Jobs at Empow Studios

At Empow Studios, we educate children ages 7-15 in coding, engineering, and digital arts with a focus on fun, discovery, and building a life-long passion in STEM. We have won more awards for excellence, and offer more programs, in more locations, than any other STEM education provider in Massachusetts. Every year we provide:

  • STEM summer camps at 20 locations across Massachusetts
  • School-year STEM programs for students after school, on weekends, and during school breaks both directly and through partnerships, in more than 50 locations in Massachusetts
  • Support to schools and educational institutions via teacher training, our online learning platform and STEM curriculum, and field trips to our centers
  • More recently, we have leveraged our deep investment in our proprietary online learning platform and STEM curriculum, TalentBox, to provide live online versions of our programs.

Current Openings:

Strategy & Operations Associate/Snr Associate

Location: Newton or Lexington, MA; flexible to be partially remote

As Strategy & Operations Associate/Snr Associate, you will be the right hand to the CEO tackling some of the organization’s most pressing challenges as we scale nationally. Your skills in data gathering, analysis, and coaching more junior staff will be instrumental as, in partnership with the CEO, you help drive our strategic plan through to successful execution, lead special strategic projects, refine infrastructure to improve operations, and consult to regional staff facing new-to-them operational challenges. You will see how all facets of the business work together to produce value for our students, employees, partners, and investors. This is an excellent opportunity for a strategy consulting or investment banking analyst who aspires to one day be a CEO or COO, has a passion for education, and who wants to make a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of young people.

What You Will Do

Drive Strategy into Execution

  • Annual Planning. Leveraging existing models, collaborate with regional leaders to create annual goals, budgets and success metrics aligned with our strategic plan
  • Dashboards. Track and report progress towards metric- and milestone-based success goals
  • Analysis. Proactively identify key milestones and performance metrics that are at risk. Gather and analyze data to assess root causes of these potential problems. Recommend data-driven, actionable, and scalable solutions.

Conduct Special Projects (examples)

  • Strategy. Support the CEO in creation of strategic plan for the organization including with research and analysis
  • Financing. Partner with CEO on any strategic financing or corporate development matters
  • Major contracts. Renegotiate rental contracts; source new leases in new expansion geographies
  • Operational manual. Collaborate with all facets of the organization to improve and update the operations manual that defines how all facets of the business run, and that is used by new regional offices to start up effectively
  • Knowledge management. Implement knowledge management tools and programs to guide collaboration and sharing of best practices across regional offices

Direct Operations

  • Manage. Provide on site liaison between our outsourced CFO and regional offices; ensure effective two-way communications and resolve challenges. Ensure smooth operations at our national office including of the finance, HR and admin functions largely by managing staff and external vendors.
  • Support. Consult to regional administrative staff to help solve new or unusual operational problems
  • Improve. Lead cross-office and cross-functional teams to improve key facets of operations. For example: partner with CEO to improve talent processes such as performance management and professional development; partner with Director of Technology to improve operation’s IT infrastructure.
Characteristics of an ideal candidate
  • 2+ years of experience in strategy consulting, investment banking, or leading strategic initiatives
  • Strong analytical acumen, with proven ability to produce data-driven insights and creative recommendations to solve complex strategic problems
  • Strong operational orientation with experience creating processes and infrastructure, often leveraging technology, to reduce costs and improve quality
  • Proven ability to achieve goals in face of challenging obstacles; resourceful, flexible, tactful, and persistent
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to build trusting relationships, facilitate problem solving, and lead through influence and expertise
  • Proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities including a mix of long-term and urgent projects
  • Strong communicator — both oral and written
  • Adapt at adapting and thriving within a fast-paced, results-driven, rapidly changing environment
  • Comfortable using desktop and enterprise software for operations and data analysis including Excel, Quickbooks,
    Data Studio, and Hubspot; proficient in some of these
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to working in education. Experience working in education or education
    technology is a plus.
  • A BA/BS degree is required

If you don’t meet 100% of the above characteristics, you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that
meeting just 50% of a role’s requirements puts you in the running.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is $55,000 – $70,000 annually based upon experience. The compensation and title (Associate or Snr Associate) will be based upon experience. This is a full-time position with benefits.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience approach, meet, or exceed characteristics of an ideal candidate and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Please apply by sending application materials (cover letter, resume) to recruiting@empow.me with role title, first and last names as the subject header.

