Outreach Educator for the PlastiVan™ Program Society of Plastics Engineers
Reports To:SPE Foundation Director FLSA Classification:Contractor or Part time U.S. Locations Available:Midwest, Northeast/New England, Texas, Carolinas
General Summary: Duties include travel throughout assigned region educating students in grades 5-12, teachers, and general public about the chemistry, history, processing, environmental issues and social impact of plastic. Outreach Educators must enjoy teaching all levels of students in an informal and enthusiastic manner.
Prepare materials for class demonstrations
Teach up to six classes per day, using provided curriculum
Market and book the program for the next school year
Schedule PlastiVan™ visits
All communication to/with the scheduled schools
Drive to various locations within assigned region
Maintain a positive public image for the plastics industry and the SPE
Occasional trade shows
Market to regional or divisional Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) & Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) meetings
Some media and public relations
Track daily expenses
Other duties as assigned
Adhere to all SPE policies and procedures
Provide excellent service to members and staff
Telephone, written and face-to-face member communications are a central part of SPE's day-to-day business. Educator will be expected to treat member communications as a top priority.
Internal: SPE Foundation Director, SPE Staff
External: Members, prospects, vendors, other trade/industrial groups and the public
Education: College degree
Experience: Knowledge of the plastics industry or general science preferred Classroom or training experiences a plus.
Job Requirements: Valid driver's license with a clean driving record
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to handle multiple projects; ability to travel extensively, possibly a full week at a time; ability to work some evenings and weekends. Customer service and team player skills essential.
Contact: Eve Vitale SPE Foundation Director +1 810.814.6412 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.4spe.org/plastivan
The objective of the Society is to promote the scientific and engineering knowledge relating to plastics. Every day the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) helps people and companies in the plastics industry succeed. How? By spreading knowledge, strengthening skills and promoting plastics. SPE is the only place where people from all parts of the industry can come together around important issues a...nd technologies. SPE’s contribution to the plastics industry for over 60 years has made a significant difference to the technologies and innovations the industry enjoys today. In the process, we've developed a 20,000-member network of leading engineers, scientists and other plastics professionals, including technicians, salespeople, marketers, retailers and representatives from tertiary industries. Today, the industry is more interdependent than ever, and professional networks have taken on global dimensions. Such networks are almost impossible to develop and maintain in our fast-paced industry. Participation in SPE is a key success factor for those who want to thrive in today’s business environment.