Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest inspires all girls, ages 6 -18, to be strong, smart, and bold. Our gender-specific and research-based programming is focused on equipping girls with the tools necessary to lead healthy, academically successful, and economically-independent lives.
This is an exciting time for Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest. Over the past several years we have increased the number of girls served exponentially while simultaneously building visibility and increasing revenues to support program growth. As we look to the future, we are prioritizing program expansion efforts across Oregon and SW Washington. We are currently seeking a Eureka! Program Coordinator who is passionate about inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold and is excited to assist us with activating our expansion vision.
Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest has been delivering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programming in partnership with local girls for the past decade. In the summer of 2014, we launched the Eureka! Initiative, a multi-year intensive learning experience aimed at empowering girls by fostering their personal, academic and professional development.
We are currently seeking a Eureka! Program Coordinator who is passionate about the Girls Inc. mission and is excited to motivate more girls to consider STEM postsecondary and career pathways. The Eureka! Program Coordinator will support the development and oversight of year round Eureka! programming by coordinating Monthly Learning Sessions, summer field trips, transportation needs, quarterly parent meetings, and internship opportunities for participants.
Eureka! Programming: Oversight and coordination of year round programming in partnership with the Eureka! Program Manager and Program Team.
Plan, develop and coordinate field trips and Monthly Learning Sessions (school year and summer)
Manage College Internship Program
Support the coordination and management of participant internships
Identify STEM centered curriculum and activities to be used with cohorts and in some cases creating/refining curriculum resources
Data Collection and Data Tracking: collect and enter program data, e.g. enrollment forms, demographic information, attendance and surveys.
Assist with training and preparation of summer Eureka! Facilitators and year round volunteers
Coordinate quarterly parent meetings and family engagement
Track participant attendance, grades, and other program data as assigned
Support promotion and recruitment efforts of girls at partner sites
Strengthen and enhancing the reputation of Girls Inc. across the community through responsive partner, girl and family engagement
Perform other duties as assigned
Support Girls Groups:
This position provides support to Girls Groups during the school year. Responsibilities include supporting and leading workshops, recruitment efforts and filling in at group when needed.
Girls Inc. Experience and Expertise:
A commitment to building a mastery level understanding of gender-specific programming with a focus on girls ages 11 – 18 years old. Ability to incorporate knowledge and experience of youth-based curriculum in STEM is strongly desired.
Understanding of Girls Inc. curricula series and associated positive youth development principles
Knowledge of best-practices in group facilitation and quality youth development programming as well as a commitment to strength-based individual and group work
Awareness of the various barriers girls face related to navigating K-12 education, post-secondary readiness and career readiness
Previous experience working with diverse populations, e.g. LGBT, girls who experience low SES, etc.
Understanding of culturally responsive programming
Flexibility, independence, warmth, strong organizational skills, and capacity to problem solve
Other support and duties as assigned
Must possess flexibility, independence, warmth, strong organizational skills and capacity to problem solve
Highly adept at cross team collaboration and creative at generating solutions
Relevant and significant experience in gender-specific and/or experiential programming highly desirable
Must have at least three years of group facilitation/instruction experience with youth
Commitment to strength-based individual and group work
Post-secondary degree desired. STEM or social sciences field preferred
Knowledge of local community resources
Willingness to have a flexible schedule, e.g. weeknight and weekend availability required
Valid Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation (Driving is required for this position)
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list “Eureka! Program Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, national and ethnic origin, political affiliation, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with the requirements of local, state, and federal law.