“This is an exciting opportunity to have an immediate impact on student learning across the country by collaborating with 26 inspiring AmeriCorps Maker Fellows, while simultaneously building the groundwork for significant national scale and impact in the coming years.”
Program Director, Makers + Mentors Network
For nearly 25 years, Citizen Schools has been a pioneer in educational equity. Since opportunity, unlike talent, is not equally distributed, we have provided hands-on learning experiences that ignite curiosity, build confidence, and expand horizons for over 50,000 underrepresented middle school students. Together with our partners, including 25,000 career mentors, we have exposed students to ideas and connections, helping them access even better opportunities than previous generations.
Today, we engage underserved students in hands-on learning, in school, and after school. Our students are creators and problem-solvers, not just consumers. They become scientists, artists, mathematicians, engineers, writers, and programmers. We also apply best practices from our direct service work to systems-level advancement of STEM mentorship and learning by working with communities.
Together we are transforming education in school, after school, and across communities.
Makers + Mentors Network, a STEM initiative of Citizen Schools, partners with communities and organizations to uplift STEM mentoring and maker-centered learning as essential tools to build a stronger, more diverse workforce. Recognizing that unlike talent, opportunity and access are not equally distributed, we focus on underserved and underrepresented students, including girls, students of color, and youth from low-income communities. Makers + Mentors Network advances its mission through three primary models: National Community of Practice, Make For All, and Maker Fellows.
The Program Experience Manager will be particularly focused on advancing our Maker Fellows program.
Citizen Schools, in partnership with school districts, community colleges, and historically black colleges and universities, is proud to launch its Maker Fellows initiative. This program is designed to connect K-12 students to maker-centered learning opportunities that help build academic and social-emotional skills key to their success in school, postsecondary enrollment, and workforce placement. Maker Fellows, through service in their local communities and participation in targeted professional development, will become life-long leaders and champions of maker-centered learning and mentorship for under-served students.
The Program Experience Manager will play a leadership role in both ensuring a top-notch experience for our active Maker Fellow AmeriCorps national service members and host sites as well as set up the organization for future growth.
This position reports to Brian O’Neil, Program Director, within Citizen Schools’ Makers + Mentors Network and is remotely based in one of our 5 core markets (Dayton, Boston, NYC, Bay Area, Charlotte/Durham) and Maryland. Preference will be given to the Dayton or Baltimore area.
The Program Experience Manager will play a leadership role in developing a top-notch service year experience for all Maker Fellow AmeriCorps national service members.
Recruit, retain, and support Maker Fellow host site organizations.
QUALIFICATIONS AND PRIOR EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate will offer best-in-class service to our Maker Fellow cohort and host site partners, experience leading community-based efforts, ability to leverage Citizen Schools' deep experience and assets to expand our impact. The Program Experience Manager, together with the MMN team, will collaboratively work to engage more students in STEM mentoring and maker-centered learning, as we cultivate the next generation workforce of innovative problem-solvers from diverse backgrounds and communities.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Salary will be competitive with similar roles at non-profit organizations of comparable size, and you will also receive a robust benefits package. We offer medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a match, paid vacation, professional development stipend, and more.
ABOUT CITIZEN SCHOOLS
Citizen Schools 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.citizenschools.org.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Citizen Schools 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. Citizen Schools is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team. If specific accommodations are needed, please contact us and we will work to accommodate your needs.