School and Community Partnerships Program Coordinator – Bay Area Discovery Museum – Sausalito, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
The Bay Area Discovery Museum believes that providing children with the high-quality, research-backed early learning experiences they need to be successful is the best investment we can make as a society. Therefore, our mission is to transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving.
BADM works with schools, libraries, and other community partners to offer fun, research-backed STEM learning opportunities, especially to underserved children. We offer facilitated and unfacilitated field trips to our amazing 7.5 acre museum campus at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito. We also provide facilitated programs offsite, especially through our Try It Truck – BADM’s mobile engineering experience – at schools and libraries. During the 2018 – 2019 year, BADM reached 25,000 through these programs; 60% of those students received need-based scholarships to eliminate cost as a barrier to access. The programs are as follows:
DIYs:
Unfacilitated field trips to at BADM
STEM Workshops: Facilitated, research-backed, NGSS aligned programs for PreK – 3rd graders offered onsite at BADM or offsite in classrooms or libraries
Try It Truck: Facilitated, station-based engineering programs for PreK – 5th graders offered at schools and libraries throughout the Bay Area
The School and Community Partnerships Program Coordinator is a key member of the team, overseeing program logistics and serving as a program facilitator.
If you are passionate about the importance of high quality education in the PreK and early elementary years, come join our team!
This position reports to the Senior Manager of School & Community Partnerships and has a regular work schedule of Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend work.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee registrations, bookings and confirmations for all STEM Workshop, DIY, and Try It Truck programs; monitor progress towards annual program & attendance goals; oversee scholarship process
Develop and maintain trusting relationships with schools, teachers, caregivers and their surrounding communities through culturally sensitive teaching and providing exceptional customer service.
Facilitate educational programming for PreK-5th grade students, teachers, and parents/caregivers, including on- and off-site school programming and library programming. (Approximately 2-3 days / week.)
Welcome groups to BADM and lead their arrival and check-in.
Maintain calendar and databases for scheduling visits, coordinating use of BADM program spaces, handling payments, and evaluating programming metrics.
Participate as a team member in the development of educational content and materials for preschool-5th grade children, teachers, and parents/caregivers including off-site and museum visits. Regularly reevaluate programming and implement improvements as fit. Assist in translation of educational materials, if applicable.
Oversee program materials and supplies including ordering, stocking, maintenance and storage.
Prepare, organize and maintain educational materials and classroom set-ups daily for STEM Workshops and Try It Truck.
Maintain calendar and databases for scheduling visits, coordinating use of BADM program spaces, handling payments, and evaluating programming metrics.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
B.A. or B.S. in early childhood, science or art education, museum studies or relevant field, or equivalent work experience.
Bilingual (particularly Spanish or Cantonese) strongly preferred.
Two years related experience facilitating programs in informal learning environment preferred.
Familiarity with early childhood learning and pedagogical approaches, some coursework units or willingness to obtain them.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a fast paced work environment.
Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word and Excel) is required.
Experience in customer service.
Must be trained or commit to being trained in First Aid, CPR, and AED for adult, infant and child.
Must possess current driver’s license and have reliable access to a car; local travel required.

ABOUT US
Our mission: To transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving.
In our one-of-a-kind location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land, the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) facilitates child-directed, open-ended, inquiry-driven learning through hands-on exhibitions, rich activities and risk- friendly challenges designed to ignite creativity, as well as STEM skills and critical thinking.
Additionally, BADM’s research and advisory division, Research, Evaluation, and Innovation (REI), is working at a national scale to advance the research that informs our understanding of childhood creativity, advocate for its critical importance and inspire the next generation of innovators, thought leaders and problem-solvers.

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