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American Museum Of Natural History Senior Program Coordinator, NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium in New York, New York

Senior Program Coordinator, NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium


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Senior Program Coordinator, NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium

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Position Summary
For over 150 years, the American Museum of Natural History in NYC has been dedicated to discovering, interpreting, and disseminating - through scientific research and education - knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe.

The Museum is seeking a Senior Coordinator to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Science Research Mentoring Consortium (), a partnership of 24 academic, research, and cultural institutions committed to providing mentored, science research experiences for 500 NYC high school students annually. The Consortium is managed by Youth Initiatives (YI), a division of the Museum's Department of Education dedicated to STEM workforce development and science enrichment for youth ages 10 to 24.

The mission of the Consortium is to provide students from historically underrepresented backgrounds access to mentored research internships that will support them in their college and career pathways. The Consortium works towards this goal by fostering a community of practice among partner members (e.g. program administrators, informal educators, and research mentors) who are committed to addressing problems of practice; and identifying and facilitating the diffusion of innovative, effective practices.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Convene and connect staff from all Consortium partner sites
Co-plan and facilitate regular meetings of Consortium partners. Meeting topics may include diversity and equity in recruitment; mentor preparation; and alumni engagement
Conduct regular and frequent site visits to Consortium sites alongside funding partners
Create and maintain systems to facilitate resource sharing among sites
Create opportunities for Consortium students to build a sense of belonging in STEM and in the Consortium
Design and coordinate several large (250+ attendees), multi-organization events to support current Consortium students
Assist site partners in onboarding new students to the Consortium. This may include attending orientation events for partner sites, organizing welcome packets, and leading community building activities
Support alumni in their pursuit of STEM opportunities and career building skills after graduation
Plan and execute events for alumni, including workshops and networking opportunities.
Lead alumni interns in an advisory council in which they reflect and advise on alumni engagement efforts, contribute to a virtual alumni community, and assist with events
Collaborate with staff at partner sites to improve, contribute to, and maintain the Consortium's online alumni portal; work closely with AMNH staff to ensure the Consortium is meeting its mission as well as with the Digital Media Assistant to develop the Consortium's social media presence and messaging
Advise and update the Senior Manager of SRMP on the participation, gaps, and needs of Consortium Partners to inform trouble-shooting and problem-solving
Develop regular reports and memos on the status of partner sites, emerging trends, and recommendations to the Senior Manager of SRMP to inform long term planning and strategic thinking
Work with the Senior Manager of SRMP to co-create an annual report and presentation on Consortium-wide benchmarks and evaluation metrics
Maintain the Consortium website in response to changes at partner sites
Support the Senior Manager of SRMP and other colleagues on budgets and grant-funded projects

This position is a Monday through Friday position with occasional weekends.

Required Qualifications
B.A. or equivalent degree in education, science, museum studies, social work, or relevant field
At least three years' experience coordinating complex projects with proven success across multiple departments, offices, or institutions
Experience leading multiple organizations, teams, or departments to work together for a common goal
A track record of coordinating large events
Experience developing and creating performance metrics
Demonstrated commitment to understanding and addressing the systemic racism and oppression that prevent equal participation in STEM
Excellent oral and written communication skills, as the Senior Coordinator is a liaison between the Museum, the Pinkerton Foundation, and all Consortium partners
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including colleagues at multiple institutions, students, scientists, and funding partners
Highly organized with the ability to prioritize tasks and deadlines
Proficient with spreadsheets (e.g. Excel or Google Sheets)
Able to work some evenings and weekends when partner programs are running
Available in summer during peak programming

Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in a relevant field
Familiarity with New York City schools and/or informal STEM education
Professional experience working with diverse youth and engaging with and supporting alumni
Experience mentoring youth or coordinating mentoring programs
Experience maintaining budgets, writing reports, and managing grants

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The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law. Additional protections are afforded in employment based on arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, unemployment status, and credit history, in each case to the extent provided by law. If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please call the Office of Human Resources.

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