About the Role:
The Program Manager will lead and mentor each of the 16 Young Ambassadors throughout the Young Ambassador Program’s tenure and serve as the primary point of contact for the community based organizations partnering with the Lowline for this unique program. The Young Ambassadors Program will span a 6-month period, from October 1, 2016 to March 1, 2017, and will run during afterschool hours, as well as on weekends, Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00AM – 5:00PM. Prior to the launch of the program, from August to September 2016, the Program Manager will design and develop the Young Ambassadors Program’s curriculum.
- – Design and develop the Young Ambassadors Program curriculum, including assignments, trainings and activities.
- – Facilitate onsite and offsite education and training services to program participants to prepare for community engagement.
- – Develop and maintain a Young Ambassadors Program weekly status report including recommended optimizations, student performance and attendance, and qualitative enhancements.
- – Organize and lead Young Ambassadors Program events, workshops, and meetings in partnership with community based organizations and Lowline team.
- – Track program expenditures and maintain pre-approved budget.
- – Assist in the maintenance of educational equipment and storage areas.
- – Collaborate with the Lowline team and report directly to the Executive Director.
- – Bachelor’s degree in science, education, or museum studies.
- – 3-5 years’ experience working directly with youth in an informal learning field or similar organization to identify their developmental needs and improve their knowledge or skills. A science center or children’s museum background is preferred.
- – Knowledge of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM), with experience integrating arts and design in STEAM learning environments.
- – Experience developing innovative and novel content and youth curriculum.
- – Knowledge of principles and methods for teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- – Ability to plan and organize the activities of others.
- – Demonstrated experience with both project management and execution.
- – Ability to monitor and control resources and oversee spending within budget, including: ordering or purchasing supplies, and maintain training inventory and travel expenses.
- – Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral formats. Spanish and/or Chinese language proficiency preferred.
- – Experience serving diverse audiences, and commitment to the mission of the Lowline.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Program Manager”
Here’s what we’re looking for:
- – Extremely polished writer, able to convey both professionalism and emotion in a variety of channels; a brilliant communicator in person.
- – High level of energy and enthusiasm.
- – Social media native (fluent in all things Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and beyond).
- – Graphic and web design skills and experience – Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress, Mailchimp highly preferred.
- – Independent worker willing to take on all tasks—glamorous and otherwise.
- – Interest in parks, public space, “green” technology, New York City and its politics, urban design, and preferably the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
- – Must be able to commit to a minimum of 3+ days per week (full-time preferred).
- – Top-notch academic credentials and some professional experience preferred.
- – Spanish and/or Chinese language proficiency preferred.
Responsibilities will include:
- – Community Engagement: Support the execution, optimization, and strategic direction of the Lowline’s community outreach efforts, including Young Designers Program, community events, public talks, and small business initiatives.
- – Event Production: Support Lowline events, such as fundraisers, community street fairs, and the Lowline Lab technology exhibit.
- – Online Content: Help produce and curate online social media content and support digital engagement across other communication channels (i.e. email, website).
- – Operations: Manage internal systems and day-to-day operations as appropriate.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Lowline Intern”