Part-time Consulting Position at Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair

There is a notable scarcity of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) students competing at the State competition level annually. We are eager to support motivated BIPOC students to reach this level of State competition. We recognize that the field doesn’t always represent their demographic and that it can be both intimidating and disheartening to proceed in an environment that doesn’t reflect oneself. With that in mind we are launching a coaching program for BIPOC students whereby we match them with a coach who supports them through the science fair program year. The coaching will focus on the students’ research and preparation for the science fair program. More: https://scifair.com/about-2/

Part-time Consulting Position

MSEF brings the excitement of STEM learning and discovery to youth, cultivating future generations of STEM talent. MSEF seeks an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial Coaching Coordinator to assist in launching the coaching program for BIPOC students. The Coaching Coordinator will manage the program supporting both the coaches who support students working on independent research projects as well as the students themselves. This program will run from late October through May and will support up to 48 students and their coaches, from corporations and academia, through the science fair preparation season.

Responsibilities to include:
For students
• Develop onboarding program for students.
• Systematic check-ins and tracking, ensuring students are fulfilling their bi-weekly meetings with their coaches.
• Identify additional needs that MSEF can support during their science fair preparation.
• Manage communication with schools and/or teachers of the participating students,
identifying any particular needs that can be met.


For coaches
• Recruit, manage, and train/guide STEM professionals and STEM college majors, to coach high school STEM students.
• Develop onboarding program for coaches.
• Provide ongoing support to coaches.

For all
• Develop and maintain data collection tools to track participation/attendance and document feedback.
• Survey and compile feedback from participants to continuously improve the program.
• Seek out resources to further support students and their coaches throughout the program.

Time Estimate:
10 hours per week (average, as some weeks may require more and some less) November 2020-April 2021.


Qualifications:
• At least five years of teaching experience and/or mentoring management experience
• Leadership experience in organizing, developing and managing coaching programs for youth
• Understanding of school systems and experience in STEM education programs
• Fluent in English, with outstanding oral and written communication skills (bilingual a plus)
• Advanced organizational skills and the ability to track multiple projects simultaneously
• Flexible schedule working remotely. Must be available for evening hours on a scheduled
basis.

To apply, please email your resume and a description of your interest to
hrosenfeld@scifair.com.