Professional Development Facilitator (Short-Term Contract)

WhyMaker - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Part time

JOB DESCRIPTIONWhyMaker is seeking multiple Professional Development Providers to be part of an exciting Computational Thinking and STEM Solutions project in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. This position will develop and deliver professional development workshops to teachers in small and large group settings, in addition to coaching teachers through best practices in implementation. The right candidate will be able to work independently, meet a strict timeline, be excited about creating the best content possible, and collaborate with other team members at WhyMaker as needed.

*Following this contract, there will be availability for fully-remote work based on performance.


  • Must be able to articulate session topics and ideas clearly and effectively to adult learners
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to the needs of the audience
  • Ability to build rapport with the audience and understand their needs and challenges
  • Essential to be able to lead discussions, facilitate group activities, and encourage participation in creating an interactive and engaging learning environment
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Excellent grammar and writing skills
  • Be open to feedback and modifications


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Teaching experience and certification required
  • Proficient in delivering professional development workshops that are engaging, interactive, and use a range of techniques
  • Ability to collaborate with instructional designers to create workshop materials. Must have subject matter expertise in robots such as Sphero Indi, Sphero Bolt, Sphero RVR, Computational Thinking, and general STEM Principles
  • Must have experience creating and delivering high-quality professional development
  • Must have some experience with instructional coaching either in small groups or individually
  • Must be familiar with technology and presentation tools
  • Proficient in Google Suite
  • Must have reliable transportation within Minnesota

BENEFITSSemi-Flexible work schedule Small teamLearning & leadership opportunity

SALARY RANGE$24-26/hour, mid-Feb through June 2024 (with potential for remote work extension after June 2024)

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Experience Level

Mid Level


WhyMaker is a Professional Development company that is designing the future of education by providing professional development for teachers, reselling the best STEM products, and writing STEM curriculums for organizations.
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