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Program Assistant, 1000 Girls 1000 Futures

JOB TITLE: Program Assistant, 1000 Girls 1000 Futures

DEPARTMENT: Global STEM Alliance

REPORTS TO: Program Manager, 1000 Girls 1000 Futures


The Program Assistant supports implementation of 1000 Girls 1000 Futures, the Academy's virtual mentoring program for females age 13–18 interested in STEM. Through this program, young women gain access to female graduate students, postdocs, and professionals working in STEM fields who serve as mentors; online coursework to develop 21st-century skills such as communication and leadership; and opportunities to network with peers and the broader mentor community.

1000 Girls 1000 Futures is a flagship program of the Global STEM Alliance (GSA), the Academy's ambitious education initiative dedicated to increasing the number and diversity of students pursuing STEM careers. With more than 250 partners—including government agencies, NGOs, academic institutions, and corporations—and reaching participants in over 100 countries, the GSA intends to reach 1 million students in 100 countries by 2030.

Essential Duties

  • Help manage day-to-day operations of the 1000 Girls 1000 Futures program. Responsibilities include developing program content; recruiting, selecting, and training mentors; monitoring program engagement; and collecting and reporting evaluation data.
  • Ensure that the program is meeting the needs of participants
  • Help manage relationships with partner organizations and funders

General Responsibilities

  • Generate reports as needed to provide funders with evaluation data and information about program progress
  • Attend relevant conferences and events to promote GSA programs, network, and deepen professional expertise

Supervisory Responsibility



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1–3 years of experience in the education sector, particularly as an educator, instructional designer, or program developer, preferably in STEM fields
  • Passion for youth development, broadening opportunities to high-quality STEM education, and inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders, particularly those from underserved and underrepresented groups
  • Comfort with educational technology
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, work creatively and independently, as well as function in a team environment

Work Schedule

The Academy operates during standard business hours Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Standard work week is 35 hours, unless otherwise noted.

Work Environment / Physical Demands

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, etc. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some movement is required. Examples world be lifting files, opening filling cabinets and bending or standing as necessary.

EEOC Statement

The New York Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer, adhering to the laws which prohibit discrimination in the terms, conditions and privileges of employment.  Academy policy expressly prohibits discrimination in employment because of any legally impermissible classification, including but not limited to actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Equal Opportunity and equal consideration will be afforded to all personnel actions involving applicants and employees, including (but not limited to) recruiting and hiring, selection for training, promotion, job assignments, working conditions, rates of pay or other compensation, discipline, transfer and layoff, or termination.

How to Apply

Applications must include a resume, cover letter and salary requirements.

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package to both full-time and part-time staff that includes affordable health care insurance, tuition reimbursement, retirement plan, and liberal vacation time and holiday schedule.