STEM Strategist
Job Details
Sacramento Regional Program Center - Sacramento, CA
Full Time
$20.00 Hourly
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Please note: this position is available in either our Sacramento or Modesto location.


As a key member of the Program Strategy and Engagement team, the STEM Strategist is responsible for developing and reinforcing STEM initiatives for our council. The STEM Strategist will develop council activities based upon participation or opportunity gaps within Girl Scout STEM programming to ensure girls gain skills that correlate to specific, in-demand STEM fields. The strategist will develop strategic partnerships with community leaders to pinpoint STEM needs within the local workforce and create impactful programming that produces pipeline opportunities for girl members. Modeled after best practices of youth programming worldwide, the STEM Strategist will make multi-year plans for program execution and growth to ensure STEM programming increases a girl’s STEM interest, confidence, competence and value. Moreover, strategic vision and planning will allow the strategist to mobilize volunteers, develop and explore resources and partners, to expand volunteer confidence and impact.

  • Expand the Council’s programmatic reach by building, delivering, and maintaining programs and strategic partnerships to support the mission of Girl Scouts through program delivery for current and prospective Girl Scout members, volunteers, and member families
  • Collaborate with regional staff teams and volunteers in the council’s 18 county service areas to assess council STEM offerings, and identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges moving forward
  • Serve as subject matter expert on Girl Scout STEM programming
  • Identify opportunities for cross matrixed work in council initiatives aligned STEM education, workforce and community economic development options, as well as cross-pillar opportunities in outdoors, life skills and entrepreneurship
  • Develop a strategic STEM plan that includes core components of the Girl Scouts national STEM Pledge, focuses on the national STEM program, includes sustainability and aligns with both the council’s overall strategic plan, the needs of girls in the local community, and market growth
  • Ensure the GSHCC programmatic STEM assets: Sacramento, Modesto, and Mobile STEM Centers + MakerSpaces, are updated to match industry trends and offering girl participants, new or returning, a fresh experience
  • Ensure all program offerings comply with Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoints, GSHCC policies, human relations, sensitive issues, and other guidelines, and that participation in program events is inclusive and representative of all jurisdictions within the council
  • Use data-driven decision-making to maximize resources and ensure positive outcomes
  • Support work of Fund Development team, executing grant-funded initiatives and sponsorships,  and participating in fundraising, as requested, by sharing the council’s STEM strategy, capabilities, outcomes and girl stories
  • Collaborate with all GSHCC departments to develop intersects with other organizational work to achieve STEM goals and ensure consistent customer experience across programs
  • Develop and steward key community stakeholders and subject matter experts to bring quality programming to girls and adults to increase organizational capacity and inspire STEM
  • Plan, execute, and support council-wide signature events, in collaboration with community partners and other GSHCC departments, and develop new opportunities as requested (e.g. STEM expo, Outdoor Adventure Campout, Day at the Capitol, etc.)
  • Develop curriculum, resources, and training for staff and volunteers to elevate and simplify the delivery of STEM programming to girls
  • Under the guidance of manager effectively develop and deliver the planning, budgeting, preparing reports, tracking girls served, and other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Serve as a positive role model in support of organizational strategy and objectives; and grow leadership capacity of organization; including but not limited to participating in council-wide action teams as needed
  • Actively engage with Girl Scout councils around the nation to share best practices and STEM connections to amplify STEM across the Movement
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, or STEM-related field
  • 3+ years of progressively responsible experience in youth programming and/or curriculum design and development with a STEM focus
  • Experience overseeing grant-funded programs (preferred)
  • Experience leading volunteers (preferred)
  • Knowledge of organizational and department policies and procedures and the ability to ensure that current policies and practices are followed
  • Able to manage a wide variety of projects simultaneously, engaging other staff and organizational stakeholders when solving problems and/or making decisions
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, staff, vendors and girl members
  • Must be flexible and willing to adapt to changes that may need to be made to programs, locations, or other aspects of the plan of work
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to keep accurate records
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to communicate clearly in one-on-one or group situations and represent GSHCC publicly


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred
  • Demonstrate a commitment to recognize and respect the many forms of diversity
  • Believe in the aims and purpose of the Girl Scout movement and be willing to subscribe to the principles expressed in the Promise and Law and the purpose of Girl Scouting
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and a customer relationship management system such as Salesforce
  • Must have access to reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, and proof of insurance; position includes work-related travel
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule which includes weekends, evenings and overnight events and travel as required.
  • Able and willing to drive RV Mobile STEM Center + Maker Space
  • Willing to acquire and maintain relevant certifications, including but not limited to First Aid/CPR
  • Available for council-required events (i.e., Annual Meeting, Mega-drop- President’s Day Weekend, etc.)
  • Able to lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Promote organizational culture and community statement:

The Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Community Statement

We are a community who wants as many girls as possible to be Girl Scouts.

Our community is girl-centric and performance-driven.

As a collective, we care about each other, are sincere and relational with a strong sense of purpose.

As a member of this community I have certain responsibilities:

I am accountable for individual, team and organizational goals.

  • I am committed to quality.
  • I collaborate when appropriate, am solutions-oriented and thoughtfully solve problems with a sense of urgency.
  • I am able to find a balance between shared and trusted procedures and innovative ideas in order to work effectively and efficiently.
  • I am a professional and exhibit ethical behavior, skills and knowledge competence and leadership development.
  • I challenge my fears and demonstrate courage.
  • I contribute to an environment of inclusivity, belonging and fun.