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!

Learning Undefeated is seeking an energetic, organized individual to direct and coordinate the Young Science Explorers Program. YSEP is a STEM focused education summer program for middle school students. The Camp Director will work closely with camp staff and students entering either the seventh or eighth grade. In addition to providing instruction, the Camp Director will assist in the development of associated curriculum and coordinate all camp visits, supplies, and equipment. This position reports to the MXLab Education Program Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate camp supplies, reagents, and equipment
  • Develop and present camp curriculum
  • Serve as primary contact for camp and laboratory questions
  • Train camp staff
  • Interact courteously with both campers, their guardians, and camp staff
  • Clean and maintain YSEP venues

Position requirements:

  • B.S. in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, or education preferred; 2-3 years of summer camp experience preferred
  • The Camp Director must be able to work independently with initiative to manage own workload without much supervision. They must be flexible and adapt well in unpredictable situations.
  • Must be able to commit to a period of work between June and August 2019, weekdays only

The fine print:  The Camp Director must provide their own transportation. This position will be based in Gaithersburg, MD and will include extensive travel to and from camp locations throughout the state of Maryland.

To apply:  Submit resume and statement of qualifications to emily@learningundefeated.org

Americorps Service Opportunities

Learning Undefeated is proud to be a part of the Americorps service program, where members can earn money for college while making meaningful impact in their communities. We currently have the following Americorps opportunities available for spring, summer, and fall.

Our Americorps program, is offered in partnership with Baltimore-based CivicWorks. To learn more or apply, contact Anitra Patrick at CivicWorks (410-366-8533 or email education.opportunities@civicworks.com)

Position Dates:  February – June 2019 (flexible); 450 hours. Opportunities also exist for summer and fall 2019.

Days / Hours of Service:  Monday through Friday; 7:00am-3:00pm, varies weekly according to school schedule

 

Host Site Agency Name & Complete Address of Host Site Location(s):

  • Learning Undefeated, 9841 Washingtonian Blvd, Suite 415, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • High schools across Maryland (statewide). Members must have own vehicle and will drive 250-500 miles per week. Site locations will be in Baltimore area (5 weeks), Frederick County (2 weeks), Anne Arundel county, Montgomery County (2 weeks), Prince George’s County, and several sites on the Eastern Shore (3 weeks). Mileage and travel/hotel provided.

 

Organization/Agency Mission and/or Goals: Learning Undefeated, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, sparks interest in life-changing career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for underserved communities. MdBio does this through innovative, effective and experiential STEM education programs for middle school and high school students, and workforce development programs for adults.

 

Program Mission and/or Goals:  Mobile eXploration Lab is the country’s largest, most advanced mobile laboratory. Called MXLab for short, the lab expands technology and laboratory science experiences and pique students’ interests in STEM learning and careers across Maryland. Inside the lab, Learning Undefeated’s educators engage participants in hands-on and minds-on experiences using technologies not available in schools. MXLab instructors combine Learning Undefeated’s core STEM curriculum with data set modeling, virtual reality, cybersecurity and game-based learning.

The goal of MXLab is to provide support to students from underresourced neighborhoods and communities to boost their proficiency and self efficacy in math and science. MXLab achieves this by engaging students in academically rigorous programs focused on science and technology, increasing their awareness of STEM career opportunities, and encouraging students to choose additional STEM coursework, college majors, or careers.  MXLab also offers community engagement to provide students’ family members opportunities to learn about STEM so they may better support their student at home.

 

Community Need:  Enhancing diversity in the pipeline of students and early-career employees who are actively choosing to study and work in STEM is the key to long-term economic growth and competitiveness. Learning Undefeated actively seeks to engage students from underrepresented minority groups and level the playing field by bringing hands-on learning experiences to the school’s parking lot. We believe that any student can achieve success in STEM.

Our programs focus on students who are typically underrepresented in STEM careers, especially those from low-income communities. Introducing students to real-world, problem-centric curriculum allows them to gain a deeper appreciation for STEM subjects, better equips them to retain information learned in the classroom, and fosters the development of natural inquiry, higher-level thinking, and creativity.

