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Temporary Program Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Department: GSA: UTC

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Student (College)

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.


United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and the New York Academy of Sciences (the Academy) are launching an exciting new program to transform the lives of kids, teachers, and mentors around the world with opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Through the Think BIG program, we will:

Build a network of STEM innovators that will multiply and span the globe.
Inspire a generation of innovators through STEM engagement, mentoring, and programming. 
Generate a global STEM workforce for the benefit of UTC’s collaborators, customers, and channel partners for years to come.


Think BIG comprises three core programs:


1-UTC STEM Scholars Program: Mentoring the high-achieving STEM workforce of tomorrow

The Academy will create a customized virtual STEM mentoring program, designed to engage high-achieving, STEM-interested, 10th-12th grade students from around the world


2-UTC STEM U: Reaching a wider audience and providing a path to the UTC Scholars Program

The UTC STEM U program will be a direct derivative of the UTC STEM Scholars Program. However, unlike the Scholars Program into which students must be accepted, the STEM U program will be open to all high school students. Additionally, the UTC STEM U program will provide teachers access to the online courses and lesson plans to enact in their own classes.


3-The UTC Innovation Challenge

The Academy will create a customized “UTC Innovation Challenge” to reach high school students, university students, and teachers around the world. It will engage individual students, be taught as a curriculum module in a classroom, or be used as a Challenge Club that takes place afterschool.



JOB TITLE:  Temporary Program Assistant


DEPARTMENT: Global STEM Alliance


REPORTS TO:  Director, Digital Content Strategy





  • Recruitment support for UTC Innovation Challenges (virtual + clubs/classrooms).
  • Develop cold contacts list for email recruitment campaigns.
  • Seek new recruitment partnerships with companies, schools and universities.
  • Write email copy campaigns for a variety of audiences in support of new user recruitment.
  • Craft newsletter copy related to upcoming innovation challenges.
  • Assist with messaging for social media ad campaigns.
  • Answer recruitment emails.

Community Engagement

  • Drive engagement on our collaboration platform, Launchpad.
  • Post articles and announcements on our discussion board.
  • Monitor teams’ progress.
  • Provide ongoing support—answer user questions.



  • Strong interpersonal skills -- ability to easily and quickly develop rapport with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Majoring in marketing/communications.
  • Knowledge of best practices in online learning and/or community management a plus.



  • NYAS is looking for a rising undergraduate Junior or Senior in the NYC area majoring in Marketing, Communications or Global Business
  •  An entrepreneurial attitude and excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.




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 six months beginning in June 2017.



Applications must include a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.

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