Careers at SHPE Foundation
Job Title: Foundation Program Coordinator
Department: SHPE Foundation
Reports To: Foundation Program Manager
Status: Non-exempt, full-time employee
Location: Washington, DC
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation. SHPE’s mission is to changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their fullest potential and impacts the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.
In 2003, in order to address the concern about the lack of Hispanic STEM talent in the career pipeline, SHPE established a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. The initial goal of the SHPE Foundation was to meet the growing financial need of Hispanic youth in order to pursue higher education in STEM. The SHPE Foundation recognized early in its formation that it could have an even greater impact on Hispanic youth by offering educational programs through SHPE Chapters. The SHPE Foundation’s current focus is to inspire Hispanic youth to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
The Foundation Program Coordinator is responsible for the administrative coordination of all aspects of the Foundation’s core programs. S/he will also conduct outreach and build relationships with SHPE Chapter members to encourage them to participate in the funding opportunities made available through the Foundation. This position will report to the Foundation Program Manager and will serve in a support role to the Foundation team. The SHPE Foundation seeks a candidate with strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, impeccable attention to detail and an organized approach to work. Most importantly, the candidate will have an optimistic, positive attitude, openness to learning new skills and professional development opportunities, and the ability to succeed in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
- Support, participate in and contribute to Foundation programs and contracts. Activities are varied and diverse, span the project's lifecycle from planning to implementation to evaluation.
- Conduct frequent phone and email outreach to SHPE Chapter leadership to build and sustain relationships and increase program participation
- Support the Foundation team with maintenance of its task timelines via a cloud-based project management system
- Develop an understanding of the SHPE Foundation’s programs in order to contribute to new ideas and support program growth.
- Schedule and coordinate meetings with external stakeholders (consultants, donors, partner organizations)
- Update the SHPE Foundation’s website and social media with program events and announcements
- Maintain inventory of SHPE Foundation supplies, materials, and files and assist with document retention efforts
- Create draft training agendas, promotional flyers and PowerPoint presentations
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution• 2-3 years administrative work experience• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are required
- Demonstrated skill in working independently, organizing workflow, establishing productive work environment, and following through on assignments with minimal supervision
- Technologically savvy with social media experience and solid Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills.
- Nonprofit experience a plus
Primarily, work will be conducted in a normal office environment in the SHPE Foundation’s Washington, D.C. headquarters located in Alexandria, Virginia. Periodic travel may be required.
CONTACT INFORMATION Please send all resume submissions and inquiries to Stacie.Freasier@shpe.org.