Director of Programs
Salary range is expected to be $60k - $65k, based upon experience.
Benefits include 401(k) retirement option; ability to work from home.
Flexible full-time work schedule outside the competition season including 10 days (2 weeks) annual leave/sick days, paid leave December (2 weeks) and summer (4 weeks); paid holidays at the discretion of the FIRST Chesapeake board.
Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of personalities, excellent time management skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; familiarity with FIRST programs preferred but not required.
Successful execution of FIRST Chesapeake FRC and FIRST Chesapeake FTC events. This includes, but not limited to:
Timely, gracious, and personalized support to approximately 130 FIRST Chesapeake FRC and 170 FIRST Chesapeake FTC teams, coaches and mentors via email, phone conversations, in person visits.
Appropriate number of volunteers are scheduled and arrive prepared for events.
Development of a successful mentor training pilot to assist corporations/communities integrate into the team structure.
Development of a successful community/corporate engagement program to be implemented during the 2022-2023 to include:
Real time social media coverage of all FIRST Chesapeake FTC and FIRST Chesapeake FRC events.
Submit a Director of Programs operations (including a succession and cross training plan) template by May 31st, 2023.
GEARED Up Instructor
FIRST Chesapeake Robotics, a 20+ year-old STEM education-based non-profit, is seeking part-time contractors to work with in person with several RPS middle schools (Richmond VA) for the 2022-2023 academic year. Additionally, opportunities will be available to work remotely with middle schools in the DC area. This position requires between 4 and 8 hours of late afternoon instruction and planning per week, depending on availability. Classroom hours are 1 hour per session in late afternoon Monday-Thursday. Additional compensation is included as part of the estimated hours for necessary planning and training. The position will report to the GEARED UP Program Manager of FIRST Chesapeake.
Using basic STEM concepts and following a standard lesson guide, the ideal candidate will work on site or remotely with no more than 15 RPS middle school students per school. The number of schools and sessions per week will be based on availability. Following the proven GEARED Up programs format of using the robot as a vehicle to reinforce STEM learning, the candidate will help students build and program a small working robot. Some pre-program training and weekly administrative/lesson prep will be required.
Training to begin immediately, with the ideal candidate prepared to participate in the program kick-off in late September, with sessions beginning in early October. Sessions will take place for approximately 10 weeks between mid-September and mid-December, following the RPS academic calendar.
Pay $25/hr. Contractors will be compensated for training. The opportunity to extend this position to future FIRST Chesapeake remote and/or in-person programs may be available. Payment will be received electronically on the 30th and 15th of each month. This is a 1099 contracted position.
To Apply: Please submit the materials requested below to by Tuesday, Sept 9th 2022. Please include “Geared Up Instructor Application” in the subject line. No phone calls.