Curriculum Manager, STEM Classes and Camps

Location: Newton or Lexington, MA

As our Curriculum Manager, you will own the full cycle of development of our blended learning STEM curriculum. Working within our pedagogical and brand guidelines, you will work with internal Subject Matter Experts to scope class curriculum and learning objectives, design projects that are at the heart of our pedagogy, storyboard online curriculum, and, drawing on media specialists as needed, transform those storyboards and project designs into incredibly engaging digital content. You will produce documentation to guide instructors to best use your digital course materials in the classroom as they coach students, and you will monitor student progress and satisfaction to guide your continuous improvement efforts. You will draw on the pedagogical expertise of our Chief Learning Officer and report to the national VP Programs. Your work will leverage your expertise in pedagogy (particularly project-based, child-centric learning), your ability to work with subject matters experts, your proficiency with multimedia production for young learners, and your passion for STEM. This is an amazing opportunity to impact the STEM learning experiences of tens of thousands of students.

Position Overview

Curriculum Development from Ideation to Implementation

  • In collaboration with Empow’s Subject Matter Experts, leverage STEM discipline-specific best practices, and scope curriculum plans aligned with our brand and our academic and pedagogical model
  • Develop highly engaging digital learning materials that include multiple media including text, graphic, animation, audio, video and interactive components and that mesh with our LMS TalentBox; leverage media developers as necessary
  • Design projects that provide the core of our project-based learning curriculum, and build smaller, partially-built projects that provide stepping stone student experiences
  • Create documentation for teachers on instructional practices designed to best compliment each piece of curriculum
  • Support national program team colleagues to develop and deliver curriculum-specific instructor professional development to ensure effective implementation of curriculum

Continuous Improvement (examples)

  • Use key metrics including student engagement, learning, satisfaction, and retention to drive continuous improvement efforts

Strategic Curriculum Decisions

  • Participate as a member of the team that develops and continually refines our academic and pedagogical model and ensures that curriculum, instructional practices, and assessments are appropriately aligned with it
  • Understand the broader context of our business model, market position, and customer requirements (including students, parents, and schools) and include these considerations into decisions about curriculum content and design
  • Provide input into strategic program decisions including regarding new programs and new functionality for our proprietary project-based learning management system, TalentBox
Characteristics of an ideal candidate

At Empow Studios, we believe a diverse team leads to diversity in thinking, making our products better for students, families and schools. If you read this job description, feel energized by what you see here, and believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role, but you aren’t sure you meet every ideal characteristic, please apply! Above all, we are looking for the right person!
Functional

    • 4+ years of experience in an instructional design or curriculum development role developing curriculum and online learning content
    • Experience with project-based, informal learning, and/or K-12 focused curriculum development
    • Expertise in education design, child learning theory, instructional design principles, UX design, e-learning, and blended learning pedagogies
    • Understanding of assessment and evaluation methods
    • Experience developing instructor professional development materials, providing instructional support, and overseeing educational program implementation are each a plus

Technical /Creative

      • 2+ years experience and highly skilled in using authoring tools (e.g. Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or Rise) and multimedia tools (e.g. audio, video, and/or graphic design using tools such as Audacity, Camtasia, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe’s Illustrator, Photoshop, Audition and Premiere Pro)
      • Experienced leveraging media specialists as needed
      • A strong portfolio of highly engaging, child-centered, learning media

      STEM

      • Passion for STEM and child-education is required
      • Experience working with some of the software applications we teach (e.g. Scratch, Roblox, Minecraft, Flowlab, Adobe Rush, SculptGL, Tinkercad, Sweethome), developing STEM curriculum, and teaching in a STEM field are each a plus

      Project Management & Interpersonal

      • An organized, proactive project-team leader, able to lead multiple project teams to successful completion on schedule
      • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills

      Education

      • A Bachelors or advanced degree in a combination of (a) Education, Instructional Design, Education Technology, or related field, and (b) a STEM discipline relevant to Empow’s content areas is ideal
      Salary and Benefits

      Competitive and equitable pay commensurate with experience.

