Job Opportunity: Program Coordinator, Massachusetts

Operation SMART Program Coordinator Operation SMART (Science, Math And Relevant Technology) is an informal educational program started by Girls Incorporated (formerly Girls Clubs of America) in 1985 to stimulate girls’ interest in science, math and technology. It stresses hands-on, participatory activities in informal settings. Operation SMART makes connections for girls’ between science and the everyday world by focusing on three E’s and one F. Exploration: a questioning , adventurous spirit that comes from girls owning the learning process; Equity: Young people from minority backgrounds, children with disabilities and all girls get the attention and encouragement they need to be full participants, compensating them for what they don’t get in other places; Empowerment:  Making girls  feel “I Can” ­ I can light this bulb with a battery, pass my “impossible” math course , explain my idea to a group or grow up to e a rocket scientist and Fun: Because each person learns best when she’s really involved.

Purpose: To encourage girls to stay in the STEM pipeline by providing programming and building partnerships with professionals in the field to help increase girls’ ability to think like scientist and to increase their awareness o future career options.

Responsible to: Director of Middle School Programs

Responsibilities:

*          Prepare and deliver training and technical assistance to Girls Inc. staff and to staff at outside agencies in Operation SMART/STEM programming as requested

*          Plan, deliver and evaluate Operation SMART/STEM programming to members of the middle school programs

*          Document overall Operation SMART/STEM programming, i.e. delivery, curricula, tracking number of girls served, volunteer involvement, staff trained, marketing materials, evaluations and reporting

*          Assist with the planning of special events including Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the annual SMART Girls Summit

*          Assist with the planning and curricula development of the Eureka and Bridges summer programs

*          Initiate and maintain relationships with SMART partners including orientation and training

*          Research, organize and disseminate SMART resources

*          Supervise participants’ behavior and activities at all times

*          Uphold and enforce program guidelines

*          Oversee members’ use of computers

*          Attend staff meetings and training as requested

*          Collaborate with other staff in program planning

*          Act as a liaison between Girls Incorporated and the community

*          Keep supervisor informed of problems, concerns, trends, needs and unusual activities

*          Organize and maintain program and office space, supplies, equipment and materials

*          Carry out other duties as assigned

Hours:

20 hours per week, Monday ­ Friday

Pay Rate: $20.00 per hour, nonexempt

Benefits: Accruable earned time, paid training and paid holidays

Qualifications:

Commitment to girls and high quality educational programs

Ability to design, create and implement innovative, hands-on activities with girls

Ability the deliver exciting, energizing SMART/STEM training to adults

Background in science, math and/or technology

College experience: BA/BS preferred

Massachusetts driver’s license

Familiarity with computers and Internet

Bilingual (Spanish ­ English) a plus

Please send your resume to:

Lena Crowley, Girls Incorporated of Lynn, 50 High Street, Lynn, MA 01902

Or call 781-592-9744 x 230 / fax 781-592-1160 or email lecrowley@girlsinclynn.org

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