Associate Director, Education

DEPARTMENT: Global STEM Alliance

REPORTS TO: Director, Education


The Associate Director of Education oversees operations of the Academy's in-person mentoring and education programs, including the Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program, Scientists-in-Residence, and STEM Camps. In collaboration with other team members, the Associate Director develops strategies to scale up these programs domestically and internationally, and create new business opportunities that leverage existing Academy resources in novel ways.

The Associate Director works closely with other departments at the Academy to support fundraising, business development, marketing, and membership. He or she also builds and manages relationships with academic, non-governmental, and corporate partners to support and extend the work of the Global STEM Alliance, the Academy's ambitious STEM education initiative.

Essential Duties

  • Manage the development of in-person mentoring and education programming, including program content, mentor recruitment and training, and program evaluation
  • Supervise staff members responsible for implementing in-person mentoring and education programs
  • Manage relationships with funders, government agencies, and universities
  • Manage program budgets and contracts

General Responsibilities

  • Oversee hiring and management of volunteer staff, including AmeriCorps VISTAs and Summer Associates
  • Oversee remote implementations of in-person mentoring and education programs domestically and internationally
  • Generate reports as needed to provide clients with evaluation data and information about program progress
  • Assist Development staff in grant writing and funder relationships as needed
  • Cultivate business opportunities to create and sell products and services that leverage Academy resources
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the Academy by presenting at conferences and events, contributing to scholarly and/or news publications, and engaging with media outlets

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervise one or more staff members.


  • 7–10 years of experience in the education sector, particularly as an educator, instructional designer, or program developer, preferably in STEM fields
  • Knowledge of the education market in the US and abroad
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master's preferred)
  • Comfort with educational technology
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, work creatively and independently, as well as function in a team environment
  • Must be able to travel 10% of the time and have the ability to work internationally

Work Schedule

The Academy operates during standard business hours Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Standard work week is 35 hours, unless otherwise noted.

Work Environment / Physical Demands

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, etc. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some movement is required. Examples world be lifting files, opening filling cabinets and bending or standing as necessary.

How to Apply

Applications must include a resume, cover letter and desired salary.