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Employment Application Process
EdVenture is committed to creating a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment for all staff and volunteers. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive for diversity in all jobs at all levels with the organization. All resumes and applications are maintained on file for six months. Open positions will remain listed on this page until filled.
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Current Available Positions (updated 11/13/2013)
Reports directly to Club Edventure Programs Site- Coordinator/Program Coordinator
This position works closely with the Club EdVenture Program Site-Coordinator to implement After School Program’s curriculum located at selected school sites. After-school programs target young children, youth and their families, teachers, and educational administrators.
This staff member will work in collaboration with both Program Staff and Vista Coordinator in maintaining all materials and supplies, assisting with coordinating parenting initiatives and meetings with regular school day teachers to provide developmentally appropriate practice and activities to all enrolled students. Ensures appropriate communication about Club EdVenture Programs internally (with Club EdVenture Site-Coordinator) and externally with each (school administrator and in school site newsletters).
Work Schedule and Conditions:Part-time of 20 hours per week, from 2:00-6:00pm. Some evenings and weekend work may be required. The staff will occasionally be required to assist in lifting and carrying heavy objects and materials.
General Responsibilities include:
- Assists in implementing and planning related activities for the Club EdVenture Programs. This includes implementing STEM activities, ordering and disseminating supplies, writing lesson plans. Programs include, but are not limited to after school programs and school district(s) collaborative partnerships upon requested.
- Prepares for on-site coordination and supervision of afterschool staff, assures all after-school programs are well staffed, notifies Program Coordinator of substitute educator need, assures all programs are following and implementing the Club Edventure staff as required.
- Maintains and submits accurate weekly records, files, and data systems for EdVenture reporting (e.g. attendance, student data-qualitative and quantitative, standardized testing scores, Assures all information is submitted by deadline to Program/Vista/Finance Coordinators/staff.
- Assists in identifying staff training needs and appropriate staff and/or volunteers to deliver "special" programs/training when necessary or identified by school administration.
- Assists in evaluating all staff for pre-monitoring by Club Edventure Manager.
- Delivers regular feedback to staff through group and one-on-one meetings.
- Offers emotional support and guidance to staff, and parents.
- Collects and prepares all newsletter information .
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Minimum of 9 semester hrs. (from an accredited college) in child development, early childhood, elementary, middle school education or other related fields.
- Minimum of 2 years of relevant educational setting; teaching experience, and/or knowledge of after-school programs.
- Should be interested in working with children, youth and families,
- Should be a team player and have an understanding of managing and collaborating with other stakeholders.
- Must have a desire to provide high quality customer service, and knowledge of program evaluation techniques.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Computer literacy required, including MS Office.
- Certificates, Licenses, SLED clearances, valid SC Driver’s license
Materials and Equipment Used: Personal computer, fax, calculator and copier.
Raise financial support for EdVenture through the preparation and submission of grants and other applications for support to government (local, state, federal), foundation and corporate funders and to develop and maintain relationships with foundation and government officials (local, state and federal).
Work Schedule and Conditions: Regular daily schedule of 40 hours per week with some travel, evening and weekend work required in an office environment and in the community.
General Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Grant Research, Writing and Management (50%)
- Garner financial support for EdVenture by writing and securing grants from foundation, corporation and government sources to support EdVenture's mission and programs.
- Research and write competitive and compelling proposals and funding requests to foundation and corporate grant requests; work with program staff in the development of government grants (including preparation of narratives and budgets).
- Establish and manage an active grant/funding calendar, in collaboration with Development Associate, to ensure proposals and reports are completed on time. Circulate appropriate information to staff and schedule regular meeting with CEO and staff to review funding opportunities.
Government Relations (35%)
- Garner financial support for EdVenture by developing and managing relationships with local and state agencies.
- Manage local government funding relationships with CEO to maintain and grow local government support.
- Cultivate and educate elected officials and governmental staff to support EdVenture.
- Engage and direct volunteer and board support of government relations efforts.
Communications and Stewardship (15%)
- Coordinate all grant reporting required by funders, ensuring that project directors meet reporting deadlines. Works with staff and funders if and when grant activities need to be re-negotiated.
- Develop and implement cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for current and potential funders.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of communication with prospective and current grantors in database.
- Record critical donor and grantor information on central database, including all communications with donors/grantors.
- Provide individual progress updates to Development colleagues and CEO to ensure maximum transparency and coordination.
Perform Other Duties as Assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Bachelor's degree in humanities, sciences and/or education; graduate degree preferrred.
- Minimum 3 years grant writing, management and government relations experience.
- Demonstrated success in grant proposal writing, preferably in a museum or education setting.
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills; experienced in technical writing.
- Strong skills in organization, time management and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
- Demonstrated record of setting and achieving goals and meeting deadlines.
- Ability to interact successfully with and motivate high level officials, donors and volunteers.
- Proficient with MS Office 2010 (especially Word and Excel); knowledge of fundraising software (Blackbaud Altru preferred).
Materials and Equipment Used: Personal computer, fax, calculator, copier.
Development Associate (shared with Director of Annual and Major Gifts)
Reports to: Museum Experiences Manager
EdVenture Children's Museum, the South's largest children's museum, seeks a program guide to support our bilingual programs. The person filling this position will be an integral member of the Education Services, supported by the IMLS grant, supporting the implementation of programs and activities designed to support Hispanic/Latino outreach and educational programs. The program guide will be responsible for assisting in the planning, arranging logistics, and other administrative tasks associated with all IMLS grant-related meeting events and activities. The Educator also works closely with team members to ensure successful implementation of the IMLS-funded grant program.
Work Schedule and Conditions: Regular schedule of 20 hours per week, flexible weekday and weekend schedule, providing interactive engagement with Spanish-speaking visitors and at school and community sites. Occasionally required to assist in lifting and carrying heavy materials.
General Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Developing and presenting educational programs on the exhibit floor for members of the Hispanic/Latino community, as scheduled.
- Assisting in the successful implementation the grant-funded program, processing and tracking reimbursements related to projects/activities and maintaining related databases and tracking systems.
- Assisting in the collection of participant data to support program effectiveness.
- Assisting in onsite and outreach programs to support the IMLS grant.
- Assisting, when necessary, with the implementation of programs for after school audiences, including Club EdVenture, and other out-of-school groups.
- Representing EdVenture in a professional manner when interacting with visitors and reporting safety and exhibit issues to appropriate staff as necessary.
- Ensuring that all programs are of the highest quality and meet the museum’s mission and education goals, as well as South Carolina curriculum standards.
- Assisting in training ongoing trainings of EdVenture Team members to increase cultural awareness and school /group programs developed for Spanish-speaking visitors.
- Participating in special activities and other projects as needed and performs related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: The candidate must have Spanish language proficiency and be comfortable in communicating well with members of Spanish-speaking communities; embrace diversity, possess a professional attitude (including dress and appearance), and a willingness to commit to the vision of the institution; have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; and have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Education and/or Experience: Earned a Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university (or working toward completion of program), with relevant work experience.
Materials and Equipment Used: Computer, phone, fax, calculator, copier and database systems.
If you are interested in applying for any of the above positions, please open and print a job application and email it along with a cover letter and resume to EdVenture's Human Resource Department to: email@example.com. No phone calls please.
EdVenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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