Manager, Programs

LocationNew York, NY
TypeFull Time

STEM From Dance has been on a consistent growth trajectory for the past nine years, increasing our budget by 10X and doubling our students served annually. We are at a pivotal and compelling moment as an organization and are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome a new Manager, Programs to play a critical role in our next stage. This role reports to the Director, Programs.

As the Manager of Programs, you will lead and manage SFD’s “immersive” programs. This includes our summer programs and fellowships, which are designed to further and deepen the impact over a longer period of time compared to our other programming. You are a strategic thinker, an exceptionally detailed planner, an effective relationship builder, and a team player. You are obsessed with creating systems that are efficient and accurate. You are able to support multiple priorities and move individuals toward stated outcomes. Last, but not least, you are driven by a belief that all girls can have a future in the STEM fields, and you are passionate about supporting them in getting there.


STEM From Dance envisions a world where underrepresented minority girls are creative, confident, and equipped to be leaders and innovators in the STEM fields. To this end, SFD gives girls access to a STEM education by using dance to empower, educate, and encourage them as our next generation of engineers, scientists, and techies. Since 2012, SFD has partnered with schools and communities, serving more than 1,000 girls across New York City and beyond.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage program planning
    • Organize, prioritize, track, and manage program workflow and resources
    • Set and reach enrollment goals
    • Plan concurrent, multi-site programs
    • Manage stakeholders across and outside of the organization
  • Manage program implementation
    • Ensure students receive a supportive, high-quality educational experience
    • Ensure smooth, efficient, and successful execution of programming at sites
    • Implement and develop systems and procedures that ensure efficient program operations
    • Observe program sessions and provide feedback to ensure that programs are being delivered with fidelity to the model
    • Oversee the administration of evaluation tools (e.g. participant surveys, focus groups, assessments)
    • Manage the recruitment and enrollment of participants to achieve the targeted number of participants
  • Manage instructional staff
    • Manage, coach, and inspire a team of instructors
    • Recruit, train, and onboard new instructors
    • Facilitate team meetings and trainings
    • Establish a supportive and inclusive culture among instructors
  • At least five years of experience in a professional work setting required
  • At least three years of program coordination or management experience
  • Experience working in the K-12 education field is required
  • Experience managing people and providing feedback is required
  • Experience with STEM is preferred but not required
  • Experience with dance in a formal setting is preferred but not required
  • Ability to manage high volume with high efficiency through creating systems, juggling competing demands, and prioritizing without sacrificing quality
  • Strength in inspiring and developing others, delegating skillfully, holding others accountable, and offering direction and feedback to further the growth and development of others
  • Knack for influencing others toward outcomes through sophisticated relationship management
  • Ability to zero in on the main issues and prioritize accordingly with strong solutions
  • Exceptional ability to organize, prioritize, track, and manage workflow and resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Ability to think big, handle complex problems, and develop insightful, pragmatic, equitable, and sustainable ways to produce positive change
  • Ability to be an independent thinker and highly skilled at time management
  • Exhibits a deep commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion in educational environments
  • Demonstrates a commitment to and passion for STEM From Dance’s mission
  • STEM From Dance is headquartered in New York City, with programming taking place across the country, mostly on the East Coast of the United States. Candidates can be based in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region with an expectation of remote work and regular, in-person meetings in New York City and site visits. This position, in particular, requires extensive travel to sites during the summer months. Employees must be available for meetings between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST, and New York City-based employees work from the office at least two days a week.
  • Occasional weekends and evenings required
  • This position will require the employee to lift, bend, stoop, walk, speak and stand for up to 6 hours a day.

Salary and benefits are offered for this role. The salary range will be between $55K - $65K. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, generous paid time off, flexible schedules, and extensive learning opportunities.

STEM From Dance is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.