 

Member Position Summary:  A  STEM Community Outreach Specialist is a passionate and well-spoken individual who educates middle and high school students about STEM careers, bioscience, chemistry, engineering, and technology aboard MXLab during and after school at Maryland schools. Coordinator will engage with students and assist Learning Undefeated educators, and mentor high school students in small groups. The Coordinator will also assist in the delivery of programs at community and school events.

 

Member Impact:  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. Learning Undefeated was recently named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work by Washington Business Journal.

 

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Serve as a member of statewide AmeriCorps program team, including teaching assignment, after-school activities, and community events
  • Teach age appropriate activities and extended or enrichment opportunities to students onboard the country’s largest mobile STEM laboratory, following Learning Undefeated’s curriculum (content training provided)
  • Assist students and teachers in developing STEM skills, both onboard the mobile laboratory and in classroom settings
  • Guide and support student engagement in STEM and related career exploration
  • Serve as a student mentor and positive role model
  • Support in planning and execution of mobile laboratory, community and school events
  • Maintain required training certifications
  • Serve as a positive, flexible, solutions-oriented member of a fast-paced team
  • Assist with organization and preparation of laboratory supplies, reagents, and equipment
  • Assist with logistics and scheduling for school visits and events, including daily schedule, parking information, and instructor support
  • Assist with cleaning and maintaining mobile laboratory each day

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Candidate must:

  • Comply with AmeriCorps terms, including being a U.S. Resident or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Must possess own transportation (location will be at a different school each week) and be willing to travel up to 500 miles per week (mileage reimbursed). Hotel accommodations and meals/travel expenses will be paid when distance exceeds 75 miles of member’s home.
  • Must pass a criminal and sex offender background check, and able to pass a drug screening
  • Reliable and punctual; timeliness and dependability are critical for this role. Excellent time management required.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work cooperatively with other team members, Learning Undefeated educators, staff and administrators
  • Interest in science, technology, engineering, math, education, or any other similar field
  • Must be able to use and have access to the internet
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and be self-motivated

 

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 24 hours of undergraduate coursework at a community college or above
  • At least two years working with youth
  • Possess strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate effective time management and organization skills

Compensation

Compensation package for Americorps members consists of a Segal Education Grant, awarded upon completion of service, and a small living stipend. Details on the education award can be found here. Our program is currently in the 2018 fiscal year for education awards. The living stipend is $9.50 per hour, paid biweekly. Learning Undefeated/MdBio Americorps are also eligible for mileage at the Federal rate for personally-owned vehicles, which is currently $0.58 per mile in excess of 30 miles per day.

To Apply:

Please email resume with cover letter to: education.opportunities@civicworks.com (ATTN: Anitra Patrick)

Date(s) of Position: February – June 2019 (flexible); 450 hours. Opportunities also exist for summer and fall 2019.

Days / Hours of Service:  4 days/week: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

 

Host Site Agency Name & Complete Address of Host Site Location(s):

MdBio Foundation in partnership with Towson University Center for STEM Excellence

701 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202

 

Organization/Agency Mission and/or Goals:  MdBio Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, sparks interest in life-changing career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for underserved communities. MdBio does this through innovative, effective and experiential STEM education programs for middle school and high school students, and workforce development programs for adults.

 

Program Mission and/or Goals:  This position is offered in partnership with the Towson University Center for STEM Excellence (www.towson.edu/cse), in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, which provides science outreach programs to Maryland’s K–12 schools through the SciTech Student Learning Lab and the Maryland Loaner Lab Program.

 

Community Need:  Enhancing diversity in the pipeline of students and early-career employees who are actively choosing to study and work in STEM is the key to long-term economic growth and competitiveness. MdBio Foundation and Towson University Center for STEM Excellence actively seeks to engage students from underrepresented minority groups and level the playing field by bringing hands-on learning experiences to the school’s parking lot. We believe that any student can achieve success in STEM.

Our programs focus on students who are typically underrepresented in STEM careers, especially those from low-income communities. Introducing students to real-world, problem-centric curriculum allows them to gain a deeper appreciation for STEM subjects, better equips them to retain information learned in the classroom, and fosters the development of natural inquiry, higher-level thinking, and creativity.

 

Member Position Summary: A STEM Teaching Aide is a passionate and well-spoken individual who educates middle and high school students about STEM careers, bioscience, chemistry, engineering, and technology aboard MXLab during and after school at Maryland schools. Aide will engage with students and assist MdBio/Towson educators, and mentor high school students in small groups.

