Part Time STEM Events Facilitator - Independent Contractor
Job Type
Part-time, Contract

Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities (BBBSTC) seeks a cohort of professionals to lead STEM activities for youth aged 8 to 18, offering enriching and empowering experiences through programming in partnership with our grant requirements and commitments. We're dedicated to empowering young minds and fostering potential. Join us to inspire curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in youth enrolled with BBBS. In this role, you'll work with staff to facilitate engaging STEM sessions with youth (this happens at our office in North Minneapolis and across the Twin Cities). Your efforts will equip the next generation with essential STEM skills for future success.

This is a Part-time, Independent Contractor opportunity. BBBSTC aims to work with individuals and/or organizations who have access to STEM-related technologies to bring on-site. Priority events include:

  • Robotics
  • 3D printing
  • Coding
  • Drones
  • Engineering
  • Technology

Job Details

Location: Minneapolis, MN, with some sessions having potential to be offered across the Twin Cities metro area

Payment: $300 per session (estimated 3 hours with set up and tear down). Includes all prep time and transportation. BBBS will reimburse or purchase needed supplies.

Job Type: Part Time, Independent Contractor

Start Date: Immediately - Programming events begin in April


  • Ensure clear communication of STEM session focus, title, and detailed descriptions well in advance to agency staff for promotional purposes, ensuring accurate representation of content and maximizing participant engagement.
  • Procure necessary supplies and materials for STEM sessions, ensuring availability and appropriateness for planned activities.
  • Plan and organize sessions by curating a blend of ongoing projects alongside one-time activities, and prepare materials accordingly, to ensure seamless execution and successful attainment of program goals.
  • Set up session spaces, arranging equipment and materials as needed to create an engaging and conducive learning environment for participants.
  • Conduct post-session cleanup and maintenance tasks, including storing equipment, disposing of waste, and ensuring the cleanliness and safety of the session area for future us
  • Provide guidance and support to staff members before and during the session to ensure the effective implementation of STEM activities, including directing them on facilitation techniques and utilization of educational resources.
  • Represent BBBSTC in a professional and appropriate manner at all times and uphold BBBSTC’s JEDI (justice, equity, diversity and inclusion) values
  • Recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all stakeholders. 
  • Affirm that every person has the opportunity to reach their full potential. 
  • Strive to ensure that all voices and perspectives are heard and honored.
  • Welcome all youth, including those in the LGBTQIA+ community, and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or ability. 
  • Strive to create and cultivate a safe environment where all individuals feel respected, belonged, and valued.


  • Flexibility to work both on-site and off-site, as required by event locations and schedules.
  • Proven experience in event facilitation and curriculum development, preferably in a STEM education setting.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively train and support staff members in STEM activity implementation.
  • Demonstrated passion for STEM education and outreach, with a commitment to inspiring curiosity and creativity in participants of all ages.
  • Youth work experience, demonstrating proficiency in conflict management and the ability to engage with diverse groups of young people.
  • Group facilitation experience, showcasing attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage group dynamics.
  • Diverse background and a people-oriented personality, enabling you to connect with individuals from various backgrounds and foster inclusivity in STEM activities, aligned with principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI).
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to convey complex STEM concepts in an accessible manner to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of STEM subjects and their applications, along with an understanding of how STEM translates into future career opportunities.
  • Comfortable working in an in-person capacity, engaging directly with participants during events and workshops.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities is the largest and oldest youth mentoring organization in the greater Twin Cities serving Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka and parts of Dakota and Washington counties. Each year, we match up to 2,600 youth (Littles) and their families with caring adults (Bigs) who volunteer as youth mentors.

We know all youth benefit from having another caring adult in their life as they experience life's opportunities and challenges. Together with our community, we want every young person to have a mentor, be affirmed in who they are, and explore who they want to be.

  • Mission: Create and support mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
  • Values: Relationships, Belonging, Youth-Centered, Continuous Learning & Improvement

Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) are integral to our mission and values at BBBS. We actively incorporate JEDI practices into our daily work to build an organization that recognizes, celebrates, and honors the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all constituents.


This role is an independent contractor. It does not include eligibility for health benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage.

Our Hiring Process

Our People & Culture team is committed to a person-first centered approach to our hiring process. We believe in a respectful experience for all parties involved and are committed to taking a JEDI approach. Candidates can apply online via this link: BBBS Careers. Include a cover letter and resume. For all positions, our hiring process includes a Zoom screen and in-person panel interviews, reference and background checks for final candidates. 

Persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to the Human Resources team at At this time, we are unable to provide company sponsored visas and are only considering candidates who are eligible to work in the United States. 


The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position. Rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Employees may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this job description.


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