Current openings at Learning Undefeated

Be a part of the team that is changing the face of STEM education. Learning Undefeated is a nationally-recognized, award winning nonprofit organization with current program operations in Maryland and Texas. The organization was recently recognized as one of the Washington Business Journal: Best Places to Work, 2018. If you share our passion for STEM, we want you on our team!

Position description

The Education & Technical Coordinator is a passionate individual who manages and troubleshoots the technical components aboard the Verizon Innovative Learning explorer lab, a custom-designed immersive learning environment. The explorer lab is housed inside a 45-foot motor coach bus and includes 32 Samsung tablets with custom-written Unity game platform and Samsung VR Gear virtual reality equipment.

In addition to providing instruction to middle school students, the Coordinator will also manage equipment and technology for the program, assist in coordinating school visits, and assist schools with their requirements of any evaluation program.

This is an incredible opportunity to be part of a team that is changing how STEM education is delivered, with a specific focus on underserved communities. The ideal team member will be high-energy, creative, flexible, solutions-oriented, and able to handle rapidly changing circumstances with grace. In return, we offer an unparalleled opportunity to be part of the next big thing in STEM education, excellent benefits, and an entrepreneurial work environment that supports individual success.

Responsibilities include:

Managing and troubleshooting technology onboard the explorer lab, with responsibilities including:

  • Manage and troubleshoot explorer lab hardware and software, including local Wi-Fi network, audio, LED lights, multi-screen video walls, and the associated video and game software packages on Windows 10computers and Android Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 tablets
  • Accurate and timely setup, operation, and breakdown of audiovisual equipment for school visits and events
  • Provide onsite, full-time troubleshooting support to explorer lab team during scheduled school visits. As needed, staff after-school events, such as family science night, and public events, such as conferences, festivals, and sporting events
  • Assist with the student experience and interface with students to share your passion for your job and to get them excited about technology careers
  • Coordinate with outside technical support vendors to repair or replace hardware and software as necessary

Teaching in classrooms and onboard the explorer lab, including:

  • Serve as a positive, flexible, solutions-oriented member of a fast-paced team.
  • Teach age-appropriate activities and extended or enrichment opportunities to students, following scripted explorer lab experience both onboard the lab and in the classroom (content training and script provided; pre-existing STEM expertise not required)
  • Assist with presentation of professional development for educators, following the provided script and curriculum
  • Staff after-school events, such as family science night, and public events, such as conferences, festivals, and sporting events (some weekends and evenings required)

Staff marketing and PR events featuring the explorer lab, both locally in the greater New Orleans area as well as nationwide. Events in the past have included conferences, Super Bowl, NFL Draft, and summer camps. Responsibilities at public events include:

  • Engage with the public to promote, enhance, and protect the Verizon Innovative Learning brand and showcase Verizon’s STEM outreach programs
  • Lead a diverse audience including children and adults in microlearning experiences onboard the mobile laboratory
  • Travel as directed to support roadshow and other events

Position requirements:

  • Minimum of a B.S. in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, or education required; one year of professional experience preferred
  • Preference for candidates who are from the New Orleans area, representing the experiences and diversity of the students we interact with
  • Prefer experience as a teacher or student within the New Orleans area public schools
  • This position requires an individual with outstanding customer service and attitude who is friendly, outgoing and has the ability to work well as part of a team. The Coordinator must be able to work independently with initiative to manage own workload without much supervision. (S)he must be flexible and adapt well in unpredictable situations.
  • Travel with overnight stays across the United States is required
  • The Coordinator must have own transportation and be available for day, evening and weekend functions. Travel to expected to be 25 percent during the school year and 50 percent during the summer.

Demonstrated proficiency with the following equipment is required:

  • Audio (including digital audio and audio Processing – EQ, Compression)
  • Video (including LCD screens, switching, and multiple array systems), Lighting (basic dimming and control), Windows computers & tablets
  • Sound (wireless microphones, power speakers, 2-24 channel mixers)
  • Digital video playback/record systems
  • Basic Electrical and Power Distribution
  • Display Interface USB Switching Loading Apps/Drives Basic MSOffice (Excel/Word/PP)
  • IP Addressing: configuring a wireless network with up to 30 simultaneous components, windows addressing, knowledge of DHCP/static addressing, switches/hubs/WAPS, and wireless networking/ troubleshooting
  • Unity experience a plus.

