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Enrollment Director - Bluestamp Engineering
Published
January 27, 2021
Location
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Job Type
Category

Description

About The Company:

BlueStamp Engineering (BSE) is a multi week summer program where high school students individually build engineering projects.  BSE offers both a 6 week in person program in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and NYC, as well as a 3-week remote program which can be attended from anywhere in the world.  Accepted students select and build a project of interest (e.g. prosthetic hands, solar powered electronics, autonomous robots, GPS devices, mini wind turbines, etc.) with a motto of "learning by doing." BSE students and founders have been featured on Cable TV, TEDx, and on the Embedded podcast.

 

Students go through the entire process of building and testing their devices while supporting their work with full documentation published online and presenting their work at a demo night. Projects have a wide degree of difficulty, from electronics kits to customized designs. Please visit our student page to see what previous students have built.  For detailed information about the program, please visit http://www.bluestampengineering.com

Open Position – City Director:

BlueStamp, LLC is looking for an entrepreneurial, motivated, kind, tech-savvy, and highly organized person to join our staff as the enrollment director.  Given the current pandemic, the position will be remote but the applicant must be able to work normal U.S. hours.  Overall, this is a full time role, however, similar to a teacher’s schedule it will be heavier during enrollment and program periods and lighter during off season months.  While the exact hours will vary from week to week, the following schedule outlines general expectations:

 

January - May: ~40-50 hours/week

June - August: 40-50 hours/week.

September - December: 10-40 hours/week

 

Position Responsibilities:

Enrollment and PR. The Director will be responsible for driving enrollment growth and PR efforts during the application period (January-June).  Specific tasks include:

Connecting with BSE’s existing school contacts to coordinate program outreach and demo’s (remote presentations)
Contacting new STEM teachers/administrators and speaking to various high schools in the area (remote presentations).
Review students’ enrollment applications.
Conduct student (with parent) interviews via Zoom or in person (post-pandemic).
Call student references.
Send admissions/rejection notices to students and coordinate enrollment procedure (enrollment status, billing, and payment status).
Generate social media posts, website content, and newsletters.
Manage remote winter/spring showcase nights for past alumni to meet prospective students.
Attend remote career fairs.

 

Operate the Summer Program. The director will oversee either all 1) remote operations (depending on the home base of the director and/or if we can not run an in person program) or 2) the San Francisco / Palo Alto locations or NYC location of BlueStamp engineering (again depending on the directors home base / willingness to relocate/travel). Specific tasks include:

Working with students and parents to ensure each student has a great experience. This includes:

Keeping students and staff safe.
Inspiring and exciting the students about their project, engineering, and entrepreneurship.

Working with students to complete their project and their website.

Managing a staff of 9-15 at the local location(s).
Work with students, staff, and parents to select projects and get materials and tools ordered in advance of the program’s start.
Coordinate guest speakers.
If running the in person program, coordinate and attend all local demo nights (up to 6) where students present their work).  If running the remote program, coordinate and run demo night via Zoom.
If running in the in person program, coordinate a 2-day staff training for all local staff and 1-day room setup day for each location.  If running the remote program, coordinate a 1-2 day staff training remotely.

 

Manage the Year-Round Program.  Intermittently throughout the year, BSE runs a ~1 hour/day remote session ( ~5 hours / week when running) called “Projects With Friends”.

Attend a portion of the daily 1 hour program to ensure a high quality experience.
Coordinate enrollment and instructor placement for students signing up for the program.
Generate a post program survey and follow-up to establish a roster of lessons learned.
Work with instructor to ensure all project kits are ordered, assembled, selected and delivered to students in advance of the program.

Candidate Requirements:

Excellent organizational skills.
Comfortable with speaking publicly to groups ranging from 10 to 100 students.
Tech savvy: Knowledge and/or excitement in one of the following: (1) Emerging Technology (mobile, electronics, consumer, programming, energy, life sciences), (2) Technology Entrepreneurship, (3) Program leadership and/or management
Experience networking and reaching out to new contacts by phone and email.
Desire to share the excitement of engineering with high school students.
Excellent communication skills, unfettered honesty and integrity, and the ability to work with minimal supervision are all a must.
Selected candidates must pass a background check.

 

Salary:

Between $60-80k yearly (depending on experience) plus up to a 25% merit based bonus.

Benefits:

Health insurance contribution
15 days PTO / year
10 paid holidays
Flexible work schedule during parts of the year
Opportunity to work remotely for parts of the year

 

To Apply:

Download and complete the staff application from the website.  Then submit via email along with a resume and a brief cover letter to dave@bluestampengineering.com and robin@bluestampengineering.com

 

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