When students become interested in STEM careers, it can change their life trajectories. We are on a mission to create opportunities for students from underserved school districts and prepare them to become successful candidates for STEM careers in the future.
We need volunteers to help us create engaging STEM content for all students, even those who experience academic inequalities. Our free games, experiences, mysteries, and career information expose students to STEM careers and motivate them to excel in school and find paths to success. There are many ways in which you can help.
STEM Content Writer
Would you like to help K-12 students develop realistic dreams for fabulous future careers? If you have a sense of humor, a sense of wonder, and little time to give each month, then Edheads is the place for you! We need people to help write and edit the new content. There are several types of content to choose from.
Expectations are that you will attend at least one meeting or post on Slack at least once a month to maintain contact with the group.
STEM Professional Idea Generator and Researcher
We are looking for people with a creative bent, and a strong sense of curiosity to brainstorm ideas for STEM Mysteries (guidance will be given), engaging topics for social media posts, new ways to present STEM careers to K12 students, and a willingness to research topics that might have been brainstormed by others. The idea is to increase the pipeline of content for students and teachers, expand our reach to STEM professionals, and deepen our connection to those that follow us on social media.
We ask for roughly 3-5 hours of time per month, with a minimum of one video meeting per month. You do NOT have to live in Central Ohio to participate (but it would be helpful if your time zone was not 12 hours off ours – we like to sleep).
Social Media and Communications Specialist, Board of Directors
Are you passionate about driving kids toward high paying, in-demand careers or connecting school to work? Are you passionate about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education or STEM careers? Would you like to help increase the number of K-12 students interested in or planning on pursuing STEM careers? If you also have a sense of humor, a sense of wonder, and 4-6 hours of time to give each month, then Edheads is the place for you! We are looking for someone for our Board Directors who will organize and prioritize social media processes and communications to increase funding and get the word out about Edheads. We need someone with a proven track record in business social media accounts, who is willing to roll up their sleeves, create posts, determine photo and video needs, perhaps help supervise other volunteers, while also building communications with companies and individuals that can sponsor or donate to help Edheads meet its mission. The best candidate will also be able to work with the rest of the Board on strategic planning to use social media to meet strategic initiatives. Creativity a plus, as we are looking for interesting and unique ways of engaging STEM professionals and raising money on social media. Must have a college education and 3-5 years work experience, and must also be able to regularly attend meetings or events in central Ohio.
Corporate/STEM Networking Specialist, Board of Directors
Are you passionate about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education or STEM careers? Would you like to help increase the number of K-12 students interested in or planning on pursuing STEM careers? If you also have a sense of humor, a sense of wonder, and little time to give each month, then Edheads is the place for you! Edheads is a 501c3 non-profit organization that ties K-12 classroom curricula to real world challenges and careers by providing free or lost cost games to teachers, students and parents. We are looking for an experienced professional with a college education, 3-5 years work experience, and an extensive personal network to be a representative on our Board of Directors, helping us to make connections and get in front of the people/corporations/places that can help grow the company and increase our success. Business experience required, and sales experience a plus. Experience with Fortune 2000 companies desired. Must live in or near Columbus, Ohio. We ask 4-6 hours of your time monthly for this position.
If you think you have skills, expertise or ideas to share with Edheads and you don’t see a position description above that fits, please contact us!