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SPIN is currently hiring a Program Manager for SPIN Girls. This is a full time position. Evening and weekend work is required, flexed as needed. Salary is $50K to start with full health benefits and generous vacation and personal time

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Application Process: Please send your resume/CV and cover letter to katb@stempaths.org. Position open until filled. We are hoping for a start date in early September, 2019.

SPIN Girls Program Manager - King County, WA

BACKGROUND: STEM Paths Innovation Network (SPIN) is a nonprofit offering K-12 instruction, mentoring and program development in science, technology, engineering, math and art. Our mission is to create equity and opportunities for youth to succeed in science, technology, arts and math one student at a time. SPIN leverages innovative technology to deliver classes in robotics, game development, basic electronics, art/modeling, and other services with the goal of helping youth visualize careers in STEM based fields. 

SPIN Girls is a program that works with 8th, 9th and 10th grade female-identifying students to build interest and leadership in STEAM skills through providing mentorship and skill development in STEAM. SPIN Girls is a transformative program that builds youth leadership and provides immersive STEM experiences, all paired with mentorship for girls of color by professionals of color from across King County. Every Fall, we induct 30 8th grade girls as STEM Learners. In their second year, they ill become STEM Mentors, where they will bring STEM back to their schools and help recruit, plan and mentor the next cohort of STEM Learners. In their third year, as STEM Leaders, the girls help lead the program alongside their adult mentors. We leverage our existing deep network of community and school partners to build up and diversify our efforts.

SPIN Girls Program Manager

SPIN Girls has 4 goals:

Goal 1: Increase the interest and engagement of girls of diverse backgrounds with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: SPIN Girls’ Saturday Lab Days are the school year vehicle through which SPIN Girls are exposed to STEM education and STEM topics. A typical Lab Day includes agenda setting and team building, project-based learning including 3D printing, Coding, Robotics, Electronics, professional mentor conversations connecting their work to the project based learning, and community/team building. The final Saturday program isa capstone presentation, where SPIN Girls will develop and present STEM-based solutions to real world challenges. There is also a one week summer intensive that provides deeper dives into STEM content along with substantial leadership opportunities.

Goal 2: Provide professional mentorship that connects SPIN Girls with professional women of color working in STEM fields: Every 2 girls are paired with a mentor. Mentors will be expected to present at Saturday Lab Day, take part in Field Day experiences, provide input into their mentees’ education plans, and support their mentees’ capstone projects. Field days will take place during alternate months from the classroom focused Lab Days. SPIN Girls’ staff will work to curate and support these Field Day experiences and support the growing relationships between SPIN Girls and their mentors. SPIN Girls will be matched with their mentors through all three years of the program, growing the relationships that will help them succeed as they move through high school and beyond.

Goal 3: Develop leadership by increasing the responsibility and engagement of SPIN Girls as they proceed from Learners to Mentors to Leaders: As Learners become Mentors, they will develop capstone projects that they will bring back and present in their schools. As part of this effort, SPIN Girls will take the lead in event planning, hosting, and delivering their presentations. SPIN Girls as Mentors and Leaders will help publicize the program and recruit the next cohort of Learners alongside their professional mentors and our community partners. Leaders will also develop the rubric and judge the capstone program for Learners and Mentors. 

Goal 4: Develop strong community and alumni networks to support SPIN Girls through their critical 11th grade year and beyond: SPIN Girls will incorporate alumni into their programming after we have secured funding to continue. We will provide information and opportunities for them to connect to one another, to incoming cohorts, and to our community of professional mentors. SPIN Girls will be supported and encouraged in SAT and ACT planning, and connected to other organizations who are working on FAFSA completion, scholarships and other college and career prep activities.  

The program manager is responsible for leading the SPIN Girls program, which includes:

  • Developing and facilitating an annual curricula that is administered over the course of 4 lab days, culminating in a Capstone Event. 

  • Developing relationships and programming with partner organizations to take part in 5 field days annual

  • Developing a one weeks Summer Institute

  • Recruiting and retaining SPIN girls 

  • Recruiting and retaining SPIN mentors

  • Family Engagement

  • Communications and social media

  • Evaluation, budget and project management


Requirements:

  • Ability to develop, manage and maintain program management for three cohorts of 30 girls and their mentors

  • Leadership in STEAM curricula development

  • Facility with family engagement and team building

  • Willingness to attend trainings and check-in meetings, maintain attendance and discipline records, administer and submit pre and post survey data.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Comfort with technology. Willingness to learn new subjects.

  • Experience with class management and/or willingness to learn

  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills

  • Committed to providing all kids with equal education opportunities.

Principals only. Recruiters, please do not contact this job poster.  Do not contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

Diversity Statement:  SPIN is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse staff and to the principles that promote inclusive practices.  SPIN isb dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving students and families with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful sensitive and understanding ways.  

Equal opportunity employment: STEM Paths Innovation Network is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetic markers, military or veterans status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.