The fine print

Learning Undefeated offers a competitive salary plus many benefits to its employees, including paid leave, health insurance, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement. This is a full-time 12-month position which is currently grant funded through June 2020. The candidate will be selected for hire based on the following criteria: education, experience, subject area of expertise, communication skills, professional references, background check, and availability. Salary range is $40,000 – $50,000.

Learning Undefeated embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

To apply

Visit this position on Indeed.com to submit a resume and cover letter which describes your connection to the New Orleans community and reasons for pursuing this particular role.

The Education Outreach Coordinator is a passionate individual who educates New Orleans area middle school students about STEM careers, engineering, and earth and space science aboard the Verizon Innovative Learning explorer lab, a custom-designed immersive learning environment.

In addition to providing instruction to middle school students, the Coordinator will also assist in the development of programs and curriculum, coordinating school visits, assisting schools with their requirements of any evaluation program, and support the management of equipment and technology for the program.

This is an incredible opportunity to be part of a team that is changing how STEM education is delivered, with a specific focus on underserved communities. The ideal team member will be high-energy, creative, flexible, solutions-oriented, and able to handle rapidly changing circumstances with grace. In return, we offer an unparalleled opportunity to be part of the next big thing in STEM education, excellent benefits, and an entrepreneurial work environment that supports individual success.

Responsibilities include:

Teaching in classrooms and onboard the explorer lab, including:

  • Serve as a positive, flexible, solutions-oriented member of a fast-paced team
  • Teach age-appropriate activities and extended or enrichment opportunities to students, following scripted explorer lab experience both onboard the lab and in the classroom
  • Coordinate logistics and scheduling for school visits and events, including daily schedule, parking information, and teacher support
  • Organize and manage school data and provide weekly reports to the manager
  • Coordinate and assist with the presentation of professional development for educators
  • Staff after-school events, such as family science night, and public events, such as conferences, festivals, and sporting events (some weekends and evenings required)
  • Assist with the development of curriculum, activities, and materials for middle school students and teachers in accordance with the Louisiana Student Standards for Science

Staff marketing and PR events featuring the explorer lab, both locally in the greater New Orleans area as well as nationwide. Past events have included conferences, Super Bowl, NFL Draft, and summer camps. Responsibilities at public events include:

  • Engage with the public to promote, enhance, and protect the Verizon Innovative Learning brand and showcase Verizon’s education initiatives
  • Lead a diverse audience including children and adults in microlearning experiences onboard the mobile laboratory
  • Travel as directed to support roadshow and other events.

Position requirements:

  • Outstanding customer service skills, a friendly, outgoing attitude, and the ability to work well as part of a team
  • Preference for candidates who are from the New Orleans area, representing the experience and diversity of the students we interact with
  • Must be able to work independently with initiative to manage own workload
  • Must be flexible and adapt well in unpredictable situations
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Travel with overnight stays across the United States may be required – out of town travel is expected to be 10 percent
  • The Coordinator must have own transportation and be available for day, evening and weekend functions
  • Minimum of a B.S. in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, education, or related field
  • Prefer experience as a teacher or student within the New Orleans and surrounding areas public schools

The fine print

Learning Undefeated offers a competitive salary plus many benefits to its employees, including paid leave, health insurance, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement. This is a full-time 12-month position which is currently grant funded through June 2020. The candidate will be selected for hire based on the following criteria: education, experience, subject area of expertise, communication skills, professional references, background check, and availability. Salary range is $35,000 – $40,000.

Learning Undefeated embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

To apply

Visit this position on Indeed.com to submit a resume and cover letter which describes your connection to the New Orleans community and reasons for pursuing this particular role.

The Driver is a safe and experienced individual who operates and drives the Verizon Innovative Learning explorer lab, a custom-built 45-foot bus that travels to schools and events in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The explorer lab will serve the New Orleans Public School system for the 2019/2020 school year.

