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 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.

Instructional Designer (Maryland)

The Instructional Designer works in collaboration with Learning Undefeated’s Education Team to design, develop, implement, and evaluate laboratory investigations, curriculum, and other learning resources for custom designed immersive learning environments.  The Instructional Designer’s primary responsibilities include developing and supporting the Education Team implement curriculum in classrooms and onboard mobile laboratories.

Learning Undefeated’s six mobile laboratories are custom outfitted STEM learning spaces built from modified tractor trailers, buses, and shipping containers. They offer a blend of education emphasizing career pathways and skills building without leaving the school parking lot, providing flexible laboratory resources that empower teachers and help build their capacity.  Content areas include science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  Curriculum and laboratory investigations will be used in formal and informal STEM education spaces.

The Instructional Designer must have a strong knowledge in instructional systems and learning theories and be able to communicate and apply best practices for the design and delivery of laboratory investigations and augmented reality learning for K-12 students.  We are looking for someone who will be able to generate and articulate ideas for innovative approaches to learning and who will partner well within the Education Team to bring those ideas to fruition.

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.

Position requirements:

  • Minimum of five years of related experience
  • Must have strong self-management skills, as well as demonstrated success in providing leadership and diplomacy when managing team-based projects
  • Must be flexible and adapt well in unpredictable situations
  • Must be able to work in fast paced team environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Occasional travel with overnight stays in Maryland, Louisiana, or Texas should be expected

The fine print 


Learning Undefeated offers 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. 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.

Learning Undefeated is an inclusive environment that supports and celebrates diversity.  We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

To apply


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

Partnership Development Manager, Mid-Atlantic (Maryland)

The Partnership Development Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region is a passionate, goal-oriented fundraising professional who will build out and execute our regional fundraising strategy. The candidate for this role will have relevant experience in identifying, pursuing and establishing new, well-aligned funding partner relationships with corporations, foundations and high net-worth individuals. The candidate will also have experience in maintaining, cultivating and growing existing partnerships. With strong oral and written communication skills, the Partnership Development Manager will not only excel in written communications and grant writing, but also thrive in the art of relationship building (both in-person and over the phone), creating win-win opportunities for our partners and the organization that ultimately result six and seven figure donations through multi-year collaborations.

Based out of our headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD and reporting to the Vice President of Development & Strategic Partnerships, 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 goal & solutions-oriented, high-energy, creative, flexible, 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 growth and success.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reach individual annual revenue goals, and support organization’s overall revenue goals, by executing and building upon existing fundraising strategy.
  • Research, prospect, pursue, solicit, secure, and steward funding partners and donors (corporations, foundations, and high net-worth individuals) across regional boundaries.
  • Research, identify, prepare, write, complete and submit grant proposals from partners and prospective partners.
  • Complete reporting metrics associated with executed grants by collaborating with Education team to collect data and supporting materials necessary to fulfill requirements.
  • Conduct proactive, cold outreach to identify and source new streams of revenue and new partnerships.
  • Cultivate and steward existing partnerships, identifying new areas of alignment to pursue and grow.
  • Secure program and unrestricted funding to support our mission.
  • Work closely with the Vice President of Development & Strategic Partnerships to align efforts to increase revenue.
  • Collaborate across all program teams and leadership as necessary (Development & Strategic Partnerships, Communications & Programs, office of the CEO). Work closely with Education team for updates, program and reporting needs, to coordinate site visits, etc.
  • Create and write content for newsletters, blogs, and other external facing communication mediums as needed.
  • Develop printed and digital materials.
  • Data entry, invoice creation and submission, and other administrative duties as needed
  • Support and assist in other activities of the Development department as needed.

