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Executive Director, The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, Binghamton, New York

Position Description
The Discovery Center has celebrated 35 years and is looking toward the future! We are seeking an Executive Director (ED) to support current strategic initiatives, while demonstrating the
courage, imagination and ambition necessary to grow the Center!

The ED ensures the success of educational programs (pre-school, after school, summer camps, etc), museum exhibits, special events, marketing and public relations. In addition to overseeing daily operations, the ED will support fundraising, grant writing, facility management and the
overall financial management of the Center.

The ED reports to and collaborates with the Board of Directors.

Required Skills/Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Museum Management, Business Administration or related field
5+ years of professional experience
Supervisory/Managerial experience
Excellent writing and public speaking skills
Financial management experience (budgeting, basic accounting, reporting, etc)
Strong drive for community engagement

Desired Skills/Experience
Master’s degree in Education, Museum Management, Business Administration or related field
10+ years of professional experience
Supervisory/Managerial experience of a staff greater than 10
Non-profit leadership experience
Experience creating and launching new programs
Grant writing and fundraising experience
Management of an operational non-profit budget in excess of $1M

Competitive and negotiable, based upon experience

Full-time, exempt

Application Information:
Please send resume, cover letter and desired salary to: by June 30, 2019.

Kids Club Teaching Assistant

Position Description/Responsibilities

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier seeks a Teaching Assistant for our Kids Club After School Program, to assist in the implementation of educational programs in the classroom setting for school age children from 5 to 12 years old.  In this role, you will assist the lead teacher of the program with lessons and provide oversight for the safety of the children.

The ideal candidate will be creative, have an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and an understanding of issues that may arise with young children.

Required Skills/Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • One year experience working with children less than 13 years of age

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Associate’s Degree or higher in an Education field
  • 2+ years of experience in working with children


  • $11.10/hour


  • Days to be determined, 2:45PM-6:15PM during the school year (September-June) with breaks for holidays. Additional hours may be available.
  • This position is nonexempt and reports to the Director of Education

Application Information

Please send an updated resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to:


The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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