Computer/Tech Systems, Education/Teaching/Training, Program Management
4 Year Degree
Y.O.U. seeks to develop a dynamic Makerspace for our youth and families within the community. The Maker Manager will develop, facilitate, and support programming in Y.O.U.'s new, state-of-the-art Makerspace. The Makerspace provides a venue to engage youth in learning experiences in the digital arts, technology, engineering, and science. The Maker Manager will work closely with Y.O.U.'s Directors of out-of-school time programming and with the Y.O.U. Manager of Strategic Partnerships to strengthen STEAM program options.
Summary of Role:
Develop STEAM programming and ensure that it addresses the needs of our youth.
Manage external maker related partnerships.
Implement curriculum that follows Y.O.U. standards, communicates with parents, and maintains a safe and nurturing environment for the children.
Collaborate with key employees to drive Y.O.U. goals.
Design and facilitate maker and STEAM programs for elementary, middle school and high school aged youth.
Ensure programs meet the needs and interests of students, offer a variety of programs and incorporate our youth development strategies.
Develop and strategize program curriculum to tie into our impact goals.
Monitor the quality of STEAM programs to drive continuous improvement.
Manage all aspects of the daily operation and use of the Makerspace.
Ability to engage in reflective practice including setting goals to further Y.O.U.'s mission.
Collaborate with and support program teams in the development of new Makerspace programming.
Manage the delivery of programs, including learning experiences for Y.O.U. programs and community relations.
Manage the training of all staff, volunteers, interns, and guests on the use of the Makerspace software, computers and manufacturing equipment.
Build and maintain relationships with external partners and organizations.
Provide basic technical support for Makerspace hardware and software. (Note: Y.O.U. has IT support for deeper needs, but is seeking someone with day-to-day problem-solving abilities.)
Serve as a liaison with internal staff and external program partners.
Acts as a key spokesperson of the organization in the community.
Potential is universal, but opportunity is not. Y.O.U. works to ensure every young person has the opportunity to succeed. We partner with families, schools and community to provide academic, social and emotional support where it is most needed, closing the gap between youth and opportunity