STEM Program Manager
The STEM Program Manager at the College of Engineering oversees pre-college engineering education activities for K-12 students in the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region. The Program Manager is responsible for daily administrative operations of the MESA elementary, middle and high school programs. This includes but is not limited to external community outreach and expansion, as well as internal program activities related to the MESA program, as licensed to Temple University. The Program Manager reports directly to the STEM Department Director and performs all assigned duties under general supervision. The role requires a passion for student success, cultural diversity, and championing pre-college equity and accessibility.
General duties include resource development, report writing, event planning and logistics, vendor management, grant writing, team leadership and community outreach. The Program Manager develops STEM curriculum, structures student workshops and supports programmatic outreach with the School District of Philadelphia. S/he oversees the MESA program launch, teacher training and certifications, and registers students using Temple DestinyOne system. S/he develops and implements a communication strategy to promote and advertise the Program. The Program Manager analyzes and interprets relevant data for evaluation and assessment purposes. The Program Manager also oversees the administrative operations of the Program including, but not limited to, staff recruitment, hiring, orientation, training and required background clearances; scheduling and payroll process; monitoring program budget and managing supply ordering and inventory. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Master's degree in education, engineering, math, computer science or business administration, and at least two (2) years' program management, project development and grant writing experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Ability to exercise strong self-discipline as role will often demand self-imposed deadlines and milestones.
* Strong analytical skills and ability to collect, interpret and report on program data.
* Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to develop and coordinate print and digital program communications
* Outstanding organizational, project management and follow up skills.
* Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to effective interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and external constituents.
* Ability to travel to off site locations that may not be accessible via public transportation. Preferred:
* Experience with lesson planning, curriculum development, engineering, science, or mathematics teaching.
* Experience working as a team leader.
* Experience in afterschool or summer camp settings.
* Spanish, Chinese or Arabic speaking proficiency.
This position is grant funded.
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