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Broadcom MASTERS Program Manager

Position Overview

This position will manage the day-to-day operations of Broadcom MASTERS in the Science Education Programs department of Society for Science & the Public. Broadcom MASTERS is a national science, technology, engineering, and math competition for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders; Broadcom MASTERS International is a reward program for middle school students selected from science fairs around the world.

This position will ensure the Society is fulfilling funder requirements and adhering to program timelines and budgets. The position will be responsible for all Broadcom MASTERS program aspects and activities.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and administer the programs, including coordination of staff on the annual calendar, application and entry process, program publications, collateral materials, and week-long finalist event activities.
  • Lead the sponsor relationship-building, including communication, collaboration, development, planning, and reporting.
  • Serve as an advocate spokesperson for the program with internal and external audiences.
  • Maintain information, timely fulfillment of inquiries/requests, and processing of annual program awards. This can include handling of confidential documents and projects and maintaining the confidentiality of the selection process with students, parents, teachers, the press, and the public.
  • Coordinate with the Events and Operations team and other staff to direct finalist week activities, including student activities, challenges, Science and Engineering Project Showcase, and award ceremony.
  • Plan and execute Broadcom MASTERS International Program, which takes place each year during Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May. Manage attendance of 16 countries and plan activities for 25 participants in coordination with Intel ISEF activities.
  • Coordinate with the Alumni team in planning and executing Broadcom MASTERS alumni activities and programs, in coordination with Society goals and objectives.
  • Support other Science Education Programs and support coordination with the Society outreach programming.
  • This position will include supervision, communication, and coordination with colleagues within the Science Education Program and will require effective positive and professional working relationships within internal Society staff and external vendors and funders.

Competencies

  • Problem solving and analysis.
  • Project management, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to create effective, collaborative working relationships, and establish credibility.
  • Strategic vision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Technical ability with online application systems and digital media.
  • Focused attention to detail and high standard of work output.
  • Positive outlook and ability to maintain calm in stressful situations.
  • Flexibility and willingness to support team members.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of STEM education challenges.
  • Formal and/or experience with classroom or program management of 6th-9th graders preferred.  

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in science or education and/or at the Master's degree level preferred.
  • 4-6 years experience as a manager. Project management experience desirable.
  • 4-6 years experience working in a nonprofit with corporate sponsors desirable.
  • Knowledge of or experience working with middle or high school students.
  • Computer proficiency, including: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
  • Database knowledge (Access, Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or other database software) and experience with online application and evaluation systems, including Fluid Review, desirable.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with educators, participating students, and their parents or adult-in-charge, sponsors, and journalists.
  • Affinity for the mission of the Society and the goals of Broadcom MASTERS.
  • Mandatory travel to events three weeks a year.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to career@societyforscience.org. No phone calls please.

About Society for Science & the Public

Society for Science & the Public (Society) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement; to inform, educate, and inspire. We do this work through our award-winning Science News media group and world-class science competitions: the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS), the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), and Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars). Intel ISEF and Broadcom MASTERS begin at local, regional, state, and national fairs that affiliate with the Society to participate. This network includes more than 400 science fairs representing more than 70 countries, regions, and territories.   

About Broadcom MASTERS

Designed to instill 21st century skills building and inspiring the nation's young scientists, engineers, and innovators to stay with their STEM interests into high school and beyond, Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) is a national competition that begins with the nomination of 10 percent of participating students at their regional or state Society-affiliated science fair. Nominees then enter the competition by completing an online application to explain their science project, demonstrate their knowledge of STEM principles, and provide insight into their personal interests and aspirations.

After submitting the online application, 300 semifinalists are selected through a national vetting process by scientists, engineers, and educators. Finally, 30 finalists are brought together to present their research projects and compete in hands-on STEM team challenges where they are judged on their skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.

Competition awards from partners include: the first place $25,000 Samueli Prize for STEM Leadership and Innovation; the $20,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement; the $10,000 Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation; and the $7,500 Lemelson Award for Invention.

About Broadcom MASTERS International

Society-affiliated national fairs around the world nominate a middle student who demonstrates promise and potential in STEM leadership to participate in Broadcom MASTERS International during the Society’s high school event, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Elements of the program include emphasis on teamwork and building 21st century skills.

The Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Society for Science & the Public is committed to equal employment opportunity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, the Society does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis, including but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, ancestry, national origin, disability, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, age and/or any other categories protected by the laws of the United States or the District of Columbia.