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Operations Manager

Reports to: Board of Directors
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience

COGNITION of Davie County, Inc. is seeking a full-time, dynamic, visionary leader to serve as its Operations Manager. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Operations Manager will play a critical role in keeping the COGNITION functioning smoothly to achieve its mission and goals. Ideal candidates will have a passion for education in all its forms but especially STEAM, an appreciation for local families and children, and the ability to embody and communicate these qualities as an ambassador for the interactive learning center and makerspace in the community.

Send resumes, cover letter, and employment application to:

COGNITION of Davie County, Inc.
Attn: Cammie Webb
P.O. Box 816
Mocksville, NC 27028

Or email to board@cognitiondavie.org

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

• Passion and sincere appreciation for Cognition’s mission of hands-on learning, prior experience with learning institutions preferred.
• Strong organization skills – ability to prioritize, schedule, delegate, plan, and manage multiple projects concurrently.
• Display hard working, self-motivated attitude.
• Proven skills in project management, budgeting, cost estimation, and timelines.
• Strong supervision, management, and leadership experience, with demonstrated ability to build trust and collaboration to achieve optimal team performance.
• Grant writing and fundraising experience preferred.
• Experience working with nonprofit boards and volunteers.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Bachelor’s degree required or commensurate experience.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Programming:

• Together with the Site Coordinator and Board committees, develop programmatic activities to support and complement the exhibit and makerspace.

Management:

• Support the Site Coordinator with the day-to-day interactive learning center and makerspace operations.
• Approve and evaluate staff and volunteers.
• Interpret and enforce Board of Directors’ policies as the liaison between the Board and staff.
• Responsible for the management of office resources, vendors, technology, and supplies.

Fundraising and Budgeting:

• Manage budget to ensure financial integrity, growth, and stability of the organization.
• Work with Board committees to coordinate short- and long-term fundraising for exhibits, programs, and operations.
• Facilitate grant proposals.

Community Involvement:

• Build and sustain strong relationships with key partner constituents in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

S.T.E.A.M Support Staff - Part Time

Reports to: Site Coordinator

COGNITION of Davie County, Inc. is seeking energetic and engaging employees with the ability and interest to work part-time within various departments including Visitor Experience, Exhibit Space, Makerspace, Educational Programs, and Community Outreach efforts.

Send resumes, cover letter, and employment application to:

COGNITION of Davie County, Inc.
Attn: Cammie Webb
P.O. Box 816
Mocksville, NC 27028

Or email to board@cognitiondavie.org

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
  • Passion and sincere appreciation for Cognition’s mission.
  • Experience & desire to work with children in an informal learning environment 
  • Display a hard working, self-motivated attitude.  
  • Display excellent customer service skills.
  • Willingness to follow cleaning protocols.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and grow as a member of COGNITION
  • Ability to work 10-15 hours/week with some Saturdays and occasional evenings.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Greet and check-in visitors; staff front desk when needed.
  • Answer and direct phone calls and inquiries.
  • Assist Site Coordinator with delivery of programs, and facilitation of birthday parties, event rentals, school field trips, etc.
  • Engage with varied audiences (families, schools, general public, seniors) one-on-one to bring exhibits and Makerspace to life.
  • Assist with activity stations, classes, and summer camps for group programs. 
  • General support and assisting with tasks and cleaning protocol as needed.
POSITION DETAILS

This position will report to the Site Coordinator. Work schedule can be flexible but will require availability on several Saturdays per month and occasional evenings.  Please send a cover letter and resume to board@cognitiondavie.org with subject heading: STEAM Support Staff.