      To Apply

      Please submit a resume and cover letter to recruiting@empow.me. Please include a link to your portfolio or previous pieces of representative work as part of your application.

Program Manager, STEM Classes and Camps

Location: Newton or Lexington, MA

Reporting to the Greater Boston Senior Program Manager, you will be a key member of the regional program team that ensures that all of our STEM classes and camps are delivered to our high-quality standards. With the guidance and support of the Senior Program Manager, you will lead particular programs (such as camps or school partnerships), geographies within our region, and/or particular parts of the program team’s efforts (such as recruiting and training teachers); your responsibilities will change and grow as you develop, with the intent of preparing you for more senior program roles. This is an ideal opportunity for a strong ambitious program manager with a passion for and background in STEM education to make a meaningful difference in the lives of hundreds of young people in the state.

What You Will Do

Run high quality programs

  • Plan and manage program operations to ensure that our programs run smoothly: schedule classes and teachers, ensure compliance with regulations, and manage inventory of program materials
  • Lead specific elements of our program delivery by type (e.g., camps, classes, schools) or region across multiple key program functions (e.g., recruiting, training, customer service, and evaluation).
  • Manage and coach instructors to implement with fidelity Empow’s defined pedagogy, curriculum, and program designReview program metrics and student progress; identify risks and proactively solve problems to ensure high quality results for each student, teacher, and school

Build strong relationships with families and schools

  • Educate potential and current customers about the range of Empow programs; help them find the programs that best meet their needs
  • Ensure strong communications with families including instructor progress reports and tailored recommendations
  • Ensure that instructors build strong mentor relationships with their students
  • Manage relationships with school partners, ensuring that our instructors, technology, curriculum, and support staff are working together to achieve stated goals; proactively identify and solve problems
  • Address customer concerns quickly and effectively

Maintain a strong, engaged team

  • Collaborate with the Senior Program Manager to hire and retain an exceptional team of instructors and site directors
  • Train and coach instructors leveraging materials and resources provided by our national office
  • Help ensure that working at Empow Studios is an amazing experience
Characteristics of an ideal candidate

At Empow Studios, we believe a diverse team leads to diversity in thinking, making our products better for students, families and schools. If you read this job description, feel energized by what you see here, and believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role, but you aren’t sure you meet every qualification, please apply! Above all, we are looking for the right person!

  • At least two years’ experience as an instructor, camp director, or program manager
  • Passion for STEM and familiarity with much of the breadth of the technologies covered in Empow’s STEM curriculum
  • Proven project management skills including strong attention to detail and experience tracking and managing components of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Willingness and ability to proactively identify and offer solutions to potential challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team to achieve outstanding results
  • Ability to work through resistance and advocate internally for needs of self and team
  • Desire to provide quality customer service and help families and partners find the Empow programs that best meet their needs
  • Dedication to personifying that values at the core of Empow’s culture through nurturing and cultivating fun, creativity, collaboration, individuality, and discovery
  • Interest in and dedication to building authentic relationships, providing coaching and support to both staff and students, and ensuring families receive their best-fit education experience for their children
  • Actively seeks out opportunities for rapid growth including targeted and supported stretch assignments
  • Able and willing to review program quality and support program delivery which will require working some early evenings and weekends, and driving to locations throughout the Greater Boston area
  • A BA/BS degree or higher in education or a STEM field or appropriate equivalent experience is required
Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is $45,000 – $55,000 annually.  This position is full-time and eligible for benefits.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience approach, meet, or exceed characteristics of an ideal candidate and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Please apply by sending application materials (cover letter, resume) to recruiting@empow.me with role title, first and last names as the subject header.

