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JOB TITLE: Temporary Program Assistant
DEPARTMENT: Policy, Evaluation and Transformation
REPORTS TO: Director, Policy Evaluation and Transformation
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position will report directly to the Director of the Policy, Evaluation, and Transformation Group at the Academy and will be expected to assist with the design and management of open innovation challenge. This includes, research on the challenge topics, conducting and participating in interviews with relevant stakeholders, recruiting judges, drafting challenge statements, and assisting with organizing the solutions. This person will be expected to work independently and provide ideas and solutions, and when appropriate, interact with partners and experts. This position will work on various large scale, cross department partnerships that provide innovation challenges for students from around the world interested in STEM. The ideal candidate will have an interest in global challenges, STEM education, mentorship, cross sector partnerships and online education
This is a paid position. Academic credit may be substituted in certain circumstances where applicable.
Duration: Approximately 10-15 hours per week for up to 6 Months starting in June/July 2017.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must include a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.