About Oregon STEM
The 13 Oregon STEM Hubs have collaboratively developed a shared commitment to develop a formal statewide nonprofit that will have the ability to secure additional statewide resources, engage industry partners, and share resources across the state. Oregon STEM, a 501c3, is committed to providing strategic leadership and securing resources that advance each hub’s regional STEM needs and the larger mission of serving all Oregon communities. Our initiatives include career connected learning, computer science and digital literacy, and support for educator professional development in STEM fields.
Executive Director Responsibilities
We are looking for our first ED to lead Oregon STEM in the following ways:
- Guide the Oregon STEM Board to increase educator, community, and business and industry engagement opportunities through its Vision.
- Help develop and expand Oregon STEM initiatives to enhance focus and develop collaborative statewide networks with embedding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into elementary and secondary teaching practices.
- Assist the board in identifying external funding opportunities which align with the boards' Vision.
- Ensure data availability through shared relevant datasets.
- Provide advocacy and strategic communications to build understanding and earn support from policy leaders, educators, and industry.
- Secure resources that advance the reach of Oregon’s regional STEM Hubs.
- Provide Strategic leadership to Oregon’s regional STEM Hubs, along with policy makers, educational leaders, families, and industry partners.
- Provide an equity-focused lens to all STEM work and STEM opportunities and work to insure that underrepresented students (rural students, students of color, female students, and low-income students) are at the forefront of the State’s STEM opportunities.
- Provide shared learning to and between Oregon’s regional STEM Hubs and promote best practices to STEM Hubs and to other educational leaders throughout Oregon.
- Represent Oregon on National STEM-related issues and work to bring national STEM education investment to Oregon.
We hope to find a person with the following skills and experience:
- 5+ years of fundraising and strategic planning
- Success in embedding outcome driven/results
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively (cross agency representation) and ability to work independently
- Experience with storytelling and marketing prowess
- Comfort with communicating with legislators, industry leaders, superintendents, and other STEM partners
- Demonstrated success applying an equity lens to their work
- Experience working both urban and rural communities
We are looking for a contractor to work 20 hours a week for the first six months at a rate of $80-$100/hour. There is potential for this to develop into a salaried position after the first six months. This position will start out as a remote position. When it is safe to do so, the ED will be expected to travel to each of the hub regions, and will be reimbursed for their mileage and accommodations.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. This position will remain open until filled, however, the Board will review applicants on August 6, 2021.