The REVISE Center, hosted by TERC, is seeking an innovative and intuitive Center Manager knowledgeable in the field of informal STEM education to provide administrative management. They will work at 100%-Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), collaborating with members of the executive leadership team (Director of Vision and Accountability, Director of Operations & Communication, Director of Affiliate Programs and Research-to-Practice, and Director of Digital Infrastructure and Virtual Community) and Center staff to help synthesize and curate resources for the ISE community and manage daily operations of the Center.
This position is remote with the expectation of traveling to and attending a convening once per year. The Center Manager will report to the Director of Vision & Accountability to review the Center/project budget and the Center Manager’s support and professional development. Additionally, the individual will meet once per week with the Director of Operations & Communication and the Director of Digital Infrastructure & Virtual Community to discuss upcoming programming and events, updates to the Center’s website (Informalscience.org), branding, messaging, and any needs or concerns. The Center Manager will provide advice on developing, coordinating, and implementing programs and services. Finally, the Center Manager will also meet with the Content & Communications Coordinator and the TERC ISE Council at least once per month to discuss Center operations, communication plans, workshops, webinars, and special projects.
This position involves approx. 30% project management, 25% administration and financial management, 20% meeting and event coordination, 15% management of website redesign and development, 5% communication and outreach, and 5% other activities.
Annual salary range for the Center Manager position is $84,000 - $99,000 per year with benefits.
The Center Manager will be responsible for the following:
Managing center activities and initiatives, including having a keen sense of whom should be included in thinking through the process of activities; having a thorough knowledge of the different roles staff members, partners, and advisors play; ensuring staff and partners meet their deadlines; coordinating webinars and events; and conducting a needs assessment
Identifying problems, providing solutions, and bringing difficult problems to the attention of the Center leaders
Helping ISE community members access appropriate Center resources
Assisting the Director of Operations & Communication in developing and implementing a communications strategy designed to further the Center’s objectives
Providing overall project, financial, and file administration
Supporting meeting and event planning and coordination
Contributing to the collection and curation of the digital repository located on org
Providing Communications support (e.g., help implement an inclusive communication outreach plan, content production, etc.)
Maintaining thorough project documentation and metrics for internal and external partners, and to support grant reporting
Surveying and keeping the PI-team updated with current trends, developments, and perceptions about the ISE field, and then contextualizing findings for both internal and external audiences
Applicants must have the following qualifications:
At least 3 years of experience managing a center or equivalent project leadership experience (Master’s degree within STEM, STEM education or organizational management a plus)
An intimate knowledge of the ISE community
Basic understanding of social justice and equity
Skilled at creating, analyzing, and managing a budget
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
Strong planning and organizational skills (e.g., project management experience)
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access or other database programs, Microsoft Word; experience using a Mac and OS365 preferred
** (TERC provides all employees with Mac laptops, familiarity is a plus) **
When applying, you will be asked to upload your resume to: HR Apply. Interviews will be conducted remotely via Zoom. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. No phone calls please and no recruiter or agency inquiries.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)
TERC envisions a work community of diverse, multicultural talent that transforms futures through math and science education research. As such we are committed to antiracist education and other critical frameworks to cultivate equitable STEM learning environments and transformative social justice in the diverse communities we serve. Read our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement.
TERC actively seeks to diversify its staff; we deeply believe that the inclusion of diverse perspectives, ideas, and characteristics (race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, protected veteran status, age, and more) contributes to the creativity and impact of our research, and the professional development and experiences of our employees. All hiring practices, personnel actions, and benefits are administered equally, without regard to the aforementioned characteristics. For more detail, please read our EEO Policy Statement.
About the Reimagining Equity and Values in Informal STEM Education (REVISE) Center
Vision: The Reimagining Equity and Values in Informal STEM Education (REVISE) Center is a collaborative effort to advance equity across the informal STEM learning field through community building; supporting and extending infrastructures; technical assistance; and communications. This equity resource center is supported through a cooperative agreement with the US National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning (NSF-AISL) program (NSF Award #2229061), designed around four primary functions:
Cultivate a multi-sector, diverse community dedicated to promoting equity in informal STEM learning experiences and environments.
Raise the visibility and impact of equity-focused research and practice in the informal STEM learning field and its contributions to the overall STEM endeavor.
Support AISL PIs, prospective PIs, and partners in enacting their commitments to equity with respect to research and practice.
Promote equitable practices that support the AISL
The primary audiences for the REVISE Center are individuals and organizations that want to grow their ability to design and conduct equity-focused, evidence-based innovations in informal STEM research, programming, or both. The stakeholders served by the Center should include, but are not limited to,
Equity-focused, evidence-based research and practice innovators in informal STEM
AISL PIs and partners; and
Prospective AISL PIs and partners;
We envision that the REVISE Center will serve as a champion and critical voice for equity in the informal STEM education (ISE) field and cultivate lasting change among ISE, stakeholders, and the broader STEM education ecosystem. The Center leverages the strength of community-building through inclusive, collaborative design and the sharing of resources and ethical practices to establish long-lasting compassionate relationships (particularly building trusting relationships among historically disenfranchised communities). It values bolstering infrastructures to extend research capacity and expand access to funding, highlighting more scalable, equity-focused research findings useful in ISE programming that serve marginalized learners, supporting increased diversity in leadership, and advancing the adaption of ISE program components for tailored use to empower new learners and leaders with diverse perspectives to influence informal STEM. Thus, the Center aims to foster and fortify safe spaces of belonging in STEM thereby creating a more informed public that values STEM in everyday life, work, and global citizenship, and recognizes its role in advancing a more just and equitable society. These efforts will promote critical reflection and dialogue on historical and contextual factors that underlie systemic inequities, mistrust, and power hierarchies in STEM and advance inclusive communication and culturally responsive evaluation that broaden participation and promote organizational change and transformative social justice.
TERC is a nonprofit made up of teams of math and science education and research experts dedicated to innovation and creative problem solving. At the frontier of theory and practice, TERC’s work encompasses research, content and curriculum development, technology innovation, professional development, and program evaluation. TERC has a passion for social justice and strives to create level playing fields for all learners, reaching more than three million students every year. To learn more, please visit www.terc.edu.