Customer Service Representative
Strong Communicators with Great Attention to Detail Needed to Provide Amazing Customer Experience. Are you excited about STEM education? Do you love connecting people with what they need? As a Customer Service Representative for Empow Studios, you will work closely with our families and other customers to ensure they remain satisfied with and are well-informed about the organization and its programmatic offerings throughout the year.

What You Will Do

You will provide customer service in-person, through email, and over the phone. You will help our customers identify enrollment opportunities that meet their interests and needs and cover billing related inquiries. In addition, you may provide additional administrative support, as needed.
This is an ideal opportunity for a strong communicator excited about STEM education to make a meaningful difference in the lives of hundreds of young people in Massachusetts. As a Customer Service Representative, you will play a critical role in ensuring Empow Studios’ families understand and are prepared for classes.

Compensation

$16 – $18 per hour, depending on experience. These positions are temporary, hourly positions that will be working 40 hours a week from April through the end of August.

Imagine Yourself
  • Contributing to an award-winning customer service experience
  • Helping parents find the right STEM learning opportunities to meet their child’s individual learning goals
  • Ensuring that customer information from multiple sources is organized to maximize its utility
  • Applying expert investigative and critical thinking skills to resolve problems and quickly get people the answers they need
  • Proactively communicating with customers to answer questions before they think to ask them
  • Creating a smooth billing experience, including providing custom receipts when necessary
Minimum Requirements
  • One year experience in a customer-facing position
  • Comfort using different technological systems for data entry, monitoring, and communication
  • Impeccable integrity and ability to handle sensitive customer data securely and responsibly
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including personable demeanor and ability to empathize with customers
  • Basic algebra (ability to accurately calculate discounts)
  • Excellent organizational ability, including ability to collate information across multiple sources
  • Proficient in Google Sheets/Excel and familiarity with Google Drive
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
  • At least 6 months of customer service or sales experience
  • Familiarity with at least one technology taught at Empow and willingness to become familiar with others: 3D design, stop motion and digital animation, robotics, coding languages (Java, Python and/or Scratch), Minecraft (redstone, command blocks, pixel art)
  • Demonstrated success working with a team
  • Familiarity with Boston-area geography or ability to use maps to help customers identify convenient locations
  • Knowledge of how to prioritize and ability to track and manage multiple issues and projects simultaneously
  • Comfort using different technological systems for data entry, monitoring, and communication
  • Comfort in and excitement around working in an entrepreneurial setting experiencing rapid growth
  • Demonstrated ability to work through resistance and advocate internally for customer needs
  • Desire to provide quality customer service and help families find the best fit among Empow’s various programs
  • Alignment with Empow’s culture and values, including fun, creativity, collaboration, individuality, and discovery
To Apply

Please send us a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience approach, meet, or exceed characteristics of an ideal candidate and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Please apply by sending application materials (cover letter, resume) to recruiting@empow.me with role title, first and last names as the subject header.

Sales & Marketing Coordinator
As Sales & Marketing Coordinator, you will work in partnership with the Greater Boston Regional Director and our National Director of Marketing to achieve our marketing and sales goals in the Greater Boston area. You will leverage national marketing campaigns to generate leads with potential school partners, and then support the sales process by conducting research, drafting proposals, and managing opportunities in Hubspot. You will increase awareness among parents of our STEM classes and camps by attending camp fairs, generating local social media, producing collateral, and conducting local PR. The ideal candidate will have successfully worked in sales and marketing, and will be adept at managing several competing priorities simultaneously. This is a great opportunity for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and highly personable team player, who has a passion for education, and wants to make a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of young people.

