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Girlstart After School Program Leader

Fall 2020 After School programs will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Internship Description
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. 

Commitment & Days and Times
We prefer After School Program Leaders be available 2 afternoons* (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays--limited Friday options), 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.

*The number of clubs a Program Leader is assigned will depend on Girlstart’s needs each semester.
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
  • 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)

How to Apply
Fill out the online application form here.