Girls Inc. STEM Coordinator

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Girls Inc. STEM Coordinator

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Re-post 4/8/2021

Girls Inc. is a national organization that utilizes research-based curricula and interactive activities to build mentoring relationships with girls within a pro-girl environment.  The Goodman Community Center (GCC) serves as the Girls Inc. of  Greater Madison (GIGM) affiliate and we have an open position for Girls Inc. STEM CoordinatorThe Girls Inc. STEM Coordinatoris responsible fordeveloping and growing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math(STEM)programming in GCC’s children and youth programs: Elementary Afterschool (EAS), Middle School LOFT, and High School LOFT.This role willfacilitate programming for Elementary girls during afterschool program hours at partnering elementary schools and the Goodman Community Center, while alsodevelopinga STEM curriculum for girls in grades K to 12. The Girls Inc. STEM Coordinator will workwith the Girls Inc. Outreach Program Managerto plan citywide events, create evaluation tools to measure the impact of programming, and ensure that programming aligns withgrant requirements and goals

 

Applications will be received until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and completed GCC employment application to be considered for the position.  Questions may be directed to gcchr@goodmancenter.org.

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES

Curriculum Development, Training, and Program Evaluation (50%)

  • Collaborate with the Girls Inc. Outreach Program Manager and Children and Youth Program Managers to develop STEM curriculum for girls in grades K-12
  • Train GCC and GIGM facilitators in STEM programming best practices and curriculum implementation
  • Connect and build partnerships to enhance STEMprogramming at GCC
  • Participate in planning and implementation of GCC wide family engagement programming.
  • Work with GCC’s Assistant Director of Evaluation to create evaluation tools to assess the impact of Girls Inc. STEM programming.
  • Use designated observation tool(s) to assess the quality of STEM programming across GCC and GIGM

Program Facilitation (25%)

  • Facilitate hands on, minds on, interactive STEM programming in a girl identified only environment for all girl identified individuals in Goodman’s Elementary program.
  • Support the implementation of Girls Inc. STEM programming at Emerson and Lowell during afterschool clubs.
  • Offer STEM programming through Community Outreach Events (ex: delivering STEM activity kits, creating pre-recorded STEM activity videos, leading STEM labs at parks).
  • Facilitate STEM activities at GCC’s Family Fun Nights and GIGM citywide events

Administrative Duties (25%)

  • Assist with adherence to standards and ensure the quality of program meets all contract or grant obligations.
  • Participate in required continuing education hours and professional development opportunities.
  • Assist with the organization and implementation of annual Girls Inc. Development events like International Women’s Day, and other center-wide and GIGM events as planned throughout the year.
  • Oversee a high-quality volunteer program by supervising and training volunteers and communicating volunteer needs and feedback to the GCCVolunteer Manager.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and GCC all staff meetings.
  • Create developmentally appropriate lesson plans
  • Create and distribute a monthly Girls Inc. program calendar to GCC’s Elementary Administrative team and Lead Teachers.
  • Maintain youthfiles and ensure all required paperwork and permissions are updated and on hand.
  • Record daily attendance of participants intoCenter databases

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Commitment to Girls Inc.’s mission and GCC’s mission and values.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience of direct service with elementary grade children.
  • At least 1-2 years of developing age-appropriatecurriculum for youth in grades K –12. 
  • Working knowledge of positive youth development.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Competency using basic office software.
  • Ability to work as a team and independently, take on a leadership role, and maintain a positive work environment. 

SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends in addition to business hours.
  • Willingness to be trained and drive a 15-passenger van. 
  • Have reliable transportation and hold a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work with students in-person to deliver programming and participate in in-person team and other meetings.
  • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time as necessary.
  • Ability to work in multiple environments (i.e. working in schools to develop opportunities a work station at GCCand remotely as needed).
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull up to 15 pounds occasionally.

PREFERENCES

  • Knowledge of Madison resources, program opportunities, and a diverse range of activities.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience planning and leading developmentally appropriate STEM programming for youth ages 5-18.
  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Science, Education, or related fields.