Outreach Project Manager, School of Computer Science-2011072
Carnegie Mellon University is a private, global research university that challenges the curious and passionate to deliver work that matters. Our world-class institution has distinctive areas of excellence and a culture marked by ambition and a deep, practical engagement with challenges facing society. We continue to produce talented alumni and draw faculty and staff eager to be a part of the university's creative, dedicated and close-knit community. We place emphasis on practical problem solving, interdisciplinary learning, a forward-thinking spirit, and collaboration.
The School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon is looking for an Outreach Project Manager to join the team. Reporting to the Director of Engagement and Outreach, and working closely with the Dean, Associate Dean, and other members of the School of Computer Science Advancement and Outreach team, your primary role will be to act as an ambassador for SCS' expansion plans: growing the organization's network among high school teachers, recruiting and enabling volunteers to promote computer science and related disciplines to children and young adults and developing and implementing strategies to reach constituents that are currently underrepresented in the field both regionally and nationally. Your role will help advance our mission—and that of the United States—of building a larger pipeline of diverse computer scientists for the 21st Century.
You will be part of the team responsible for program management of SCS Outreach programs fulfilling that mission, and will collaborate on the development of future programs. Existing programs include but are not limited to:
The Computer Science track for SAMS at CMU: https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/diversity-sams
Best Robotics partnership: http://www.bestinc.org/
Other responsibilities include:
General project management for a portfolio of programs (existing or new, as assigned and developed)
Outreach to find volunteers, including CMU alumni, for local and remote SCS Outreach activities
Aiding in the screening process for volunteers and helping to match volunteers to needs and opportunities
Assisting with training and orientation for volunteers
Scheduling and supervision of volunteers
Assessing organizational need and capacity for volunteers
Building volunteer program materials (policies and procedures, applications, volunteer agreements, orientation handbooks)
Community development, including the expansion of SCS relationships with high school principals and teachers locally and nationally
Database management and tracking of volunteer statistics
Sourcing and applying for grant support, working with Foundation Relations professionals
Program reporting, including support for stewarding supporters
Program design and evaluation
Other duties as assigned
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience
Real passion for growing educational access, especially to computer science
Knowledge of STEM/CS evidence-based practices, and culturally relevant pedagogy
High emotional intelligence
Ability to work with colleagues, volunteers, and young adults from diverse backgrounds with respect, kindness, and a good sense of humor
Conflict management skills
Strong orientation to detail, with the ability to multitask
Experience developing and implementing project plans
Ability to work both independently and as a member of a larger staff team
Ability to connect with diverse types of organizations and people: schools, businesses, government agencies, donors, etc.
Knowledge of volunteer management practices
Public speaking/facilitation skills
Are you passionate about this dynamic opportunity? Please apply.
Internal Number: 2011072
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.