REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ANNOUNCEMENT

 

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates

POSITION: Operations Lead Specialist

OPENING DATE: December 17th, 2017

DURATION OF THE PROJECT: 1 year or 2 years.

LOCATION: Mexico City, Mexico

 

Clubes de Ciencia México (CdeCMx) is seeking eligible and qualified proposals for the position of Operations Lead Specialist (OLS). CdeCMx is a nonprofit organization (“Asociación Civil”) registered in Mexico. Our mission is to expand access to high-quality science education and to inspire and mentor the future generation of scientists and innovators in Mexico through international scientific networks. We have created a program that combines hands-on workshops and online courses for high school and college students in Mexico. Since 2014 we have mobilized over 400 instructors from top universities in the US and Mexico to deliver intensive, hands-on workshops (“Clubes”) across 7 cities in Mexico to target over 3,000 high school and college students with almost equal participation of men and women. In 2017 we launched our miniMOOCs (massive open online courses) platform that offers 5 online courses and currently has over 1500 people enrolled.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:

The OLS and related operations team are essential for the logistics and operations of the Clubes de Ciencia Mexico Organization. Under the guidance of the Board of Directors of CdeCMx, the OLS is the team leader, primer technical advisor in core activities, including operations, marketing, academic, fundraising and evaluation of CdeCMx. The OLS facilitates and guides the contact with government officials, university representatives, and other Mexican institutions with regard to the deployment of our program and other matters related to Clubes de Ciencia México as well as with our local teams in our operation sites.

The OLS submits his/her reports to the board of Directors, thus the OLS contributes to planning, strategic leadership, monitoring and implementation of our Science educational programs. The OLS prepares budget reports, facilitates fundraising efforts and guide the implementation of key activities within the CdeCMx Program.

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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

The individual submitting a proposal for OLS must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive supporting information. 

  1. Education: University degree in natural sciences, engineering, business administration or economics required. Master and Ph.D. in the above-mentioned areas is desired.
  2. Experience: At least two years of work experience in design/development, budget design, management administration, oversight, field monitoring, evaluation and implementation of technical projects in education-related fields is desirable. Knowledge of the most up-to-date educational and outreach concepts, and an ability to reconcile opposing points of view through negotiation and compromise at all levels. Experience engaging and collaborating with the private and public sector on educational related issues is desired.
  3. Language: Advanced English (spoken and written) and Advanced Spanish (spoken and written) are required. 

HOW TO APPLY: 

Applicants must submit a proposal with all of the following documents for consideration.

  1. Statement of purpose describing the candidate’s interest in our organization. 1 page
  2. Cover letter detailing why the candidate believes is qualified, personal experiences, etc that make the candidate suitable or prime candidate for the role of Operations Lead Specialist.
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. English language test scores are required from one of the following institutions: TOEIC PBT 850, TOEFL iBT 106, TOEFL ITP/PBT 620; scores must be at or above Level IV. Bilingual consultants who have a university degree from the United States or another English speaking country do not need to submit these scores.

Please note that the deliverables, responsibilities and the duration of the project will be defined in a contract-for-services basis.

 

WHERE TO APPLY:

Only electronic copies of applications will be accepted. Send the required documents in one email to contacto@clubesdeciencia.mx. The subject line of the email should read: CdeCMx Operations Lead Specialist Application.

CdeCMx provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status or sexual orientation.

 

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