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Full Time
Boston MA, Lowell MA, Remote
Posted 2 months ago

About the Role:

As Program Manager, you’ll play a vital role in developing plans and strategies to support the holistic growth of our program and participants.   You will have the opportunity to create a strong operational foundation for the organization as it grows, including volunteer and teacher recruitment and support, program evaluation, and school partner recruitment and management. As Program Manager, you will use your effective communication capabilities, detail-orientation and instructional skills to facilitate and improve our growing programs.   As both an educator and innovator at heart, the Program Manager will contribute to the design and implementation of Kids in Tech curriculum, pedagogical philosophies, and program policies.

The Program Manager will work closely with and report to the Founder; Founding President and CEO 

Responsibilities:

Program Design, Delivery and Evaluation

  • Research and develop a pedagogical approach for Kids in Tech programming and support curriculum design and implementation to ensure replicability and sustainability.  
  • Teach curriculum for onsite and virtual school Tech Club programming
  • Create and sustain a healthy and safe learning environment for kids ages 8-14
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to devise and implement systems and processes for tracking, sharing and analyzing key metrics, related to students, instructors and volunteers, program satisfaction and impact such as the SAYO, PEAR and other measurement tools. 
  • Take initiative to innovate, launch, and rapidly iterate on new program initiatives to support the overall well-being and growth of kids ages 8-14. 

Staff and Volunteer Management

  • Coordinate the onboarding/recruitment process of young people, volunteers, and program staff
  • Collaborate with  program team( mix of part time, full time, contractors, and volunteers)  to delegate work, manage to agreed upon goals and expectations, and provide frequent and relevant feedback
  • Create mechanisms for  ongoing communication across program team related to programmatic and student needs and opportunities

School Partnership Management and Expansion

  • Create a list of potential school partners to consider for expansion within Lowell and to Boston
  • Build productive relationships with school leaders and school-based service providers to maintain positive reputation for current school partners and new relationships for expansion efforts. 

System Building and Operations:

  • Design and implement systems for Kids in Tech to ensure program’s success in subsequent years related to:
    • The collection and assessment of student evaluations and surveys from parents, volunteers and instructors  
  • Evaluate and coach program staff ( part time, full time, high school, and college students, and volunteers).  

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

  • Experience designing and teaching job-readiness and STEAM project-based curriculum for kids ages 5-14
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for developing productive working relationships across a wide variety of individuals and groups, both internally and externally
  • Experience prioritizing and managing multiple, diverse and on-going projects, ability to focus on big picture ideas as well as the many details of project management and staff supervision
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally work evenings or weekends for events, Board meetings, etc.
  • Prior experience successfully working, engaging or volunteering with under resourced populations, diverse communities and individuals who speak languages other than English 
  • Experience in public speaking, leading and facilitating workshops and trainings 
  • Exceptional organizational skills, detail orientation, and ability to prioritize
  • Ability to develop authentic connections and relationships across a variety of constituents and community members, demonstrating cultural awareness and humility with consistency and ease
  • Comfort leveraging technology including proficiency with Zoom and G-Suite
  • Knowledge and experience of data analysis, impact measurement, and reporting; experience with social emotional learning metrics preferred
  • Spanish or Khmer fluency preferred
  • Other duties as assigned 

Job Features

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Program

About the Role: As Program Manager, you’ll play a vital role in developing plans and strategies to support the holistic growth of our program and participants.   You will have the opportunity t...

Part Time Temporary
Lowell MA
Posted 1 year ago

A critical role in Kids in Tech’s effort to engage, build confidence and inspire curiosity in our students.

Kids in Tech seeks a talented, enthusiastic, and diverse cohort of educators to serve as part-time Teaching Associates for the 2023-2024 academic year. As a Teaching Associate (TA), you will work in a school within the Lowell Public school district, serving as a 2nd shift educator in the school building or local youth serving agency. You will lead an elementary middle school classroom and deepen student learning to reinforce science and technology concepts to deliver project-based learning, and increase access to diverse career pathways in science and technology.

TAs work approximately 15-20 hours per week. Schedules vary by school or youth serving agencies, but all TAs will work Monday through Thursday for five hours in the afternoon. TAs should be available between 2:50pm to 6pm Monday- Thursday.

