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Full-Time Openings

Leader Academy Science Camp

Group: Youth and Family Programs
Department: Learning and Engagement 
Reports To: Youth & Family Program Developer
Status: Temporary (June 29-September 4)
Salary Range: $11.43/hr.

Summary:

Leaders will be a part of the Academy Explorers Camp program. Each Leader will be the primary instructor and caregiver for a group of campers of various ages.

Range of Duties:

  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of a group of about 7-20 campers both in the museum and on weekly field trips
  • Plan and implement natural history lessons for a range of campers
  • Actively engage campers in learning science
  • Learn to handle the Academy’s live invertebrate collection for education purposes
  • Some weekend/evening work required
  • Work cooperatively with a diverse museum education/camp staff
  • Must commit to 8 of 9 weeks of camp
  • (All staff is required to attend training June 29-July 3)
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • All applicants must pass Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal Background Checks
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in similar setting
  • Strong background in the natural sciences
  • Experience teaching/supervising all ages, preferably in an informal education setting
  • Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision
  • First Aid/CPR training strongly recommended

Apply via: all resumes to mvb45@drexel.edu


Volunteer Program Manager

Job no: 494442
Work type: Full-Time
Categories: Academy of Natural Sciences, Professional Staff

Job Summary

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is seeking an experienced and passionate Manager, Volunteer Programs, to strategically guide and manage all volunteer activity, including recruitment, training, placement, recognition, retention, evaluation, and impact.

Working with many internal departments and community organizations, the Manager will create, assess, and continually improve programs that engage volunteers in meaningful roles. They will provide leadership and direction for existing programs, develop new programs, evaluate the programs, and document the program’s successes. They will support the continued growth of volunteers through continuous research and assessment, support grant writing initiatives that fund the program, and offer reports and presentations about the program’s successes to a variety of audiences.

The Manager will also work closely with staff, faculty, Drexel Co-Op students, and interns. They enable recruitment, screening, training and placement of volunteers, Co-Op Students, and interns to support work throughout the Academy, and support Academy staff in designing meaningful volunteer, intern, and Co-Op positions that serve the mission of the Academy. Additionally, they support in developing and delivering training and recognition of the accomplishments of volunteers, unpaid interns, and Co-Op students. Overall, they are charged with keeping volunteers informed about the Academy and supported as members of its staff.

Essential Functions 

  • Responds to questions from the public about volunteering and interning at the Academy, providing position descriptions and application instructions to them. Receives an average of 1,000 inquiries annually.
  • Maintains a database of individuals who contact the museum about volunteer opportunities, tracks progress of volunteer applications, and gathers demographic information about those contacting us.
  • Helps staff develop new position descriptions as appropriate, especially with growing Co-Op engagement.
  • Assists potential volunteers and unpaid interns with the application process and engages staff in review of applications and decisions on acceptance of new volunteers.
  • Manages the recruitment of Co-Ops through the Steinbright Career Center. Keeps staff aware of deadlines for decisions and enters data needed on the site during the recruitment process.
  • Tracks recruitment in a database.
  • Supports staff as needed in the development and scheduling of training for new volunteers and unpaid interns.
  • Creates and maintains Volunteer Handbook and orientation, and provides such to all volunteers, unpaid interns, and co-ops.
  • Assists staff in processing paperwork needed for research volunteers to get security cards and computer access.
  • Assists all volunteers, unpaid interns, and co-ops with timely completion of background check forms.
  • Maintains data on all volunteers who have been active at the Academy to generate reports.
  • Participates on cross-functional experience planning committee, which is tasked with improving the visitor experience.
  • Keeps constituency engaged and recognized: produces monthly newsletter to all volunteers, co-ops, and unpaid interns to keep them current on Academy and Drexel activities and updates.
  • Executes annual volunteer recognition event.
  • Communicates regularly to volunteers via email.
  • Creates program evaluations and reports on the success of the program as assigned.
  • Works effectively with internal partners to deliver programs successfully.
  • Represents the museum in a professional manner, locally and regionally, and make appropriate contributions to the field.
  • Facilitates programs as appropriate.
  • Manages program budget and help secure continuing funding for the program.
  • Works with supervisors and internal departments to secure new donors, sponsorships, and public relations opportunities.
  • Coordinates with supervisor on yearly goals and activities.
  • Complies with all Drexel-required trainings and certifications.
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Major in Education, Non-Profit Management or equivalent preferred
  • 3 years of experience in developing programs
  • 3 years of experience in facilitating informal education programs

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Valid driver’s license and 3-year clean driving record required.
  • Demonstrated experience in training others.
  • Experienced in public speaking and facilitation with outstanding communication skills.
  • Outstanding writing skills.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Highly collaborative and open to working with varied teams.
  • Ability to interact with the public professionally and work well with people of all ages and abilities.
  • Dependable; reliable attendance, including some nights and weekends and flexibility to work some special events.
  • Organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excitement and sense of passion around the natural sciences.
  • Welcoming, positive outlook and a genuine love of working with volunteers is highly desirable.
  • Patience and a good sense of humor are most appreciated.

Please click here for more details and to apply.


