Generocity Philadelphia Robotics Coalition, Inc.  |  Program coordinator

Generocity Philadelphia Robotics Coalition, Inc. | Program coordinator

Job title

The Philadelphia Robotics Alliance is seeking to hire a full-time Program Coordinator who will work with the Program Director and other staff to provide training and support to robotics trainers and teams, and to support the planning and implementation of robotics events.

Please review the entire application requirements. Applicants who do not submit all required materials may not be considered.

About the alliance

The Philadelphia Robotics Alliance has a vision that every Philadelphia public school student will have access to a high-quality robotics program in their school or community. Our mission is to build an ecosystem that supports the next generation of STEM leaders and community leaders through skills development, collaboration, and mentorship. We strive for equity and diversity in STEM education.

Coalition robotics teams participate in first program (“For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”), a global network that is advancing team-based robotics challenges. Robotics’ interdisciplinary model combines computer programming, mechanical and electrical engineering, and applied mathematics, as well as design and manufacturing. The competitive, team-based approach develops students’ ability to solve collaborative problems, communicate effectively, and develop leadership capabilities. The combination of technical and life skills creates a learning environment conducive to success in college, career, and life.

The coalition is partnering with under-resourced Philadelphia public schools that would be unable to afford robotics programs. Our core program helps schools launch and maintain their robotics teams after school through administrative support, team funding, tools and supplies, training of trainers, and mentorship. It also hosts the Alliance first Competitions and events for the entire region. Coalition programs increase access for those who have historically been excluded from the STEM pipeline, including low-income youth, BIPOC youth (Black, Indigenous, and/or Colored), and women/girls.

The Coalition was launched as a project by high school students in 2016, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2018. We have strong partnerships with the Philadelphia School District, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Department of Philadelphia, PA first robotics, first Mid-Atlantic, and the many schools and organizations that make our programs possible. Learn more through roboticsscoalition.org.

about the situation

The Program Coordinator reports to the Program Director. The Coordinator shall work collaboratively with the Program Director and other staff to:

  • Provide advice, guidance, and information via email, phone, or in person to coaches to enhance team success.
  • Maintain regular communication with coaches to monitor and support team activities both virtually and in person.
  • Assist in planning and delivering training of trainers.
  • Assist in planning and executing alliance events.
  • Monitor team mentoring needs, mentor availability, and mentor engagement.
  • Maintain trainer, participant and alliance databases
  • Demonstrate growth mindsets by creating a supportive, positive and highly collaborative work environment that is open to giving and receiving constructive feedback.

The position requires a commitment to community building and a passion for bringing ideas to life. Candidates must have experience in youth-based programs, STEM education, and/or Philadelphia Public Schools. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent computer skills, which includes knowledge of spreadsheets, Google Drive, etc., convenience and some experience working with K-12 students and adults. experiment with first Tech Challenge or first LEGO League bots or similar is a plus. Post-secondary educational experience (degree/courses, coursework, certificate program, etc.) preferred. This position requires significant weekend and evening work.

Starting salary is $40,000-$45,000 per year, based on experience, with PTO, flexible hours, and part-time home-based opportunities. Benefits include health and disability insurance and a pension contribution of 7% of salary.

The position requires being located in Philadelphia and the ability to travel around the city visiting schools. Permits/background checks are mandatory, according to Penn School Rules. Expected start date: December 5, 2022.

to apply

To apply, please send:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in this position and how it relates to your qualifications and experience
  • CV
  • 3 references

by clicking this Link (preferred method). Applicants may also email their information to Executive Director of the Philadelphia Robotics Coalition, Dr. Dya L. Jones, at jobs@roboticscoalition.org by November 25, 2022. No phone calls, please.

The Alliance is committed to building a diverse team that represents our participating students. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC, women, LGTBQ people, and other underrepresented communities. The Philadelphia Robotics Alliance does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, disability, or gender identity.

information about us

The Philadelphia Robotics Alliance has a vision that every Philadelphia public school student will have access to a high-quality robotics program in their school or community. Our mission is to build an ecosystem that supports the next generation of STEM leaders and community leaders through skills development, collaboration, and mentorship. We strive for equity and diversity in STEM education.

Coalition robotics teams participate in first program (“For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”), a global network that is advancing team-based robotics challenges. Robotics’ interdisciplinary model combines computer programming, mechanical and electrical engineering, and applied mathematics, as well as design and manufacturing. The competitive, team-based approach develops students’ ability to solve collaborative problems, communicate effectively, and develop leadership capabilities. The combination of technical and life skills creates a learning environment conducive to success in college, career, and life.

The coalition is partnering with under-resourced Philadelphia public schools that would be unable to afford robotics programs. Our core program helps schools launch and maintain their robotics teams after school through administrative support, team funding, tools and supplies, training of trainers, and mentorship. It also hosts the Alliance first Competitions and events for the entire region. Coalition programs increase access for those who have historically been excluded from the STEM pipeline, including low-income youth, BIPOC youth (Black, Indigenous, and/or Colored), and women/girls.

The Coalition was launched as a project by high school students in 2016, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2018. We have strong partnerships with the Philadelphia School District, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Department of Philadelphia, PA first robotics, first Mid-Atlantic, and the many schools and organizations that make our programs possible. Learn more through roboticsscoalition.org.

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