As a Teaching Associate, you will play a critical role in Kids in Tech’s effort to engage, build confidence and inspire curiosity in our students. You will be an ideal candidate for this position if you are an innovator, enjoy working and challenging young minds creatively. This is a part-time position reporting to the Program Manager.


Serving as a member of the Kids in Tech’s team means working in a fast-paced environment that values learning and an entrepreneurial approach. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Kids in Tech is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse team across our network. Please be sure to submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization. We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.

Key Responsibilities

  • Inspire students to set and achieve ambitious academic and personal goals
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with families, colleagues, partner organizations, and school staff and administration to support student growth and hold students to consistently high expectations
  • Create opportunities for students that strengthen the connection between academic success, college, and career.
  • Teach and lead workshops, sessions
  • Create lesson plans, learning materials, assignment materials, and more for afterschool tech club program
  • Maintain accurate class records and support student placement process
  • Maintain accurate campus information including contact information, campus calendars, campus schedules
  • Collect and track student data in order to make decisions for individual students and the program
  • Build and leverage relationships with students, families, volunteers, peers, and the school community
    Plan and manage logistics for events both on- and off-campus

Compensation & Benefits

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Kids in Techs’ mission.
  • Coaching skills and ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to build relationships and influence students, colleagues, and community members
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong detail orientation, time management, and organization skills
  • Spanish skills a plus
  • Strong team orientation and ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Proactive attitude, out of the box thinking, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Desire and excitement to model Kids in Tech core values: The fundamental belief that all students can achieve academic and professional success +2 years experience working with youth, middle school youth

Qualifications & Experience

Teaching Associates receive training as part of their orientation to the role. All Teaching Associates will have opportunities for professional development and growth. The hourly wage for this position is $15-$24, depending on your experience.

Kids in Tech helps all students to thrive in school and beyond through hands-on learning and career mentors. Our vision is that all students have experiences and career mentors that ignite curiosity, build confidence, and help them develop into the next generation of leaders. Together we are transforming education in school, after school, and across communities.

To learn more about our work, please visit www.kidsintech.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

Kids in Tech is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.

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Educators, Program

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Volunteer
Boston MA, Lowell MA, Remote
Posted 1 year ago

The board of directors has four primary responsibilities:

  • Mission: create a clear, succinct mission statement that expresses the organization’s core values and reason for being and revisit this mission regularly, revising if necessary
  • Oversight: establish appropriate checks and balances to ensure the organization is well managed and its mission is carried out
  • Resource development: ensure the organization has the financial and human resources it needs to fulfill its mission
  • Outreach: connect with the external community to promote the organization’s mission, values, and programs (e.g. through recruiting new board members, volunteers, and donors; expanding the organization’s network of supporters)

Each director plays a critical role in contributing to the overall board responsibilities described above. More specifically, board members are expected to meet the following obligations:

Mission and Outreach

  1. Support and actively promote the organization’s mission.
  2. Ensure that the organization accomplishes its strategic goals.
  3. Serve as an ambassador and represent the organization accurately and positively in the community.
  4. Stay informed about the organization’s current programs and issues.
  5. Participate in the organization’s activities by attending programs.

Meetings and Training

  1. Attend all board meetings, be well prepared, and participate fully in all matters.
  2. Serve on assigned board committees; attend, be well prepared, and participate fully in committee meetings.
  3. As a new board member, attend a new board member orientation.

Fundraising

  1. Assist with the organization’s fundraising efforts by working on fundraising activities including identifying and cultivating relationships with potential donors.
  2. Support the organization’s annual giving program by giving as generously as possible.
  3. Attend fundraising events.

Governance

  1. Recognize that all board members have fiduciary responsibility to the organization for sound financial management as well as legal and ethical oversight.
  2. Complete the annual evaluation of the executive director.
  3. Complete the annual board evaluation.

15 Review and approve all necessary operational and governance policies; ensure they are adhered to.

  1. Assist with the identification and recruitment of new board members.

 In addition, all board members agree to:

  1. Serve up to six years. ( usually three two year terms).
  1. When requested, introduce your personal and professional networks to the organization to provide the organization with needed funding and professional expertise.
  2. Act in good faith, making decisions that are in the best interest of the organization.
  3. Keep all board deliberations and documents confidential, as defined by the organization’s Confidentiality Policy.
  4. Accept and support board decisions. Once a decision has been made, the board speaks with one voice.
  5. Recognize that authority is vested in the board as a whole. A board member who learns of an issue of importance to the organization has the obligation to bring it to the board chair and the executive director and must refrain from responding to the situation individually.
  6. Understand that the board sets policies and focuses on long-range and strategic issues. An individual board member should not become directly involved in specific management, personnel, or program issues.
  7. Guard against conflict of interest, whether personal or business-related, as defined by the organization’s Conflict of Interest Policy.

