SAfG is currently looking for the following:


SAfG Head Instructor/Program Associate Position

Scientific Adventures for Girls is looking for Head Instructors to teach fun, engaging, project and inquiry-based after school STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs for elementary-aged girls in the Oakland/East Bay areas for the 2019-2020 school year. Accepting applications through July 15, 2019.

Scientific Adventures for Girls provides after school STEM programs, Family STEAM Night events, drop-in STEM library classes, and STEM summer camps to children in the East Bay.

SAfG’s mission is to change the face of science by engaging all girls in K-5th grades, especially those in disinvested communities of color in Northern California, in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for the long term leading them to more economic mobility and resulting in a more gender equitable society. Head Teachers serve as critical role models for participants, normalizing the idea of women in STEM and facilitating the development of science identities that reflect their own. SAfG is committed to creating a cohort of instructors that reflect the diversity of the girls in our programming, and prioritizes recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining women of color.


Head Instructor Role:

  • Deliver project-based STEM activities on site at elementary schools in the East Bay (includes kitting, set up and clean up).

  • Utilize the facilitator guide available for each class and adapt and expand it as needed to improve the student experience or accommodate individual students

  • Provide leadership and positivity, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual students

  • Promote the philosophy of SAfG in each class

  • Supervise Assistant Instructor, role models and volunteers in the classroom

  • Provide excellent customer service to parents and adult caregivers by communicating with them about their child’s experience; email parents/caregivers photos and brief summary of the class each week

  • Coordination with volunteer manager regarding role models, volunteers and near peers in class

Program Associate Role:

  • Serve as the main point of contact with each school where you teach

  • Manage all logistics between SAfG and site, including, but not limited to, registration, communications, etc.

  • Serve as Family STEAM Night Assistant at each school you teach at during the afterschool program

The position reports to the Director of Programming.


  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree or higher with focus on Education OR STEM-related field

  • Possess the ability to establish rapport with students and create an inclusive learning environment

  • Possess a positive public service attitude

  • Commitment to educational programming for girls

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with parents

  • Initiative to analyze and solve problems

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the assistant in your class

  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and enthusiasm

  • Experience in emergent curriculum, project-based or inquiry-based learning a plus

  • Computer Skills with business software systems in the completion of work assignments (for example, Word, Excel, Google Suite, etc.).

  • Physical ability to pick up and carry crates (up to 50 pounds) and load/unload and move heavy carts.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends when needed.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license (will need car to transport self and materials to and from program sites.

  • Successful completion of a criminal background check upon hiring.

  • Use hands and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment.


Scientific Adventures for Girls programs require strong dedication and work ethic from each instructor.  The hours are 9:00-5:00pm Monday through Friday. One position is available from Tuesday-Saturday from 8:30-5:00pm. You will work in the office located in Berkeley in the AM and teach onsite at elementary schools in the afternoon.

Position Type: Full time, Temporary August 19 - May 31, 2020


The salary range is between $25-$27 per hour. Health Benefit Stipend. Mileage to travel to class sites.

If you are interested, please send your resume to info@scientificadventures.org.

SAfG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Women of color are encouraged to apply.