About Empow Studios

At Empow Studios, we educate children ages 7-17 in coding, engineering, and digital arts with a focus on fun, discovery, and building a life-long passion in STEM. We have won more awards for excellence, and offer more programs, in more locations, than any other STEM education provider in Massachusetts.
Through our regional offices, we provide:

  • STEM summer camps at 20 locations across Massachusetts
  • School-year STEM classes for students after school, on weekends, and during school breaks both directly and through partnerships, in more than 50 locations in Massachusetts
  • Support to private and public schools that enable them to provide high quality STEM programs to their students using our instructors, curriculum, and/or technology
  • More recently, we have leveraged our deep investment in our proprietary online learning platform and STEM curriculum, TalentBox, to provide online versions of our programs

In this role, you will report to the Greater Boston Regional Director who was formerly VP Sales for two national education and youth-focused companies. You will work closely with our National Director of Marketing who previously led marketing at two nationally recognized educator sector companies, and you will be an integral part of the Greater Boston team which includes dozens of teachers.

Position Overview
What You Will Do

Sales Support to Regional Director

  • Generate leads. Leverage national resources to produce locally tailored email campaigns, customized landing pages, case studies, and events to generate leads among local schools and camps
  • Research and qualify leads. Conduct research to assess fit of leads and prepare for initial meetings
  • Draft materials for sales meetings. Customize standard meeting materials to meet unique needs
  • Draft contracts. Tailor contracts to meet the unique situation of each potential partnership
  • Maintain hubspot. Ensure that CRM data is updated as opportunities progress through the sales pipeline
  • Take the lead in closing smaller opportunities. For smaller opportunities, work directly with potential partners to understand their needs, configure solutions, and negotiate contracts
  • Coordinate with the Program Management team. For all potential partners, coordinate with Programs to ensure that they are prepared to deliver the proposed programs

Play Key Role in Local Community Marketing

  • Book, organize, prepare and staff events. Using events such as camp fairs, create a strong local presence in the community particularly among parents who could be prospective customers
  • Create and nurture relationships with community organizations. Build and sustain partnerships with community organizations (e.g. PTAs, after-school providers) that can recommend us to their networks
  • Social media. Manage our membership in local affinity groups by providing value-added content in targeted online forums. Manage our local facebook and other social media presence
  • Press. Proactively create local press opportunities and be the first point of contact for inbound press inquiries

Conduct Market Campaigns and Create Materials

  • Marketing materials. Modify nationally produced marketing collateral such as brochures and direct mail pieces to meet local conditions. Design smaller pieces to meet unique local needs
  • Partner on Campaigns. Partner with National Director of Marketing to implement national marketing campaigns in your region
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
  • At least two years of related work experience demonstrating strengths in various facets of marketing and sales (or business development)
  • Outstanding communicator — both oral and written
  • Highly personable; able to quickly form positive relationships
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Capable of working independently and as a part of a team
  • Confident with a range of design tools for website, presentation, and printed materials
  • Comfortable using CRM tools such as HubSpot
  • Experienced using various forms of social media
  • Comfortable and excited to work in an entrepreneurial setting experiencing rapid growth
  • Eager to expand your marketing and sales role; proven ability to learn quickly
  • Demonstrated passion for education, youth, and/or STEM as evidenced by career or volunteer experiences; experience with education, online learning, and/or youth-facing consumer products is a valuable plus
  • Strong commitment to Empow Studios’ mission is required
  • BA/BS degree required
Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience approach, meet, or exceed characteristics of an ideal candidate and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Please apply by sending application materials (cover letter, resume) to recruiting@empow.me with role title, first and last names as the subject header.

In Person Instructor for STEM After School Program

Location: Newton or Lexington, MA

Job Details

Dynamic and Enthusiastic Instructors Needed to Teach STEM After School Classes (Lexington, Newton, and other Massachusetts Locations)

Do you have a passion for STEM education? As an Instructor with Empow Studios, you will inspire and teach youth to create projects using today’s latest computer technologies. In each session, you will educate students in coding, video game design, robotics, 3D design, stop-motion/digital animation, or other technological adventures!

We are hiring instructors for our 2021-2022 school-year programs that happen in Lexington, Newton and other Massachusetts locations.

