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Director of Programs
STEM From Dance


About STEM From Dance 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 hundreds of girls across New York City and beyond.


About the Role
As the Director, Programs, you will be responsible for the programmatic success and growth of STEM From Dance ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation. You are a proven trailblazer, ready to bring your creative energy and excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills to our work – strengthening current programming and taking the organization to new frontiers geographically and programmatically. You will lead the Program Team, truly driving and ultimately owning the success of our programs, in order to collectively impact hundreds of students and inspire a new generation of engineers, scientists, and techies.


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 Director, Programs to play a critical role in our next stage. This role reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.


  • Lead program planning, implementation, and expansion (30%)
  • Direct and oversee all programming (e.g. school residencies, summer programs, alumni programs, workshops)
  • Develop and implement strategies to maximize the growth and expansion of the program in New York City and nationwide
  • Build and cultivate existing relationships with schools, community partners, and families
  • Lead curriculum and program development and innovation (20%)
  • Implement continual improvement of curriculum and programming
  • Develop new programs to support the strategic direction and goals of the organization
  • Oversee the development of new curriculum and programming, innovating on new ways of effectively integrating STEM and dance
  • Lead program evaluation (20%)
  • Direct the implementation of all evaluation activities
  • Play a pivotal role in measuring the effectiveness of programming, including analyzing data, identifying issues, forming hypotheses, and synthesizing conclusions into recommendations and actions
  • Manage team execution and development (20%)
  • Manage the Program Team, consisting of a Manager, Programs, who manages 10-15 instructors, and an Associate, Program Operations
  • Create and manage a budget and operating plan for the Program Team
  • Lead special projects (10%)

Prior Experience

  • At least 10 years of experience in the education field with at least three years in a team management role and at least 3 years of teaching and implementing lesson plans
  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs
  • Experience and proven results in project planning and vision setting
  • Experience having worked with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive work environment
  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent teaching and program development experience

Skills & Qualifications

  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
  • Strength in hiring, recruiting, managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility, span-of-control and performance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Ability to set and evolve team vision and direction
  • Ability to make timely decisions and demonstrate good judgment
  • Knack for influencing others toward outcomes through sophisticated relationship management
  • Ability to think big, generate ideas and implement solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to translate data into actionable solutions
  • 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

Work Demands

  • Occasional weekends and evenings required
  • Travel to multiple school sites throughout the week located throughout New York City (when in-person programs resume)



Date posted:

January 31

Expire date

February 21

Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable