School Partnerships Manager
Job Details
Experienced
Fleet Science Center - San Diego, CA
Full Time
$24.00 - $26.00 Hourly
Education
Description

The Fleet Science Centers School Partnerships Manager supports the Fleet Mission Statement and Visitor Experience Philosophy by building relationships for school outreach and after-school programs, workshops, and teacher programs. This manager spends most of their time communicating with schools, through in-person visits, phone, email and video calls. This position will also be responsible for collaborating with School Programs staff for customization of off-site and on-site school education programs. This position will also collaborate with other departments to achieve mission goals and objectives, and foster collegial support and positive morale.

Selected candidate must be available to work evenings and weekends as required.

Reports to: Director of Education

Primary Duties and Responsibilities, including mental requirements of position:

  1. Determine appropriate district level staff for decision-making regarding K-8 science programming since decision-makers might be different in different districts (superintendent, principals, science curriculum coordinator, PTA), including public schools, charters and private schools.
  2. Build relationships to understand various districts and schools needs and how we can best provide support for their students science learning, which may include Fleet Science to Go and after-school programs, field trips, workshops, and teacher professional development programs, ideally developing an overarching strategy resulting in large scale or ongoing contracts.
  3. Assist with program and staff evaluation, to ensure high-quality programming and determine areas for improvement and provide training in those areas, if applicable.
  4. Present information and activities for media and social media, and occasionally teach workshops if presenters are unavailable.
  5. Manage budgets and funding goals, participating in creating grant proposals and ensuring grant compliance as needed.
  6. Collaborate with School Programs staff for customization of off-site and on-site school education programs, as needed.
  7. Collaborate with other staff regarding their school interactions, and strategize for maximum effectiveness.
  8. Remain current on all science, math, and other related disciplines: Standards, Frameworks, etc. as well as trends in local districts.

THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY THE PERSON ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION. PRINCIPAL DUTIES ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THOSE FUNCTIONS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS JOB. AN INCUMBENT MUST BE ABLE TO PERFORM ALL OF THE ESSENTIAL DUTIES OUTLINED ABOVE.

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT STATE OR IMPLY THAT THE ABOVE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION. AN EMPLOYEE HOLDING THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ANY OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES AS REQUESTED BY MANAGEMENT. ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY.

 

Qualifications

Basic Selection Factors:
To be considered qualified for the job, applicants should meet these basic selection factors:

  • Passionate about improving science education in K-12 schools
  • One to three years of experience teaching and utilizing lesson plans, knowledge of elementary science, knowledge of educational techniques, NGSS and hands-on science materials
  • Proven networker with community partnership-building skills required
  • Demonstrated local education community knowledge and educational sales experience preferred
  • Proven ability to plan, train, and mentor staff and set priorities to direct others in the maintenance of established high standards of work production and ethics
  • Goal-oriented - Proactive and strategic with a professional, positive, can-do demeanor with exceptional interpersonal skills and diplomacy, demonstrated attention to detail and follow-through required
  • Strong verbal communications skills with an emphasis on public speaking and presenting information about programs in an understandable and compelling fashion as well as a demonstrated ability to write clearly
  • Ability to organize time effectively and manage a large number of tasks simultaneously
  • Intermediate computer skills required (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner
  • Must be able to work independently as well as collaborate in a diverse team environment
  • Availability to work occasional nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Proficient mathematical skills required in order to perform budgeting and grant responsibilities
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish preferred
  • Must have access to reliable transportation and be able to provide proof of a valid California Driver's License and current insurance

Please note final applicants may be tested on their Microsoft Office computer skills and may be asked to demonstrate writing, proofreading and mathematical skills.

Tools and equipment used to perform this position: computer, telephone, outreach program equipment, classroom equipment.

Supervision, direction, or guidance provided for this position: Performs duties with minimal supervision. Supervision required to discuss non-routine questions or concerns.

Physical/Mental Requirements:
To be considered for the job, applicants must be able to perform with reasonable accommodation, all physical & mental requirements of the position.

Medium Work: Position involves sitting some of the time. Standing and walking are required. Position requires ability to exert minimal force of up to 10 pounds occasionally and minimal force to carry, lift, push, and otherwise move objects frequently.

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