STEM Programs Manager

Posted 1 month ago

The Institute of the Americas, a not-for-profit organization, that promotes sustainable and inclusive economic growth, productivity, and prosperity in the Americas through public-private sector collaboration, research, training and capacity building, is seeking an experienced and accomplished STEM Program Manager, that will work to expand and enhance the organization’s STEM programs, increase organizational visibility in STEM field and manage STEM-related partnerships. This full time position reports directly to the president and it is located in La Jolla, CA.

Education & Experience required

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management with science background.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with curriculum and program development.
  • A Master’s Degree in related area with strong knowledge in applied biology & chemistry laboratory practices and procedures.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Create and implement content, generating long-term impact for domestic and international programs.
  • Develop and sustain industry partnerships.
  • Design and lead professional development conferences and livestream events in the areas of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Medicine, Technology, Integration, and STEM education.
  • Develop annual budgets and monitor scheduling, invoicing, and reporting.
  • Build, manage, and supervise up to 30 personnel per engagement, keeping stakeholders informed of progress and milestones.
  • Research and write grants.
  • Develop and maintain alumni network.
  • Lead and conduct Thinkabit Lab session at the Institute of the Americas upon completion of training.

Skills and abilities

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Strong administrative experience in managing complex calendars and travel arrangements, planning conferences/meetings on and off site, and coordinating administrative activities.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding time frames and prioritize office functions.
  • Excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to effectively compose, edit, and proofread letters, memoranda, agendas, meeting minutes, and summary reports with clear and concise expression, proper grammar, style, format, and punctuation.
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills with ability to research and analyze situations, identify existing or potential impacts, develop and recommend innovative solutions, determine and implement procedures to accomplish effective resolution, and evaluate results or progress.
  • Strong service orientation. Ability to work independently and effectively by individual leadership; make decisions; accurately anticipate project needs; take initiative and adapt.
  • Able to delegate project tasks based on team member’s individual strengths, skill sets, and experience level.
  • Strong computer proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and web-based applications.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising employees, including recruiting, hiring, training, mentoring/coaching, supervising, and evaluating.

The Institute of the Americas is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.


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Job CategoryInnovation & Entrepreneurship, STEM

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