Program Manager, Schools That Can NYC

2019-11-26T22:25:50+00:00November 26th, 2019|

Posted 3 weeks ago

STC NYC seeks a dynamic program manager with a passion for real-world learning to join the team as Program Manager. This individual will work closely with STC NYC’s Director of Maker Programs to design and execute key programs for the local network of K-12 schools, including supporting STC’s Maker Programs and our Bridging the Education to Employment (e2e) Gap program.

Additionally, the Program Manager will work in tandem with the Director of Maker Programs to build relationships with and support our network of K-12 district, charter, and independent schools, and to plan for community events that support real-world learning across the education to employment pathway, as well as fundraising efforts for the organization.  Finally, because STC NYC is hosting the 15th Annual STC National Forum in May, the Program Manager will support planning and coordination efforts related to this momentous occasion.

This is an ideal opportunity for a leader with exceptional project management skills and a strong passion for advancing innovation in urban education, specifically in NYC. They must be detail oriented, extremely responsive, highly motivated, and knowledgeable about the NYC education landscape, and able to work both independently and with a wide range of stakeholders/individuals. Familiarity with STEM and maker education innovations is also preferred.

STC NYC Program Manager will report to STC NYC’s Director of Maker Programs and will be a member of the STC NYC team. Major responsibilities include:

Program Design and Implementation

  • Manage all aspects of the Bridging the Education to Employment (e2e) Gap Program, to be piloted with one high school in Spring 2020, including:
    • Build relationships with local high schools and recruit at least one to participate in program
    • Recruit corporate volunteers and partners to support with career exposure and readiness activities such as:
      • Skills workshops to support resume and cover letter writing and interview skills
      • Mock interview event enabling students to practice interviewing with professionals 
      • Job shadow externship days with local partners
    • Coordinate logistics for program execution, including evaluation efforts
    • Collaborate with program managers across cities as member of Bridging the e2e Gap Task Force 
  • Support Director of Maker Programs in executing STC Maker programs, including:
    • Support the Director of Maker Programs in collaborating with partner MakerState to revise the scope and sequence of STEM program curricula based on completed program assessments and identified needs
    • Design and facilitate 2-4 trainings per year to support teachers in learning the curriculum and planning for programming in their school
    • Communicate regularly with teachers and share resources and opportunities
    • Visit schools semi-regularly to visit makerspaces and observe/coach teachers
    • Support data collection processes to measure program impact
    • Communicate and collaborate with STC Program staff in other STC offices
  • Assist in planning and executing community wide programming, including:
    • Design Day Challenges that engage middle school students in a design-thinking process to solve real world problems facing their communities. 
    • Pop-up Makerspace events that bring together students from STC schools to engage in hands-on maker activities in a celebratory environment
    • STC National Forum that brings together over 200 educators and leaders from across the country to engage in workshops and sessions focused on “Connecting Education to Employment in the Digital Age”

Organization Operations

  • Support fundraising efforts, including:
    • Supporting data collection for grant reports
    • Communicating with current and potential funders about program outcomes and needs
    • Supporting planning and coordination of local cultivation and fundraising events
  • Be an active member of the STC NYC team, including supporting with other STC NYC events or initiatives as needed, such as the Pop-up Makerspace and Science Saturday
  • Participate in monthly STC staff meetings and be available to support national initiatives as appropriate
  • Be responsive to all communication, including submitting finance reports or other necessary documents by stated deadlines


  • Minimum of three years of professional experience working in the nonprofit and/or education sector; familiarity or experience with urban education, maker education, design thinking, and STEM experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with STEM technologies (block-based programming, TinkerCAD, robotics) and low-tech making a plus
  • Passion for ensuring that all children – particularly traditionally underrepresented students – access high quality educational options 
  • Stellar communication and interpersonal skills; very responsive to emails, calls, and other forms of communication
  • Excellent at completing timely follow-up from meetings and discussions (ex: sending out meeting minutes, keeping shared folders updated, etc.)
  • Proven history of effectively building relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Experience successfully managing multiple projects to meet goals and priorities 
  • Focus on outcomes with a drive to go above and beyond to push projects forward 
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit; able to create structure out of ambiguity and solve problems on own initiative
  • Ability to work well both independently and with a team; skilled in identifying and leveraging others’ skills to realize goals
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment; adaptive, optimistic, diplomatic 
  • Embodies STC’s core values: collaboration, diversity & inclusiveness, results-orientation, responsiveness, and continuous improvement  
  • Proficiency in common technical tools (Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Dropbox) required; proficiency in specialized digital tools (SalesForce, social media) preferred

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, salary range is $65,000 – $75,000 plus benefits, which include health, dental, and vision insurance, commuter benefits, 403b, and more.

To apply: Consolidate resume and cover letter into one PDF and save as “LastName.FirstName.NYC”; send to [email protected] with subject “NYC Program Manager Application.”

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