Position requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years of fundraising/sales and account management experience, preferably in the non-profit sector and education space.
  • B.A., B.S. or equivalent work experience.
  • Proven track-record of revenue generation, meeting or exceeding fundraising goals with consistent five and six figure wins.
  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of corporate, foundation and individual giving fundraising techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability in proposal writing for a variety of audiences with proven and successful outcomes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices, and procedures for obtaining information about the giving history, programs, and tendencies of corporations, foundations and HNIs.
  • Demonstrate strong and effective attention to detail, time management, problem-solving & research skills.
  • Possess excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and organizational skills, and be self-motivated.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment, and manage laterally and upwards with a collaborative approach.
  • Must be proficient in data entry, tracking, analysis, and reporting, and familiar with database/CRM/software systems (i.e. Salesforce).
  • Must be fluent in Microsoft Office applications, especially Outlook, PowerPoint, Word & Excel.
  • Travel throughout Maryland and surrounding region with possible overnight stays as needed
  • Ability to work nights and weekends on an as-needed basis for events, deadlines, etc.
  • Ability to work full-time from our Gaithersburg office.

To apply


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

Partnership Development Associate (Maryland)

The Partnership Development Associate is a passionate and detail-oriented individual who supports the fundraising and partnership management functions of the organization. The candidate for this role will ideally have robust research, organization, time-management, customer service and interpersonal communication skills (especially written), ultimately supporting the organization’s revenue goals and development strategy. Through prospecting, research projects, external-facing digital and printed materials, data collection, analysis, and reporting, the Associate will play a critical role in helping to maintain, cultivate, build out and diversify the organization’s pipeline of funding partners, stakeholders, champions and advocates.

Based out of our headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD and reporting to the Vice President of Development & Strategic Partnerships, 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 solutions-oriented, high-energy, creative, flexible, 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 growth and success.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Support department’s revenue goals by executing and building upon existing fundraising strategy.
  • Conduct research and prospecting activities to identify new potential sources of funding (i.e. corporate, foundation and high net-worth individuals) and stakeholders that are aligned with our work. Determine giving potential, giving history, decision makers, aligned areas of work, etc.
  • Identify well-aligned potential grant opportunities to pursue and apply.
  • Coordinate and schedule prospect and partner meetings (through cold outreach, networking, etc.) for fundraisers and leadership via phone meetings, in-person meetings, etc.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with prospective donors and existing partners, and interact via e-mail, telephone and in person with institutional representatives
  • Develop and prepare presentation and marketing materials in advance of, or as follow up to, meetings with prospects, partners and/or other external audiences.
  • Support grant writing by creating content used for grant applications, newsletters, blogs, and other external facing communication mediums as needed.
  • Provide customer service support for existing partners, identify activation opportunities and develop unique and innovative ways to thank and highlight our partners and their work.
  • Complete reporting metrics of executed programs by collaborating with our Programs Team to collect data and supporting materials necessary to fulfill requirements related to the given grant program and/or funding partner.
  • Research articles, stories, resources or other content relevant to our partners and potential partners to stay current and apprised of latest industry and partner news.
  • Manage multiple timelines for various fundraising activities (including reporting and grant application deadlines). Create new organizational tracking system to more efficiently track grant application deadlines, reporting deadlines, etc.
  • Data entry, invoice creation and submission, and other administrative duties as needed.
  • Collaborate across all program teams and leadership as necessary (Strategic Partnerships, Communications & Programs, office of the CEO).

Position requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of non-profit work experience (preferably in the education space) working in a supporting role, ideally in a fundraising and/or account management capacity.
  • B.A., B.S. or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrate excellent and effective time management, organization, problem-solving & research skills, and possess strong attention to detail.
  • Must be proficient in data entry, tracking, analysis, and reporting, and familiar with database/CRM/software systems (i.e. Salesforce).
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment, and manage laterally and upwards with a collaborative approach.
  • Possess robust communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, and be self-motivated
  • Must be fluent in Microsoft Office applications, especially Outlook, PowerPoint, Word & Excel. Familiarity in working with MailChimp and WordPress a plus.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends on an as needed basis for events, deadlines, etc.
  • Ability to work full-time from our Gaithersburg office.

To apply


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

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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 AmeriCorps opportunities available for spring, summer, and fall.

Learn more about our AmeriCorps program and see openings >

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