STEM Program Specialist – Aptos Middle School

Position Program Specialist (STEM Program)
Salary $23.00 – $27.00/hour
Reports to Site Coordinator (Education Component)
Status Full-Time, (40 hours/week), Non Exempt


The Program Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation and management of the Maker Lab. Duties include the coordination of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs at Aptos Middle School or other sites as directed. The Program Specialist will work closely with CYC staff, students, and school faculty to integrate school day learning outcomes and promote 21st century learning.


  • Develop, implement, and manage the Maker Lab and coordinate STEAM related programs during school day and after school.
  • Create curriculum and teach innovative maker/STEAM programs to youth.
  • Produce marketing strategies and promotional materials to recruit and retain youth in the program.
  • Ensure the Maker Lab is supervised and all equipment is maintained, tracked, and protected at all times.
  • Coordinate and communicate with the SFUSD Technology Department if technology issues arise.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of all shared program spaces.
  • Establish and maintain positive and safe learning environments for program participants including assisting with classroom and behavior management, resolving and mediating conflicts using restorative practices, handling emergencies and injuries, etc.
  • Collaborate with school and staff to coordinate culminating events that build community and celebrate youth accomplishments.
  • Work with school faculty and parents/guardians to maintain a high level of communication and positive relationships/climate between school and families.
  • Assist with administering and collecting evaluation data as required by funders and for continuous program improvement.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and data collection of services in required databases and produce programmatic reports as requested.
  • Work with CYC’s STEAM Project Coordinator to do joint planning and ensure STEM grant program outcomes are met.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and attend on-going training opportunities as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related fields plus 2 or more years of work experience, preferred in planning and facilitating STEAM/enrichment activities for youth.
  • Experience with any of the following is a plus: graphic design tools such as Adobe Photoshop, 3D modeling tools such as SketchUp, TinkerCad, Blender, 3D printing, Laser Cutter, Vinyl Cutter, Heat Press, screen printing, filmmaking, music production, etc.
  • Knowledge in providing IT support is a plus.
  • Experience in classroom management, conflict mediation, and restorative practices is a plus.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, organizational, conflict mediation, facilitation, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work with ethnically diverse groups of youth and support their social and emotional learning and development.
  • Excellent technology skills (familiar with Google docs & sheets, Excel, etc.)
  • Capacity to multitask, work independently, and meet strict programmatic deadlines.
  • Ability to model to staff and participants: professionalism, personal responsibility, a strong work ethic and positive character.
  • Bilingual in Cantonese, Spanish, or Tagalog is preferred.
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Able to lift or move at least 25lbs.
  • Commitment to adhering to Covid-19 requirements as needed by program health and safety guidelines and/or current health directives.
CYC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, age, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis recognized by federal, state or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Application Procedure:

Please submit cover letter and resume to CYC Main Office via email:

Attn: Project Specialist (STEM)

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