Coordinator, Advanced Manufacturing K-12 Outreach

$42,000 – $52,000

SciTech Institute

January 16, 2019

The SciTech Institute and Arizona Commerce Authority are collaboratively seeking a full-time position to build the awareness and engagement of K-12 students and parents in the advanced manufacturing pathway. The Advanced Manufacturing K-12 Outreach Coordinator will first assess the obstacles to building interest in manufacturing as a career path for students and build networks in secondary schools and industry to engage advanced manufacturing professionals in K-12 outreach. Given the fast-paced, visible, dynamic nature of the program, a successful candidate will have strong ability to problem solve, multi-task, communicate, mentor, network and collaborate. Specific job duties are outlined below:

Research the Advanced Manufacturing Pathway (30%) - Connect with advanced manufacturing professionals to better understand factors that resulted in them attaining their jobs; - Connect with secondary school students to understand their awareness and interest in the advanced manufacturing and co-develop strategies to effectively communicate with them; - Connect with education and industry professionals to understand the challenges involved in informing, recruiting and training students to enter the advanced manufacturing pathway; - Investigate similar programs developed in other states and communicate best practices and lessons learned; - Collect data using surveys, interviews, secondary research and focus groups and generate reports on the findings. Network development (30%) - Build a robust network of advanced manufacturing professionals and associated companies interested to engaged in K-12 outreach; - Build networks in secondary schools to connect with students and parents about the manufacturing pathway (ex. CTE educators, guidance counselors, STEM educators, parents); - Co-develop collateral, media and other material that captures the attention and interest of students and parents in advanced manufacturing; - Regularly communicate happenings and human-interest stories via blogs and social media. Engage Advanced Manufacturing Professionals in K-12 Outreach (30%) - Develop strategies, curriculum and protocols to engage advanced manufacturing professionals in activities such as school visits, company tours, open houses and community events; - Optimize systems to recruit, train and support advanced manufacturing professionals as community ambassadors and student mentors; - Cultivate a community of advanced manufacturing ambassadors through peer mentorship, networking, events and more; - Track and evaluate advanced manufacturing professional engagement and performance. Other (10%) - Attend regular staff meetings, SciTech Institute, Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Technology Council events and other activities; - Co-develop subsequent funding opportunities such as grants and sponsorships; - Monitor and report performance metrics.

Special qualifications: - Ability to grow and retain partnerships with education, business, community leaders; - Ability to mentor and manage dozens of volunteers; - Ability to plan small to large scale events; - Demonstrated ability to problem solve and think on one’s feet; - Ability to multitask, work efficiently, independently and project time frames; - Strong oral and written communication skills. Experience: - Working with workforce pathway stakeholders such as CTE educators, guidance counselors, community college faculty, industry professionals; - Experience in mentorship of students and adults; - Track record of partnership development; - Raise funding for an event, program or other related opportunity; - Event planning and management. Success Criteria for position - Written report summarizing obstacles and best practices to building interest in manufacturing as a career path for secondary students based upon findings; - Increase the number advanced manufacturing professionals engaged in K-12 outreach by at least 100 each year; - Increase the number schools reached about the advanced manufacturing pathway by at least 30 each year. Education: Bachelor’s degree (preferred). Core competencies: mentorship, education and instruction, team building skills, partnership development, communication, multi-tasking.

Work conditions: - Attend regular staff meetings at MAC6 in Tempe and occasional meetings at the Arizona Commerce Authority in Phoenix; - Office space provided at MAC6 in Tempe; - Ability to attend community meetings and events which may occur during regular business hours, evenings and weekends; - Mileage to businesses, community organizations, schools and special events will be reimbursed. Comments: Benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and 401(k).

Interested Candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to jbabendure@aztechcouncil.org with Advanced Manufacturing K-12 Outreach Coordinator in the subject line. No phone calls please.