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Temporary Program Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Department: GSA: SVP, Education

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

About the New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that since 1817 has been committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide. With more than 20,000 members in 100 countries around the world, the Academy is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. The Academy's core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. Please visit us online at www.nyas.org.


JOB TITLE:  Temporary Program Assistant


DEPARTMENT: Global STEM Alliance


REPORTS TO:  Sr. Vice President, Education




This position will report directly to the Senior Vice President for Education at the Academy and will be expected to build capacity in the areas of recruitment, research and process improvement for a new large scale grant. This person will be expected to work independently, provide ideas and solutions and, when appropriate, shadow the SVP for education. This position will work on a large scale, cross department grant that will provide in person and virtual mentorship and research opportunities to high school students, teachers and scientists around the world. The ideal candidate will have an interest in scaling educational programs, mentorship, cross sector partnerships and online education



  • Build recruitment partnerships with schools, universities and companies around the world. This position will research new partnerships, conduct outreach to brief potential partners on the program and periodic check-ins to ensure program compliance.
  • Conduct research on best practices in mentoring, virtual community engagement and professional development of scientists and create literature reviews, annotated bibliographies and presentations.
  • Review and suggest ways to improve administrative processes
  • Build rapport across the Academy and attend meetings with the SVP. When appropriate, attend high level meetings with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Strong interpersonal skills -- ability to easily and quickly develop rapport with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to problem solve
  • Passion for furthering the development of science education and the opportunities for at-risk youth
  • Knowledge of best practices in online learning and/or community management a plus



Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM Field (or related)



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 one year.



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