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Youth Design Challenge (YDC) Manager

The Biomimicry Institute is seeking a YDC Manager to further its work in Youth Education Offerings.  The Youth Design Challenge is the flagship product for Youth Education and has tens of thousands of students and five years of program evaluation behind it. The objective now is to scale the program, potentially reimagining it, to reach hundreds of thousands of students in both formal and informal/nonformal education. The job is entrepreneurial in nature, finding new ways to bring biomimicry design thinking into middle-and high-school age environments through the YDC. In addition to management responsibilities, this position also plays a key role in developing, evaluating, and maintaining the relevant resources for students, educators, and our education delivery partners to be successful with the YDC. The job requires comfort in working with curriculum developers and delivering educational training.

Preferred candidates are individuals who possess a MA in Science, Engineering, Design, Bio-inspired or related field and a minimum of four years working with teachers and/or students (can be informal).  Candidates should have a creative approach to teaching design thinking or nature-inspired work, a familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and be comfortable working with and engaging in new models of education such as digital, gaming or student-directed learning

We are a fully remote organization, seeking candidates who reside in California, Montana or Pennsylvania.  Salary range for the position is $65,000 – $75,000.

The Biomimicry Institute is on a mission to help solve humanity’s biggest challenges through the adoption of biomimicry (nature-inspired innovation) in education, culture, and industry.  It’s you, our employees, who devise, create, and implement the programs and services that our supporters value and rely upon. Together, we will empower both the organization and the science of biomimicry to flourish for years to come by creating new opportunities and innovations.

The Biomimicry Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity/expression, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, pregnancy, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or any other legally protected category.

Applications can be submitted here and should include both a resume and letter of interest highlighting the candidates’ views on how they would grow the YDC program.

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