finding several solutions to a roadblock and being scrappy when you need to be
  • Giving or receiving constructive, timely, and appropriate feedback
  • Passing a yearly background/CORI check, due to our work with young students and schools
  • Being willing to accept other duties, big or small, as needed to accomplish our mission

Benefits for full-time employees:

  • Health and dental insurance
  • 401K
  • 6 paid holidays and 2 paid “floating” holidays
  • 3 weeks of vacation time
  • 5 days of sick time
  • Flexible working hours
  • Ability to work remotely most of the time
  • A team of truly amazing co-workers (applies to part-time employees, too)

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 In a desire to provide a range of STEM role models for the communities we serve, Science from Scientists encourages and welcomes diversity. As an equal opportunity employer, Science from Scientists does not discriminate in employment opportunities, policies, or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our policy to employ persons on the basis of ability, experience, education, and character.