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STEAM Specialist Program Director

Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas Job Opening in Fort Smith, AR for a STEAM Specialist (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) this is a full-time position.

$29,600 - $34,000 a year

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Specialist will infuse and model the Girl Scout Law into their everyday work to fulfill the mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

The STEAM Specialist is responsible for goal setting, planning, marketing, and implementation of programs at the STEAM Center at Burnham Woods. This position is also responsible for creating STEAM focused collaborations and program partners throughout the council jurisdiction.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

   STEAM Center Accountabilities

 

Programming

Researches/develops high-quality innovative program opportunities and develops curriculum for girls K-12, which incorporate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and national program portfolio curriculum and ties to Next Generation Science Standards, to be delivered at the STEAM Center at Burnham Woods

Plans and implements regular STEAM based programs, troop encampments and day camps at the STEAM Center

Offer/provides badge workshops to troops that rent space at Burnham Woods

Develops and delivers volunteer trainings on STEAM programming (for troop leaders)

Conducts follow up evaluations and reports after programs and events; analyzes feedback to continuously improve quality programs

 

Marketing

Identifies and works closely with experts in the community to develop and market the STEAM Center to increase usage by Girl Scouts and outside community

Creates a timeline for, and effectively markets STEAM Center programs and activities to Girl Scouts across the state

Works closely with recruiters to offer opportunities for non-Girl Scouts to participate in STEAM Center programming

 

Community Outreach and Partnerships

Conducts outreach to local schools and community organizations to engage youth in STEAM activities, market programs at the STEAM Center and aid in the recruitment of girl members and adult volunteers

Aids in the forging of strategic partnerships to support and/or enrich STEAM Center programming

 

Management of STEAM Center Volunteers and Committees

Identifies, trains and supervises volunteers and/or interns to work in the STEAM Center and/or assist with program facilitation

Work with STEAM Advisory committee to build quality and relevant STEAM based programs for Girl Scouts across the state as well as school groups and other community youth serving organizations

Acts as a liaison and/or facilitator for the STEAM Leadership Program Team/youth advisory committee

 

Professional Development and Subject Matter Expertise

Seeks out and attends professional development to learn more about STEAM based programming and best practices in youth leadership and positive youth development

Researches best practices in STEM/STEAM based learning to share with GSLE Specialists and Support Specialists

Stays up to date in knowledge and promotes current trends in GSUSA program portfolio content and best practices in STEAM programming, youth development and girl programming

General - Maintains cleanliness within the STEAM Center and takes care of all equipment and fixtures in the Center

 

Departmental and Organizational Accountabilities

Aids in the implementation of Diamonds’ Signature Events across the state

Identifies and works collaboratively with other community-based organizations to create and deliver educational and leadership development programs for Girl Scouts of all age levels

Collects and processes Troop Travel applications for region.

Utilizes and aids in the promotion of the Volunteer Toolkit

Efficiently submits work, budget, and event reports to Program Director

Participates in reporting, budgeting, goal setting, strategic planning and outcomes evaluation

Aids in marketing Burnham Woods property rental

Provides support to council fund development programs

Perform other duties as necessary

 

CULTURAL EXPECTATIONS

Empathy – Approaches others with a service mindset. Offers humility and inspires trust. Trusts the good intentions of others. Takes time with people. Offers respect and kindness to all. Actively listens without judgement. Offers positive alternatives to challenging situations.

Possibility Thinking – Demonstrates eagerness to learn new things. Sees opportunity in ambiguity, change and transition. Displays flexibility in thinking. Explores alternatives before acting. Takes on challenging tasks. Respectfully offers collaboration with an openness to other’s ideas.

Innovation – Knows the business. Thinks in unique and independent ways. Communicates ideas effectively. Learns from smart risk taking and failure. Pursues a standard of excellence.

Courageous Leadership – Works for the good of the whole. Works collaboratively with all. Maintains personal integrity. Resolves conflicts constructively. Helps others to grow and develop. Involves others in decisions affecting them.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND CREDENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Required

Bachelor’s degree in education, science or recreation or experience commensurate with degree

2-3 years’ experience in program and curriculum development, working with adults and youth

Experience cultivating collaborative relationships with key community leaders

Valid driver’s license and safe driving record

Preferred

2-3 years’ experience in STEM/STEAM programming

Experience working with adult and youth volunteers

Knowledge of Girl Scout Leadership Experience

ABILITY AND SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS

Willingness to facilitate and/or assist in facilitation of outdoor programming

Ability to perform duties including but not limited to; public speaking for large audiences, hands on program delivery working with Girl and Adult members, and be able to work in the outdoor elements

Ability/confidence to cultivate collaborative relationships with key community leaders

Demonstrated ability in youth program design and management

Ability to lift at least 25 pounds

Subscribes to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement

Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work independently, and meet deadlines.

Strong human relations skills and have ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds

Ability to exercise good judgement and follow direction

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Excellent computer skills

Solution driven with the ability to effectively problem solve

HOURS AND TRAVEL

Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including substantial amounts of nights and weekends

25% travel required

 

 Apply at  https://www.indeed.com/m/jobs?q=girl+scouts&l=72901

 

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David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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