Early Childhood Educator II

Job no: 494407
Work type: Full-Time
Categories: Academy of Natural Sciences, Professional Staff

Job Summary

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is seeking a bilingual educator who is dynamic and curious to deliver engaging learning programs and hands on activities.

Working with an innovative education team, many internal departments, and many community organizations, the Educator will facilitate programs for specific audiences; early childhood. They are responsible for the engaging, interactive delivery of content to the public daily and represent the museum to visitors of all ages, but predominately pre-school aged children and early education professionals including teachers, educators and home-based providers.

The ideal candidate should be a natural teacher with a passion for learning. They should have a professional demeanor and creative, engaging style of delivering content.

Educators report to Manager, Early Childhood Programs in the Learning Department, which is part of the Engagement Division.

Essential Functions 

  • Outstanding program facilitation and engaging visitor interaction.
  • Prepares program briefs, proposed budgets, activity reports, attendance records, and assessments.
  • Coordinates with supervisor on yearly goals and activities.
  • Complies with all Drexel-required trainings and certifications.
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned.
  • Interacting with parents/guardians of children under the age of six years in an early childhood education setting
  • Mentoring, coaching or training staff in an early childhood setting
  • Ability to prepare, present, and facilitate meaningful educational activities for adult learners.
  • Tact in providing technical assistance, coaching, mentoring and guidance.
  • Must be sensitive to various cultural and socioeconomic groups.
  • Experienced in public speaking and facilitation with strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others, internally and externally.
  • Ability to interact with the public professionally and work well with people of all ages and abilities.
  • Dependable; reliable attendance, including some nights and weekends and flexibility to work some special events.
  • Organized and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong background and/or interest in the natural sciences.
  • Excited to learn and share the Academy’s stories with others.

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience teaching in early childhood learning setting.
  • Must be bi-lingual in Spanish and English.
  • Valid driver’s license and 3-year clean driving record required.
  • Must pass Criminal Background check and Child Abuse Clearance check.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience or ability to learn specialized reporting software. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Major in Education, Early childhood, field is preferred.

Please click here for more details and to apply.


School Program Developer

Job no: 494441
Work type: Full-Time
Categories: Academy of Natural Sciences, Professional Staff

Job Summary

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is seeking an energetic and experienced School Programs Developer to strategically guide and manage programs for this audience.

Working with an innovative education team, many internal departments, and many community organizations, the School Programs Developer will create, test, and facilitate programs for students during the school day, afterschool programs, teacher professional development, and other school-related visitors. Analyzing the programs is a critical part of this role, which is done through research and evaluation, and continuous improvement processes. Training experience is also essential, as the Developer will also train Educators I, II, and III to facilitate these programs.

Overall, the Developer is responsible for the suite of programs offered to this visitor segment and will work closely with all museum teams in the creation of programs and content. Currently, programs that fall into this strand include Discovery Lessons, Academy on the Go outreach programs, Science Curriculum Development for Contract Schools, Teacher Professional Development, and The Youth Summit. New program development will be an essential part of this role.

Essential Functions 

  • Guides the strategic planning and long-term goals of the School Programs Department, created in tandem with the Chief Learning and Engagement Officer.
  • Works effectively with internal partners to deliver programs successfully.
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises staff, interns, volunteers, Drexel co-ops, and contracted specialists.
  • Creates reports and analysis on program content, research and assessment, budget and financial projections, spending, supplies, and spaces.
  • Represents the museum in a professional manner, locally and regionally, and make appropriate contributions to the field.
  • Demonstrates outstanding program facilitation skills and engaging visitor interaction.
  • Prepares program briefs, proposed budgets, activity reports, attendance records, and assessments.
  • Coordinates with supervisor on yearly goals and activities.
  • Complies with all Drexel required trainings and certifications.
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 years of teaching in an informal learning setting, preferably of science content.
  • 4 years of developing new programs for informal settings, including museums and science centers, preferably of science content.
  • Passable driver's record per Drexel University's Policy Number RM-2 (https://drexel.edu/hr/resources/policies/dupolicies/rm2/)
  • Must pass Criminal Background check and Child Abuse Clearance check.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience or ability to learn specialized reporting software.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Major in Education, Museum Studies, or Science field is preferred.
  • 2 years of experience in managing others, preferably in museums or science centers.
  • Experience teaching in the public schools and a working knowledge of curriculum at the city, region, state, and national level.
  • Experienced in public speaking and facilitation with outstanding communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning skills, as pertains to museum learning, science learning, and the delivery of programs for the public.
  • Highly collaborative and open to working with varied teams.
  • Ability to interact with the public professionally and work well with people of all ages and abilities.
  • Dependable; reliable attendance, including some nights and weekends and flexibility to work some special events.
  • Organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong background and/or interest in the natural sciences.
  • Excitement and sense of passion around the natural sciences.
  • Patience and a good sense of humor are most appreciated.

Physical Demands 

  • Add if applicable for posting 

Additional Information 

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of J. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/ 

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. 

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

Please click here for more details and to apply.


Social Justice Program Coordinator

Job no: 494507
Work type: Full-Time
Categories: Academy of Natural Sciences, Professional Staff

Job Summary

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is seeking an experienced and passionate Coordinator, Social Justice Programs, to oversee the administrative and operational elements of the Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) Program.

