Now Hiring: Program Manager

Emily MortimerFront Page, STEM Jobs, STEM News

Starting Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000
Location: Tulsa, OK
Full or Part Time: Full time/Exempt

Supervisory: No
Reports To: VP of Ecosystems
Date Opened: March 29, 2024

Close Date: May 1, 2024, or when a candidate is hired. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis before the close date for qualified applicants. 

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Position Overview

Under the direction of the Vice President of Ecosystems, the Program Manager (PM) will collaborate with other Program Managers and the Community Engagement Manager to develop and enact out-of-school time (OST) student- and family-facing STEM experiences that create effective, equitable, and sustainable STEM experiences within the ecosystem. The primary focus of the role involves strategic work in collective impact through local STEM Hubs, engaging students and families with high-quality STEM opportunities, and providing resources to partners to do the same.

Position Responsibilities

Examples of responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Lead, facilitate, and strengthen STEM Hubs to expand access to high-quality STEM learning experiences.

  • Cultivate partnerships with partners and stakeholders who are brought together to initiate and govern community collaborations.
  • Support the evaluation of assets and needs to establish partnering sites
  • Leverage data and evidence to make decisions and improvements
  • Connect STEM Hubs with funding, curriculum, training, and evaluation
  • Expand access to TRSA-led programs
  • Support communication related to HUB partners 
  • Report internally and externally on goals, progress, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Community Engagement Manager on promotion and advertisement
  • Coordinate mentorship and volunteer opportunities with the Community Engagement Manager

Administer grants offered by TRSA to support the expansion and increase access to OST STEM experiences.

  • Create schedules and procedures for grants support OST experiences
  • Ensure documentation, training, and support is provided for potential applicants
  • Ensure internal and external engagement in the creation, evaluation, and accountability of grants supporting OST experiences
  • In coordination with the ecosystem and program team, implement program evaluation, improvement, and impact methods
  • In coordination with the Community Engagement Manager, communicate impact to community partners
  • Curate curriculum and manage programs related to the STEM Experience Playbook, including content, material lists, related grants, and facilitator training

Design and implement student and family experiences based upon needs and existing TRSA models (when appropriate) in a manner that strategically serves the students, teachers, and families.

  • Create schedules and content for youth events
  • Cultivate partnerships, including appropriate documentation to ensure consistent offerings
  • Manage materials and finances related to the project in coordination with the Chief of Staff
  • Collaborate with the Community Engagement Manager on promotion and advertisement
  • Coordinate mentorship and volunteer opportunities with the Community Engagement Manager
  • Implement program evaluation, improvement, and impact methods

Support digital badge program design to strengthen access to STEM OST programs for youth and families.

  • Collaborate with the VP of Ecosystems to lead development and implementation of digital badge system
  • Recruit and retain cohort partners to offer badges
  • Manage digital badge platform
  • Coach partners through process of becoming issuers and best practices
  • Implement program evaluation, improvement, and impact methods

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Support special projects and initiatives of TRSA and its partners as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Education & Experience

    • Knowledge and understanding of the current STEM education landscape (including appropriate standards and relevant pedagogy)
    • Bachelor’s Degree or 3+ experience with STEM, education, or nonprofits
  • Additional Requirements

    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision 
    • Experience with writing, receiving, or assisting with grant proposals
    • Strong team support, organizational, project management, and time management skills 
    • Proficiency with technology, including Google Suite (docs, sheets, and slides, or equivalent programs)
    • Commitment to working within a team environment 
    • Flexibility to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment 
    • Consensus-building and conflict resolution skills 
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal)
    • Professional Attitude and Workplace Demeanor
    • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation 
    • Ability to travel locally regularly (1+ local trips/week) and overnight occasionally (<3 nights/year)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM-related field or Education
  • Previous industry experience in a STEM-related field
  • 5+ years of experience in education, curriculum design, or professional development


  • The annual salary range for this position is $50,000 to $60,000 and is negotiable based on experience.
  • The benefits package includes health, dental, and life insurance, 50% 401k matching up to 6%, 160 hours of annual Paid Time Off, 40 hours of monthly virtual office leave allowing employees to work off-site, employee wellness and community service flexibilities, and 14 paid holidays.
  • TRSA’s board of directors takes the value of the staff who work to reach the organization’s vision seriously. Therefore, cost-of-living adjustments, incentive-based pay, and merit-based increases are reviewed each year.

Location and Working Status

This position is based in or around the Tulsa area. Staff are expected to work in the office and have access to 40 hours of remote work per month.

Equal Employment Opportunity

In any of its activities or operations, TRSA shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, genetic information, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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