Careers with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania
BGCWPA is a mission-based organization that hires employees that are recognized as leaders in their field with a passion for improving young lives. We have strong values, embrace diversity and offer great benefits which allows our employees to maintain work/life balance. We serve more than 5,000 young people annually through programs, services, and outreach. An affiliate of a national organization-Boys & Girls Clubs of America. We are one of the largest comprehensive out of school time providers in Allegheny & Somerset County.
The STEAM Coordinator is an integral part of the STEAM programming team with Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania. This position is a perfect fit for someone looking to work with youth in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and arts in education settings. The STEAM program aims to introduce youth, especially those from historically underserved backgrounds to STEAM fields, broadening their exposure to these growing fields as potential career options. This is a growing department at BGCWPA and we are looking for someone willing to learn, grow, and help implement the program. The successful candidate is an eager learner, teacher, and enjoys teamwork in a collaborative environment. In addition to working directly with youth, the STEAM Coordinator will track data such as attendance and surveys and assist the Director of STEAM with gathering information for grant applications and reports.
- Plan & execute STEAM activities for youth during afterschool, summer, and evening hours.
- Work collaboratively with contracted STEAM programming providers.
- Use 3D printers, robots, and other Club technology resources as well as oversee maker space activities.
- Gather and track data pertaining to grants for proposals and reports
- Participate in BGCA national programs & training as necessary or desired.
- Assist implementing and creating engaging STEAM-focused local programs.
- Mentor and inspire youth, adults and volunteers in the creative process.
- Keep records of participants, schedules & attendance.
- Build STEAM curriculum to support the ambassador program regarding STEAM programming.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- A degree in Education, STEM, or the Arts preferred, but not required.
- 1-2 years experience working with youth required
- Experience in science, technology, engineering, math or arts education or professional experience preferred
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; willingness to keep workspaces and STEAM materials organized
- Ability to collaborate effectively with staff, youth, parents, local community leaders, schools and community organizations.
- Must be available to work 1-3 evenings per week.
- Must complete a health physical and TB test
- 3 letters of Reference
- Clearances Act 33, Act 34, Act 151 and NSOR letter.
- Mandated Reporter Certification within 45 days of hire
- Be able to attend a minimum of 12 hours of training per year.
- Attend CPR, Pediatric First Aid training within the first 90 days of hire.
- Strong time management, organization, and project prioritization skills are a must
- Proficient in Google Suite.
- The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs function require the following physical demands: lifting & carrying up to 50 pounds, pushing, any/or pulling, climbing to include steps, balancing, stooping, standing, sitting, kneeling, crawling, crouching, and signification fine fingered dexterity. Ability to tolerate environmental conditions: air conditioning, heat, dust fumes, noise, close quarters, etc.
- Perform all additional duties and tasks assigned by leadership/supervisors.
Certifications and Clearances
CPR, Pediatric First Aid, Child Abuse, Criminal History, FBI clearance, NSOR certificate, PA Disclosure and Mandated Reporter certification required upon hire or newer then 6 months.
PA Staff Health Assessment and TB Test must be submitted upon hire and before start date please use the link below to access the form: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/docs/For-Providers/Documents/Child%20Care%20Forms/CD-322%20-%20Staff%20Health%20Assessment.pdf
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Our organization prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.