Open Positions
Education Ecosystem Coordinator

Organization/Agency Mission and/or Goals:

Founded in 2016, STEM Library Lab is a nonprofit equipment lending library that fosters academic success by providing teachers and students with access to equipment and support for high-quality active learning. In 2020, 89 teachers borrowed 136 times from our Equipment Lending Co-op. This resulted in an estimated 435 new
inquiry-based lessons, creating over 6,300 inquiry-based learning experiences, virtual demos, and other hands-on opportunities for students.

Serving with STEM Library Lab will give you an opportunity to be a part of a small, passionate team that values open communication, new ideas, and the ambitious pursuit of educational equity. Since this will be our 4th full year of operations, you will learn how to grow a nonprofit and have a direct impact on how we develop. Together, we can make sure every child has the opportunity to discover their passion for STEM and pursue a brighter future.

Program Mission and/or Goals:

The Alliance for STEM Teachers is a new program of STEM Library Lab, in collaboration with partner organizations including the Tulane Center for K-12 STEM. The Alliance has two primary goals:

Goal 1:
Develop an open-access physical location with services and resources to support teacher professional and personal development
Goal 2: Create a synergetic regional ecosystem through partnerships with K-12 schools and STEM organizations

With these goals in mind, the Alliance will unify the various stakeholders in the STEM education ecosystem in service to local teachers.

Member Position Summary:
In a typical day at STEM Library Lab, the Education Ecosystem Coordinator (EEC) roles will fall into three categories, the predictable, the project based, and the unexpected. Predictable roles will entail approving new opportunities for the database and correspondence with partner organizations. The next tasks are project oriented. These might be prepping for events hosted in the space that week, focusing on an aspect of partner outreach that needs attention in the database, or coordinating with the marketing team on how to improve outreach to new schools.

The final set of activities are the unexpected. At STEM Library Lab, afternoons are often wildcard. Because teachers visit after school between 4-7pm, this time can go smoothly, or can be subject to changes. The EEC may meet a group of teachers visiting for the first time who need an orientation, or may engage in an impromptu conversation with a visiting nonprofit representative. This position will include both office work at a computer, and field work out in the community.

Member Impact:
The EEC will launch a new program of STEM Library Lab, with the two long term goals to:

  • Improve the capacity of local nonprofits to outreach their programming
  • Improve utilization rate of local nonprofit programs, by local schools

At present we have identified over 90 potential stakeholder entities in the greater New Orleans STEM education ecosystem for the database. Opportunities hosted by the database will include push-in programs, extra-curricular offerings, professional developments, lesson sequence modules, classroom grants, field trips, guest speakers, volunteer support in classrooms, and internships. The EEC will reach out to these stakeholders, and identify new ones, in order to facilitate getting opportunities into the database. Their success will be measured by the quantity of partner organizations and opportunities enlisted, as well as by the utilization rate of these opportunities by local schools.

Essential Functions of Position:

  1. Oversee Alliance Ecosystem Database
    • Coordinating buildout of the database to reflect the needs of local teachers and the offerings of local stakeholder entities
    • Monitoring usage frequency of member teachers to guide outreach for partners with low utilization rates.
    • Working collaboratively with SLL team members and Alliance partners to ensure that teachers are aware of how to engage with the database and partner sites
  2. Community Partner Outreach
    • Leading on-site orientations and training new partners in how to access the available Alliance resources
    • Visiting partner sites to sign up new members and assist them in uploading opportunities, as well as assure that current opportunities accurately reflect partner site activities
    • Representing SLL at events and promotional activities and traveling with the Executive Director to engage new potential partners as needed.

Support other SLL teammates in occasional fulfillment of additional duties

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong passion for STEM Library Lab’s educational equity mission; SLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply;
  • Ability to work with diverse sets of educators and community stakeholders;
  • Desire to work in a small, startup environment that will require self-motivation and flexibility;
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships;
  • Attention to detail is a must for this position. Strong management and organizational skills, in particular time management and multi-tasking;

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:

      • BS/BA is strongly preferred, 1+ years’ experience in a school setting is preferred;
      • Experience managing an online database
      • Website design experience is preferred

Required Transportation Needs: Driver’s license and clean driving record is required

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and 3 academic or professional references to twackerman@stemlibrarylab.org.

