Education Program Coordinator

At Airway Science for Kids (ASK) we’re all about kids, aviation, space, drones, robotics, and 3D
printing!


Our goal is to introduce children from historically underserved communities to a potential
future in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) in ways that are not
only accessible but also fun. Right now that means flying drones, playing Kerbal Space Program,
using flight simulators, building and programming robots, building planes (both paper and full
sized), and more. We want to create a world where kids can see themselves in role models
with similar backgrounds, interests, and experiences as them, and to do that we have to start
with us. 

We are currently seeking two Education Program Coordinators for the following locations:

  • Portland, Oregon: Aerospace Training Center

  • Vancouver, Washington: Pearson Field Education Center (PFEC)


The Education Program Coordinator provides support and assistance in developing educational
programs, including instructional support and implementation. This role will also manage the
part time educator's and volunteer's schedules and collaborate to provide content.

 

Position Requirements

 

  • Minimum 1 year of experience developing educational programs, including instructional support and implementation in a professional setting

  • After school programming experience preferred

  • Access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel around the local area required

  • Passion for encouraging young people in the field of aviation, science, mathematics and/or engineering

  • Criminal background check required, per state and local regulations

  • Experience in STEAM or aviation is a plus, but not required!

 

We offer

 

  • $17 to $20 per hour, commensurate with experience

  • Benefits package to include medical, dental, paid time off, paid holidays, and more!

  • This is a hybrid position and requires both on-site and remote work

  • Full-time/40 hours per week:   Workweek is Tuesday through Saturday, with some work in the evenings and on holidays required

  • The opportunity to share STEAM education with youth in underserved communities!

Position Overview:


Additional Qualifications and Experience:

 

  • An understanding of aviation and aviation history preferred; 

  • Successful experience working with and motivating youth of all abilities and demographics;

  • Demonstrated excellent computer, communication, public speaking, and writing skills;

  • Demonstrated organizational, filing, and data entry skills;

  • Desire and ability to become knowledgeable in program topics, specifically as it pertains to STEAM school programs;

  • Ability to work under pressure and work flexible hours;

  • Passion for encouraging young people in the field of aviation, science, mathematics and/or engineering;

PROGRAM COORDINATING RESPONSIBILITIES, including but not limited to: 

  • Assist with coordination of educational programs for the public;

  • Work with Education Director to ensure that educational programs are developed and maintained which are responsive to the needs of the community and educational partners;

  • Coordinate school outreach and schedule school field trips; 

  • Assist with the development and implementation of operating policies as necessary or as directed by the Education Director to ensure that PFEC is working in an efficient manner;

  • Assist with ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment;

  • Promote a positive image of ASK in all interactions and activities;

FUND DEVELOPMENT and OUTREACH, including but not limited to:

  • Collaborate with ASK staff facilitating fund development activities, including personal solicitations and fundraising events; 

  • Assist ASK staff to coordinate an annual fundraising event;

  • Collaborate with ASK staff to promote visibility and general support for ASK in the local, regional, and national community, through strategic marketing and communication activities;


VOLUNTEER COORDINATING, including but not limited to:

  • Assist Director with recruiting and managing volunteers and ensure that policies and procedures are adhered to; 

  • Assist with training and maintain a climate that attracts and motivates diverse, qualified volunteers


POSITIVE INTELLIGENCE (PQ), Training & Participation


Every staff member at Airway Science is required to go through Positive Intelligence (PQ)
training, consisting of participating in a bi-weekly pod meeting. At Airway Science you will learn
about the most recent research on neuroplasticity—the ability of the brain to change even in
adulthood— this reveals that as you develop new habits, you rewire the brain. Engaging in one
brief positive exercise every day for as little as three weeks can have a lasting impact. Research-
based tools strengthen the part of your brain that serves you and quiet the part that sabotages
you. This type of mental fitness allows you to handle life’s challenges with a more positive
mindset, and less stress. It will also prevent compassion burnout which is common in the non-
profit environment.

 

OTHER


Performs other duties as assigned.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS 

 

Work is performed in an office, airport hangar, and local classroom environment with moderate physical activity; workweek includes Tuesday through Saturday with nights and holidays as required; Attendance at PFEC and community events required; Occasional travel and off-site work required for meetings, public speaking, outreach programs, and other ASK-related activities.

Reports to: Airway Science for Kids Inc. Education Director

Directly supervises: PFEC Volunteers and part-time educators

How to apply

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@airsci.org.
Please include the job title in the subject line of your email.

Airway Science for Kids is an equal opportunity employer. BIPoC and individuals typically
underrepresented in the STEAM industries are encouraged to apply.

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