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Board, Data, Development, Educators, Finance, Marketing & Communications, Program

The board of directors has four primary responsibilities: Each director plays a critical role in contributing to the overall board responsibilities described above. More specifically, board membe...

The mission of the Commonwealth Corps service internship program is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages, backgrounds, and identities in direct service to strengthen communities, address critical needs, and increase volunteerism. Through hands-on experience, Commonwealth Corps members gain professional skills and valuable knowledge while positively impacting diverse communities in our state.

The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) is a private, nonprofit agency that oversees the program and supports host site partners and members to find success throughout the program year. The two Commonwealth Corps members with Kids in Tech will serve 10 months in a half-time capacity. They will join a diverse corps of members across Massachusetts who share a common desire to discover their passion and build their network in the service to their communities and the Commonwealth.


Kids in Tech strives to excite, educate, and empower children to acquire skills and confidence in
technology through interactive after-school programs that help kids develop the necessary tech skills and aptitudes to participate in and be future leaders of the 21st Century innovation economy. The Commonwealth Corps members with Kids in Tech will be building the capacity of the KIT Tech Club program in Lowell.


What You’ll Do:
Essential Responsibilities:
● Complete a minimum of 750 hours of service, serving through June 24, 2023.
● Attend a minimum of 6 Commonwealth Corps trainings and service events held by MSA post
orientation
● Participate in a minimum of 30 minutes of MSA-related activities each week. This may include
filling out timesheets, completing a bi-monthly reflection or check-in, or other MSA-related tasks
or activities
● Assist with leading the meetings and activities of after-school Tech Clubs two to four times a
week
● Recruit, organize, and mobilize new volunteers for after-school programming
● Take a leadership role in student recruitment for Tech Club participation
● Help coordinate Tech Club activities with Lowell Public Schools
● Serve as a full member of the KIT team, attending staff and program team meetings.


Marginal Responsibilities:
● Collaborate with KIT Curriculum Writer to refine the Tech Club curricula
● Assist in developing relationships with potential new host sites and establishment of new Tech
Clubs
● Assist in the planning of Tech Club field trips and career days
● Train in the use SAYO-Y to collect data on our student participants’ experience with the Tech
Club program
● Assist in developing relationships with local businesses and professionals willing to host Tech
Club field trips and participate in career days
● Be part of the greater Commonwealth Corps community, including participating in cross-site
learning groups, writing a short profile for the CC newsletter, connecting with other members
on our online platforms, and attending optional social/service events.


Who You Are:
You must be:
● A Massachusetts resident (see guidelines here) with legal authorization to work in the United
States
● 18 years of age at minimum (member age range is 18 – 70+ years old)
● Excited to give back to your community and interested in developing your skills and gaining new professional experiences
● Able to balance service internship commitments with personal commitments in a sustainable
way
● Able to read and write fluently in English
● Have an express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
● Willing to learn various coding languages (CSS, HTML, Python, etc.) and/or other tech subjects
● Curious, patient, and excited to support programs for children aged 8-14 in various STEM
subjects that instill an enthusiastic lifetime love of learning


It would also be great if you:
● Have experience managing young children
● Have prior experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math
● Have a working knowledge of any coding languages (e.g., CSS, HTML, Python, etc.)
● Have some experience with Microsoft Office
● Speak a language other than English, especially Spanish — multi-lingual candidates are
encouraged to apply