AmeriCorps STEM Librarian Coordinator

STEM Library Lab, in partnership with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, seeks an energetic and creative new team member to help us grow our organization as an AmeriCorps STEM Librarian Coordinator.

Full time 40 hrs/week.

Pay is set by the AmeriCorps Program, see below.

About STEM Library Lab
Founded in 2016, STEM Library Lab (SLL) began a nonprofit equipment lending library that fosters high-quality active learning by providing teachers with access to equipment, programs, experiences, and STEM instructional support to drive student success. Since founding, we have grown and expanded our programs to include a Teacher Free-Store, Professional Development sessions, Service Learning and more. Since inception, we worked with 33 school partners to implement over 840 new hands-on lessons for more than 16,500 preK-12 students.

Serving with STEM Library Lab will give you an opportunity to be a part of a small, passionate team that values open communication, new ideas, and the ambitious pursuit of educational equity. Since this will be our fifth full year of operations, you will learn how to launch and grow a nonprofit and have a direct impact on how we develop. Together, we can make sure students in every classroom have exposure to quality educational experiences that prepare them for a 21st Century future.

About AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is national service program that enables you to provide direct service to strengthen your community. Over the course of your 11-month term, you will participate in valuable skills building and professional development opportunities that prepare you for your next career steps, while making a real impact in the lives of New Orleans students. In exchange for your service, you will receive a living allowance of $1,500 per month, free limited benefits including health insurance, and an education award of $6,495.

AmeriCorps STEM Librarian Coordinator Position
The AmeriCorps STEM Librarian Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Librarian with tasks related to library upkeep and coordinating events for the Equipment Lending Co-op. The Co-op works with local schools to provide science and STEM equipment using a library model. Teachers have the option to visit the library and browse, or reserve equipment online to be delivered to their school. The Librarian Coordinator will also work with the Librarian to ensure that teachers have access to, and support for, our service offerings.

Primary responsibilities include:

1. Library Maintenance

  • Assist in maintaining a physical library and online inventory of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) equipment and resources for use by local teachers;
  • Managing check out/in process for equipment orders by pulling/restocking equipment from storage, packaging it for transport/assessing condition, identifying associated safety or usage trainings, and meeting with teachers for pick-up;
  • Performing cleaning and maintenance as needed to keep equipment in good working order;
  • Assist in managing interns and recurring library volunteers in their duties.
  • Assisting teachers to find appropriate equipment or lessons that meets the needs of their curriculum/standards;

2. Library Events

  • Planning events that demonstrate the proper use of equipment in the Library
  • Maintaining a calendar of Library Events
  • Coordinating all Events with the STEM Outreach/Marketing Manager and Librarian
  • Generating partnerships with teachers to facilitate Library Events
  • Teacher outreach and marketing to ensure Events are well attended
  • Set up space in preparation of Event and breakdown
  • Administer Teacher Surveys after Events and collect data and share with staff
  • Assist in tabling at community events
  • Assist in documenting (photos, videos, testimonials) Events

Qualifications

  • Strong passion for STEM Library Lab’s educational equity mission; SLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply;
  • Demonstrated background in STEM and/or STEM teaching
  • Ability to work with diverse sets of educators, students, and community stakeholders;
  • Desire to work in a small, startup environment that will require self-motivation and flexibility;
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships;
  • Attention to detail is a must for this position. Strong management and organizational skills, in particular time management and multi-tasking;
  • Proficiency in Google and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel;
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and perform some strenuous work, such as moving boxing and restocking shelves;
  • Ability to work 10:00am-6pm Monday-Thursday and a flexible 8-hour schedule on Fridays, with occasional duties on weekends as events require.
  • Ability to pass a background check as administered by the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers for all participating AmeriCorps members.

 

To apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to szabi@stemlibrarylab.org.

NDMVA 22-23 Service Learning Coordinator Position Description

STEM Library Lab, in partnership with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, seeks an energetic and creative new team member to help us grow our organization as an AmeriCorps Service Learning Coordinator.

Full time 40 hrs/week.

