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Program Manager, Virtual Programs

JOB TITLE:  Program Manager, Virtual Programs

DEPARTMENT: Global STEM Alliance (GSA)

REPORTS TO: Vice President, STEM Talent Programs


The Global STEM Alliance (GSA) is dedicated to preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s STEM careers. With a focus on personal narratives, mentorship, and real-world learning, the GSA is equipping students with the skills and role models necessary to prepare them for life and work.

The GSA Program Manager will help drive virtual global science education initiatives at the Academy by focusing on program and product planning and execution throughout the lifecycle of our initiatives.


  • Program management for the Academy’s virtual programs including, The Junior Academy, 1000Girls, Futures, and Innovation Challenges. These global programs attract approximately 5,000 participants each year and 1,000 mentors.
  • Create and maintain content for the programs, including bootcamps, challenge statements, and learning modules. This can include, but is not limited to; creating and/or sourcing education content, researching and writing challenge descriptions and statements, maintaining web content, researching and recruiting judges and mentors, maintaining databases of participant information, processing prize distribution, and managing participants
  • Coordinate and plan the annual GSA Summit, which takes place in July of each year.
  • Develop and implement an end-to-end strategy for welcoming, on-boarding/training and engaging mentors and students, ensuring smooth program implementation and consistent communication through the program lifecycle.
  • Work with the Academy’s development staff to manage and communicate with key stakeholders, including funders. Activities could include attending fundraising meetings and assisting in grant applications and reports.
  • In coordination with the Academy’s marketing team, develop and execute recruitment strategies for the programs by leveraging the Academy’s network.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to inform and enhance the programs.


  • This position will oversee one full-time Program Coordinator.  Delegate and supervise tasks to the Program Coordinator, including but not limited to: monitoring Launchpad discussion boards and answering student queries, challenge research, facilitating background checks for mentors, developing communication calendars and newsletter schedules, and answering student and mentor queries.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, experience in a formal or informal STEM education setting, and a minimum of six years relevant experience required; Master’s Degree in a related field, experience in a non-profit environment, or volunteer coordination would be a plus.
  • A passion for STEM, strong organizational skills, and an enthusiasm to learn and grow in a demanding environment.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills with strong experience handling professional correspondence.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills with attention to detail. Ability to multi-task, prioritizes, and meets deadlines.
  • Familiarity with community development principles and tools that strengthen community participation.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables
  • Comfortable using educational technology solutions to support programs
  • Comfortable working across time zones and with international partners and program participants
  • Comfortable using Excel and Google Analytics to track analyze data


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