 

Member Impact:  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 members will gain experience in standard laboratory protocols and procedures; proficiency in using research grade laboratory equipment; ability to work with youth of different ages, from a broad variety of educational and cultural backgrounds;  and familiarity with a variety of Next Generation Science Standards-aligned lessons for elementary, middle, and high school students

 

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Act as an instructional aide, assisting our full-time science instructors in engaging students in grades 3-12 in hands-on science activities in the SciTech Student Learning Lab program
  • Help prepare reagents and materials to send out to classrooms as part of the Maryland Loaner Lab program
  • Assist with the set up and breakdown of the laboratory pertaining to the SciTech Student Learning Lab
  • Assist with the preparation of student and teacher materials for the SciTech Student Learning Lab and the Maryland Loaner Lab programs

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Candidate must:

  • Comply with AmeriCorps terms, including being a U.S. Resident or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Must pass a criminal and sex offender background check, and able to pass a drug screening
  • Reliable and punctual; timeliness and dependability are critical for this role. Excellent time management required.
  • Interest in science, particularly bioscience
  • Interest in education or experience working with youth
  • Seeking experience working in a laboratory
  • Enjoys working as part of a team
  • Ability to follow instructions and work cooperatively with other team members, MdBio/Towson educators, staff and administrators
  • Interest in science, technology, engineering, math, education, or any other similar field
  • Must be able to use and have access to the internet
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and be self-motivated

 

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 24 hours of undergraduate coursework at a community college or above
  • At least two years working with youth
  • Possess strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate effective time management and organization skills

Compensation

Compensation package for Americorps members consists of a Segal Education Grant, awarded upon completion of service, and a small living stipend. Details on the education award can be found here. Our program is currently in the 2018 fiscal year for education awards. The living stipend is $9.50 per hour, paid biweekly. Learning Undefeated/MdBio Americorps are also eligible for mileage at the Federal rate for personally-owned vehicles, which is currently $0.58 per mile in excess of 30 miles per day.

To apply:

Please email resume with cover letter to education.opportunities@civicworks.com (ATTN: Anitra Patrick).

Position Date(s): February – June 2019 (flexible); 450 hours

Days / Hours of Service:  Monday through Friday; 9:00am – 4:00pm, flexible

 

Host Site Agency Name & Complete Address of Host Site Location(s):

MdBio Foundation, 9841 Washingtonian Blvd, Suite 415, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

 

Organization/Agency Mission and/or Goals:  Learning Undefeated, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, sparks interest in life-changing career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for underserved communities. We do this through innovative, effective and experiential STEM education programs for middle school and high school students, and workforce development programs for adults.

Program Mission and/or Goals:  Learning Undefeated, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, sparks interest in life-changing career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for underserved communities. We do this through innovative, effective and innovative education. Our programs focus on students who are typically underrepresented in STEM careers, especially those from low-income communities. Introducing students to real-world, problem-centric curriculum allows them to gain a deeper appreciation for STEM subjects, better equips them to retain information learned in the classroom, and fosters the development of natural inquiry, higher-level thinking, and creativity.

The goal of Learning Undefeated is to provide support to students from under-resourced neighborhoods and communities to boost their proficiency and self efficacy in math and science. We achieve this by engaging students in academically rigorous programs focused on science and technology, increasing their awareness of STEM career opportunities, and encouraging students to choose additional STEM coursework, college majors, or careers. Learning Undefeated also offers community engagement to provide students’ family members opportunities to learn about STEM so they may better support their student at home. 

Community Need:  Enhancing diversity in the pipeline of students and early-career employees who are actively choosing to study and work in STEM is the key to long-term economic growth and competitiveness. Learning Undefeated actively seeks to engage students from underrepresented minority groups and level the playing field by bringing hands-on learning experiences to the school’s parking lot. We believe that any student can achieve success in STEM.

Our programs focus on students who are typically underrepresented in STEM careers, especially those from low-income communities. Introducing students to real-world, problem-centric curriculum allows them to gain a deeper appreciation for STEM subjects, better equips them to retain information learned in the classroom, and fosters the development of natural inquiry, higher-level thinking, and creativity.