About STEM Library Lab

Founded in 2016, STEM Library Lab (SLL) began a nonprofit equipment lending library that fosters high-quality active learning by providing teachers with access to equipment, programs, experiences, and STEM instructional support to drive student success. Since founding, we have grown and expanded our programs to include a Teacher Free-Store, Professional Development sessions, Service Learning and more. Since inception, we worked with 33 school partners to implement over 840 new hands-on lessons for more than 16,500 preK-12 students.

Serving with STEM Library Lab will give you an opportunity to be a part of a small, passionate team that values open communication, new ideas, and the ambitious pursuit of educational equity. Since this will be our fourth full year of operations, you will learn how to launch and grow a nonprofit and have a direct impact on how we develop. Together, we can make sure students in every classroom have exposure to quality educational experiences that prepare them for a 21st Century future.

About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is national service program that enables you to provide direct service to strengthen your community. Over the course of your 11-month term, you will participate in valuable skills building and professional development opportunities that prepare you for your next career steps, while making a real impact in the lives of New Orleans students. In exchange for your service, you will receive a living allowance of $1,600 per month, free limited benefits including health insurance, and an education award of $6,495.

AmeriCorps Service Learning Coordinator

The AmeriCorps Service Learning Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the Service Learning Manager with promoting the Service Learning Program (SLP), conducting trainings, compiling grant applications and reports received from teachers.

Primary responsibilities include:

Service Learning Coordination

  • Assist with maintaining an up-to-date Service Learning page on the website
  • Assist with coordinating and executing of the annual SL Event
  • Work with the SL Manager to coordinate and maintain grant cycle calendar and site visit schedules
  • Provide assistance to grantees throughout all aspects of the grant process from application to reporting
  • Assisting with SL marketing, including promoting SL at outreach events and maintaining an inventory of SL promotional items.
  • Scheduling and hosting SL trainings and SL professional development workshops with schools and other stakeholders
  • Provides administration for the grants process throughout all stages including receiving, assessing, tracking, and payment/check requests.
  • Maintains an accurate and timely database of non-profits, schools and other stakeholders
  • Ensures that protocols and communications are executed properly; for example, the use of changes forms to record any significant changes to service learning plans

Qualifications

  • Strong passion for STEM Library Lab’s educational equity mission; SLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply;
  • Ability to work with diverse sets of educators, students, and community stakeholders;
  • Desire to work in a small, startup environment that will require self-motivation and flexibility;
  • BS/BA is strongly preferred, 1+ years’ experience in a school setting is preferred;
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships;
  • Attention to detail is a must for this position. Strong management and organizational skills, in particular time management and multi-tasking;
  • Proficiency in Google and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel;
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record is preferred;
  • Ability to work 10:00am-6pm Monday-Thursday and a flexible 8-hour schedule on Fridays, with occasional duties on weekends as events require.
  • Ability to pass a background check as administered by the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers for all participating AmeriCorps members.

To apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to maria@stemlibrarylab.org.

NDMVA 22-23 Free-Store Coordinator Position Description

STEM Library Lab, in partnership with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, seeks an energetic and creative new team member to help us grow our organization as an AmeriCorps Free-Store Coordinator.

Full time 40 hrs/week.

About STEM Library Lab

Founded in 2016, STEM Library Lab (SLL) began a nonprofit equipment lending library that fosters high-quality active learning by providing teachers with access to equipment, programs, experiences, and STEM instructional support to drive student success. Since founding, we have grown and expanded our programs to include a Teacher Free-Store, Professional Development sessions, Service Learning and more. Since inception, we worked with 33 school partners to implement over 840 new hands-on lessons for more than 16,500 preK-12 students.

Serving with STEM Library Lab will give you an opportunity to be a part of a small, passionate team that values open communication, new ideas, and the ambitious pursuit of educational equity. Since this will be our fifth full year of operations, you will learn how to launch and grow a nonprofit and have a direct impact on how we develop. Together, we can make sure students in every classroom have exposure to quality educational experiences that prepare them for a 21st Century future.

About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is national service program that enables you to provide direct service to strengthen your community. Over the course of your 11-month term, you will participate in valuable skills building and professional development opportunities that prepare you for your next career steps, while making a real impact in the lives of New Orleans students. In exchange for your service, you will receive a living allowance of $1,600 per month, free limited benefits including health insurance, and an education award of $6,495.

