Employment

Assistant Facilitator

Summary:​​ Work on a team including staff and volunteers to facilitate programs for ages 7-12 that encourage creativity using power tools and sustainable materials.

Compensation: ​​$15-20/hr

Location:​​ Positions available at our program sites including weekday and afternoon shifts at reDiscover Center. Part time work available year-round and full time during the summer camp season.

Key Responsibilities:

●  Follow Covid-19 safety guidelines required of all staff working in person. 
●  Facilitate child-centered creativity through open ended questions and suggestions of materials and techniques.
●  Demonstrate safe and proper tool use and use of appropriate safety equipment.
●  Assist the Lead Facilitator in classroom management.
●  Train and assess participants’ capacity for safe tool use through group and one-on-one tutorials.
●  Coordinate with other staff to match participants’ tool skills with appropriate projects.
●  Inspire enthusiasm for tinkering through personal expression of the joy of making.
●  Supervise warm-up and break activities.
●  Coach teams of 3-5 tinkerers in design, construction, testing, and redesign.
●  Monitor and address interpersonal conflicts among participants.
●  Maintain a tidy workshop, efficiently set up before activities and clean up afterwards, reshelve unused materials and tools after use.
●  Make periodic suggestions for organizational improvement.
●  Prepare and clean the workshop and other reDiscover facilities before and after tinkering sessions.
●  Report broken tools, unsafe circumstances, and injuries to senior staff immediately.

Supervised by:​​ Director of Programs
Supervises:​​ Volunteers

Qualifications:​​ Experience with art, making, tinkering and/or woodworking. Public speaking skills, patience with adults and children of varying personalities and abilities, problem-solving ability, dependability. Aptitude for manual arts. Safety-oriented and able to consistently follow safe tool use protocols. Ability to lift 40 lbs. Must be able to transport four 20 gallon totes to offsite locations. Employment offers are made contingent on the results of a background check.

If you think you could excel in this position but do not meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply. reDiscover Center is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and dedicated to reflecting the communities we serve. reDiscover Center works to meet our commitment to diversity and to build an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

To apply, email a cover letter describing your interest and experience (1) working with children and (2) hands-on making (woodworking, sewing, crafting, robotics, etc.) to ​hr@rediscovercenter.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Join an enthusiastic team of artists, educators, and non-profit professionals and help 14,000 kids be creative sustainable makers at reDiscover.

The Development Manager is a central position within reDiscover's Development Team of staff and board members. The Development Team supports reDiscover’s donor community, with work areas around communications, individual donations, major gifts, events, corporate sponsorships, and grants. The Development Manager coordinates the team and ensures high quality public-facing communications including: branding, social media, website, and print materials. This is an early career position in a rapidly growing organization with great potential for career growth.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • With the Development Team, identify potential donors in reDiscover’s community, the areas we serve, and the general public.
  • Coordinate the Development Team’s contact with donors, including individual and institutional donors.
  • Communicate directly with donors by phone/text, email, and in person.
  • Accurately track donors’ relationships with reDiscover, coordinating appropriate follow-up and gift recognition.
  • Liaise with corporations to secure sponsorships and donations.
  • Manage reDiscover’s volunteer program, coordinating among volunteer and donation opportunities.
  • Manage an annual calendar of foundation and government grant deadlines, working with the Executive Director and Programs staff to draft customized proposals and provide timely and accurate reporting.
  • Support production of fundraising events, including the annual Fall Fundraiser.
  • Draft and edit written communications, including grant proposals and reports, donor emails, newsletters, annual reports, social media, and public communications for print and the web.
  • Support staff, board members, and volunteers to provide excellent, consistent customer service.
  • Research best practices in development strategies, periodically drafting suggested changes to the Development Plan.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reports to:

Executive Director

Manages:

Volunteer Coordinator, event volunteers, and social fundraisers; works closely with Social Media Specialist.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience in non-profit management including work in at least three Development or Communications areas: individuals, major gifts, grants, events, corporate sponsorship, social media, or client relations.
  • Proven skill as an excellent writer of non-profit communications such as grants, social media, and reports. Ability to balance brevity and detail, capture the attention of a busy foundation officer or donor, and consistently present precise professional writing.
  • Close attention to detail, ability to manage complex schedules, coordinate onsite and offsite teams, provide excellent customer service.
  • Experience supporting a diverse team with timely and relevant information, adherence to schedules, and personalized support.
  • Ability to track reDiscover’s relationships with hundreds of individuals and organizations.
  • Proactive project manager who works independently and makes continuous systems improvements.
  • Experience drafting and monitoring budgets in Excel.
  • Experience with Neon One or an equivalent CRM a plus.

Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 writing samples in fundraising or a similar genre to hr@rediscovercenter.org. Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. A final employment offer will be made contingent on passing a background check and showing proof of eligibility to work in the US.

Compensation

$72,000-75,000 commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package that includes 10 paid holidays, 15 days PTO, Gold-level health care plan, SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, and a professional development stipend. reDiscover is committed to the ongoing professional and personal growth of all of our staff members.

If you think you could excel in this position but do not meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply. reDiscover Center is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and dedicated to reflecting the communities we serve. reDiscover Center works to meet our commitment to diversity and to build an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.