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.

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

The Partnership Development Manager is a passionate, goal-oriented fundraising professional who will build out and execute our regional fundraising strategy by securing support from partners across a variety of sectors. The candidate for this role will have relevant experience in identifying, pursuing and establishing new, well-aligned funding partner relationships with corporations, foundations, state & county government agencies, and high net-worth individuals. The candidate will also have experience in maintaining, cultivating and growing existing partnerships. The Partnership Development Manager will not only excel in written communications and grant writing, but also thrive in the art of relationship building, creating win-win opportunities for our partners and the organization that ultimately result in five, six and seven figure donations through multi-year collaborations and unrestricted funding. This position plays a vital role in our fundraising strategy, working across departments to develop and secure partnerships that advance our mission of driving race and gender equity in STEM education.

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.
  • Secure program and unrestricted funding to support our mission.
  • 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, and submit grant proposals from partners and prospective partners.
  • Conduct proactive outreach to identify and source new streams of revenue and new partnerships.
  • Maintain, cultivate and steward existing partnerships, ensuring partner expectations are being consistently met and exceed while identifying new areas of alignment to pursue and grow.
  • Complete reporting metrics associated with executed grants by collaborating with Education team to collect data and supporting materials necessary to fulfill requirements.
  • Collaborate across all program teams and leadership as necessary. Work closely with Education & Communication teams 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:

  • 3-5 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
  • Demonstrated ability in proposal & grant 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.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and organizational skills, and be self-motivated.
  • Robust customer service skills with a friendly, outgoing attitude
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment while managing 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required

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 position.

Race and gender equity is at the center of our work and the ideal candidate will have a shared passion to help address inequitable access to education in communities impacted by structural racism. Interested 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. Candidates with experience working alongside Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), with a proven ability to lead and co-create partnerships with key stakeholders serving these communities, are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply


Submit resume AND cover letter to careers@learningundefeated.org.

The Education Program Manager is skilled at handling details, passionate about STEM, and inspired to help youth reach their full potential. This individual leads & develops education programs, events, and special projects that inspire K-12 students to connect with STEM content and careers. Primary responsibilities include daily laboratory teaching along with managing program logistics of a STEM education program housed inside a traveling shipping container laboratory.

The ideal candidate will have two years of project/personnel management experience, content expertise in science, technology, engineering, and/or math, and a passion for working with youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds

In addition to daily interaction with students and teachers, the Manager will also develop programs and curriculum, oversee school visits, collaborate with education leadership at Maryland headquarters, ensure program evaluation requirements are met, and manage equipment, supplies and technology for the program. The role has one direct report, the Education Outreach Coordinator.

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, reliable and trustworthy, and able to handle rapidly changing circumstances while remaining calm, cool, and collected. 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:

  • Lead by example as a positive, flexible, solutions-oriented member of a fast-paced, geographically disbursed team.
  • Facilitate age-appropriate STEM activities and extended or enrichment opportunities to students, both onboard the labs and in the classroom.
  • Orchestrate & oversee program vendors including transport (driver), logistics, supplies, and scheduling for school visits and events. Maintain program records including daily schedules, laboratory equipment and supplies, and facilities management.
  • Demonstrate comfort working in a field-based role. Collaborate regularly with and report to Learning Undefeated’s education leadership, based at Maryland headquarters.
  • Exemplify good decision-making and solutions-oriented leadership.
  • Manage up to three afterschool events per month, such as family science night, and public events, such as conferences, festivals, and sporting events (some weekends and evenings required, minimum to weeks advance notice provided)
  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and professional development for one direct report.
  • Develop and present professional development sessions for educators, as needed.
  • Support Learning Undefeated’s curriculum design team with development of curriculum, activities and materials for middle and high school students and teachers in accordance with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Position requirements:

Minimum of a B.S. in a biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, education or related STEM field required; three years of professional or teaching experience preferred.

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 Manager 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.

This position is based in the field; Manager will need to travel daily to different locations throughout the Corpus Christi area (within 50 mile radius).

The Manager must have own vehicle, both for travel to work location and for transport of supplies and equipment. Mobile laboratories typically spend 2-3 weeks at each school location before moving to a new school. Mileage will be reimbursed at the standard government per diem rate, using our office location in Corpus Christi as a starting point.

Must be available for up to three evening and weekend functions per month, with two weeks or more notice.

Some travel in Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, or other locations may be required (travel less than 15 percent).  Travel expenses will be covered by Learning Undefeated.

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, year-round 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. Salary range is $45,000 – $55,000.

Race and gender equity is at the center of our work and the ideal candidate 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.

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

The Education Outreach Coordinator is a passionate and effusive ambassador for STEM, who inspires K-12 students to connect with STEM content and careers aboard custom-designed mobile laboratories that travel from school to school. Primary responsibilities include leading hands-on laboratory activities and facilitating investigative STEM career experiences inside our mobile laboratories or school classrooms.

The ideal candidate will have an interest and/or experience in science, technology, engineering, and/or math plus a passion for working with youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

In addition to interacting with students and teachers, 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 management of equipment, supplies 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:

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 labs 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

Develop and present professional development for educators

Staff up to three afterschool events per month, such as family science night, and public events, such as conferences, festivals, and sporting events (some weekends and evenings required, minimum to weeks advance notice provided)

Assist with development of curriculum, activities and materials for middle and high school students and teachers in accordance with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Position requirements:

Minimum of a B.S. in a biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, education or related STEM field required; one year of professional or teaching experience preferred.

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.

This position is based in the field; Coordinator will need to travel daily to different locations throughout the Corpus Christi area (within 50 mile radius).

The Coordinator must have own vehicle, both for travel to work location and for transport of supplies and equipment. Mobile laboratories typically spend 2-3 weeks at each school location before moving to a new school. Mileage will be reimbursed at the standard government per diem rate, using our office location in Corpus Christi as a starting point.

Must be available for up to three evening and weekend functions per month, with two weeks or more notice.

Some travel in Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, or other locations may be required (travel less than 10 percent).  Travel expenses will be covered by Learning Undefeated.

 

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, year-round 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. Salary range is $35,000 – $45,000.

Race and gender equity are at the center of our work and the ideal candidate 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 identities.  Together, our organization strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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

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.