AmeriCorps Free-Store Coordinator

The AmeriCorps Free-Store Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the operations of SLL’s Free-Store, Teacher’s Lounge, and Copy/Print Center. The Free-Store Coordinator will work with local schools, teachers, and community partners to ensure these service offerings are effectively outreached to those who need them, and that the services and programs are implemented with high standards.

Primary responsibilities include:

1. Free-Store

  • Stocking the Free-Store and Copy/Print Center with the supplies to make them effective resources
  • Overseeing volunteers and interns to maintain and staff the Free-Store
  • Communicating with teachers electronically and on-site to ensure they have the support needed to actively benefit from the Free-Store and Copy/Print Center (with SLL’s Outreach Coordinator)
  • Communicating with in-kind donors to intake new materials to the Free-Store

2. Teacher’s Lounge and Copy/Print Center

  • Stocking the Teacher’s Lounge and Copy/Print Center with the supplies to make them effective resources
  • Working with teachers to orient them on how to use the machines in the Copy/Print Center

Qualifications

  • Strong passion for STEM Library Lab’s educational equity mission; SLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply;
  • Ability to work with diverse sets of educators, students, and community stakeholders;
  • Desire to work in a small, startup environment that will require self-motivation and flexibility;
  • BS/BA is strongly preferred, 1+ years’ experience in a school setting is preferred;
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships;
  • Attention to detail is a must for this position. Strong management and organizational skills, in particular time management and multi-tasking;
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record is required;
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and perform some mildly strenuous work, such as moving boxing and restocking shelves;
  • Ability to work 10:00am-6pm Monday-Thursday and a flexible 8-hour schedule on Fridays, with occasional duties on weekends as events require.
  • Ability to pass a background check as administered by the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers for all participating AmeriCorps members.

To apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to monique@stemlibrarylab.org.

VISTA 22-23 Fundraising Coordinator

STEM Library Lab, in partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA and Southeastern University, seeks an energetic and creative new team member to help us grow our organization as a VISTA Fundraising Coordinator.

Full time 40 hrs/week.

About STEM Library Lab

Founded in 2016, STEM Library Lab is a nonprofit equipment lending library that fosters academic success by providing teachers and students with access to equipment and support for high-quality active learning. Last school year, we worked with 26 school partners to implement over 840 new hands-on lessons for more than 14,200 preK-12 students.

Serving with STEM Library Lab will give you an opportunity to be a part of a small, passionate team that values open communication, new ideas, and the ambitious pursuit of educational equity. Since this will be our fourth full year of operations, you will learn how to launch and grow a nonprofit and have a direct impact on how we develop. Together, we can make sure every child has the opportunity to discover their passion for STEM and pursue a brighter future.

About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps VISTA is national service program that enables you to provide capacity building service to strengthen your community. Over the course of your 12-month term, you will participate in valuable skills building and professional development opportunities that prepare you for your next career steps, while making a real impact in the lives of New Orleans students. In exchange for your service, you will receive a living allowance of $1,150 per month, free benefits including health insurance, and an education award of $5,815.

AmeriCorps VISTA Fundraising Coordinator

The VISTA Fundraising Coordinator will break the cycle of poverty in New Orleans by increasing the resources available to local STEM teachers and students by building STEM Library Lab’s capacity through effective fundraising and community outreach. The VISTA will design and implement systems to track and monitor grant application submission and receipt, as well as processes and timetables for how grant writing is completed internally which will facilitate improved capacity in future years.

Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Revitalize fundraising efforts through direct activities and stewarding donor relationships:
    1. Research possible grant opportunities from philanthropic and corporate foundations that will be a good fit for STEM Library Lab;
    2. b. Raise funds by writing grant proposals, and soliciting in-kind donations;
    3. Steward relationships with funders by preparing acknowledgement letters, writing thank you cards, and supporting preparations for donor visits.
  2. Streamline future fundraising efforts through development of systems and protocols:
    1. Use existing documentation to improve record keeping by designing boilerplate templates;
    2. Keep up to date records of current and historical grantmaking;
    3. Coordinate fundraising efforts of other likeminded organizations to find collaborative opportunities; improve efficiency for similar programs across the region:
    4. Plan an end of year sponsorship fundraising event in celebration of local teachers.
  3. Coordinate a multi-pronged fundraising approach around needs and capacity for our renovation our new facility:
    1. Develop a recurring donor campaign centered around soliciting operational funds from individuals to support ongoing costs associated with the building;
    2. Raise funds for individual projects associated with the renovation, including a capital campaign for building improvements.

