Part time Program Director for Hands on Engineering Program in CA Bay Area

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Job Opening: Part Time Bay Area Director for BlueStamp Engineering

About The Company:
BlueStamp Engineering (BSE) is a 6-week summer program in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and New York City where high school students individually build engineering projects. Accepted students select and build a project of interest (e.g. prosthetic hands, solar powered electronics, autonomous robots, GPS devices, mini wind turbines, etc.) with a motto of "learning by doing." BSE students and founders have been featured on Cable TV, TEDx, and on the Embedded podcast.

Students go through the entire process of building and testing their devices while supporting their work with full documentation published online and presenting their work at a demo night. Projects have a wide degree of difficulty, from electronics kits to customized designs. Please visit our student page to see what previous students have built. For detailed information about the program, please visit bluestampengineering.com

Open Position – City Director:
BlueStamp, LLC is looking for an entrepreneurial, motivated, kind, and tech-savvy person to join our staff at the Director level in the California Bay Area. The role is seasonal in nature due to the program only operating in the Summer. While the exact hours will vary based on opportunities, the following schedule outlines general expectations:
November - December: 5-15 hours/week
January - May: 20-30 hours/week
June - July: 40-50 hours/week

Position Responsibilities:
-Enrollment and PR. The Director will be responsible for driving enrollment growth and PR efforts during the application period (December-June). Specific tasks include:
-Connecting (via BSE’s founders) with existing school contacts to coordinate program demo’s
-Contacting new STEM teachers/administrators and speaking to various high schools in the area.
-Review students’ applications.
-Conduct student (with parent) interviews via in person coffee or skype meetings.
-Call student references.
-Send admissions/rejection notices to students and coordinate enrollment procedure (enrollment status, billing, and payment status).
-Staff Recruitment. The Director will publish job postings, review resumes, and interview summer staff candidates.
-Operate the Summer Program. The director will oversee all operations of the San Francisco and Palo Alto locations of BlueStamp engineering. Specific tasks include:
-Working with students and parents to ensure each student has a great experience.
-Managing a staff of 9-15 between the two locations.
-Work with students, staff, and parents to select projects and get materials and tools ordered in advance of the program’s start.
-Coordinate and attend all Bay Area demo nights (up to 6) where students present their work).
-Coordinate a 2-day staff training for all Bay Area staff and 1-day room setup day for each location.

Candidate Requirements:
-Excellent organizational skills.
-Comfortable with speaking publicly to groups ranging from 10 to 100 students.
-Tech savvy: Education and/or experience (professional or hobbyist) in one or both of the following areas: (1) Emerging Technology (mobile, electronics, consumer, programming, energy, life sciences), (2) Technology -Entrepreneurship
-Experience networking and reaching out to new contacts by phone and email.
-Desire to share the excitement of engineering with high school students.
-Excellent communication skills, unfettered honesty and integrity, and the ability to work with minimal supervision are all a must.
-Selected candidates must pass a background check.
Time Commitment and Flexibility:
-The work load is highest in the summer while the program is in session, and very light from August through September, and then ramps up again leading to the summer.

Salary:
Varies depending on experience
$40k base salary for November - July.
Up to an additional $30k in merit bonus.


To Apply:
Submit resume and a brief cover letter to dave@bluestampengineering.com and robin@bluestampengineering.com
Strong candidates will then be invited to fill out an application (available on BlueStamp website)

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