Assistant Program Manager, STEM Classes and Camps

Empow Studios - Multiple Locations - Full time

Assistant Program Manager, STEM Classes and Camps

Location: Newton or Lexington, MA

Reporting to a Greater Boston 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. In collaboration with the rest of our Program Management team, you will support or 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 would be an ideal opportunity for a wide variety of candidates that would like to grow and develop their management skills and who have a passion for and background in STEM education. You can play a key role in making a meaningful difference in the lives of hundreds of young people in the state.

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.

The Greater Boston office provides:

  • STEM summer camps at 20 locations throughout 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 the state
  • Support to schools and educational institutions via teacher training, our online learning platform and STEM curriculum, field trips to our centers, and comprehensive delivery of their entire STEM program

Empow’s pedagogy sits at the intersection of project-based learning and technology-mediated instruction; we help students explore STEM, find their passions, accelerate their learning, and build their long-term engagement. Our proprietary project-based learning management system enables us to provide learners a great deal of independence in the classroom, getting just-in-time individualized support as they tackle increasingly complicated projects, which allows our instructors to focus on inspiring, coaching, facilitating collaboration, and supporting students’ social and emotional needs.

This past year we brought in the leadership team and investment capital needed for national expansion of our award-winning programs.

What You Will Do

Help 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 and/or support specific elements of our program delivery by type (e.g., camps, classes, schools), regions, and/or key program functions (e.g., recruiting, training, customer service, and evaluation).
  • Supervise and support instructors to implement with fidelity Empow’s defined pedagogy, curriculum, and program design
  • Support Program Managers in collecting and review 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
  • Support the Program Manager(s) and Regional Director in maintaining strong 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 other members of your Greater Boston area program team 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 educator - previous management experience a plus!
  • Passion for STEM and familiarity with much of the breadth of the technologies covered in Empow’s STEM curriculum
  • Demonstrated proficiency in several project management skills such as 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
  • Willingness to learn to 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 directly oversee program delivery which will require working during the hours our programs are running (e.g., evenings and/or 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 $40,000 - $50,000 annually. This position is full-time and eligible for benefits.

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: with the title of the position you are applying for and your name in the subject line (e.g., Program Manager, Jane Doe)

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.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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District / School Edtech Coordinator

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Mid Level

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