Project Coordinator - Partnerships Team

Microbit: Educational Foundation - Remote - Full time

Description

The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is looking for a driven and enthusiastic Projects Coordinator to coordinate and deliver exciting events and projects with the Global Engagement and Partnerships team (GEO) team.

This role will support the coordination of Foundation led or attended events. This role will lead on the coordination of partnerships team projects, primarily the Champions project where we work with teachers and educators globally to support the micro:bit mission.

The Project Coordinator will be adept at managing both internal and external relationships, an excellent organiser and communicator; with a flexible can do attitude.

Key Responsibilities and Activities

  • Coordinate micro:bit Champions program with input from the partnerships team and across the Foundation
  • Ensuring Foundation project management tools (budget, schedule, risk assessment) are delivered and appropriate team members are informed of progress or requirements
  • Lead the coordination of Foundation events such as micro:bit LIVE virtual and in person events, including managing a small team of short-term, contracted event staff, gathering data pre and post event and reporting back to the Foundation on key KPIs
  • Coordinate with partnerships team, Marketing, and across the Foundation to organize key conferences and events such as Bett & ISTE
  • Organize internal events such as partnerships team webinars and coordinate with Education team and Marketing to sync on communications.
  • Document impact and case study narratives for various projects worldwide
  • Coordinate with Head of Fundraising to assist in reporting on grants awarded to partnerships team projects

Location – Remote, North America or Globally

The Foundation team work remotely, in their home settings, and use Zoom as the primary means of communication. All-staff meetings take place on Mondays (08:30-09:30 Eastern) to maintain regular contact between colleagues. It would be beneficial for this post holder to attend those meetings. We otherwise have a flexible working approach, enabling colleagues to maintain a positive work-life balance while delivering strong results.

Salary

$50-55k dependent on experience.

Application & recruitment schedule

Application

To apply please send us your CV and a covering letter letting us know how your skills and experience meets the role requirements.

The closing date for this role will be 31st July 2022. This position is urgent, we may interview and appoint ahead of this date.

We monitor our performance on hiring diversity, using a questionnaire at the end of the application process. This is viewed by the operations team only, the aggregated data is shared with the wider team. The questionnaire is optional and you have the choice to not answer any question, but is valuable for us to understand our performance in this area.

The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requirements

Essential

  • A commitment to the Foundation’s mission and values
  • Project management or coordination experience, ability to manage and drive work across a team of people to time and budget, while managing stakeholder engagement and communication
  • A broad skill-set including written and oral communication
  • Experience working in cross-discipline teams
  • A high emotional IQ and an ability to juggle tasks
  • An enthusiastic and creative self-starter
  • A strong team player with a willingness to learn new skills

Desirable 

  • Multi-lingual, particularly Spanish
  • Experience working with educators across widespread geographic regions
  • Experience working in virtual and in-person event management in the education sector
  • Knowledge of micro:bit or other physical computing platforms

Benefits

The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is a UK-based not for profit with the goal to inspire every child to create their best digital future. https://microbit.org/about/

One of the greatest benefits of working at micro:bit is knowing that the work you're doing is contributing to something positive, constructive and with beneficial social outcomes. The Micro:bit Educational Foundation offers the opportunity to include outreach activities in your work, these can include working with tech community groups, teaching with the micro:bit at code clubs and so on.

We are a small organization with a large audience and reach. We thrive on creative problem solving and are open to new ideas and solutions. This gives each individual the chance to have enormous impact, as well as ensuring that your days will be diverse and the challenges complex.

Contractual benefits include flexibility in working hours, a flexible annual leave policy taking at least 20 days a year not including national holidays once probationary period is complete, and a competitive pension arrangement.

This is a full-time role but we would also consider candidates working 4 days a week on a pro-rata basis.

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Role

Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

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