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STEM Program Coordinator- Remote (Texas, Louisiana, DC area)Founded in 1989, our client is an industry sector focused nonprofit dedicated to achieving workforce and community social responsibility goals through STEM education programming, employee engagement and the promotion of volunteerism.Our client is seeking a STEM professional to achieve their ambitious K-8 science education and volunteer engagement program goals through their You Be The Chemist programs. Reporting to the Program Manager, you will assist with the design and implementation of organization's student and teacher programs and classroom resources as well as support the strategic partner program development, employee engagement design and delivery, ensuring alignment of program and development priorities. Responsibilities: Work with team members to design and implement existing and new in-person / virtual You Be The Chemist programs and resources, including Activity Guides, Essential Elements, Community Partnerships, and the Challenge supported by employee engagement opportunities.Support external, on-the-ground partners and volunteers to ensure coordinated implementation of You Be The Chemist programs. This will ensure that our programs saturate targeted communities to create the most impact for energizing students towards STEM and science-related careers.Work internally with the team to design the most effective and personalized experience in these communities, which can include helping create education materials and workshops; identifying key partners and relationships to cultivate; and helping market our programs locally and authentically.Qualifications: As a qualified candidate, you must have experience in K-8 education, and particularly in STEM education best practices and program delivery. Furthermore, you must have experience with volunteer management - coordinating a program that relies on volunteers to implement the work. This includes the ability to lead project management; communicate essential information in a timely manner; manage and cultivate relationships; interact diplomatically with people; and execute a plan for keeping volunteers engaged and feeling appreciated.You also must have the following essential work skills:Project management - anticipate needs; use software such as spreadsheets or apps to manage timelines and budgets; analyze and collect data; communicate with team members; and moreTeam Collaboration - experience working with cross-functional teams, such as program, volunteer, and development. Volunteer management - establish volunteer and program implementation model using appropriate tone and team-building efforts to keep volunteers engaged and committed.Strong communications abilities - identify different audiences receiving information; write concisely and accurately; and write for different platforms (external funding proposals and grants, proposal outreach communications, training materials, email communications, and more) effectively use social media, webinars, etc. to transmit information and engage target audiences.Flexibility - see the big picture of the You Be The Chemist program and CEF's goals, and be able to change course as new opportunities are identified.Attention to detail - contribute high-quality work products and effort.Network development - build connections among members of the education and STEM field to streamline efforts to reach more students.Event planning - in addition to project management skills, adeptly organize and execute meeting planning: may involve overseeing third party event and logistics contractors.Have a growth-mindset - be willing to accept feedback and grow as an individual and a team member; have a positive mindset towards the array of opportunities ahead.Required Credentials:Bachelor's required; preferred in STEM-related educationAt least 3-5 years of work experience required; prefer combination of experience with K-8 classroom or community-based STEM education, and/or volunteer management.Benefits:Our client values their employees' time and efforts. Their commitment to your success is enhanced by their competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package. Our client committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages applicants of all backgrounds and experiences to apply. We will consider all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.