Girls Inc. of Metro Denver
Job posted on:
10 Sep 2015
Job starts on:
26 Oct 2015
1499 Julian Street, Denver, Colorado 80204
Desired Skills & Experience:
• Demonstrate commitment to GIMD’s mission, vision, and advocacy statements.
• Experience and appreciation for urban communities and diverse populations, cultures and economic experiences.
• Experience developing and delivering STEM curriculum and/or programs for youth or other underserved populations.
• Experience facilitating, implementing and evaluating programs.
• Experience developing and maintaining community partnerships
• Ability to inspire, stimulate and support self-empowerment among girls.
• General knowledge of youth development and gender specific programming.
• Proven track record of leadership, professional maturity, self-motivation and commitment
• Detail oriented, strong documentation skills, organized and able to work in a multi-tasked environment.
• Ability to self-start and work well in a team setting.
• Competent using Microsoft Office Suite and/or ability to learn new computer skills as necessary.
• Possess a valid Colorado driver’s license and have a driving record that allows employee to be covered by agency auto insurance and drive agency vehicles (must be at least 21 years old).
• Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
• Conversationally bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.
• B.A. or B.S. and a minimum of three years of experience planning and implementing youth development programs.
• Educational and/or professional background in STEM related field such as: math, science, technology, architecture or engineering strongly preferred.
• Experience working within communities of color and multi-racial communities.
• Experience working with youth of various cultural and economic backgrounds
Status: An exempt, salaried position currently at 32 hours/week with the potential for full-time employment.
Schedule: Typical Work Hours (flexible; subject to change)
School Year: 30 to 32 hours per week with one Saturday/month
Summer: 40 hours per week Monday through Friday
Includes late weekdays during the school-year (until 6:30 pm) and some weekends Seasonal hours can vary
Salary: Is competitive, depending on experience and education. Salary will vary depending on schedule.
Benefits: Competitive benefits package and supportive work environment.
• Cover Letter, including salary requirements
• Three Professional References
• At least one paragraph, and no more than one page addressing the following question:
o At GIMD we strive to be an anti-oppressive and inclusive organization. What is your understanding of and experience with anti-oppression and inclusiveness in your personal and/or professional life?
• Send all application materials to (no phone call please):
Attn: Lupe Tapia
Girls Inc. of Metro Denver
1499 Julian Street
Denver, CO 80204
Deadline: Priority deadline of October 2nd but position will remain open until filled.
Start date: October 26, 2015 (preferred)
Equal Opportunity Employer
Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver is committed to diversity in principle and practice, both in the community at large and within the organization. We are, therefore, committed to having our internal operations and employment practices administered on a non-discriminating basis inclusive of, but not limited to, race, religion, color, socio-economic status, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, or national origin
General Job Description:
Position: Eureka!/STEM Coordinator
Responsible to: Manager of Middle School Programs
Location: 1499 Julian Street, Denver, CO 80204
The mission of Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be STRONG, SMART and BOLD.
In order to uphold our mission and vision and be effective advocates and allies for all girls, GIMD is committed to inclusiveness and anti-oppression on all levels of our organization. GIMD believes that inclusiveness and anti-oppression work give integrity and validity to our mission as well as power and effectiveness to our programs. It allows us to address the root causes of social issues that affect the girls we serve. At GIMD, we serve all girls therefore we have to be inclusive of all communities, cultures and experiences. Without inclusiveness, we will never be able to reach the full potential and power of our programs. Our vision is empowered girls in an equitable society; we change lives and we take that seriously. Inclusiveness is imperative to make it happen.
Summary of Position:
Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver (GIMD) is looking for a Eureka!/STEM Coordinator who is passionate about positively impacting the lives of girls and young women. The position will be responsible for developing, recruiting, implementing, and evaluating the launch of our first Girls Inc. Eureka!® program for 7th grade girls. The program will be delivered on-site at our facility in the West Colfax neighborhood and at the designated college Eureka!® summer site. The Eureka!/STEM Coordinator will work with a local college, corporate partners, and GIMD support staff to offer comprehensive programs year-round. This position will also support GIMD instructors to develop STEM-based curriculum for girls in grades 1st – 8th at our center-based programs. The Eureka!/STEM Coordinator reports to the Manager of Middle School Programs.
The Girls Inc. Eureka!® program is an intensive, five-year STEM based program that builds girls’ confidence and skills through hands-on opportunities in math, science, technology, sports, and careers. Serving girls from across the Denver-Metro area, Eureka!® aims to increase girls’ future options for academic achievement and careers, to encourage enrollment in college-bound math and science courses, to promote positive risk-taking, and to assist girls in developing networks of peers and mentors to support their future endeavors.
During the Eureka!® Program, girls get to revel in a variety of exciting and compelling activities that explore the cutting edge world of STEM - nanoscience’s, robotics, DNA research, forensic science - through hands-on experiences in a college campus environment. With complementary activities in sports and physical fitness, healthy living, and financial literacy, Eureka!® fully fosters educational, professional and personal development.
Capacity Building and Leadership
• Maintain an understanding of youth development trends and gender specific programs.
• Maintain familiarity with Girls Inc. programs, philosophy and initiatives and remain current with research from the national office.
• Build and maintain contacts with community leaders, school administrators, and youth development colleagues.
• Represents Girls Inc. at meetings, workshops, and conferences in the community as needed.
Planning and Development
• In partnership with the Manager of Middle School Programs, develop the school year and summer Eureka!® program including: needs assessment, program goals, curriculum content, implementation timeline, staffing plan, and evaluation methods.
• Recruit and select incoming “Rookie” class of thirty 7th grade girls and add a new cohort of thirty girls every year.
• Plan and facilitate orientation for the Rookie class and their families.
• Coordinate logistics and scheduling of programs activities at designated college campus.
• Evaluate curriculum effectiveness and update and improve curriculum as necessary.
Direct Services, Implementation and Management
• Plan and facilitate monthly STEM Saturdays to maintain excitement and interest leading into the summer Eureka!® program.
• Partner with the Manager of Middle School programs to hire, train and supervise summer staff and interns.
• Work with the Manager of Volunteers to identify volunteer needs and provide oversight to volunteers and interns.
• Maintain participant records: registration forms, attendance, classes delivered, and completed evaluations.
• Oversee occasional special events planned for girls and families.
• Support parent engagement, including (but not limited to): daily interaction, positive customer service, feedback strategies, and other activities.
• Serve as strong adult mentor for girls.
• Attend staff meetings, trainings, and fundraisers/special events as needed or requested.
• Other duties as assigned.