Girlstart Program Leader

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Inspire girls to take on the world's greatest challenges! Girlstart is seeking multiple After School Program Leaders (called STEM CREW --Creative, Resourceful, Empowered Women) to lead our fun, hands-on, STEM-focused After School programs in Austin ISD, Del Valle ISD, Georgetown ISD, Hays CISD, Leander ISD, Pflugerville ISD, and Round Rock ISD. Our After School programs meet once a week for an hour (programs vary from 1-1.5 hours) immediately after the school day. The purpose of our After School program is to provide 20-25 girls with a fun, free STEM enrichment program that builds confidence and encourages them to pursue paths to higher education and to discover greater career opportunities. This is a rewarding opportunity to work directly with 4th-5th grade girls empowering them in science, technology, engineering, and math activities. 

Why Become a Girlstart Program Leader?
Join Girlstart's efforts to empower and educate girls! 
Enhance your leadership and teamwork skills
Improve your presentation and communication skills
Build your problem solving, critical thinking, & decision-making abilities
Be a positive and meaningful female role model for girls 
Work with a diverse peer group 
Learn from non-profit professionals that have decades of experience 

For Future Educators:
Hands-on work experience in an education setting
Deliver fun, informal STEM programs with small groups of students
Improve classroom management skills, teaching style, and gain curriculum writing experience
Increase your confidence delivering STEM focused material
On the job training in informal stem education, the Girlstart Method, gender equity in the classroom, and other issues relating to STEM and integrated STEM education
Receive guidance, expertise and feedback from previous classroom teachers

Desired Qualities: 

Experience working with kids preferred 
Desire to empower and educate girls in STEM 
Reliable transportation (or valid driver’s license for at least 1 year), driving to and from respective programs is required for the position 
Comfortable presenting to a group of girls 
Classroom management skills helpful
Proficient using Google Drive apps 
Strong time management skills 
All majors welcome (STEM background not required) 


Days and Times: 

We prefer After School Program Leaders be available 2 afternoons* (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays), a week to lead 2 programs. Potential Program Leaders need to be available starting around 2pm on program days; programs typically run from 3:00-4:00pm at respective elementary schools. 

Girlstart’s After School Program Leader commitment is 5-10 hours/week. Leading 2 After School programs is approximately a 6-hour weekly commitment, which includes being prepared for the lesson, driving to location, leading the activity, and cleaning up. In addition to the 6 hours, Program Leaders are encouraged to have 1-4 office hours to practice, pack materials, and ask questions about the activity and/or classroom management.

Mandatory on-going training provided throughout position.

Hours Per Week: 
1400 West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
Contact Name: 
Shelby Schaefer
Contact Title: 
Program Coordinator
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
512-916-4775 ext 29