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Director of Programs

Station1, Lawrence, Massachusetts

Position Description:

Station1 (www.station1.org) is an exciting nonprofit higher educational institution that is building a foundation for the university of the future through a new integrated approach to socially-directed science and technology education, research, and entrepreneurship. The mission of Station1 is to expand educational opportunity and develop equitable, ethical, and sustainable science and technologies. Station1 is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).

TSNE MissionWorks/Station1 envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

Responsibilities:

As Director of Programs, you will assume responsibility for the operational success of all Station1 programs. More specifically, you will oversee, coordinate, and manage the logistics and operations of the Station1’s flagship program, the Station1 Frontiers Fellowship - a ten-week residential, summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)-focused postsecondary education, research, and internship program. The Station1 Frontiers Fellowship brings together a diverse cohort of college-level students, across race, gender, socioeconomic background, region, and life experiences, who will participate in team-based projects, gain experience through state-of-the-art internships, and build mentoring relationships. The Director of Programs will:

  • Develop, manage, and report on annual program budget; 
  • Recruitment: Develop a robust pool of qualified applicants for Station1 programs, develop recruiting materials, create and maintain a timeline of recruitment activities, conduct outreach and create and cultivate partnerships with organizations, universities, and programs that facilitate student recruitment; 
  • Admissions: Manage the logistics of the admissions process, including timelines and communications; 
  • Internship Placements: Source and identify appropriate internship and project host organizations including local companies, start-ups, and academic research laboratories in north eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire; 
  • Coordinate Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) with partnering organizations and and Station1’s fiscal sponsor, TSNE MissionWorks; 
  • Develop a timeline and matrix of all program elements and manage the logistics of all program elements; 
  • Source student housing and negotiate leases; 
  • Source co-working and instructional space and negotiate leases; 
  • Coordinate student travel; 
  • Maintain communication continuity and foster engagement with partner organizations as a point of contact; 
  • Write a final summary report to go into Station1’s annual report, including assessment data. Produce other student and assessment data as needed; 
  • Engage with and mentor students. Facilitate cohort and community building; 
  • Deliver a professional advancement curriculum for Station1 Frontiers Fellowship program;
  • Develop and coordinate alumni relations;
  • Assist with fundraising activities for Station1 including grant writing, preparation of financial documents, grant reporting, attending and planning events, and relationship management and documentation;
  • Responsible for other program administrative aspects such as program budgeting and financial reporting, travel reimbursements, legal documentation, etc.

Qualifications:

  • We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below;
  • Masters Degree preferred (for example, Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Education);
  • Training or other academic administration experience in science, engineering or technology, or a doctorate in the aforementioned areas is a plus;
  • Must have strong written, oral and communications skills, especially the demonstrated ability to work with diverse constituencies (faculty, staff, students) and articulate the values of science and engineering;
  • Digital fluency required including use of Google suites, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat;
  • Desired experience with Salesforce, Qualtrics, and Slack. Experience in engaging with corporate sponsors, in particular in the greater Boston area, and negotiation of legal contracts desirable.

To Apply:

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As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Station1 will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.