Learning Undefeated is driving race and gender equity in STEM through experiential and deep impact learning experiences for students from under-resourced communities. Using innovative education programs that motivate and engage K-12 students, we are sparking interest in STEM careers and building a positive STEM identity in our participants.

Learning Undefeated is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland and currently operates programs in Delaware, Maryland, Louisiana, Texas, and Virginia. Please send cover letters and resumes to careers@learningundefeated.org. 

Race and gender equity is at the center of our work and ideal candidates will have a shared passion to help address inequitable access to education.  Candidates are encouraged to highlight their experience working to advance social impact issues that intersect or directly impact the lives of children, such as education, public health, housing, early learning, disaster recovery, and neighborhood revitalization.

Learning Undefeated is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that supports and celebrates diversity.  We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills and honor our staffs’ individual experiences, perspectives and unique identity.  Together, our organization strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Current Openings at Learning Undefeated

Learning Undefeated is seeking passionate and enthusiastic individuals to join its Maryland-based mobile laboratory team. This position is perfect for someone who loves working with youth and is passionate about science, but doesn’t want the sameness of a day-to-day classroom setting.

 

Please note: this is a traveling educator position, with locations being generally within a 50-75 mile radius of Gaithersburg. We do reimburse for mileage for the farther locations as well as offer hotel rooms in those circumstances. The schools you visit will change weekly so some weeks may be farther from home, others may be close by. We need candidates who are flexible to this situation as you will not be reporting into an office every day, but a different school each week. Onsite hours are typically 7 AM to 3 PM or 8 AM to 4 PM depending on the school you are visiting.

Our mobile labs are custom outfitted STEM learning spaces, built inside trailers, shipping containers, and buses that travel to a different school each week. The mobile laboratories offer a blend of career and skills education, providing flexible in-classroom resources that empower teachers. The mobile labs will mostly serve Maryland schools in the coming year.

The Instructor’s primary responsibilities include presenting hands-on laboratory activities onboard the mobile lab. In addition to providing support for educators and students, the Instructor will also assist in the development of programs and curriculum, coordinating school and community partner visits, assisting schools with their requirements of any evaluation program, and supporting the management of equipment, supplies, and technology for the program.

The Instructor is the face of Learning Undefeated’s programming and will have the opportunity to impact thousands of students personally. This is an incredible opportunity to be part of a team that is changing how 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:

  • Serve as a positive, flexible, solutions-oriented member of a fast-paced team
  • Facilitate age-appropriate STEM activities and extended or enrichment opportunities to students, both onboard the mobile laboratory and in the classroom
  • Coordinate logistics, supplies, and scheduling for school visits and events, including daily schedules, ordering and maintaining laboratory equipment and supplies, parking information, and general laboratory and facilities management
  • Train teachers on the use of laboratory equipment and Learning Undefeated activities
  • Staff after-school events, such as family science night, and public events, such as conferences, festivals, and sporting events
  • Assist with the development of curriculum, activities, and materials for middle and high school students and teachers in accordance with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Position requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, education, or related field preferred
  • Outstanding customer service skills, a friendly, outgoing attitude, and the ability to work well as part of a team
  • 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
  • Must have own transportation and be able to report to a different school in Maryland each week. Many of the schools we serve are not accessible by public transportation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • Must be able to pass a childcare background check
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required

The fine print

This is a full-time 12-month position. 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. Please send cover letters and resumes to careers@learningundefeated.org.

Employees will need to be available for out of area organization-paid travel, including to ur service areas in Louisiana and Texas, among others.

Employees will also be required to stand on their feet for long periods of time and will be regularly required to stoop, kneel, bend, crouch and lift up to 25 pounds.

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.

Learning Undefeated offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance employees; additional contribution required if an employee chooses to cover their dependents
  • Fully paid life and disability insurance
  • Fully paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401k retirement savings plan with a generous company match
  • Eligibility to earn 18 days of PTO annually
  • Nine paid nationally observed holidays
  • One week fully paid time off during the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Learning Undefeated is a nationally-recognized, award winning nonprofit organization. For 20 years, Learning Undefeated has prepared more than 1.2 million students for STEM careers, positively impacting student knowledge, confidence, and overall attitude towards the STEM field. We’ve inspired more than one million students in all 50 states and beyond, teaching hands-on science, technology, engineering and math skills while empowering students to choose and succeed in STEM career paths.

Our standards-aligned curriculum is presented by experienced scientist-educators using a near-peer teaching model, incorporating the use of research-grade equipment, techniques, leading edge technology and STEM concepts as they relate to everyday life and career opportunities in the industry. All programs highlight various pathways to careers in STEM, from high school diplomas through advanced degrees. Program participants report gains in many areas, ranging from content knowledge and confidence to desire to pursue additional schooling.