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BEF is consistently recognized as one of the Best 100 Nonprofits and Best 100 Green Workplaces in Oregon, a distinction of which we are extremely proud.

Excellent Pay and Time Off/Healthcare Benefits

403(b) Retirement Plan with 5% Match

Employer Paid Professional Development

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STEM Engagement & Training Manager

Portland, OR

7

$62,000-68,000 DOE

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STEM Engagement & Training Manager

Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit working on environmental solutions at the intersection of renewable energy and freshwater. Partnerships are key to our success. We build long-term relationships with our education, corporate, utility and philanthropic partners by first understanding their goals and needs and providing solutions that achieve those goals while achieving real, measurable environmental benefits.

Who are we looking for?

BEF is looking to hire an Engagement & Training Manager that will report to the CE Program Director. The successful candidate will work with educators and engage in career-connected STEM education in partnership with clean energy industry leaders. This position collaborates with members of the CE Team to provide professional learning experiences for pK-12 educators that focuses on justice-centered, place-based energy issues and careers. The STEM Engagement and Training Manager identifies opportunities for coalition-building and cultivates equitable strategic partnerships, leveraging the expertise of educators and energy experts to advance CE’s mission where it operates nationally. More information on the CE program can be found at www.CEbrightfutures.org.

On-the-Job Training Opportunity Also Available

We’d like to consider a wide range of candidates for this role. Those who meet our minimum qualifications, but do not meet our preferred criteria will also be considered for potential hire with the understanding that the candidate and BEF will focus on their professional development together. This type of hire will spend much of their work time on program management and Clean Energy Fellows support. BEF will work closely with them to train on advancing their skills through program work for the fellowship development/partner engagement and professional development training for educators portions of the duties described below.

Why Join Us? Our Values Are:

Partnership: We believe we can accomplish more by bringing people together.

Adaptability: We evolve, adapt, and apply what we learn to constantly improve our results.

Knowledge: We seek out and value diverse perspectives, embrace new ideas, and pioneer new approaches

Innovation: We recognize the scope and pace of the change we need demands that we innovate. This need for innovation inspires and energizes us.

Integrity: We are honest with our employees, customers, and our partners. We promise to always deliver the best possible outcomes for the environment and people we serve.

Primary Duties:

Program Management and Clean Energy Fellows support

  • Performs day-to-day management of assigned activities in the CE program, including:
  • Tracks and maintains inventory and manages shipping of science classroom materials.
  • Processes and tracks project invoices and contracts.
  • Tracks CE project progress; data collection and management.
  • Provides project summary content for reports to funding partners.
  • Conducts program outreach activities.
  • Coordinates workshops, meetings, conference sessions, and events.
  • Assists CE Program Director to develop and implement program evaluation plan and activities.
  • Provides other support as necessary.

Fellowship Development and Partner Engagement

  • Provides coaching and hands-on support for individual Fellows as they design and implement their own unique programming.
  • Engages with experts (education/pedagogy, industry, Tribal affairs) and incorporates best practices in justice-centered, equitable, culturally-sustaining education into programming.
  • Develops and implements state-of-the-art virtual and hybrid learning approaches into developing clean and smart energy-related STEM curricular products and professional training curricula and methodologies.
  • Participates in the development of content for and maintenance of the program website, with focus and responsibility for the career-connected resource sections.
  • Collaborates with CE Program Director to plan, facilitate, and refine CE’s Fellow cohorts and Leadership Network.
  • Collaborates with CE Program Director to establish processes for identifying valuable partnership opportunities and engage appropriate stakeholders to achieve CE program goals and track the progress of coalition-building through these relationships.
  • Coordinates with industry and educational partners to provide experiences to Fellows that help amplify their regional and national impact.

Professional Development Training for Educators

  • Designs and conducts educator professional development trainings nationally for a network of individual teachers and CE Fellows in a variety of formats.
  • Participates in the creation of industry-informed storylines and connections to real-world energy phenomena and projects/operations, issues of justice, and careers and career pathways for CE program curricular products and resources.
  • Develops and implements customized outreach and engagements based on stakeholder input regarding goals, priorities, and needs for each community served by the program.
  • Represents the program and presents at STEM conferences, industry trade shows, and other external events; fosters educator leadership through promoting and facilitating/supporting CE Fellows’ presentations at STEM, CTE, and industry conferences and events.
  • Develops and maintains a forum for peer support and feedback among educator leaders that CE engages with.

Education, Experience, and Credential Requirements:

CE Team members provide professional development for educators that may qualify them for professional development or continuing education credits. We require minimal levels of education, experience and/or equivalent credentials in order to meet the requirements as a provider of these benefits to teachers.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience in a related environmental/scientific field, STEM/CTE education, renewable energy, and/or sustainability is required.
  • Or Master’s degree, or equivalent credentials and/or experience in a related environmental/scientific field, STEM/CTE education, renewable energy, and/or sustainability is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Science content background is required to be successful in this position, as well as the ability to learn and integrate new content quickly in a rapidly evolving CE landscape.
  • Must have a minimum of 2-5 years’ experience as a manager of stakeholder engagement, leadership development and/or educational programs, with demonstrable abilities to manage projects and meet/exceed targets on time and on budget, build external partnerships, work collaboratively, and deliver high quality program services.
  • Must have a minimum of 3-7 years community outreach, engagement, and educational program delivery experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and genuine ability to work on internal and external teams in a positive, supportive manner that fosters success of each team member, external stakeholders, funders, and the program.
  • Tech and web savvy and ability to learn new applications quickly in an evolving educational and business landscape.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details and ability to produce high-quality client-facing reports and presentations.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License, acceptable driving record, and automobile liability coverage or access to an insured vehicle.
  • Experience with managing project budgets effectively and efficiently.

Job specific skills requirements:

  • Self motivated with an entrepreneurial spirit, able to build partnerships, lead projects and people and inspire others in the education, utility, corporate, and philanthropic spaces.
  • Knowledge of and application of best practice in group facilitation and adult learning & development, particularly as it relates to content engagement, collaborative team development, social learning, and formal and nonformal learning opportunities.
  • Ability to identify and harness the individual expertise and genius of CE Fellows and community leaders to produce desired outcomes in projects and programs.
  • Ability to navigate large networks of partners, using coalition-building tactics to track stakeholder engagement, identify and leverage partner strengths, and participate in regional and national working groups and conferences.

What’s in it for you:

  • Salary Range: $62,000-$68,000 per year DOE.
  • 100% Employer paid Medical, Short Term and Long-Term Disability, Life insurance for employees; 75% subsidized for family/dependents.
  • Retirement plan with 5% employer matching contribution.
  • Generous PTO and Vacation Policy including alternative care and self-care leave.
  • Four Week paid sabbatical after first 6 years, then every 5 years thereafter
  • Opportunity to grow through training and development including a generous paid professional development budget.
  • Hybrid work schedule.

Location: Portland Metro/SW Washington area

Open until filled. BEF will review applications as they are received and will interview qualified candidates as they are identified. Our goal is to have the team member start work in September to October of 2022.

Bonneville Environmental Foundation is an EEO employer