Working with many internal departments and community organizations, the Coordinator will support the program’s goals and outcomes by managing the daily operations of the overall program. They will work closely with volunteers, Drexel Co-Op Students, and interns in this role, and numerous outside entities.

The ideal candidate should be an emerging leader with some management and facilitation experience, a professional demeanor, and a creative yet organized style of working. They should be intrinsically motivated, passionate about learning and the natural sciences, and proactive in their work. They serve as a role model and mentor for the girls in the program and an advocate for all women in the sciences.

The Coordinator, Social Justice Programs, reports to the Manager, Social Justice Programs.

Essential Functions 

  • Supports the strategic planning and long-term goals of the WINS program.
  • Develops, updates, and implements lessons and programs for the WINS program.
  • Provides administrative support for the Manager, Social Justice Programs, including internal and external correspondence, ordering, and supply management.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with participants, parents, school district personnel, and community members.
  • Chaperones college tours and overnight science enrichment trips.
  • Maintains alumnae database.
  • Assists with interviewing of WINS candidates.
  • Creates program evaluations and reports on the success of the program as assigned.
  • Works effectively with internal partners to deliver programs successfully.
  • Creates other reports as directed.
  • Represents the museum in a professional manner, locally and regionally.
  • Facilitates programs as appropriate.
  • Coordinates with supervisor on yearly goals and activities.
  • Complies with all Drexel-required trainings and certifications.
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid driver’s license and 3-year clean driving record required.
  • Must pass Criminal Background check and Child Abuse Clearance check.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience or ability to learn specialized reporting software.
  • Experience developing programs and knowledge of the principles of inquiry-based education.
  • Experience working with diversity issues.
  • Experience working with urban teens.
  • Demonstrated experience in training others to facilitate programs.
  • Highly collaborative and open to working with varied teams.
  • Ability to interact with the public professionally and work well with people of all ages and abilities.
  • Dependable; reliable attendance, including some nights and weekends and flexibility to work some special events.
  • Organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong background and/or interest in the natural sciences.
  • Excitement and sense of passion around the natural sciences.
  • Patience and a good sense of humor are most appreciated.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Major in Education, Museum Studies or Science field is preferred.

Location 

Philadelphia

Additional Information 

This position is classified as non-exempt with a salary grade of H. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/ 

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

Please click here for more details and to apply.


Administrative Assistant

Department: Building Operations
Work Type: Temporary Full-Time

Job Overview:

Answering to the Sr. Director of Technology & Infrastructure, the Administrative Assistant is an essential part of the operations team.  Focusing on procedure and detailed organization of information and tasks the Administrative Assistant will help maintain departmental, organizational and university standards.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Three years of experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • University and/or museum experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially calendaring and spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles.
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares all correspondence for the department.
  • Support process of contract approval and submission.
  • Maintains budgets for the department by monitoring expenses and performing simple analysis of different departmental accounts.
  • On line purchasing for building teams.
  • Compiles reports on various data at the supervisor's request.
  • Screens all incoming phone calls and visitors to the department and directs them to the appropriate person depending on their need.
  • Arranges meeting schedules for the department and communicates the information to all those involved, inside and outside of the department.
  • Maintains schedules and arranges meeting dates.

Supplemental Posting Information:

  • Generally working in office, typically sitting
  • Occasional exposure to high noise environment
  • Occasional exposure to moving machinery
  • Occasionally lifting 25 lbs or less.

Apply via: all resumes to jhr37@drexel.edu

Part-Time Openings

Part-time Educator

Department: Learning
Reports To: School Programs Educator

Summary:

Part-time Educators will be responsible for teaching PK-12 science lessons in the Academy and at sites around the Delaware Valley including area schools, daycare centers, and community centers. With support from Learning Department staff, Part-time Educators may create lessons considering best practices, state and national educational standards, and individual school curriculum.

In addition to teaching lessons and leading educational programs in the museum and offsite, Part-time Educators will be responsible for all aspects of an outreach program which include transportation (safe driving practices, keeping the vehicle clean, and keeping managers apprised of issues with the vehicle) and communication with the program site (confirming the details of the program with contacts and verifying that all needs for the program are met before you arrive).

Range of Duties:

  • Actively engage students ranging from preschool to grade 12 in learning science
  • Create and implement high quality lessons and build science curriculum concerning a variety of science topics including (but not limited to) paleontology, invertebrates, and adaptations and evolution.
  • Learn to handle the Academy’s live invertebrate collection for education purposes
  • Monitor supplies and report shortages and missing/broken pieces
  • Follow the published staffing schedule as well as the museum schedule of events
  • Work cooperatively with a diverse museum education
  • Weekend/evening work required
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • All applicants must pass Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal Background Checks
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Excellent public speaking, organizational, and customer service skills required
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Strong background in the natural sciences
  • Experience teaching/supervising all ages, preferably in an informal education setting particularly preschool, elementary, and middle school-aged children
  • Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to: Leigh Lightner, Interim School Programs Developer, lal322@drexel.edu