Specialist, Science Education Programs – Middle School STEM Competition

The Specialist supports all aspects of the Broadcom MASTERS, the Society for Science’s premier national middle school STEM research competition. As a member of the Science Education Programs team, the Specialist for the Broadcom MASTERS competition supports and serves students, teachers, fair directors and parents by assisting with affiliation of nearly 300 middle school science fairs in the Society’s domestic affiliated fair network, editing and trouble-shooting the online application system, and managing constituent data.  The Specialist will take an active role in helping the Broadcom MASTERS Director plan and execute the Broadcom MASTERS finals week, where 30 finalists and their parents are invited to Washington, DC for the competition.  The Specialist will also have the opportunity to support the Broadcom MASTERS International program, where approximately 25 students are invited to participate in a week-long educational program.  This position will report to the Broadcom MASTERS Director.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides administrative support for the Broadcom MASTERS program and the Science Education department. This includes responding to phone and e-mail inquiries, supporting mailings and data entry needs, and assisting in administrative and accounting paperwork.
  • Manages customer service and communications with students, teachers, principals, and parents to promote the competition and encourage students to apply.
  • Builds tools to support students, parents and educators through the application process, such as advice videos, live webinars, websites and email campaigns.
  • Supports the organization, planning, and execution of the Broadcom MASTERS finals week and Broadcom MASTERS International event programming.
  • Promotes growth of the program through outreach to fairs not involved with Broadcom MASTERS.
  • Shares the Society’s commitment to equity and inclusion, helping make programmatic updates when needed to meet the Society’s goals.
  • Maintains relevant and accurate constituent data.
  • Aids in the processing of online applications and evaluation processes for Society programs throughout the year.
  • Completes other projects and duties as assigned.
  • Attends all education programs, which requires at least 2 weeks of travel annually.

Competencies

  • Strong communications skills (written and oral)
  • Data management experience
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others as a team, to multi-task, and to be a self-starter
  • Affinity for the educational, science and outreach goals of the Society for Science

Education and Experience

  • Required:
    • Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 2 years of work experience
    • Strong computer proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Desired:
    • A degree in education or a STEM field
    • Experience with event organization and volunteer management
    • An interest in or experience with non-profit management
    • Database knowledge (Access, The Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or other database software) and experience with online application and evaluation systems

How to Apply

Send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to career@societyforscience.org. Emails should include “Specialist for Middle School STEM Competition” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting. Our office is located near the Dupont Circle and Farragut North Metro stations. This position usually works in an office setting but will temporarily work from home until at least January 4, 2022 with possible extensions.

About the Society

Society for Science (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 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), and Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars). Regeneron 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.

EEO Statement

The Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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