• Senior Program Manager - STEM Classes and Camps


    Senior Program Manager, STEM Classes and Camps

    Location: Lexington, MA

    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 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.

    Our company received venture funding from the LearnLaunch Accelerator, and this year we are investing heavily in building the leadership team needed for national expansion of our award-winning programs. Our new CEO brings to Empow deep expertise in education, online learning, and scaling companies including several that were successfully taken public or sold to public education technology companies. Our Founder and VP Programs and R&D brings decades of experience in educational pedagogy and technology. Our newest Regional Director was formerly VP Sales for two national education and youth-focused companies. Our Director of Technology, who led the development of our proprietary learning management system TalentBox, has led several companies developing enterprise-class SaaS applications. Our new Director of Marketing has previously led marketing at two other education sector companies.

    Position Overview

    What You Will Do
    You will lead the program function in your region with the authority and accountability to achieve all program related goals. You will set annual goals with your Regional Director, keep him or her apprised of your progress, and proactively identify and solve challenges. Together with your team, and with the full support of the national office, you will:

    -Build, develop and manage your team
    -Recruit, hire, train, coach and retain one or more program managers, and dozens of exceptional year-round and seasonal STEM instructors and site directors
    -Gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data on instructors using direct observation, surveys, and other methods
    -Leverage your teaching, classroom management and STEM expertise, the expertise of your instructors, and national resources to continuously improve the capabilities of your team
    -Run high quality Empow STEM programs on budget for thousands of students
    -Run all programs according to Empow Studio guidelines
    -Use defined methods and tools to measure program quality; achieve or exceed quality benchmarks
    -Identify and analyze challenges, identify solutions and improvement opportunities, leverage national and peer resources, and implement continuous improvements
    -Manage program planning and operations. Balance minute details and high-level strategy. Make sound decisions under tight deadlines. Proactively identify and mitigate risks
    -Share best practices, and identify and advocate for needed improvements in nationally provided curriculum, technology, and other program supports
    -Establish program budgets in partnership with your Regional Director and manage programs to budget
    -Build strong relationships with families
    -In partnership with your Regional Director, meet with prospective families and students to understand their needs, answer technical questions about our curriculum and pedagogy, develop individualized learning plans, and match them with the best-suited Empow programs
    -Keep families apprised of their child’s progress and help them celebrate successes
    -Ensure that instructors build strong mentor relationships with their students, and help students build friendships with each other
    -Help customer service solve customer issues quickly and effectively

    Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
    STEM and teaching
    -Familiar with much of the breadth of Empow’s STEM curriculum and deep expertise in at least one domain
    -High level of success teaching classes and developing teachers
    -Proven passion for STEM, education and youth
    Team
    -Demonstrated ability to lead a team to achieve outstanding results
    -Experienced recruiting, hiring, training staff, and gathering and analyzing data in support of professional development

    Relationships
    -Demonstrated ability to build authentic relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including children, families, and school leaders
    -Proven ability to work with and marshall the support of a wide range of internal stakeholders including peers, subject matter experts, and team leaders
    -Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

    Program Management
    -At least two years’ experience managing high quality educational programs
    -Demonstrated success developing and managing complicated project plans with multiple initiatives on widely varying schedules; able to to zoom into the smallest details and zoom out to identify systemic issues

    Culture Fit
    -Comfortable and excited to work in an entrepreneurial setting experiencing rapid growth
    -Able to authentically embody Empow’s values of fun, creativity, collaboration, individuality, discovery, and a passion for learning STEM

    Other
    -Willing to commute to the different locations you manage on a regular basis (generally within 30 minute drive)
    -Flexibility and adaptability in your work schedule, including some evenings and weekends
    -A BA/BS degree or higher in education or a STEM field or appropriate equivalent experience is required; higher level degrees are a big plus

    Salary and Benefits
    The salary for this position is $55,000 – $75,000 annually. This is a full-time position that includes benefits.

    To Apply
    Please submit a resume and cover letter 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.

  • Instructors - STEM Classes and Camps


    Instructor
    Dynamic and Enthusiastic Instructors Needed to Teach STEM Classes to Kids! After School and Summer Camps!

    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/programming, video game design, robotics, 3D design, stop-motion/digital animation, or other technological adventures using our curriculum!

    We are hiring for full-time summer, and part-time after-school and weekends during the school year. Opportunities are available both in person and online.

    The ideal candidate will have a passion for and experience in STEM and youth education. This is a great opportunity for a flexible team player with a positive attitude and engaging communication and teaching skills.

    About 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.

    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. You will work with a team of fellow instructors to establish a positive and memorable experience for each and every child.

    Our week-long summer camps run M-F 9am – 4pm. Our school year classes run 3 – 7pm weekdays and 12 – 4pm weekends.

    Imagine yourself:
    -Teaching and 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 when not working on wonderful projects
    -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

    Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
    -At least 1 year of work experience teaching or mentoring youth
    -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), AR/VR languages (Unity & C#)
    -Possession of a learner mindset; a willingness to learn new technologies and teaching techniques; 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

    Minimum Requirements
    -4 weeks worth of camp, teaching, or after-school experience
    -high school graduates with college plans, a current undergrad students, or college degree holders are preferred

    Compensation
    These are part-time hourly positions.
    School-year positions are typically 2-8 hours per week and can be arranged around your schedule
    Summer positions are 40 hours per week
    $14-$20/hr depending on the seniority of role assigned
    All roles include extensive training

    To Apply
    Now that you’ve imagined the possibilities, we’d love to receive your resume with a cover letter introducing your amazing self! Please email both to: amazingstaff@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

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