What You Will Do

During each session, you will utilize your passion for youth and knowledge of STEM to mentor students who will create amazing digital projects.

Our programs typically run after school Monday – Friday from 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Position Qualifications
  • Age over 21
  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • Clean driving record
  • Clear criminal record
  • Existing 7D driver’s license is a plus
  • Able to begin immediately
  • Highly responsible
  • Previous experience working with children in any setting
Imagine Yourself
  • Mentoring students to help them grow their technical prowess and creativity
  • Guiding students through several iterations of project creation in coding/programming, video game design, robotics, 3D design, stop-motion/digital animation, and other technological adventures
  • Engaging students with games and other fun bonding activities during breaks
  • Creating a safe and positive learning environment for all
  • Fostering a growth mindset in every child
  • Supporting the success of our collaborative team under the leadership of your Program Manager
Minimum Requirements
  • At least 4 weeks experience as an instructor in a camp, school, or after-school program with elementary or middle school students
  • 16 years of age or older required, high school graduates preferred
  • Have reliable transportation to get to the location
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
  • One or more years of work experience teaching or mentoring groups of youth in elementary or middle school programs
  • Demonstrated ability to positively impact youth and address the varied needs of students
  • Experience in one or more subject matter areas: 3D design, stop motion and digital animation, robotics, coding languages (Java, Python and/or Scratch), Minecraft (redstone, command blocks, pixel art)
  • Eager to learn new technologies and teaching techniques
  • Customer support experience and a positive “I care” attitude, including the ability to maintain enthusiasm in the face of challenges
  • Engaging communication skills, including the ability to hold students’ attention while discussing subject matter, and willingness to engage parents/guardians as partners in the camp experience
  • Comfortable speaking with parents and updating them about their child’s performance
  • Demonstrated ability to be a flexible team player
  • Strong commitment to Empow Studios’ mission
To Apply

Now that you’ve imagined the possibilities, we’d love to receive your RESUMÉ AND COVER LETTER introducing your amazing self! Please email both to: amazingstaff@empow.me.
Empow Studios is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity of all kinds and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this exciting new opportunity. Empow Studios is an E-verify Employer.

Systems Administrator

Location: Newton or Lexington, MA; flexible to be partially remote

Job Details

As Systems Administrator, you will play a broad and pivotal role in maintaining and strengthening our entire IT infrastructure.You will: provide IT documentation, training and escalation support to our local offices largely focused on PC and simple networking issues; manage and configure our existing enterprise applications and cloud infrastructure; and play a key role in initiatives to source and integrate new enterprise functionality which may including managing project-based contractors with specialized skills. This is a great opportunity for an IT generalist, with the interpersonal skills to provide occasional IT support, the ability to understand business needs and find creative ways to configure existing enterprise applications to meet those needs, and the leadership and technical skills to tackle bigger IT improvement projects. At Empow, you will be surrounded by teachers and students who are excited to be teaching and learning about technology, and you will be part of a team that is making a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of young people.

What You Will Do

Enable local offices to manage their IT infrastructure, solve common technical issues, and provide basic technical support to customers. Provide a point of escalation for local offices facing atypical or more advanced issues.

  • Specify technology for local office networks, hardware, and software
  • Provide documentation, training and tools to local staff; communicate and monitor updates and patches
  • Monitor uptime, performance and security to alert local offices to issues. Ensure backup and recovery practices are followed. 
  • Provide direct support as needed for more complex local office technical problems 
  • Use issue tracking data to continuously improve specifications, procedures, documentation and training

Manage company enterprise systems to ensure reliability and to meet business needs

  • Administer and manage configurations for enterprise applications such as Google Business Suite, RingCentral, Zoom, Customer.io, and Hubspot. Clarify internal stakeholder business needs, propose and implement solutions being creative when features and needs to not easily match
  • Ensure uptime, performance, and basic levels of security across the cloud infrastructure and applications; implement backup and recovery practices
  • Create and maintain documentation on company systems. Suggest and implement incremental systemic improvement.

