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Part-time Program Manager

Part-time Program Manager wanted for the School of Economics at UMB in Kansas City, MO. The School of Economics is a non-profit organization, focusing on elementary aged students. The mission is to provide high quality, reality-based educational experiences that prepare children to understand and apply basic marketplace concepts and skills and expose them to business-related careers.

The Program Manager will report to the Executive Director of School of Economics (SOE) and is responsible for planning and managing student field trip activities, new school recruitment and data at our UMB location in downtown Kansas City. The Program Manager will work with the Executive Director, Development Director, Blue Springs Program Manager, and our entire team to determine program needs, curriculum, promotions, and school scheduling. They will be the primary contact and build relationships between SOE and attending schools and their staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead on recruitment of new schools for our Kansas City location.
  • Participate in Management Team calls, activities, trainings, and decision-making processes.
  • Collect and record Kansas City programmatic data into SalesForce.
  • Invoice program schools for payment.
  • Plan and execute Mini-town program for third graders.
  • Schedule SOE staff for Kansas City location and help coordinate staffing for Blue Springs, when needed.
  • Lead on managing the UMB cleaning and maintenance relationship.
  • Maintain staff and program computers.
  • Assist with document access and version control in TEAMS and SOE website.
  • Ensure all materials have been received from attending schools.
  • Communicate with attending school personnel regarding field trip preparation.
  • Work with SOE staff to train daily volunteers.
  • Conduct daily field trip activities.
  • Collaborate with other SOE staff to determine site needs.
  • Maintain accurate forms needed for teacher preparation and for the daily activities.
  • Know and implement safety procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Elementary, middle, or high school teaching certification.
  • Experience teaching in group setting.
  • Ability to create a culture of learning for students.
  • Excellent management and prioritization skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, and meet deadlines.

AAP/EEO Statement:

School of Economics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, School of Economics complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Send cover letter and resume to School of Economics Executive Director, Jamie Batschke at jamie.batschke@schoolofecon.org.

Part-time Instructional Assistant

Part-time Instructional Assistant wanted for the School of Economics at UMB in Kansas City, MO. The School of Economics is a non-profit organization, focusing on elementary aged students. The mission is to provide high quality, reality-based educational experiences that prepare children to understand and apply basic marketplace concepts and skills and expose them to business-related careers.

The Instructional Assistant will be expected to work up to 3-4 days a week, with the possibility of working more hours with varied days. The Instructional Assistant will report to the Executive Director of School of Economics (SOE) and is responsible for supporting staff and students in the preparation and implementation of our field trip experience.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to recognize and respond to student needs.
  • Ability to train and support adult volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and effective manner with attendees and SOE staff.
  • Ability to continuously look for ways to improve our program and share ideas with Leadership.
  • Ability to maintain regular, timely and excellent work attendance.
  • Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to go up and down multiple flights of stairs, stand/walk up to four hours a day and the ability to lift 25 lbs.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform all preparation and implementation duties for a successful fieldtrip.
  • Proactively communicate program and staff needs to Leadership.
  • Participate and contribute to staff trainings and meetings.
  • Actively contribute to a culture of respect and rapport.
  • Contribute to a culture for learning.
  • Implement and maintain safe classroom procedures.
  • Organize space for learning.
  • Communicate clearly and accurately to attendees and staff.
  • Actively engage students in learning.
  • Provide timely feedback to students, teachers, volunteers, and staff.

Qualifications:

Associates Degree or equivalent work experience with children.

AAP/EEO Statement:

School of Economics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, School of Economics complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Send cover letter and resume to School of Economics Executive Director, Jamie Batschke at jamie.batschke@schoolofecon.org.