Job Title:

Education Programs Coordinator

Summary:

The job of the Education Programs Coordinator at The Generator is to develop, coordinate, deliver, implement, and evaluate The Generator’s education programs, including EAST (please see EAST Facilitator Section) targeting underserved communities in the City of Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, and surrounding areas, and schools in Pine Bluff.

Thank you for your interest in the Education Programs Coordinator role! In order to complete your application, please submit the form below and email a copy of your resume, including at minimum 3 professional references, to Mildred Franco, Executive Director at francomildred@goforwardpb.org.

Job Title

Education Programs Coordinator

The Generator Overview

The Generator is an innovation hub powered by Go Forward Pine Bluff. The Generator houses a coworking space, a makerspace, and a digital space with the latest in technology. It is a space that creates a fun environment where risk- taking, imagining, problem-solving, discovery, collaboration, and exploration brings the community of Pine Bluff together to learn and grow.

Summary

The job of the Education Programs Coordinator at The Generator is to develop, coordinate, deliver, implement, and evaluate The Generator’s education programs, including EAST (please see EAST Facilitator Section) targeting underserved communities in the City of Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, and surrounding areas, and schools in Pine Bluff.

Essential Functions

• Develops, coordinates, delivers, implements, and evaluates The Generator’s education programs.
• Facilitates the EAST Initiative programs.
• Works with the Executive Director in the development, coordination, delivery, implementation, and evaluation of on-site and off-site educational programs.
• Assists the Executive Director in managing and ordering the inventory needed to effectively operate the digital labs and implement the education programs.
• Establishes and maintains a database of community and school outreach contacts and other related information.
• Maintains demographic data on groups participating in The Generator’s education programs; maintains volunteer training records; prepares reports and maintains records on outreach activities and the results of these activities.
• Participate in Staff on Duty rotation
• Works a varied working schedule including weekdays, weekends, some evenings, and some holidays.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

EAST Facilitator

An EAST Facilitator should be comfortable in a student-centered, project-based environment. While the EAST classroom is rich in technology, the facilitator does not have to possess knowledge of how to use the technology but should be able to recognize its potential in relation to the development of projects. The EAST Facilitator should create an atmosphere that encourages students to gain insight into their own abilities, thereby promoting the students’ intellectual development in fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a real-world context. The facilitator shall serve as a resource to help students solve problems without solving the problems for them, guiding them toward self-direction, as well as encouraging community collaboration throughout project development. He/she will guide decision making in a manner that sustains the learning environment and should ensure all projects are consistent with the EAST principles and best practices. The facilitator should pledge their time, talents, and professional honor to these pursuits, secure in the knowledge that their success will mean the long-term success of their school, community, and most importantly, their students.

EAST Facilitator Specific Duties and Responsibilities

• Plans for and delivers effective instruction that is fully aligned to Arkansas/Common Core State Standards.
• Accommodates individual differences and learning styles.
• Uses technology and instructional resources effectively.
• Demonstrates concern for students as individuals.
• Aligns curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices.
• Monitors and documents student achievement.
• Maintains two-way communication with the parents of the students and the adults.
• Complies with school policies, State Department of Education regulations, and supports the school districts in Pine Bluff.
• Strives toward continually building community relationships to further the goals of the EAST program at The Generator.
• Guides and assist students in obtaining resources, such as EAST projects’ grants and professional partnerships.
• Willing to travel & facilitate 9-15 overnight trips (depending on location).
• Participates in professional development, student training, and events.

Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in Education, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related area,
• Minimum two (2) years of work experience in education programming, public, and community relations, related area, and
◦ One (1) year of experience in the development and presentation of education programs or related area, and
◦ One (1) year of leadership or supervisory experience.
• Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
• Candidate must successfully demonstrate leadership qualities.
• Experience working/supervising volunteers required.
• Must possess a valid Arkansas Class D (Non-Commercial Vehicle) Driver's License before employment and maintain licensure for the duration of employment in this position. Current auto insurance and reliable personal transportation required.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

• Knowledge of sixth through twelfth grade (6-12) level training.
• Knowledge of lesson plan research, development, and presentation methods.
• Knowledge of and skill in the operation of computer fundamentals and business software, including email, database, spreadsheet, graphic design, presentations, and word processing software.
• Knowledge of research and data collection methods and techniques.
• Knowledge of budget processes.
• Ability to develop, deliver and evaluate education programs, classes, tours and activities to diverse public audiences, various social and economic backgrounds, small and large groups of individuals, various age groups, ethnicities, and knowledge levels.
• Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with the local schools, and a variety of community organizations, and businesses.
• Ability to conduct research, analyze and compile data.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision, handle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work as a team-player with The Generator’s team and establish good interdepartmental relationships.
• Ability to be professional and courteous in all interactions with the public, educational community, and professional patrons; comfortable interacting with senior management, high-level donors, and all other members of our diverse community.
• Punctual, neat, and accurate in work habits; precise and detail oriented.
• Ability to maintain a professional appearance.
• Ability to adjust to a flexible work schedule including nights, weekends, and some holidays.
• Ability to manipulate objects with fingers and hands, standing, walking, reaching, bending, and stretching.

Working Conditions

• As an initiative of GFPB, Inc., employment is governed by GFPB, Inc.’s Employee Handbook.
• This position is designated as a safety/security-sensitive position. The Generator requires reference/background screening and pre-employment drug testing for all positions. It is also subject to random drug and alcohol screening.
• The Generator is an Equal Employment Opportunity agency.

Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation based on experience, including benefits.

Thank you for your interest in the Education Programs Coordinator role! In order to complete your application, please submit the form below and attach your resume.

For questions, please email Mildred Franco, Executive Director at francomildred@goforwardpb.org.