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[Met-jobs] Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) Manager: AMNH (NYC)

From Mark Weckel <>
Date Fri, 3 Nov 2017 21:29:31 -0400

Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) Manager 

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Position Summary

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) seeks an individual to manage and advance its exemplary youth science achievement program, the Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP). SRMP is a competitive, multiyear out of school program that supports high achieving, low-resourced students to realize great advances in their science learning and college & career readiness. The Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the Museum's program which includes recruiting and supporting scientist mentors, educators and youth, developing curricula and implementing preparatory coursework in the fields of science represented by the Museum. 

The Manager needs a proven track record of authentic scholarship in the sciences and will serve as a mentor in the program. However, this position is principally managerial. Release time for scientific studies is limited and scientific study must be folded into mentorship duties. 

The Manager will be also be responsible for collaborating with colleagues across a variety of youth programs, and participate in the larger strategic advancement of the Museum's out-of-school education pipeline. 

The Manager will need to work select weekend days, work a schedule of 11-7pm on select weekdays and be available during summer months when programs are at their peak. 

Specific day-to-day responsibilities: 
- Serve as a high school science research mentor 
- Recruit and select students annually for science research placements. 
- Recruit and select scientists (internally and externally) to serve as research mentors and course instructors. 
- Co-produce and implement a suite of preparatory courses including an intensive summer institute in which students learn laboratory skills. 
- Develop and implement protocols and advisory process for culminating student research placement year. 
- Plan, coordinate and implement student orientations, graduation events and family nights. 
- Meet regularly with students and scientists to monitor progress and support mentorship. 
- Develop and maintain program budgets for specific programs. 
- Conduct administrative duties. 
- Participate in Youth Initiatives departmental scope of work as required.  


Required Qualifications

-Ph.D. in Science. 
-Experience working in fast-paced environment and multi-tasking. 
-Experience with creating systems, and maintaining records. 
-Fluency with writing proposals and reports. Impeccable organization, coordination, and communication skills  


Preferred Qualifications

-At least three years of experience working with youth and/or youth serving organizations in an administrative role. 
-Expertise in developing partnerships with individuals and organizations. 
-Experience with managing budgets. Familiarity with New York City school systems  


Posting Date: 11-01-2017  

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Required Applicant Documents: Resume & Cover Letter  

Questions: Contact Mark Weckel; Assistant Director of Youth Initiatives (

Mark Weckel, PhD
Assistant Director; Youth Initiatives 
Visiting Scientist; Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
American Museum of Natural History

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