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KID Museum is seeking a Chief Program Officer (CPO) to provide visionary and strategic leadership for the organization’s portfolio of educational programs to ensure KID Museum provides high-quality services that are responsive to the needs of our kids, community and funding sources. Building upon a strong programmatic foundation, this position will foster collaboration, anticipate future mission focused opportunities that support our Mind of a Maker framework, engage in external advocacy, and draw on the leadership of others to accomplish our strategic imperatives.
This position is a core member of the Leadership Team, reporting to the Executive Director, and is responsible for providing leadership and guidance around program planning and execution, including program management and evaluation, budget development and team management.
The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in education and/or education management (Masters or PhD) with 10 years of program leadership experience in an educational non-profit setting; 5 years in a senior management role. They will have experience in design and delivery of informal education programs, including digital learning, that are equity-centered and culturally responsive. Demonstrated experience in leading research and evaluation to document program outcomes and drive results is required. The successful candidate will have proven experience in strategic planning and supporting organizations as a thought leader via its programs. Demonstrated experience designing and leading educator professional development to ensure program fidelity is required. Experience in maker learning and/or STEM education preferred. They will have a proven ability to manage staff, oversee project budgets, develop a team approach to service delivery and a history of developing and growing new programs. Track-record developing, writing and managing grants is required.