EarthEcho STEMExplore Coordinator
STATUS: Exempt, Part time
SUPERVISOR: Director of Programs
LOCATION: Virtual within the Continental United States; Washington, DC, or Los Angeles, CA, metro areas preferred.
EarthEcho International is a nonprofit 501c3 organization founded by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., famous son of the legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. EarthEcho International’s mission is to inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future.
Launched in early 2017 with United Technologies as the founding sponsor, EarthEcho STEMExplore is a digital library of 30 (and growing) short videos hosted in an adventure-themed web platform by TV host, explorer, and EarthEcho founder Philippe Cousteau. STEMExplore allows students to “meet” STEM experts and thought leaders from around the world as they explore what it is like to spend a day in the field with a marine biologist in the Florida Keys, a plant biologist in a university lab, a water quality specialist for a sovereign Native American tribe, or a jet engine engineer, among others. EarthEcho proposes to deepen the impact of STEMExplore and move beyond “inspiration” to access. To this end, EarthEcho intends to facilitate a connection between youth from youth development partners (“partner organizations”) and STEM professionals (“STEM mentors”). Through STEMExplore, youth and STEM mentors interact and thus remove a barrier to pursuing STEM career pathways. Using a series of virtual events, partner organizations engage their youth participants rather than individual youth/mentees to interact virtually with STEM mentors—we think of it as “mentoring lite.” Through our extensive network of STEM professionals, EarthEcho will identify five STEM mentors to pilot this mentoring model. We will develop STEM mentors that are women—and to the extent possible women of color—in order to best support those groups in our mentee partner organizations. EarthEcho will also engage our Youth Leadership Council (YLC—please visit http://earthecho.org/programs/youth-leadership-council) in helping girls in partner organizations to prepare for the virtual events; the YLC will also serve as facilitators on the virtual events.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Establish and cultivate relationships with youth-serving partner organizations. Includes traveling to partner organization sites.
- Recruit for and cultivate relationships with STEM mentors.
- Plan, execute, and moderate a series of five virtual (YouTube Live) events hosted by EarthEcho that should engage a minimum of 500 youth. This includes scheduling all logistics with a multitude of partners.
- Collaborate with the YLC on how best to support the partner organization participants.
- In collaboration with YLC, build resources for participating partner organizations (digital and otherwise).
- Work in conjunction with Director of Programs to develop and track metrics around program reach and efficacy.
- Represent EarthEcho as a trainer/presenter/moderator for EarthEcho-hosted events (live and virtual).
- Identify, write, and post regular content updates to EarthEcho’s website and social media sites.
The ideal candidate should possess the following background and skills:
- B.A. in education, environmental management, nonprofit management, or related field;
- Minimum 2 1/2-4 years’ experience managing environmental, STEM, or education programs with a strong focus on external partner communications;
- Strong technology and social media skills;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills—we cannot stress this enough, as this person will be required to do a significant amount of both building and maintaining partnerships AND writing;
- High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, and high degree of initiative;
- Comfort working remotely, and both independently and within a team structure; and
- Ability to travel preferred.
- EarthEcho International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- This is a part-time position, estimated at 20 hours/week, with an annual salary of $25,000.
- Medical benefits are not provided to part-time employees.
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.