California Program Manager

Girls Leadership is seeking a California Program Manager to work in partnership with a Bay Area elementary school (TBA). The school will be identified as a Girls Leadership Power Lab School. The California Program Manager will report to the National Training Director and is a member of the Girls Leadership Program team. The primary job responsibilities include direct work with elementary school-age girls, co-designing curriculum with girls in the school, facilitating curriculum, providing support to Power Lab school educators and training teachers on the delivery of the curriculum.


The CA Program Manager will:

50% – Use Liberatory Design-thinking to develop, adapt, and innovate Girls Leadership curriculum through a culturally responsive, trauma-informed lens that is designed to meet the needs of the most marginalized girls

  • Innovate, create or modify Girls Leadership curricula with a culturally responsive, trauma-informed lens, incorporating a gender and racial equity lens to meet the social-emotional needs of girls, particularly girls from the Power Lab elementary school community.
  • Conduct needs assessment processes and focus groups with  girls and educators to identify priority areas for lesson and curriculum design.
  • Conduct design-thinking sessions with girls to create relevant curriculum.
  • Design, facilitate and iterate lessons and activities to girls, based on girl and educator input.
  • Collaborate with school educators to develop a scope and sequence to structure a spiraled curriculum focused on social-emotional learning for K through 3rd grades.
  • Collaborate with the Power Lab Training team to design and implement a Girls Leadership scope and sequence and curriculum for K through 3rd grades.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of lessons and activities through informal and formal assessment methods, and revise as needed.


15% – Provide direct programming services to girls engaged in Girls Leadership activities 

  • Deliver programming to girls in Girls Leadership programming including after school clubs, day camps and summer programming and research projects 


10% – Develop training and support for Educators

  • Conduct needs assessment processes and focus groups with educators to identify areas of need for teacher support and training to effectively deliver curricula.
  • Observe educators and provide feedback and support to effectively deliver social-emotional based lessons and activities.
  • Design and facilitate learning experiences for educators to address identified areas of need.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of learning experiences through informal and formal assessment methods.
  • Collaborate with the Power Lab Training team to design, develop and iterate Girls Leadership teacher training.


25% – Deliver training for Educators

  • Facilitate Girls Leadership Teacher Training nationally 
  • Evaluate effectiveness of Girls Leadership Teacher Training



Minimum qualifications

  • Direct service experience working on girls’ empowerment and leadership
  • Commitment to gender and racial equity 
  • Experience facilitating and/or developing culturally responsive curricula and programs
  • Knowledge and experience with trauma-informed/healing-centered teaching strategies and practices
  • Experience designing professional development for educators
  • Experience facilitating educator trainings
  • Experience coaching educators
  • Several years of recent elementary classroom experience
  • Attentive to detail and efficient in the management of diverse tasks and competing priorities
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, innovative, and comfortable working independently with high personal accountability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates social and emotional intelligence
  • Committed to our values of Authentic Communication, Courageous Growth, Equity and Play
  • Ability to work from multiple locations across the Bay Area


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience organizing and conducting educational focus groups and/or needs assessment with youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience and knowledge of mindfulness and self-compassion practices
  • Background in Educational Theater and arts-integrated education
  • Experience with Liberatory Design and Design Thinking
  • Experience building partnerships with community-based organizations
  • Degree in education or similar field 
  • Experience working with parents/caregivers through facilitating parenting workshops 



Compensation & Benefits: This is a full-time exempt position. The starting salary for this position is $69,000. Benefits include health insurance, optional dental/vision, unlimited paid time off with supervisor pre-approval, separate sick time, 11 holidays per year, and a 401(k) plan available after one year of service.



Girls Leadership encourages individuals of all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. Girls Leadership is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter in Word or pdf format to The subject line of the email should read California Program Manager.


Applications will be reviewed and processed until the position is secured.