SEC Pathway, Inc. is a Nonprofit Organization dedicated to restoring hope and success by providing financial, academic and professional development resources for youth aged K-12 and to adults between the ages of 18-65, in low-income and low resource households.
Summary of Position: “SECP” is actively participating in the evolution of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning through curriculum and assessment development and delivery of high value and targeted technical assistance and professional development. We work with a variety of populations – K12, adult, rural, urban, students with disabilities linguistically diverse learners, underrepresented communities-to broaden participation for all people. Our goal is to conduct research, evaluation, and implementation studies on STEM educational programs, curriculum, pedagogy, teacher professional development, and STEM policy using a wide range of research methodologies, from in-depth case studies to randomized field trials and learning analytics. This internship is currently unpaid, but eligible for academic or course credit if approved by your educational institution.
Program Director will:
• Lead and support business development with federal, commercial, and foundation clients through marketing, proposal writing, and networking
• Supervise and mentor other STEM researchers and junior analysts
• Develop and execute the program area’s business plan
• Lead and work on STEM projects that deliver high-quality research products on time that meet clients’ needs
• Oversee investments and activities to build and sustain visibility of SECP’s STEM education work, including publishing and conference presentations
• Help make hiring and project staffing decisions
• Work with leaders of other research programs in SECP Education on proposals and staffing
• Coordinate shared learning and collaboration across the STEM researchers.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Some
Physical Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds occasionally. Must be able to sit for long periods.
Work Environment: This is a part-time (20-30 hr. /week) position open to applicants currently attending an Accredited University or College within Maryland, DC, and Virginia. The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Program Administrator, COO and CFO. Travel throughout the city on a routine basis will be required to attend mandatory meetings with COO/CFO, outreach and community events, and meetings with Partners and potential clients. Applicant must have access to a computer to be able to work remotely (40%) and provide own transportation. *Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Organization is operating on both an in-person and remote teleworking schedule format at this time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• A passion to broaden participation in STEM fields through high-quality learning experiences
• Bachelors in Education, Public Policy, or a Social Science discipline or comparable experience
• Experience applying for competitive bid contracts and grants with federal, state, foundation, and/or commercial clients (preferred)
• Experience with research design, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, instrument/assessment design, data collection, and reporting of results to varied audiences (preferred)
• Excellent writing skills and the ability to conceptualize and present research plans and findings in compelling ways
• Strong interpersonal and supervision skills
• Commitment to collaborative work