The Seasonal Full Time STEM Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of summer STEM programming through Congreso’s middle school STEM focused Career Exposure model. The Coordinator will work with families and schools to recruit rising 8th graders for the summer Career Exposure program. The position will facilitate implementation of Career Exposure program delivery including but not limited to program design, communication with the Philadelphia Youth Network, and staff and student supervision.
The STEM coordinator will also connect STEM to 21st Century skills including critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. Each content area speaks easily and effectively to the development of these ideals and their connections to the workforce. Finally, the position will support special projects that ensure a safe, fun, and productive summer across Congreso’s Children and Youth Services department.
1. Supports the implementation and coordination of STEM programming within the Career Exposure model.
2. Coordinates and supports part time direct-service staff with implementation and facilitation of program activities.
3. Collaborates with contractors.
4. Works with Compliance and Operations Manager to ensure client data is collected and recorded accurately and in a timely manner.
5. Supports special projects that include department wide events.
6. Routinely reviews participant records/charts/documentation to assure that they are maintained in accordance with funder requirements.
7. Establishes collaborative relationships with community-based organizations, institutions of higher education and other public/private agencies serving the surrounding community.
8. Attends relevant trainings including funder meetings and professional development trainings.
9. Supports Out of School Time Program Team to conduct outreach, recruitment & enrollment activities & internal referrals.
10. Collaborates with Out of School Time Program Team for strategic planning and program development.
11. Supports coordination and implementation of summer programming.
12. Maintains regular communication with parents regarding student enrollment and progress.
13. Ability to provide services to clients and staff that reflects Primary Client Model service delivery approaches that are Client-Centered, Data-Informed, and Culturally-Appreciative.
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14. Attend and participate in continuing education related to Primary Client Model which include active participation in quality circles and the maintenance of work according to the data established requirements.
15. Performs other duties as assigned.
1. Provide management of department and staff through independent judgment and decision-making.
2. Regularly direct the work of, schedule, and provide staff development opportunities and training to department staff.
1. Attend relevant workshops or join professional groups as necessary to maintain professional knowledge.
2. Adheres to the Congreso’s security guidelines and ensures the appropriate handling of sensitive information.
3. Facilitates and attends relevant staff meetings to promote communication and execution of goals.
4. Completes special projects specific to the function of the department or as needed for the department as directed by Supervisor.
5. Other duties as assigned within the scope of position expectations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Career Pathway: Leadership/Management)
All Staff Competencies
Basic understanding of Congreso’s mission, vision, values, programs and services and business plan.
Knowledge and understanding of the targeted community needs and demographics.
Understanding of legal criteria for issues such as confidentiality, domestic abuse, child abuse, and mandated reporter requirements.
Ability to provide nonviolent intervention with a high level of ethical standards of conduct, cultural sensitivity and within appropriate boundaries and limits.
Ability to effectively use standard office equipment.
Possesses strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by compassionate, courteous, cordial, cooperative, and professional interaction with diverse groups of co-workers, external business partners, and the community.
Ability to operate a computer and use a variety of common software programs including Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, UNIDAD, and customized databases.
Adheres to all Congreso and departmental policies and procedures.
Attends all Congreso in-services as required.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and effectively communicate with individuals and groups.
Interest in increasing accessibility of STEM and Athletics for young people as well as the development of 21st Century skills.
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Ability to articulate, promote, and model the organizational mission, vision and programmatic goals, and strategic plan.
Understanding of legal/political policies and issues, community resources, and benefits addressing targeted client needs as they affect Congreso services (e.g. TANF, poverty, immigrants).
Understanding of and implement guidelines and policy for programs and the organization.
Ability to effectively implement human resources policies, employee relations, staff supervision, staff development, staff evaluation, and management practices in accordance with Congreso policies.
Ability to read and understand a budget – making appropriate financial decisions (including review of spending levels).
Ability to demonstrate sustained leadership in moving clients towards targeted outcomes.
Ability to effectively conduct one on one advocacy and/or educational presentations.
Ability to manage, evaluates, and distributes the work of an individual or teams either programmatically or by function.
Ability to monitor contract compliance.
Experience, Education, and Licensure
Minimum Experience: Two to three years of youth development experience. Knowledge of the Puerto Rican, Latino, and African American community and the resources available preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Years of experience can be considered in lieu of degree requirement.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or equipment; reach with hands and arms; balance; talk or hear. The employee will occasionally climb stairs; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; taste or smell.
2. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
3. Operate related office equipment and use necessary tools.
4. Specific vision abilities required by the job include frequent reading and close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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2. Although work is primarily indoors, you will be required to travel outside to client and community locations.
3. Position may require occasional trips to attend conferences seminars, and meetings.
4. Certain visits or work related appointments might be scheduled outside of traditional work hours as necessary.
Congreso is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Congreso is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. All employment decisions at Congreso are made without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability or military/veteran status, or any other protected class as set forth under applicable State, Local and Federal Civil Rights Laws.
Congreso is a multi-service nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education, and health services; leadership development and advocacy. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, Congreso has grown into a national thought leader on nonprofit performance management with an expert focus on the Latino community. Congreso is anchored by its innovative Primary Client Model (PCM™), and provides direct services to residents of the Philadelphia region while providing consult to other nonprofits and government systems nationally.