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Position: STEM Program Specialist
Reports To: Associate Director of Programs & Advocacy
Type: Part-Time
Position Summary:  The STEM Program Specialist provides coordination and facilitation for participants in our science, technology, engineering, and mathematics program (STEM Gems). Participants engage in project-based activities where they explore, ask questions, persist, and solve real problems. With the support of mentors, they learn to view STEM as exciting and aligned with their interests. The program is offered two Saturdays each month during the school year (October – May) and a 1-2 week camp in the summer.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Cherice G. Arrington, Associate Director of Programs & Advocacy – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. STEM Program Specialist Application”.

Organization Description: Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (GIGPSNJ) is committed to providing opportunities to empower girls and support women by advancing their rights and opportunities through education and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire all girls and young women to be strong, smart, and bold. Reducing the barriers, they face and reforming systems that impede their success is fundamental to our mission. In partnership with schools and at our Girls Inc. center, we focus on the development of the whole girl. We approach this work with an equity lens, focusing on the needs of girls from low-income communities and girls of color, who face multiple, intersectional challenges. We are committed to girl-centered advocacy, informed by the lived experiences of girls in our network, and girl-led advocacy that lifts their voices and empowers them to be change agents in their communities and beyond. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. GIGPSNJ serves over 2,500 girls annually.


Program Implementation

  • Oversee the implementation of Girls Inc.’s STEM Gems, a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program for 4th-6th grade students.
  • Recruit 35 participants and retain at least 90% of participants during the program year.
  • Prepare curricula, materials, supplies, and equipment for program and enrichment activities focused on STEM, wellness, leadership development, and career exploration.
  • Establish a positive rapport and create a safe, engaging learning environment for all participants ensuring that all youth feel welcomed and engaged in the program.
  • Ensure program attendance and evaluation reports are completed accurately and timely.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute special events and projects that include workshops, field trips, guest speakers, and family engagements.
  • Communicate with parents regarding program content, goals, and outcomes.
  • Act in accordance with Girls Inc.’s purpose, policies, and goals, representing Girls Inc. in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reporting & Evaluation

  • Provide constructive feedback regarding participants’ progress and encourage academic excellence.
  • Collect and track program data, including demographics, pre- and post-surveys, and feedback forms.
  • Generate written reports as required. Maintain required paperwork with accuracy, including logs, attendance, records, etc. for purposes of evaluation/reports.
  • Collaborate with the program team to identify opportunities for program improvement, growth, and expansion.

Professional Development

  • Participate in staff meetings, trainings, and conferences essential to the execution of job functions.
  • Participate in periodic performance assessments.


  • Demonstrated effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, optimism, and energy levels.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually.
  • Consistently report to program site as scheduled.
  • Experience facilitating meetings and working in groups.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience with youth.
  • Must submit COVID-19 vaccination card.
  • Working towards or has Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must submit up-to-date clearances, including FBI criminal fingerprints, Child Abuse History Verification, and State criminal background check.


  • Must be able to work two Saturdays each month (up to 4 hours each session) and one weekday per week (2 hours) from September-May. Maximum of 15  hours per week. Summer hours are up to 35 hours per week (4 weeks in June-July)

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Cherice G. Arrington, Associate Director of Programs & Advocacy – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. STEM Program Specialist Application”.

Compensation: $18/hour
Location: STEM Gems is delivered on-site at the Girls Inc. Center, remotely, and at other local partner sites as agreed with the supervisor.