STEM Program Manager Girls Inc.


PRIMARY FUNCTION/PURPOSE
The Girls Inc. STEM Program Manager is a youth development
professional that focuses on providing STEM activities to girls in the San
Antonio area. This position plays a central role in the development,
coordination, and day-to-day operations of the Girls Inc. STEM program
portfolio. The primary function is to develop, deliver, and monitor Girls Inc.
STEM and STEM + Life Skills programs. The STEM Program Manager works independently and
collaboratively with Girls Inc. staff, board and the community to plan, manage, and implement activities
in the following areas: afterschool STEM Clubs, Girls Inc. Eureka! program, school breaks and summer
camp, teen leadership and mentoring activities, family STEM nights, and other STEM initiatives yet to
be determined. The STEM Program Manager serves as the primary point of contact for Girls Inc. STEM
programs for the community, families, students, and other partners.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The STEM Program Manager performs a wide range of duties including but not limited to the following:
Plan the programs
• Keeping alignment with the National Girls Inc. program framework and adhering to a “whole-girl”
philosophy, plan and implement the overall STEM program and its activities in accordance with
the mission and the goals of Girls Inc. of San Antonio.
• Create a physically and emotionally safe learning environment for girls to engage in STEM
activities where they can learn to take risks safely, be resilient, and try without judgment.
• Implement a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to
identify areas for improvement
• Prepare and implement complimentary programming, workshops, and events for Girls Inc.
participants in conjunction with community partners, schools, grants, and special events.
• Writes or adapts STEM program activities, recruits volunteers/mentors, ensures program
assessment and evaluation is complete and does most of the program facilitation.
Organize the programs
• Oversee the implementation of STEM grant activities and insure grant compliance, reporting,
and documentation.
• Manage the operational details of all STEM programs, including daily schedules, location of
activities, and the program partners involved.
• Hands-on management and implementation of the Girls Inc. Eureka! and Operation Smart
programs.
• Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization
• Ensure participant data is entered into databases including but not limited to TRAX, Excel
Spreadsheets, grant specific databases, etc.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, CONT
• Maintain Girls Inc. participant files; charting programs attended, contact information, progress,
delays, contact time and other vital information as needed or required.
• Observe, record, and report significant individual and group behavior.
Lead the programs
• Communicate with clients and other stakeholders to gain community support for Girls Inc. and to
solicit input to improve STEM programs
• Provide guidance and support to potential staff and volunteers who help implement program
activities.
• Represent the agency and serve as liaison between Girls Inc. and community partners;
attending community meetings as deemed appropriate for STEM program initiatives.
• Supports the fundraising activities of the agency, specifically supports the Girls Inc. Rockit into
the Future Science festival.
• Become knowledgeable in Trauma Informed Care and implement all Girls Inc. programs
through a trauma informed lens.
Control the programs
• Responsible for STEM equipment inventory, maintenance, check-out and usage.
• Ensure financial reports and supporting documentation for funders are prepared as outlined in
funding agreements, compile reports for the board, management, and donors
• Identify and evaluate the program risks and take appropriate action for safety and to control
risks
• Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to
the program evaluation framework
• Report evaluation findings to the President/CEO and recommend changes to enhance the
program, as appropriate
• Ensure the safety of Girls Inc. participants during field trips and special events.
Serve as a Professional Asset Builder for youth
• Become proficient in the Search Institute’s Developmental Relationships Framework
• Takes initiative and seeks opportunities to role model developmental relationships with peers,
families, girls and other stakeholders
• Demonstrates empathy and compassion toward others
• Develops a deeper understanding of restorative practices to elevate the critical role of
developmental relationships with the girls involved with Girls Inc.
• Become knowledgeable about trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and be able
to use tools to create a trauma-informed environment.

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS
• Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to implement STEM + Life Skills activities
that inspire girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold
• Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using
appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Ability to make effective
presentations to audiences and lead small group activities
• Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem,
and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
• Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the
organization; ability to work unsupervised, seek supervision when necessary and use feedback
constructively.
• Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track
details, data, information and activities.
• Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant
information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the
problem.
• Customer Service: Respond to customers/clients (children, community members, co-workers,
donors, board members, family members, and volunteers) in a timely and thorough manner;
does what is necessary to ensure customer/client satisfaction; prioritizes customer’s needs and
follows up to evaluate customer’s satisfaction.
• Calm and Flexible: Models patience and self-control and can tolerate creative chaos; can adapt
to new or unexpected situations and rebound from setbacks.

 

REQUIREMENTS
• College degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience.
• Demonstrated commitment to serving children and their families with an ability to engage and
communicate effectively with children, adolescents and families of diverse cultures
• Perform physical activities including: lifting at least 20 pounds several times a week, bending,
stopping, twisting and reaching several times a day, leading active and often physical activities
with girls 6-18
• Record and report significant individual and group behavior to necessary entities, such as the
child’s caretakers, and or guardians, Girls Inc. President/CEO, Child Protective Services, etc.
• Experience with budgeting and managing resources and proven experience to plan effectively
• Bi-lingual preferred, Spanish.
• Proficiency in the use of computer for: word processing, presentations, databases,
spreadsheets, email, and internet
• Sufficient maturity and judgment to function in crisis and an ability to present a professional
demeanor under a variety of conditions.
• Driving requirements: Must maintain a current drivers’ license. Must have access to reliable
and safe transportation. Willingness and ability to use personal vehicle for work activities.
• Complete additional projects and responsibilities as assigned.

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
• Work environment is the Girls Inc. office; however, many work assignments are completed outside
of an office setting, including program outreach sites and special event locations
• Weekend and evening work is required.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Lea Rosenauer, President/CEO lrosenauer@girlsincsa.org

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