Kids in Tech
Excite. Educate. Empower.
About Kids in Tech
Only two out of five schools across the country offer instruction in programming and coding. Kids in Tech aims to fill in the gap with fun learning opportunities for kids to get excited about technology and be tomorrow’s innovators.
Kids in Tech strives to excite, educate, and empower children to acquire skills and confidence in technology through interactive after-school programs. Our programs focus on helping kids develop the necessary tech skills and aptitudes to participate in and be future leaders of the 21st Century innovation economy. At the core of Kids in Tech programs is the After-School Tech Club. Skilled volunteers and qualified educators guide kids ages 8-14 in fun, hands-on learning activities in technology, including computer programming, coding, career paths, audiovisual production, and more.
We are proud of our results to date:
● 91% of Kids in Tech students report an increased understanding of the role of science in their everyday life
● 91% of Kids in Tech students report improved technology skills
● 64% of Kids in Tech students report improved school grades
Our programs are based in Lowell and Boston, MA and serve up to 100- 140 children between the Boston Public Schools & Lowell Public Schools. In partnership with local public and charter schools and other youth serving agencies, we aim to increase STEAM skills in our community. We are strongly committed to making our approach available for the benefit of ALL children across ALL socioeconomic strata in the communities in which we serve. To learn more about our work at Kids in Tech, please visit our website: www.kidsintech.org.
About the Role:
As Program Coordinator, you’ll play a vital role in developing plans and strategies to support the holistic growth of our program and participants. You will have the opportunity to create a strong operational foundation for the organization as it grows, including volunteer and teacher recruitment and support, program evaluation, and school partner recruitment and management. As Program Coordinator, you will use your effective communication capabilities, detail-orientation, and instructional skills to facilitate and improve our growing programs. As both an educator and innovator at heart, the Program Coordinator will contribute to the design and implementation of Kids in Tech curriculum, pedagogical philosophies, and program policies.
The Program Coordinator will work closely with and report to the Program Manager, After School Tech Club.
Program Design, Delivery and Evaluation
· Assist in researching and developing pedagogical approaches for programming
· Contribute to curriculum design and implementation for onsite and virtual Tech Club programming.
· Help create and sustain a healthy and safe learning environment for kids ages 8-14.
· Collaborate on implementing systems for tracking, sharing, and analyzing key metrics using tools like SAYO, PEAR, and others.
· Take initiative in innovating, launching, and rapidly iterating on new program initiatives.
Staff and Volunteer Management
· Assist in the onboarding/recruitment process of young people, volunteers, and program staff.
· Collaborate with the program team to delegate work, manage goals, and provide relevant feedback.
· Contribute to creating mechanisms for ongoing communication related to programmatic and student needs.
School Partnership Management and Expansion
· Support the creation of a list of potential school partners for expansion within Lowell and in Boston.
· Contribute to building productive relationships with school leaders and service providers.
System Building and Operations:
· Assist in designing and implementing systems for program success in subsequent years.
· Contribute to the collection and assessment of student evaluations and surveys.
· Assist in evaluating and coaching program staff.
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate most of the qualifications and experiences listed below.
- Experience designing and teaching job-readiness and STEAM project-based curriculum for kids ages 5-14
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for developing productive working relationships across a wide variety of individuals and groups, both internally and externally
- Experience prioritizing and managing multiple, diverse and on-going projects, ability to focus on big picture ideas as well as the many details of project management and staff supervision
- Ability and willingness to occasionally work evenings or weekends for events, Board meetings, etc.
- Prior experience successfully working, engaging or volunteering with under resourced populations, diverse communities and individuals who speak languages other than English
- Experience in public speaking, leading and facilitating workshops and trainings
- Exceptional organizational skills, detail orientation, and ability to prioritize
- Ability to develop authentic connections and relationships across a variety of constituents and community members, demonstrating cultural awareness and humility with consistency and ease
- Comfort leveraging technology including proficiency with Zoom and G-Suite
- Knowledge and experience of data analysis, impact measurement, and reporting; experience with social emotional learning metrics preferred
- Spanish or Khmer fluency preferred
- Other duties as assigned
WHAT WE OFFER
The salary range for is commensurate with lived and professional experience. We’ll promote your professional growth and development by providing access to a benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, long and short-term disability insurance, paid vacation, and more.
Salary Range: $55,000 - $60,000, annual and commensurate based on experience and qualifications.
WORK EXPECTATIONS AT KIDS IN TECH
This is a hybrid role; most mornings will be remote, and, in the afternoons, you will be expected to teach/ ensure effectiveness of program operations, Mondays-Thursdays in the Kids in Tech program 1-3 hours each day at our partner schools. Some evening work will be occasionally required for this position (i.e., 3-5 times/year). The Program Coordinator must be fully vaccinated (boosters encouraged) by their first day and undergo CORI, SORI and background checks.
Kids in Tech is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Kids in Tech’s core values include advancing diversity, social justice for all, and inclusive environments where everyone can thrive.