Job: Program Associate

Department: HQ – Headquarters


Location: Washington, DC

Program Associate

20 hours/week

The Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) is Carnegie Science’s K-12 education arm and is housed within the institution’s headquarters. CASE’s mission to enhance the education of DC children in science and in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), through a variety of programs for students and their teachers, each with a common goal: to empower children to ask questions, sharpen their analytical skills, develop leadership and general life skills and broaden their educational and career horizons.

Since 1989, CASE programs have served more than 800 students and 1,000 teachers in DC. CASE’s First Light Saturday Science School, a free program for DC’s middle school students, gives students an opportunity to explore science skills and careers through hands on projects and direct work with science practitioners. In 2014, CASE partnered with the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education to launch the DC STEM Network. The Network unites community partners to help inspire and prepare all DC youth to succeed, lead and innovate in STEM fields and beyond.


The Program Associate holds a variety of responsibilities related to the research, analysis, coordination, and outreach of programmatic activities to support CASE and the Network. The candidate who fills this role will work Monday through Saturday (as needed) to support student and teacher programs.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Communications
    • Work with staff to draft and publish communication via social media, newsletters, and websites
    • Represent CASE at outreach events
    • Provide a centralized point of contact to external partners
    • Coordinate internal and external requests for information
  • Program Support
    • Coordinate registration process for student and teacher programs
    • Assist lead instructor with student programs as needed and help prepare materials
  • Operational Support
    • Prepare documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, and agendas
    • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments and travel arrangements for supervisors
    • Record, compile, transcribe and distribute meeting notes

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working in an office setting
  • Proficiency in written communication, research, data collection, review, analysis, documentation and reporting applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and databases
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, time management skills, and ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Experience in social media, newsletter, and/or website content development preferred

Key Competencies

  • Quality: Achieving a standard of excellence with our work processes and outcomes
  • Communication: Balancing listening and talking, speaking and writing clearly and accurately
  • Collegiality: Being helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented, building strong working relationships and a positive work environment
  • Initiative: Taking ownership of own work, doing what is needed without being asked and following through
  • Efficiency: Planning ahead, managing time well, being on time, being cost conscious, thinking of better ways to do things
  • Coachability: Being receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume. Only applications with both cover letters and resumes will be considered. No phone or email inquiries please.

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All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.