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Program: SMASH Alumni
Position: SMASH Rising Project Manager
Location: 11 positions in Bay Area, CA; 2 positions in Los Angeles, CA; 1 position in Miami, FL; 1 position in Atlanta, GA
Reports to: Rising Portfolio Lead
Type: Part-time, temporary (program and training dates here)
About Us and Our Philosophy:
SMASH empowers brilliant, underrepresented students with rigorous science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, culturally-relevant coursework, and access to resources and social capital that allow them to pave a successful career in tech and entrepreneurship. SMASH Academy, a year-round STEM-focused academic program that serves underrepresented high school students, has been described by US News and World Report as "Perhaps the most ambitious program to encourage African American and Latino students in STEM fields". Now in its 16th year, SMASH Academy is scaling through an ambitious expansion strategy to achieve national impact.
A research-based organization, SMASH informs and leverages research projects examining inequity in access and opportunity across K-12, higher education, and workplace contexts in order to improve the outcomes for underrepresented students in STEM fields. SMASH is funded by private donors, foundations, and corporate giving.
When SMASH scholars complete their third year of SMASH Academy, they enter their senior year of high school and are officially part of the SMASH Alumni Program. The Alumni Program includes, but is not limited to: Senior Year of High School College Preparatory Program, SMASH Rising Internship Preparatory Program, SMASH Alumni Board, SMASH Alumni Summit, Conference Program, Alumni Newsletter.
Working at SMASH is about fast growth, personal commitment, and the tenacity to challenge the status quo. This is a pivotal time for SMASH as we build on the success of our education programs and scale our work dramatically. This is not for the faint of heart, but if you have what it takes to change the face of STEM, join us.
SMASH Rising, a new take on internship preparation and workplace exposure, places small teams (pods) of SMASH alumni at workplaces early in their college career.
SMASH Rising goals are to:
This program provides alumni with a dedicated project manager (PM) who leads and supports the pod with solving challenges faced by industry leading SMASH Rising corporate partners. In 2018, Rising was piloted with 13 SMASH alumni and 3 partners -- Canary Center at Stanford, IDEO CoLab, and Pandora. In 2019, quadrupling in size, 50+ alumni were placed across 2 regions at 10 industry leaders: Autodesk, Canary Center at Stanford, DoorDash, First Republic Bank, Genius Plaza in Miami, IDEO CoLab, Kapor Capital, SMASH, Univision, Zillow Group.
In 2020, 75+ scholars will be placed in 4 regions at 10+ company sites across the nation with a priority to expand to Atlanta and Los Angeles, while maintaining our presence in the SF Bay Area and Miami.
Reporting to the Rising Portfolio Lead (RPL), the Project Manager (PM) will be onsite throughout the duration of the program and will liaise between the partner organization and the working pod of SMASH Rising scholars. The PM will play an integral role in delivering and sustaining the SMASH Rising experience by supporting the design thinking + prototyping process to ensure project goals are met. The PM will be placed and assigned to a SMASH Rising partner with a designated pod/team of 4-5 SMASH Rising scholars and liaise between SMASH, the partner and pod of SMASH Rising scholars.
This is approximately a 3-month assignment (June to August), with a full time engagement period through the duration of SMASH Rising (attendance at all program and training dates is mandatory). Although the majority of the position will function as described below, some aspects are subject to change due to evolving programmatic needs.
Key ResponsibilitiesRising Program Site + Pod Lead
High Fidelity, Administration & Logistics Management
Relationship Management of Stakeholders and Strategic Partnerships
Desired Skills and Qualifications
Apply for this position below. The application includes a place to upload your resume and cover letter and to provide a written response to specific prompts. This position closes on April 1, 2020 or when filled.
$12,000 - $16,000 depending on site location and program length, which includes training and post-program debrief (a bonus for return staff may also be available). Should the employee miss any hours or days of work, the daily and therefore total compensation will be adjusted accordingly. If your assignment ends earlier than we anticipate for any reason, your compensation may also be reduced accordingly. These policies are subject to variation based on specific circumstances.
Statement of Non-Discrimination:
In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination/harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination/harassment based on protected categories, SMASH also strives to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at SMASH.
We value a diverse workforce: people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Posted date: 18 days ago