SAfG is currently looking for the following:

  • Director of Operations

  • Fundraising Consultant

Director of Operations

The Director of Operations (“DO”), reporting to the Executive Director (“ED”), is a key role in enabling the ED to work most effectively with internal and external stakeholders and to fulfill her commitments to SAfG’s partners, funders and the Board of Directors, by leading and managing a comprehensive array of services and programs. The DO is a highly strategic, resourceful, and facilitative individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, and analytical skills. The functions of the DO are somewhat fluid to allow for the rapid response to the organization’s changing needs or circumstances, but leads the organization in the development and delivery of highly innovative programmatic offerings to the youth and their families in the East Bay.

The DO has significant experience operating within an organization with multiple delivery systems, knowledge of a wide range of youth education programs, and demonstrated experience facilitating teams to successful outcomes. The position requires a proven planner, problem solver, manager, developer, negotiator and team advocate. As a leader, the DO is confident and decisive, thrives in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic environment, and promotes innovation and creativity, problem solving, respect and compassion for staff members. The position partners with all members of management to address cross-functional opportunities, seeks guidance and support for challenges from other managers and serves as an internal ambassador for the vision of the company. Critical to successful execution in the role is to possess exceptional communication skills.


  • Provide strategic support to advance the objectives of SAfG.

  • Act as a key thought partner and advisor to the ED and management team by identifying priorities, brainstorming ideas, implementing solutions and innovating new approaches.

  • Oversee human resources, including hiring and on-boarding.

  • Oversee financial management, seeking to reduce expenses and expand revenue, establishing leadership expectations by modeling excellent stewardship of funds. 

  • Manage marketing and community outreach efforts to build awareness of the agency.

  • Build upon IT solutions by outsourcing innovative technical designers and ensuring technical capabilities of internal staff on existing and future software enhancements.

  • Manage cross-functional teams with shared goals to deliver consistent and cohesive, high-quality programs. Implement innovative approaches utilizing technology and in-person interactions.

  • Demonstrate resourcefulness in suggesting unconventional partnerships to provide supportive STEM education resources.

  • Propose policies and innovative processes to render work tasks and outcomes more efficiently.


Minimum Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Education related fields

Minimum Skills and Experience

Experience: Minimum five (5) years in executive leadership capacity managing /coordinating with senior level management team to ensure creation and execution of highly innovative and outcome based programs delivered through high quality teams.  Experience in financial management and human resources.  

Non-Profit background - Documented experience working at a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization or government agency required. Experience interacting with non-profit organization boards and committees, government officials, and external stakeholders, such as funders and other non-profit agency leaders, highly desirable; advising ED of desirable actions post engagement.

Results oriented - proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement; high level of business acumen; the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget and problem solving, project management and creative resourcefulness in overall program execution.

Strategic vision and agility- ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan.

Capacity Building – ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a high-caliber workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly.

Leadership and Organization – exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations, ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower leaders, lead from the top down, cultivate entrepreneurship and innovative capacity. Effective interpersonal skills, including diplomacy, influencing and consensus building skills; strong presence with superior relationship cultivation skills

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

  • Generally works in an office environment, but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting, such as school visits, representing SAfG at meetings with partners, donors, etc.

Job Specifics

This is a full-time, temporary salaried position from September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020, with the possibility to extend. Salary is based on a pre-established range and is commensurate with experience

To Apply

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume to info@scientificadventures.org.

Fundraising Consultant

Scientific Adventures for Girls is holding its 5-Year Anniversary Celebration/Fundraiser at the end of September. We are looking for someone to organize our silent/live auction. We would like to put together about ten items for the event. Please email info@scientificadventures.org if you are interested. Starting date: ASAP