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Program Coordinator Application, IDEA 2024

Massachusetts, United States

Program Design and Management

Full Time, Temporary

June 3rd — July 26th

The Stateless Collective Innovation, Design, Engineering Academy (IDEA) Summer Accelerator is seeking passionate innovators to join our team and guide high school students through the project development process. As a Program Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to lead interactive workshops, coach students through user-centered design principles, and design your own course curricula aimed at promoting critical thinking and creativity in the subject areas you are most passionate about!

Position Highlights

Hybrid Training Period

Remote: June 3rd - June 28th, 2024

In-Person Set-Up: June 20th - June 21st

In Person Programming

Dates: July 8th - July 26th, 2024

Times: Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm


  • Wayland Exploration Lab for Design

  • Boston University's Campus

$20 - $30

Pay Rate

Hourly Pay: $25 

Coordinators Receive Payments on a Bi-Weekly Schedule

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About This Position

Job Summary:

The IDEA Summer Accelerator is seeking dynamic individuals to fill the role of Program Coordinator. As a Program Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in guiding high school students through a transformative three-week program focused on project development and community impact.

One of the primary responsibilities of this role is the development of two unique courses, tailored to your expertise. These courses should break away from traditional lecture-based formats and instead emphasize experiential and non-traditional learning methods. Through hands-on activities, immersive experiences, and interactive projects, you will engage students in dynamic learning environments that spark creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Additionally, you will oversee and support student capstone projects, guiding students throughout the entire ideation process (i.e., from brainstorming ideas to preparing them to effectively present their projects at our culminating Demo Day event on the final day of the program).

The ideal candidate will be a current college student or recent graduate with a strong background in project development and program management, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to serving underprivileged communities. While previous experience working with high school students or teaching is advantageous, it is not required. This position offers a rare opportunity to gain hands-on experience while making a meaningful impact on the lives of local youth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and facilitate a comprehensive curriculum for two courses within your field of expertise, emphasizing experiential and non-traditional learning methods.

  • Cultivate an inclusive learning environment that respects and celebrates diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

  • Mentor and guide students throughout the capstone project process, from brainstorming to presentation, fostering creativity and innovation.

  • Coordinate and facilitate the presentation of student projects at the Demo Day event, showcasing their achievements to industry and community leaders.

  • Utilize project management strategies to monitor student progress and ensure alignment with program benchmarks.

  • Lead interactive workshops and teambuilding activities to promote collaboration and trust among students.

  • Maintain regular communication with local directors and executive staff to provide updates and gather feedback.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) both within and outside the classroom.


Preferred Qualifications:
In the spirit of accessible learning and development, these are “nice to haves” and can absolutely be demonstrated through transferrable experience in prior jobs, internships, and college-level classwork. If you have concerns about your qualifications in regard to this role, we still encourage you to apply, but please feel free to contact our team directly (

  • Ideal candidates will meet one of the following conditions: currently enrolled in a four-year college degree program, recently graduated with a Bachelor's Degree or a Post-Secondary Degree (e.g., MBA, MA, PhD, etc.), or a young professional who has graduated from college within the last 3 years.

  • Experience in project development and program management, preferably in educational or nonprofit settings.

  • Experience designing and delivering experiential learning programs, workshops, courses, or seminars.

  • Familiarity with project-based learning methodologies and student-centered instructional approaches.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse groups of stakeholders.

  • Passion for working with youth from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to social justice and community engagement.

  • Having the ability to quickly devise engaging activities to motivate and energize student groups is a huge plus.

The Stateless Collective Nonprofit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

This role offers an exciting opportunity for current college students and recent graduates to contribute to the growth and development of young innovators while championing principles of diversity and inclusion. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and accommodations can be provided upon request. Join us in making a difference in the lives of aspiring changemakers!

IDEA 2024 Program Coordinator Application

Qualifications & Logistics

In this section, you will be asked about your qualifications and a series of logistical questions to help us better understand your capabilities for this role.

Will you have access to a vehicle during this time?
Please select any of the following disciplines you are passionate about, and confidently able to teach, to a high school audience.

Exercise: Design Your Own IDEA Course

In this section, you will be asked to demonstrate how your experience with the subject(s) you described above will effectively translate in a high school classroom setting.

Supporting Documentation

In this section, please upload any additional documents that support your application, such as your resume, cover letter, research papers, presentations, or any other relevant materials. Ensure that all documents are in a commonly accepted format (e.g., PDF, Word, Google Doc, PPT, etc.) and clearly labeled for easy reference. You may upload multiple files if necessary. Please note that all attachments should directly relate to your application for the position.

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Once our hiring period for 2025 opens this Fall, someone from our team will reach out to you to formally apply and schedule an interview!

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