Program Manager Posting — November 2017

Position: Nonprofit Program Manager

Job Type: Part-time (10+ hours/week)

Organization: More Active Girls In Computing (MAGIC)

Location: Bay Area preferred (at least for the first year)

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

Purpose

MAGIC is seeking a Program Manager with experience working with middle and high schools girls as well as busy professional women. The Program Manager will be responsible for coordinating mentor-mentee pairs in MAGIC's mentoring program.

MAGIC's main goal is to be a world-class resource for guiding and assisting young women to consider, and eventually succeed, in one or more Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) fields. In the process of doing so, we expect to boost young womens' confidence in their ability to participate in creating a better world through a STEM career. Traditionally, women have not been attracted to STEM careers for a variety of reasons, including lack of confidence and cultural stigma, both internal and external to business entities. MAGIC seeks to change this attitude by pairing the young women with committed volunteer mentors who are knowledgeable within their respective STEM fields.

Expectations

The Program Manager will work closely with the core team, Board of Directors, schools' coordinators, mentors, mentees, and parents, and will be involved in a range of MAGIC-related activities, including planning, advocacy, program development, operations, communications, and fundraising. The ideal candidate is a responsible individual, has a high attention to detail, can fulfill program goals as well as minor tasks, thinks outside the box to find ways to make the program better, and knows how to manage different cultural expectations and personalities. Due to the nature of the program, fluency in working with teenagers and diverse groups of women is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities

Manage all aspects of MAGIC's one-on-one mentoring program, and ensure operational success by coordinating with schools, mentees, parents, mentors, and the MAGIC board.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Promote MAGIC's program to target middle and high schools, as well as groups of potential mentors
  • Develop and maintain schedules for program implementation with schools, mentees and mentors
  • Manage the mentee application process with students and parents
  • Develop and manage regular communications with schools, mentors and mentees
  • Review and consolidate applications from potential mentors and mentees
  • Participate in monthly all mentor meetings
  • Prepare applicant summaries and status reports for board meetings
  • Develop an annual project summary template for mentor-mentee pairs, and integrate it into the overall process
  • Conduct regular check-ins with mentors and mentees
  • Schedule, coordinate, and manage the end of school year presentations
  • Collect and consolidate annual program feedback for post-mortem sessions
  • Develop outreach plans for STEM organizations to help recruit mentors

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Exceptional skills working with or teaching youth
  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English
  • Effective communication skills (listening, writing, speaking)
  • Detail-oriented
  • Flexibility in schedule, including the ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Proficiency in working with Google docs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Demonstrated commitment to leadership development

Additional Notes

  • The applicant will need to be background-checked.
  • The hired Program Manager will have the opportunity to be trained by the MAGIC core team members, and shadow one-on-one calls between mentors and board members.

Compensation

Attractive compensation, compared to most NGOs in the United States.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to info@getmagic.org.