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Tynkertopia is hiring for two positions:
STEAM Education Coordinator and Siler Homes Community Coordinator

Tynkertopia, Inc. is a non-profit community center in Flagstaff, AZ focusing on creativity, inquiry, and STEAM knowledge and skills.
Flagstaff is America’s First STEM Community, and Tynkertopia is Flagstaff’s STEAM Community Center.

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics + A for the Arts = STEAM

Tynkertopia is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Enjoy working with our energetic, engaging, and well-educated Executive Director, great staff, and cadre of dedicated volunteers.

To apply: Send your résumé and letter of interest to Dr. Alice Christie, Tynkertopia Founder and Executive Director at founder@tynkertopia.org.

STEAM Education Coordinator

Full Time Position: $40,000 – $45,000 Annually

In this position, you will:

  • Provide STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) learning opportunities for children, youth, and families living in Flagstaff and northern AZ;
  • Create an inspiring and structured learning environment where students believe they can reach their full potential;
  • Develop curriculum for workshops and classes in conjunction with the Executive Director;
  • Build community and relationships within group and in one-on-one interactions;
  • Support individual students through one-on-one mentoring;
  • Maintain the facility for safety and constructive learning;
  • Work in partnership with the Executive Director to prepare for presentations and meetings;
  • Devise workshop and class schedules based on student interest and community need;
  • Send thank you letters to donors in a timely fashion;
  • Organize and maintain business databases and mailing lists;
  • Manage and organize events, including event and grant calendars;
  • Correspond with stakeholders, visitors, volunteers, and Junior Interns on behalf of Executive Director;
  • Attend one-on-one meetings with the Executive Director; and
  • Additional tasks as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred;
  • Fingerprint clearance card;
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience in an educational setting;
  • Expertise with all Google applications;
  • Ability to do moderate to heavy lifting; and
  • Documented positive experiences while working with children, youth, and families.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  •  Strong organizational skills;
  • Interest in building rapport and developing relationships with children, youth, and families;
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues, parents, volunteers, and community members;
  • Commitment to learning, growing, and developing as a person and an educator;
  • Commitment to becoming an active leader in the Tynkertopia community;
  • Demonstrated initiative;
  • Proactive and enthusiastic attitude about the Tynkertopia mission;
  • Discretion, confidentiality, and trustworthiness;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, tact, and diplomacy;
  • Ability to prioritize daily/weekly/monthly workload; and
  • Willingness to learning various coding languages, virtual reality software, and 3D Printing software and hardware.

 

Dr. Alice with Proclamation

Siler Homes Community Coordinator

Part-time: $15/hour

In this position, you will:

  • provide education and mentoring to children aged 5-14 who live in the Siler Homes Community;
  • develop curriculum designed to engage students who are often struggling in school;
  • offer STEAM classes, camps and workshops;
  • offer homework help;
  • offer age-appropriate classes in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, information literacy and financial literacy;
  • mentor children to help them deal with academic challenges and develop a collaborative mindset and collaboration skills;
  • track daily attendance in the program;
  • provide weekly opportunities for oral feedback from participants;
  • provide monthly opportunities for parents to provide oral and/or written feedback; and
  • communicate quarterly – or more frequently – with the children’s schoolteachers and counselors.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Fingerprint clearance card;

Desired Skills:

  • Strong oral communication skills;
  • Documented positive experiences while working with children, youth, and families;
  • Interest in building rapport and developing relationships with children, youth, and families;
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues, parents, volunteers, and community members;
  • Proactive and enthusiastic attitude about the Tynkertopia mission; and
  • Discretion, confidentiality, and trustworthiness.

Hours

In this position, you will work 20 hours per week during the summer and 15 hours per week during the school year.

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