[ES_JOBS_NET] Program Manager Techbridge non-profit

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Jul 1 21:26:43 MDT 2016

 Program Manager


The mission of Techbridge, an award-winning nonprofit with a proven,
data-driven model, is to empower girls to realize their dreams through
science, technology, and engineering. Techbridge’s after-school and summer
programs inspire 4th through 12th grade girls from underserved communities
to change the world, providing girls with hands-on projects and career
exploration through innovative curriculum, role models, and field trips.
Techbridge girls build confidence, problem-solving skills, perseverance,
and public speaking abilities that will serve them well in their careers.
Building on 15 years of experience, Techbridge’s after-school programs have
served over 6,000 girls in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Seattle and
Washington D.C. Techbridge’s holistic approach gives girls a strong support
network that includes their peers, teachers, families, and role models.

Using an ecosystem approach, Techbridge has created a strong platform for
STEM professional development that expands the capacity of partner
organizations and individuals to deliver high-quality STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming with a focus on equity.
Through partnerships with school districts, youth development organizations
such as Girl Scouts and YMCA, and other partners, Techbridge has reached
over 20,000 adults through trainings and resources for role models,
after-school staff, and families. Our goal is to expand our reach through
increased technical assistance and resources to support partnerships with
the objective of impacting over 200,000 more youth in the next five years.
Techbridge uses data to both constantly monitor and improve its programming
and inform the field of research with learnings and best practices.

Founded in 2000 as a program of Chabot Space & Science Center, Techbridge
spun off as an independent 501(c)(3) in 2011. With an annual organizational
budget of approximately $3 million and 25+ employees, Techbridge is poised
for bold growth to increase its impact. For more information, please visit


Techbridge is seeking a passionate and dedicated Program Manager who will
design, manage, and support various professional development and technical
assistance projects, working closely with external partners to provide
training and coaching on best practices in STEM education for informal
settings.  These partners include the after-school staff from San Francisco
Unified School District, STEM professionals who volunteer as role models,
and youth-serving organizations such as the YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs.
The Program Manager reports to the Director of STEM Professional


   - Training: The Program Manager provides direct training and technical
   assistance to staff of partner organizations who lead informal STEM
   education programs with youth. Working as part of the Professional
   Development department’s staff team, the Program Manager helps design and
   execute trainings on how to facilitate STEM activities. The training
   content focuses on best practices in teaching and facilitating STEM
   education activities in informal settings, including inquiry-based
   experiences, strategies for engaging youth, and equity practices.
   - Coaching: The Program Manager delivers site-based coaching which
   complements the group trainings. She or he works with the staff of partner
   organizations to support goal-setting around STEM programming and provides
   individualized feedback on their STEM facilitation skills.
   - Project Management: The Program Manager supports the development,
   implementation, and evaluation of the Professional Development department’s
   various initiatives. This includes working with evaluators, providing input
   on instruments and assessments, and collecting and using data to
   incorporate feedback to improve program design.
   - Partnership Development: The Program Manager cultivates and maintains
   strong and effective relationships with our partners, ensuring high
   standards of programming and customer service.
   - Research and Development: Under the guidance of the Director of STEM
   Professional Development, the Program Manager develops materials and
   resources including training curricula, written content, and online tools
   for diverse clients which support introduction to and implementation of
   research-supported best practices in STEM education.
   - Reporting: The Program Manager writes clear, concise reports, and
   delivers findings tailored to the needs of specific partners and funders.
   - Other projects: As Techbridge’s professional development opportunities
   grow, other opportunities may arise to support capacity-building of


   - Minimum of 3 years of facilitating programming, preferably in a role
   using technology or science skills in informal education settings
   - Excellent, dynamic presentation, training and facilitation skills,
   using an interactive approach.
   - Experience designing trainings.
   - Experience coaching and/or mentoring, and knowledge of adult learning
   - Excellent organizational and time management skills and strong record
   of follow-through on assigned tasks to ensure successful outcomes
   - Superior communication skills (both written and verbal)
   - Demonstrated relationship-building skills with success in cultivating
   long-term partnerships and a strong customer-service orientation.
   - Knowledge of and interest in equity issues affecting women and people
   of color in science and engineering
   - Demonstrated knowledge of how to effectively work with low-income
   youth and underrepresented groups
   - Positive attitude, flexibility, integrity, sound judgment, and sense
   of humor
   - Must possess a valid Driver’s License with clean DMV record; proof of
   insurance and reliable transportation
   - Ability to travel locally and occasionally nationally
   - Bachelor’s degree required (science, engineering, social work and/or
   education field highly desired)

This is a full-time position. Health, vacation, retirement and other
benefits are offered. Techbridge offers a competitive salary and benefits,
commensurate with experience and skills. Techbridge is an equal opportunity

We value a diverse workforce: People of color are strongly encouraged to

This position will start in August, 2016 and will be open until filled.
This role will be based out of Techbridge’s Oakland, CA office.


Please compose a cover letter that describes your commitment to the mission
of Techbridge and how your experience fits the qualifications of the
position. Please email cover letter and resume with the subject “Program
Manager” to jobs at techbridgegirls.org.

Job requires a fingerprint and background check.
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