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STEM Education Program Manager

Desert Research Institute
Reno, Nevada (US)
Minimum starting salary is $100,000 and is commensurate with experience and education
Closing date
May 21, 2022

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Atmospheric Sciences, Earth and Space Science Informatics
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The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is accepting applications for a STEM Education Program Manager to manage DRI’s K-12 STEM education programs. The incumbent should have an entrepreneurial mindset; financial and management experience; experience in K-12 education; a commitment to incorporating DRI research topical themes into educational outreach on a state and national level; and the ability to plan for and secure external funding in support of K-12 STEM activities at DRI and beyond (

During the first year, the STEM Education Program Manager will assume operational responsibility for the existing 3-4 STEM education technical areas at DRI, develop and execute a plan for existing areas of STEM content and identify additional program areas to develop, integrating them into a program that serves DRI strategic goals in K-12 STEM over the next decade. Day-to-day activities will involve managing program operations including staffing and scheduling, evaluate ongoing STEM education programs, and developing and testing new exploratory STEM education models as opportunities arise. The candidate will directly supervise a team of 3-4 full time education outreach specialists, and 10-15 part-time employees focused on STEM kit development and distribution to schools in Nevada (a.k.a. Green Boxes), teacher training activities, and K-12 robotics club development and activities. Occasionally community outreach events will require attendance outside of the normal workday/work week schedule

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Since 1959, DRI has stood at the forefront of understanding Earth's complex environmental systems, promoting preservation of diverse ecosystems, advancing responsible natural resource management, and improving human health and welfare throughout Nevada and around the world. Research at DRI calls on the expertise and methods of multiple scientific disciplines. More than 500 highly-skilled scientists, engineers, technicians and students are collaboratively focused on understanding and answering critical questions about global climate change, water quality and availability, air quality, sustainability of desert lands, life in extreme environments, and more.

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