Member Position Summary:  The AmeriCorps Outreach & Marketing Coordinator is a passionate and well-written individual who helps engage Learning Undefeated’s digital audiences through creative and collaborative content. The Outreach & Marketing Coordinator will design and develop social media campaigns and content for a variety of platforms, support their team members, build engagement, and share the mission of the organization in meaningful and compelling way. Throughout their term, the Coordinator will educate middle and high school students about STEM careers, bioscience, chemistry, engineering, and technology. The Outreach Coordinator will also team up to ten fellow Americorps members and assist Learning Undefeated educators in educating small groups of high schoolers. The Outreach Coordinator will also assist in the delivery of programs at community and school events.

 

Necessary Training or Training Plan to be implemented prior to Member Placement:

  • Student Engagement
  • Classroom Management
  • Mentorship
  • Conflict Resolution
  • CPRS/First Aid
  • STEM content and mobile laboratory instructor training to be provided after placement

Member Impact: 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 workplace environment that supports individual success.Learning Undefeated was recently named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work by Washington Business Journal.

 

Essential Functions of Position:  

  • Coordinates scheduling for a statewide AmeriCorps program team, including teaching assignments, after-school activities, and community events.
  • Conceptualizes, creates and publishes daily content (combining both original copy and images as well as images and videos provided by the Learning Undefeated team) on Twitter, LinkedIN, Facebook, and Instagram that shares stories of our successes, builds meaningful connections, and encourages engagement.
  • Collects and organizes photos and videos from Learning Undefeated field staff, for use in social outreach.
  • Records, edits, and creates videos that showcase Learning Undefeated’s performance and enhance our partnerships.
  • Grows online social networks by increasing followers and interactions. Employs innovative tactics to grow the audiences and reach influencers.
  • Collaborates with VP, Communications and VP, Partnerships to ensure a consistent campaign across channels.
  • Researches articles, stories, resources or other content to enhance Learning Undefeated original content.
  • Reviews data on the performance of social media platforms and adjust plans or strategies to optimize outreach.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Candidate must:

  • Comply with AmeriCorps terms, including being a U.S. Resident or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Graduate of currently enrolled in two- or four-year degree-seeking program (such as B.A. or A.A.) in a marketing, communications, business, or related field required. This position requires an individual with outstanding customer service and attitude who is friendly, outgoing and serves well as part of a fast-paced team.
  • Excellent writer with a passion for writing both short and long copy; writing samples required.
  • Fluency with graphic design programs and video/ photo editing software. Familiarity with key social media tools (Twitter, LinkedIN, and Facebook), social media queuing software (HootSuite, Buffer) and with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Familiarity with social media analytics such as Facebook insights, Google Analytics, and Twitter analytics.
  • Well-documented and professionally appropriate social media presence.
  • Trustworthy self-starter with proven ability to see projects through to completion. Must be able to serve independently with initiative to manage own assignments without much supervision. (S)he must be flexible and adapt well in unpredictable situations.
  • Must have own transportation and be available for day, evening and weekend functions. MdBio Foundation mobile laboratories travel to a different school each week during the school year.
  • Must pass a criminal and sex offender background check, and able to pass a drug screening
  • Reliable and punctual; timeliness and dependability are critical for this role. Excellent time management required.
  • Ability to follow instructions and serves cooperatively with other team members, MdBio educators, staff and administrators
  • Interest in science, technology, engineering, math, education, or any other similar field
  • Must be able to use and have access to the internet
  • Ability to serve independently and with a team
  • Possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and be self-motivated

 

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or has completed higher education, two or four year degree, in the areas of communications, marketing, events, business, education, or related fields
  • At least two years working with youth
  • Possess strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate effective time management and organization skills

Compensation: Compensation package for Americorps members consists of a Segal Education Grant, awarded upon completion of service, and a small living stipend. Details on the education award can be found here. Our program is currently in the 2018 fiscal year for education awards. The living stipend is $9.50 per hour, paid biweekly. Learning Undefeated/MdBio Americorps are also eligible for mileage at the Federal rate for personally-owned vehicles, which is currently $0.58 per mile in excess of 30 miles per day.

To apply: Please email resume with cover letter to education.opportunities@civicworks.com (ATTN: Anitra Patrick).

Learning Undefeated is a nationally-recognized, award winning nonprofit organization with program operations in Maryland, District of Columbia and 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 160,000 students throughout the state of Maryland 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.

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