STEM Coordinator

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Girls Inc. of the Valley
6 Open Square Way
HOLYOKE, MA 01040
Phone:(413) 532-6247
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Company Description:
Girls Inc. empowers, educates, and guides girls forward, helping them navigate the challenges in their lives on the way to becoming strong, smart, self-reliant women. We offer a supportive all-girls environment, trained professionals, committed mentors, and programs that are proven to produce results.
STEM Coordinator
$20.00 Per Hour
HOLYOKE, MA
Full Time
Human Services
Associate Degree
Preferred
Drivers License - Preference: Required

Girls Inc. of the Valley is seeking a creative, STEM focused individual who is passionate about inspiring all girls* to be strong, smart, and bold! Girls Inc. of the Valley is an independent affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, the nation’s leading expert on issues affecting girls and young women. (*Please see our website at www.girlsincvalley.org to learn more about our inclusive gender statement.)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The STEM Coordinator is enthusiastic about positively impacting the lives of youth in a pro-girl space through the exploration of, and connection to, science, technology, engineering, and math. The position is responsible for developing, facilitating, and supporting the delivery of STEM-based programming for participants in grades 3-12, with a primary focus on our Eureka! program for 8th – 12th-grade scholars.

Additionally, STEM Coordinator will have an exciting opportunity to help envision, design, and oversee a new Makerspace housed within Girls Inc. of the Valley’s new program center. The Makerspace will be an integral part of the afterschool programs, summer program and Eureka! programs. The STEM Coordinator will both facilitate programs as well as work to bring in a variety of skilled volunteers to implement exciting hands-on program opportunities. Programming will be delivered on-site and at school-based and community programs.

Eureka is an intensive, five-year STEM-based program that builds confidence and skills through hands-on opportunities in math, science, technology, sports, and careers. Eureka aims to increase scholars’ future options for academic achievement and careers, encourage enrollment in college-bound math and science courses, promote positive risk-taking, and assist scholars in developing networks of peers and mentors to support their future endeavors.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Demonstrate commitment to Girls Inc.’s mission, vision, and advocacy statements
• Bachelor’s degree or strong, relevant, professional experience in STEM, education, or related fields
• Experience planning, facilitating, and evaluating youth development-based STEM education programs
• Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a summer program, out-of-school environment, early childhood development, school system or a related field
• Strong communication skills and the ability to connect with people individually and interface with families, community organizations and businesses in the Pioneer Valley with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities
• An awareness of and commitment to social justice education and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization including support for gender equity, reproductive justice, trans rights, and anti-racism
• High level of comfort and skill with computer applications, technology, email, Zoom, Microsoft Suite, and Google Suite
• First Aid and CPR certified, or a willingness to attend training
• Flexibility in hours, including some evening and weekend assignments
• Must be Covid vaccinated and boosted, or be willing to get vaccinated before employment
• Sense of humor and ability to roll with the ever-changing nature of working with youth

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience with 3-D printing, electronics, hands-on design, craft, or other creative STEM applications is desirable
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates given favorable consideration
• Valid driver’s license, with good driving record, and ability to drive a 15-passenger van

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter résumé, and names/contact information of three references to Shante Alamo, Program Administrative Assistant at salamo@girlsincvalley.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Posting will be removed when positions are filled.

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