Senior Program Manager

Empow Studios

About the organization

At Empow Studios, we educate children ages 7-17 in coding, engineering, and digital arts with a focus on fun, discovery, and building a life-long passion in STEM. We have won more awards for excellence, and offer more programs, in more locations, than any other STEM education provider in Massachusetts.

Through our regional offices, we provide:

STEM summer camps at 20 locations across Massachusetts

School-year STEM programs for students after school, on weekends, and during school breaks both directly and through partnerships, in more than 50 locations in Massachusetts

Support to schools and educational institutions via teacher training, our online learning platform and STEM curriculum, and field trips to our centers

More recently, we have leveraged our deep investment in our proprietary online learning platform and STEM curriculum, TalentBox, to provide live online versions of our programs.

Duties

Build, develop and manage your team
Recruit, hire, train, coach and retain one or more program managers, and dozens of exceptional year-round and seasonal STEM instructors and site directors
Gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data on instructors using direct observation, surveys, and other methods
Leverage your teaching, classroom management and STEM expertise, the expertise of your instructors, and national resources to continuously improve the capabilities of your team

Run high quality Empow STEM programs on budget for thousands of students:

Use defined methods and tools to measure program quality; achieve or exceed quality benchmarks
Identify and analyze challenges, identify solutions and improvement opportunities, leverage national and peer resources, and implement continuous improvements
Manage program planning and operations. Balance minute details and high-level strategy. Make sound decisions under tight deadlines. Proactively identify and mitigate risks
Share best practices, and identify and advocate for needed improvements in nationally provided curriculum, technology, and other program supports
Establish program budgets with your Regional Director and manage programs to budget

Build strong relationships with families:

Meet with prospective families to understand their needs, answer technical questions about our curriculum and pedagogy, develop individualized learn plans, and match them with the best-suited programs.

Qualifications

STEM and teaching
Familiar with much of the breadth of Empow’s STEM curriculum and deep expertise in at least one domain
High level of success teaching classes and developing teachers
Proven passion for STEM, education and youth

Team
Demonstrated ability to lead a team to achieve outstanding results
Experienced recruiting, hiring, training staff, and gathering and analyzing data in support of professional development

Relationships
Demonstrated ability to build authentic relationships with stakeholders including children, families, and school leaders
Proven ability to work with and marshall the support of a wide range of internal stakeholders including peers, subject matter experts, and team leaders
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

Program Management
At least two years’ experience managing high quality educational programs
Demonstrated success developing and managing complicated project plans with multiple initiatives on widely varying schedules

Culture Fit
Comfortable and excited to work in an entrepreneurial setting experiencing rapid growth
Able to authentically embody Empow’s values of fun, creativity, collaboration, individuality, discovery, and a passion for learning STEM

Other
Willing to commute to the different locations you manage on a regular basis (generally within 30 minute drive)
Flexibility in your work schedule
A BA/BS degree or higher

Salary

55,000-75,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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