Qualifications

  • Strong passion for STEM Library Lab’s educational equity mission; SLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply;
  • Ability to work with diverse sets of educators, students, and community stakeholders;
  • Desire to work in a small, startup environment that will require self-motivation and flexibility;
  • BS/BA is strongly preferred;
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships;
  • Attention to detail is a must for this position. Strong management and organizational skills, in particular time management and multi-tasking;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel;
  • Ability to work 10:00am-6pm Monday-Thursday and a flexible 8-hour schedule on Fridays, with occasional duties on weekends as events require.
  • Ability to pass a background check as administered by VISTA for all participating AmeriCorps members.

To apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume, to monique@stemlibrarylab.org.

VISTA 22-23 Marketing Events and Digital Media Coordinator

STEM Library Lab, in partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA and Southeastern University, seeks an energetic and creative new team member to help us grow our organization as a VISTA Marketing Events and Digital Media Coordinator.

Full time 40 hrs/week.

About STEM Library Lab

Founded in 2016, STEM Library Lab is a nonprofit equipment lending library that fosters academic success by providing teachers and students with access to equipment and support for high-quality active learning. Last school year, we worked with 26 school partners to implement over 840 new hands-on lessons for more than 14,200 preK-12 students.

Serving with STEM Library Lab will give you an opportunity to be a part of a small, passionate team that values open communication, new ideas, and the ambitious pursuit of educational equity. Since this will be our fourth full year of operations, you will learn how to launch and grow a nonprofit and have a direct impact on how we develop. Together, we can make sure every child has the opportunity to discover their passion for STEM and pursue a brighter future.

About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps VISTA is national service program that enables you to provide capacity building service to strengthen your community. Over the course of your 12-month term, you will participate in valuable skills building and professional development opportunities that prepare you for your next career steps, while making a real impact in the lives of New Orleans students. In exchange for your service, you will receive a living allowance of $1,150 per month, free benefits including health insurance, and an education award of $5,815.

AmeriCorps VISTA Marketing Events and Digital Media Coordinator

The VISTA Marketing Events and Digital Media Coordinator will break the cycle of poverty in New Orleans by increasing the resources available to local STEM teachers and students by building STEM Library Lab’s capacity through effective community outreach including digital media platforms. The VISTA will work with the Marketing Manager to develop outreach events and marketing presence and implement structures to actively increase the usage of all STEM Library Lab programs.

Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Organize, and maintain a calendar of events of outreach and marketing events
    1. Manage calendar
    2. Post updates and activities
  2. Organize outreach events
    1. Coordinate with Marketing team to reach the widest audience
    2. Do outreach with existing partners
    3. Report out to team on attendance trends
  3. Create reoccurring events for marketing of programs
    1. Work with staff to ensure a successful event
    2. Create a budget for events with Director of Operations
    3. Do outreach with new and existing partners
  4. Design and maintain a calendar of digital media activities to ensure regular presence of all platforms and monitor trends to assess effectiveness
  5. Manage calendar of digital media posts
  6. Post updates and activities
  7. Report out to team on trends
  8. Document the activities of the Programs team to create content for the above platforms
  9. Attend events and activities in order to develop social media content
  10. Communicate regularly with programs team to ensure content calendar reflects the activities and priorities of the organization

Qualifications

  • Strong passion for STEM Library Lab’s educational equity mission; SLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply;
  • Ability to work with diverse sets of educators, students, and community stakeholders;
  • Desire to work in a small, startup environment that will require self-motivation and flexibility;
  • BS/BA is strongly preferred;
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships;
  • Attention to detail is a must for this position. Strong management and organizational skills, in particular time management and multi-tasking;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel;
  • Ability to work 10:00am-6pm Monday-Thursday and a flexible 8-hour schedule on Fridays, with occasional duties on weekends as events require.
  • Ability to pass a background check as administered by VISTA for all participating AmeriCorps members.

To apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume, to monique@stemlibrarylab.org.

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