This is a full-time, year-round position. The driver can expect to work forty hours each week, on a flexible schedule. The hours will generally follow the school day. The driver will typically drive a different route each week to a different school in New Orleans. The driver will take bus into and out of New Orleans each day to a storage location. In addition to New Orleans Public schools, the Driver should expect to transport the explorer lab to five to eight out of town events on during the 2019/2020 school year. Events may require overnight travel. This position reports to the Program Manager.

Responsibilities include transporting and maintaining the explorer lab, including:

  • Transport explorer lab to/from schools in New Orleans or other events – includes driving the vehicle, fueling the vehicle, operating the handicapped lift, operating the onboard generator, operating the onboard HVAC, loading and unloading equipment and supplies, and securing contents for transport
  • Ensure the safety of the children, which may include accompanying students across the street, providing first aid in emergencies, and keeping the bus in safe working condition
  • Ensure the safety and security of the vehicle – this includes avoiding accidents, following security protocols, and assisting staff to maintain orderliness among the students
  • Ensure proper preventative maintenance is completed on schedule
  • Report any needed issues or repairs to the manager in a timely manner
  • Ensure the vehicle and contents are kept perfect and clean at all times by washing both the inside and outside parts of the vehicle
  • Greet students and assist the staff with the student experience as necessary
  • Serve as a positive, flexible, solutions-oriented member of a fast-paced team
  • Staff after-school events, such as family science night, and public events, such as conferences, festivals, and sporting events
  • Follow precise a schedule and adjust driving according to traffic and weather conditions in order to arrive at each event at the designated time

Position requirements:

  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a minimum of five years commercial driving experience. Must have at least a class B license with an air brake endorsement. Proof of a clean driving record and at least two professional references will be required. Must meet the following:
  • Negative point accumulation is not to exceed minus four (-4) points
  • Zero (0) driving suspensions or revocations
  • Zero (0) incidents of serious motor vehicle violation, including, but not limited, to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; reckless driving; leaving the scene of an accident, or a series of convictions that reflect a pattern of unsafe behavior
  • Has not been assigned to any alcohol safety action program or driver alcohol rehabilitation program
  • Has not been assigned to any driver improvement programs
  • Applicants with a DUI/DWI will not be considered
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check in addition to pre-employment and ongoing random drug tests.
  • This position requires an individual with stellar customer service and attitude who is friendly, outgoing and has the ability to work well as part of a team. The Driver must be flexible and adapt well in unpredictable situations.
  • Travel with possible overnight stays across the United States is required. The Driver must have own transportation to the storage location and be available for day, evening and occasional weekend functions. Out of town travel expected to be 25 percent during the school year.

The fine print 


Learning Undefeated offers many benefits to its employees, including paid leave, health insurance, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement. This is a full-time, year-round, non-exempt, hourly position which is currently grant funded through June 2020. The candidate will be selected for hire based on the following criteria: Experience, driving record, communication skills, professional references, background check, and availability. Salary will be based on experience. Anticipated salary range will be $16 – $20 an hour.

Learning Undefeated embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

To apply


Submit resume and statement of qualifications to edcareers@learningundefeated.org

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Learning Undefeated is a nationally-recognized, award winning nonprofit organization with current program operations in Maryland & Texas. The organization was recently recognized as one of the Washington Business Journal: Best Places to Work, 2018. Learning Undefeated provides innovative, effective and experiential science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development opportunities to underserved communities. Learning Undefeated’s interdisciplinary approach uses STEM to explore a real-world, problem-centric curriculum that bridges school, community, health and business.

The organization’s flagship program is a mobile laboratory for high schools that has provided quality educational experiences to more than 200,000 students in 12 states since its launch in 2003. Learning Undefeated also operates other celebrated STEM education programs, such as the Verizon Innovative Learning explorer lab, Young Science Explorers Program for middle school students, the Maryland BioGENEius Award, and ATLAS: Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders in STEM college and career symposium and Learning Undefeated.

You can make a difference in your community as part of our team!

If you want to join our dynamic organization, you can browse the current openings and apply. Please don’t forget to include a thoughtful cover letter and your resume along with a statement of qualifications.

To apply

Submit resume and statement of qualifications to careers@learningundefeated.org