What You’ll Get:
● Stipend of $550 semi-monthly while in service, up to $11,550, minus taxes and withholdings;
● Member assistance program, including unlimited, confidential, 24/7, phone counseling services and up to three free, in-person counseling sessions, plus a lot more;
● Completion award of up to $2000 upon successful completion of service, minus taxes and
withholdings;
● Reimbursement for outside training or professional development opportunities relevant to
member’s service and/or goals (Up to $100; Dependent on approval from MSA)
● Monthly MBTA pass;
● Training from KIT in curriculum design and pedagogy
● Support toward recognized professional certification in in-demand coding languages (e.g. CSS,
HTML, Python), if applicable;
● Extensive training from MSA with a diversity, equity and inclusion focus and other
professional development opportunities,
● Limited reimbursement for travel to Corps-wide MSA-sponsored activities;
● Internet reimbursement up to $50/month while required to complete some service from home;
● Limited travel reimbursement from their host site for certain service-related travel away from
their usual service location, according to KIT policy;
● A daily (5 days/week) lunch per diem from KIT;
● Mental Health/Personal Day once per month counting towards 4 hours;
● The opportunity for at least 5 days of planned absences (may include holidays; does not count
toward hours requirement)


Please note that receipt of these stipends/benefits may impact an individual’s eligibility for certain public benefits.
Term of Service:
● Position Start Date: August 22, 2022
● Position End Date: June 24, 2023


● Service commitment: 20 hours per week during the following days/times M-F, 9AM-5PM. Tech
Clubs meet between 3PM and 6PM for one hour. If you are assigned to participate in a Tech
Club that meets at 5PM or 6PM, your start time will be adjusted so that your day does not
exceed 4 hours. Remaining service hours (outside the Tech Club commitment) will include
necessary training, orientation and meeting obligations, volunteer recruitment and other
related duties as assigned.


How to Apply:


● To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Olu Ibrahim, Executive Director at
info@kidsintech.org. Applications will be accepted and reviewed as they are received with
priority given to applications received by April 15, 2022. Applications must be received by June
1, 2022, in order to be considered.


Accepted members will be required to undergo a criminal history and sexual offender background check. Kids in Tech will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. Kids in Tech welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and for service upon request.

The mission of the Commonwealth Corps service internship program is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages, backgrounds, and identities in direct service to strengthen communities, address crit...

Full Time, Service Internship
Boston MA, Lowell MA, Remote
Posted 1 year ago

The SCI AmeriCorps program supports youth success by connecting young people with the relationships, experiences, and resources they need to succeed. Members implement volunteer outreach and capacity building activities that increase volunteer participation, and provide leadership training and community service opportunities for youth. Since 2007, SCI AmeriCorps members have served at various host sites in northeastern Massachusetts that are aligned with the mission of Social Capital Inc. (SCI).


SCI AmeriCorps is currently looking for candidates to fill positions for a 1700-hour service term from September 2022 to June 2023. In addition to supporting the capacity building of the host site, the goal is to empower youth to positively impact their communities and build their social capital through collaboration with peers and adults while developing leadership skills.


HOST SITE OPPORTUNITY ─ Kids in Tech (Lowell, Boston)
At Kids in Tech (KIT), the SCI AmeriCorps member will:
● Participate fully in all SCI AmeriCorps orientations and trainings
● Participate fully in KIT trainings, resulting in industry-approved certifications
● Tutor and mentor youth (ages 8-14) in Lowell and/or Boston public schools as an after-school KIT Tech Club junior instructor in STEM subjects
● Help lead weekly meetings and activities of after-school Tech Clubs
● Assist with recruiting, training, organizing, and mobilizing volunteers
● Liaise between KIT and Lowell and Boston Public Schools to coordinate Tech Club activities
● Complete a Social Capital Youth Project that will build capacity for KIT’s Youth Enrichment
programming


REQUIREMENTS
● Able to commit to Full-Time service in local communities with diverse residents
● Effective communication skills to conduct community outreach (written and verbal)
● Strong work ethic, collaboration, and time management skills
● Availability to serve in-person for some or all service activities


BENEFITS
● Receive a Taxable Stipend up to $23,000/year, paid bi-weekly
● Earn a Federal Education Award worth up to $6,495 upon successful completion of service
● 40-hour SCI Member Professional Development Certificate Program: professional development
training in Volunteer Management, Building Social Capital, Community Outreach, Youth
Development, Project Management, and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
● Eligible for Free Healthcare at a no-cost premium
● Can receive Student Loan Forbearance during active service

Submit your application through the form at bit.ly/servewithsci.

Please contact our Program Director with any questions at americorps@socialcapitalinc.org.

Accepted members will be required to undergo a criminal history and sexual offender background check. Kids in Tech will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. Kids in Tech welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and for service upon request.

The SCI AmeriCorps program supports youth success by connecting young people with the relationships, experiences, and resources they need to succeed. Members implement volunteer outreach and capacity ...