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Full-Time Program Area Manager

Company: Play-well Teknologies
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Do you like working with children? How about playing with LEGO? Are you passionate about educational enrichment and STEM education for youth? Would you like to mentor excited instructors on how to use a ridiculous amount of LEGO materials to help teach kids how the world works? If so, then this may be your dream job!Play-Well TEKnologies (http://www.play-well.org) is an educational enrichment company that introduces children in grades K-8 to STEM concepts using LEGO components.We are seeking a dynamic, motivated person to manage our awesome operations throughout the area. This is a full-time salaried manager position.This area is well established for our programs throughout the region, with many longstanding clients and strong partners throughout the community. We need someone who can perform in a fast paced environment and has the flexibility to meet challenges head on. The top priority is maintaining our good relationships with current clients which include many public and independent schools, recreation centers and more, as well as continually assessing competition in the area and providing superior programs. This includes networking with parent communities, doing grassroots on-the-ground marketing and recruiting, running consistently quality programs, and finding unserved pockets or new ways to better meet the high expectations of the sites and parents who we serve.Buckle up - this is hard work! Lugging 40 pound totes in and out of your car, training and mentoring staff to lead excited kids through challenging projects, managing classroom conflicts and responding to parent questions, caretaking all that LEGO - this will be the toughest job you'll ever love!RequirementsWork independently from a home office and be self-motivatedWork a consistent 40-hours per week hourly (which may include some weekend and evening events). Some hours will include teaching.Able to establish and maintain healthy relationships through communication with Play-Well management, facility directors, parents, guardians and students.Able to quickly and tactfully respond to questions/concerns from parents, classroom instructors and clients.Able to instill calm during high energy classroom situations.Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.Professional, proficient email and cell phone communication.Proficient in using Google docs, Word Processing applications (using Pages or Word), and Spreadsheets (using Excel or Numbers), cloud computing.Data entry and database management with extreme attention to detail.Ability to learn and comprehend all internal IT systems.Has a valid Driver License and current car insurance. Owns reliable vehicle to transport Play-Well teaching kit which includes 8 60-quart bins of materials, and willing to drive required distances to organize, promote, teach classes, evaluate staff and/or meet with clients.Travel regularly to classes throughout the area including travel statewide, regionally and nationally as needed.Lifting up to 50 lbs to store and stock materials; bending, stooping and crawling with children during class instruction.Must be living in the areaMust pass all background and health tests as a condition of employmentEducation / ExperiencePassion for managing people, LEGO, and inspiring kidsEducational backgrounds vary. Bachelor's degree preferredSuccessful history working with children in a classroom, summer camp or enrichment capacityWork history varies; proficient in classroom instruction, management, training, employee relations, public relations, business and marketing preferredDemonstrated experience working successfully from a home office#PWHPby Jobble

Keywords: Play-well Teknologies, Washington DC , Full-Time Program Area Manager, Executive , Fairfax, DC

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