Education Outreach Coordinator

Details

Duration: Regular Fulltime Exempt

Location: Mountain View, CA

Department: Education

Summary

The Computer History Museum seeks an energetic and qualified professional to serve as Education Outreach Coordinator for its signature program, "Broadcom Presents: Design_Code_Build." Design_Code_Build (DCB) is a major strategic initiative for the Education department and for the Museum as a whole, comprising a significant portion of our growth and community outreach goals. The Education Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for leading the Education Department’s efforts to initiate new partnerships and foster existing relationships with a variety of external partners. In addition, the Education Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing details of program implementation and will provide support for evaluation and expansion efforts. This position reports to the Manager of Family and Community Programs and participates actively in collaborations with colleagues throughout the Museum; it also requires interaction with funders, volunteers, educators, students, and families. CHM is a collaborative culture; as with all staff, the Education Outreach Coordinator acts to support teamwork, open communication, trust, and respect among peers.

The Computer History Museum is a unique, world-class collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and teaching institution, exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Education Outreach Coordinator serves in a public role, representing the Museum and its mission for diverse visitors from around the Bay Area, the US, and the world. This is an excellent opportunity for a developing museum professional, as it will play a key role in the growth of a rapidly expanding program and institution.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Schedule will be Tuesday through Saturday, with occasional Sundays, Mondays and evenings as needed for events, meetings, and training sessions. The Education Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for leading all large-scale DCB events onsite at CHM, and will have logistical oversight for all DCB programs and events both onsite and offsite throughout the year.

Responsibilities

  • Lead outreach efforts to expand CHM’s presence within target communities
  • Maintain communication with community-based organizations and individuals to schedule attendance and facilitate all aspects of their participation in DCB
  • Manage public registration and communication with participating families 
  • Lead operational management of the DCB program
  • Coordinate program details on day of event; act as CHM contact for community partners, program participants, parents/guardians, volunteers, staff team, vendors, and donors
  • Schedule, train, and manage contractual DCB Instructors
  • Manage DCB volunteer recruitment and training
  • Communicate with corporate representatives, funders, and other organizational partners
  • Communicate and coordinate event details with all relevant CHM staff, including but not limited to Events and Facilities, Marketing, and Front of House
  • Purchase, coordinate, and maintain inventory of DCB materials and supplies
  • Maintain communication with past partners and participants, including follow-up and feedback after events 
  • Track participant and volunteer data, and compile data reports and statistics for each event
  • Process invoices and purchase orders and maintain updated versions of program budget
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required Background, Experience, and Education:

  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience developing and leading educational programs in formal and/or informal learning environments
  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferred area of study in education, history, informal learning, museum studies, or related fields
  • Strong knowledge of educational theory and practice, especially current trends in interactive learning technologies, STEAM education, project-based learning, Maker movement, and design thinking
  • Knowledge of youth growth and development, and of programmatic responses to youth strengths and needs
  • Demonstrated experience with project management, event planning, and coordination
  • Experience supervising and training volunteers and program staff

Preferred Qualifications, Attributes and Skills:

  • Extremely organized; reliable, punctual, and detail-oriented; ability to prioritize and manage time effectively to administer multiple complex projects and meet deadlines on time
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to work well with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures; respectful, discreet, and professional in communications with Museum constituents and stakeholders at all levels
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Experience supervising and training volunteers and program staff
  • Creative and enthusiastic self-starter with excellent follow-through on projects and assignments
  • Ability to learn new topics and technologies quickly
  • Flexible; able to adjust and adapt as projects change and develop
  • Current, valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references to education_jobs_b@computerhistory.org. Also, please put the position title on the subject line. We will be accepting resumes/applications until March 6, 2019.