The Achievement Coordinator position

Coordinator, Girls Equity Movement Program

This position reports to the Director of Programs

 

About Oakland Natives Give Back Fund, Inc.’s Girls Equity Movement Program (GEMs)

Oakland Natives Give Back (ONGB) is seeking a program coordinator with experience working with middle and high school girls as well as busy professional women. The program coordinator will manage ONGB’s Girls Equity Movement program.

The Girls Equity Movement program’s main goal is to inspire girls and young women to consider and eventually succeed in one or more Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering, Mathematics, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (STEAMIE) fields. In the process of doing so, we expect to
boost our girls’ confidence in their ability to be leaders in creating a more equitable world. Traditionally, women have not been attracted to STEM careers for a variety of reasons, including lack of confidence and cultural stigmas both internal and external to business entities. Girls Equity Movement reverses this trend by providing comprehensive training and leadership development, exposing girls to technology and the entrepreneurial skillset and mindset, and
networking them with committed volunteer coaches and career mentors who are knowledgeable within their respective STEAMIE fields.

 

Job Purpose

Based in Oakland, CA the Coordinator of the Girls Equity Movement’s primary duties are focused on expanding its technical capacity in support of its global strategic growth and vision of the program, including coordinating logistical and programmatic elements of the GEMs programs; strengthening and managing external relationships with corporate partners, life coaches, and career mentors; and assisting with program improvement, evaluation, and global
expansion.

This position will also support the team by facilitating the design and contextualization of new curricula and program materials.

 

Expectations

The Program Coordinator will work closely with the core program team, ONGB’s executive team, schools coordinators, life coaches, career mentors, and parents, and will be involved in a range of related activities including planning, advocacy, program and curriculum development,
operations, communications, and fund and strategic partnership development.

The ideal candidate is responsible, has 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 girls and young women and a diverse group of women is strongly preferred.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Manage all aspects of ONGB’s girls’ empowerment program and ensure operational success by coordinating with schools, mentees, parents, mentors, and the MAGIC board.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Program Planning and Strategy Development
  • Program Implementation and Growth
  • Partnership Cultivation
  • Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting
  • Internal and External Communication
  • Program Recruitment
  • Fund Development

Perform other duties as assigned in person or in a virtual workspace.

 

Experience and Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • BA in a related field of study, e.g. entrepreneurship, gender equality, education, international relations, or related development sector;
  • 5-6 years’ experience working with teens in a youth development setting.
  • Strong interest in entrepreneurship, workforce development and impacting girls.
  • Ability to engage and motivate girls.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule; involving evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Excellent program and curriculum planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within teams.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational and follow-through skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Ability to commute to offsite locations, meetings and events to commute in local communities.
  • Willingness to travel internationally
  • Strong management and organizational skills, and experience managing multiple projects at the same time

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field of study, e.g. gender equality, education, international relations, or related development sector
  • Experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas: STEM, entrepreneurship, positive youth development; girl-centered learning; multimedia production; psychosocial wellbeing, social-emotional learning, and financial literacy
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization

 

Proficiency in the use of computers for

  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Suite
  • Event Management software
  • Simple accounting
  • E-mail
  • Internet
  • Slack/Google
  • Hangouts/Zoom
 

Personal characteristics

The GEMs Coordinator should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and support current programming.
  • Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information, and activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
 

Working Conditions

  • Full-Time
  • 40 hours/week
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule; involving evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Can lift up to 20 pounds
 

Benefits

  • Dental, vision, medical, chiropractic benefits for employee
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Federal Holiday Pay with additional Floating Holidays
  • Paid End-of-the-year reflection week (No office work)
  • Opportunities for job advancement
 

Location

  • Oakland, CA
 

Salary

  • $60,000 – $70,000 (Dependent on Experience)
 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Oakland Natives Give Back Fund, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Oakland Natives Give Back Fund, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Oakland Natives Give Back Fund, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

If you are interested, email us at assistant@oaklandnatives.org.

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