Engine seeks a Youth Maker Program Mentor/Manager to lead and execute Engine’s youth programs.
TO APPLY: Email cover letter with your skills and qualifications, in addition to your resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2019.
The ideal candidate is a combination of a teacher, mentor, maker. This individual possesses a deep desire and ability to engage youth, specifically at-risk youth. The Youth Maker Program Mentor/Manager will assume the helm of the Compass Project boat building program as well as Engine’s other youth programs. The position is managerial but also hands-on. The hire must be able to execute the program directly as well as manage the program as well, with support from the Executive Director.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
- Developing, coordinating, and implementing youth maker programs, including semester and year-long in-school programs and year-round out-of-school programs.
- Working with a diverse demographic of alternative learners, including youth at risk of school failure.
- Coordinating, training, and managing volunteers.
- Record-keeping and school documentation where necessary.
- Social media management for specific programs.
- Maintaining and supplying organization makerspaces.
- Promoting Engine’s youth maker programs and Engine’s mission to the general public.
Skills and Experience:
- Proficiency in woodworking techniques, operating hand tools and digital fabrication equipment. Boatbuilding a plus.
- Youth engagement skills, one-on-one and group management.
- Computer literate with Google applications.
- Design and CAD experience a plus.
- Aptitude for learning new technology including cloud-based computer applications.
- Outgoing, communicative.
- Comfortable around youth, especially teens, an abolute must.
- Creative problem-solver.
- Comfortable and willing to work within and implement social media platforms.
Specific requirements include:
- Previous relevant field experience required;
- Experience in a team management role an asset;
- Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs
- Experience developing and implementing program evaluation systems;
- Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details;
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Engine’s mission.
- Attend community meetings and functions.
- Interview, manage subcontractors including executing contracts.
- Be present for all open and education contact hours or coordinate volunteers/interns.
- Conduct exit surveys for subcontractors.
- Work with subcontractors to develop programs/camps.
- Ensure successful execution of all scheduled programs.
- Develop and maintain budgets for programs.
- All other duties as assigned.
Timeline and Compensation:
This position is a part-time position of a maximum of 20 hours a week. No other benefits at this time. Position begins between August 12 and August 20, 2019.
There is potential to grow into a full-time position if hire demonstrates initiative and interest in growing the position.