Play a key role in projects to source new enterprise solutions and integrate them with existing systems while ensuring stability and security.

  • Play a key role in the research and evaluation of business tools and solutions for the programs, marketing, and back office teams. Understand business needs; source potential solutions; make recommendations; collaborate with stakeholders; configure, integrate, test, and deploy solutions
  • Assess and improve security of enterprise systems, particularly ways to protect company intellectual property
  • As needed, hire and manage project-based contractors to support the work described above
  • Create and manage plans for all IT projects: meet timelines and budget; ensure quality and data integrity; maintain strong communications with stakeholders.

First Year Projects may include

  • Automate data dashboards
  • Research solutions for protecting company IP
  • Replace e-commerce/registration system
  • Develop computer imaging process and toolkit
  • Audit IT hardware
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

At Empow Studios, we believe a diverse team leads to diversity in thinking, making our products better for students, families and schools. If you read this job description, feel energized by what you see here, and believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role, but you aren’t sure you meet every ideal characteristic, please apply! Above all, we are looking for the right person!

Functional

  • Creation of IT specifications, documentation, and policies; training and technical support for low-to-mid level technically capable staff
  • Understand user needs; define requirements and use cases; source, install, configure, and integrate enterprise applications
  • Lead projects with multiple stakeholders meeting goals for time, budget, quality and stakeholder relationships
  • Define and implement common practices for network and cloud security

Technical
Demonstrated working knowledge of multiple but not necessarily every item listed. Ability to learn missing pieces quickly on the job.

  • Hardware, networking and infrastructure for typical small office and classroom including PCs running Windows 10, printers, routers, switches, wifi, DNS, hosting and Windows Server
  • Common SMB cloud-based enterprise applications including those for CRM (hubspot), email marketing (customer.io), financials (QBO), timesheets (Deputy), Data Analytics/Presentation (Google Data Studio), Website CMS (WordPress), Telephone System (RingCentral)
  • API integration tools (such as SQL or Zapier) and scripting languages (such as PowerShell, Javascript, Python) used to support integration of enterprise applications

Interpersonal/Other

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work collaboratively and with service-oriented mindset
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Passion for STEM and K-12 education
  • Able to move equipment weighing up to fifty pounds

Nice Pluses

  • Experience with specific technologies we use: Google Business Suite, Google Data Studio, RingCentral, Hubspot, customer.io, WordPress, AWS (IAM, S3, EC2, RDS, WorkSpaces)
  • Experience working with educational technology, STEM education, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Roblox, Minecraft, or 3D printing technologies

Education

  • A Bachelors in Computer Science or 2 years of relevant technical certifications and experience
To Apply

Please send us a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience approach, meet, or exceed characteristics of an ideal candidate and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Please apply by sending application materials to recruiting@empow.me.

 

Empow Studios is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Empow Studios values diversity of all kinds and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity. Empow Studios is an E-verify Employer.

Empow sets the bar high! Educators here take pride in their work, are driven to see kids succeed! As co-educators they are fun and easy to work with. It’s a liberal geeky, eclectic bunch of techies…meeting are punctuated by banter and camaraderie.

Pallavi Naravane

Assistant Director, Newton Studio

We are like one big energetic family. Everyone supports each other in times of need. Empow’s team is lighthearted in demeanor but extremely serious about learning, both in the programs and outside of them. We set ambitious goals and help each other to reach them while having fun in the process.

Theo Swartz

Sr. Instructor, Camp Director

The company culture of Empow is truly unique. It is equal parts professional and fun. Meetings are lighthearted and enjoyable, and the atmosphere can be pleasantly nerdy when talking about passionate projects in a really fun way.

Teddy Murphy

Sr. Instructor, Camp Director

This job is fantastic. Working with the kids is awesome. It’s definitely a rewarding job!

Costas Frost

After-School Club Director

I love working for this company. We put a premium on people and quality of education.

Bernardo Feliciano

Teacher Development & Curriculum Lead