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- March 31, 2022 -

 Headwaters Science Institute is hiring a Summer Camp Director and School Program Manager

Job Overview:

We are looking for a full-time program manager, teacher, and camp director. This job requires good organizational, teaching, and verbal communication skills. The program manager will be required to work with both students and the classroom teachers in grades 6-12 as well as work with the hight school students from the digital research program and summer camp kids ages 4-15. 

The program manager’s primary responsibilities are teaching and managing programs. They also need to help develop and expand the Headwaters Science Institute’s school and camp programs. They will assist with the research programs. This person will work with the outreach manager to plan, schedule, and staff the school programs. This person is responsible for planning, teaching, developing, and scheduling all summer camps (mainly in the greater Truckee/Tahoe area). The program manager will work with the communications manager and program outreach manager to help market the programs. In support of this effort, the program manager is responsible for the collection and dissemination of all necessary materials for highlighting the programs. As a staff member, they represent and promote Headwaters Science Institute to all potential and current stakeholders including: schools/teachers, donors, program parents, and the public in Northern California and Nevada, and beyond to increase the reach of programs and perpetuate HSI’s growth. We are especially interested in increasing diversity in program participants with more underserved students. 

Essential Job Function: Program Management and Implementation

  • Organize and teach school programs
    • communicate and coordinate with teachers for programs
    • includes travel and overnight stays 
    • curriculum development
    • scheduling and training program mentors
    • program materials
    • communication with staff, student parents, and teachers, 
    • reserve overnight accommodations and do all necessary program permits
  • Teach and mentor for the research program as needed
  • Work with communications and research program manager for marketing and outreach plans and participate in marketing media (e.g. videos, blog posts, etc.)
  • Plan and staff Headwaters outreach booths and events
  • Improve and come up with new ideas for programs including curriculum, and materials
  • Conduct program exit surveys, rubrics, and other program metrics: collecting data, running analyses, and presenting/summarizing the findings for each program and vertically across seasons
  • Fundraising: find program sponsorships, connect and call donors and potential donors, write and collaborate with grants as needed. 
  • Connect with teachers and expand our current school programs 
  • Other duties as assigned

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications/experience:

  • Experience teaching science classes (formal or informal education is ok)
  • Have some background or experience with scientific research or a comparable combination of education and experience as an administrator and previous supervision experience
  • Statistics and graphing knowledge
  • Previous experience with marketing, fundraising, and working with non-profit organizations preferred
  • A strong desire to make a difference and to improve science education
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently with self-discipline and self-motivation
  • Adaptability with changing task prioritization
  • Possess travel and work schedule flexibility; must be able and willing to have a flexible schedule that may include nights and weekends to attend programs, outreach functions/events, as required

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable, versatile, a multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people
  • Achievement-oriented — enjoys taking on challenges
  • Willing to work variable hours week over week. Some weeks may require significantly more than 40 hours per week while other weeks may require less work

Other Desirable Skills:

  • Bi-lingual
  • Comfort with statistics software
  • Certified Science Teacher

Salary: $50,000-$60,000 DOE

Location: Northern California/Reno, NV (work from home, travel to schools, run in-person summer camps, and work with students in-person, must have the COVID vaccine)

How to apply:

All interested parties should submit a resume or CV, cover letter, and brief (1-page maximum) statement on how you would contribute to our goal of making education a more equitable and inclusive space to our executive director Megan Seifert, Ph.D. meg@headwatersscienceinstitute.org