Museum of Science Senior Director, Community Engagement and Outreach in 1 Science Park, Massachusetts
Senior Director, Community Engagement and Outreach
Museum of Science, Boston
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The Senior Director of Community Outreach and Engagement leads the strategy, planning, and execution of engagement and outreach actions and activities with community organizations, allies, and partner organizations. This role will report directly to the Chief Learning Officer while working with all members of the Museum leadership team to set the direction of, implement, and continually assess a new strategy for ensuring equitable access to the high-quality science learning experiences the Museum offers. The Senior Director of Community Outreach and Engagement will lead the Museum's community use strategy, which provides community partners with access to the Museum's rich and varied resources to achieve their aims connected to STEM learning and action. They will also be responsible for overseeing the Museum's local school programming and in-community programming, working cross-divisionally to spearhead the strategy for the Museum's six cultural Heritage Month celebrations, and working with a museum-wide team to lead the Museum's MOS en Espanol initiative. A critical pathway for achieving these aims will be cultivating and establishing partnerships with schools, NGOs, community organizations, allies, local volunteer clubs, and organizations that can work with the Museum toward our shared aim of equitable access to high-quality science learning.
Oversee the Museum's community engagement and local school programming efforts, working closely with the Museum's Senior Leadership to set, implement, and continually assess a new strategy for ensuring equitable access to high quality science learning at the Museum of Science.
Set the direction, implement, and continually assess the efficacy of the Museum's community use strategy, which provides community partners with access to the Museum's rich and varied resources to achieve their aims connected to STEM learning and action.
Set the direction, implement, and continually assess the efficacy of the Museum's local school and in-community programming strategy, finding opportunities for co-creation and growth and ensuring that the on-site school programming and in-community programming align with the Museum's 2030 strategic vision related to science at the pace of change, equitable access, reach at scale, and fiscal sustainability.
Lead the Museum's Heritage Month and MOS en Español initiatives by working with a museum-wide team to establish a strategy, build strategic partnerships, secure funding, and create educational experiences that enable communities to participate in Museum experiences fully offered onsite, online, and in-person.
Cultivate and serve as the primary point of contact for a broad and diverse network of partners, such as schools, NGOs, community organizations, allies, local volunteer clubs, and organizations, who can work with the Museum toward our shared aim of equitable access to high-quality science learning.
Establish pathways for the Museum to listen to and learn from communities that are excluded from full participation in science so that staff (including members of the Learning and Research team, the STEM Education team, the Directors of the Centers for Public Science Learning, among others) can create educational experiences that better meet the needs and interests of a broad and diverse public.
Work closely with staff and leadership from divisions across the Museum to foster cultures, systems, and processes that lead to DEAIB principles and practices to be established as a new institutional norm when engaging a public audience.
Oversee the management of the work and budgets of all departments connected to Community Engagement and School Programming, ensuring that there is appropriate funding for proposed scopes of work, and that any related projects are completed on-time, on-budget, and achieve stated outcomes.
Hire, train, develop, and evaluate staff to ensure that the Museum has the appropriately qualified human resources necessary to meet its overall objectives. Ensure that hiring and development practices create a diverse team of talented professionals able to work together to succeed beyond their expectations.
Perform other work-related duties as required by Manager.
This position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
Chief Learning Officer
Demonstrated success in setting goals and strategic planning around diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging initiatives.
Knowledge and understanding of the role of meetings, events, and other experiences to build a sense of community among stakeholders.
Commitment to supporting a healthy team environment at the museum, coaching others to develop their full potential as valued team members.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Skillful organizer with demonstrated problem-solving initiative.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presenting to various audiences.
Experience developing and implementing plans and strategies to meet mutually agreed-upon goals and objectives in membership and community engagement.
Financial experience necessary to develop and manage departmental budget and creative approaches to increase ROI.
History of inspiring others and leading by example.
Exempt (Salaried). $125,000-130,000 / year
Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!
The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.
No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.