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Program Manager

Position: Program Manager

Manage and implement projects associated with the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives for SVEF. Reports to the Director of Elevate [Math] as part of the overall program team to support the SVEF mission and goals.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning & Leadership

  • Implement SVEF educational programs such as Elevate [Math] and Elevate [Science]; assist with day to day logistical planning and interaction with the school districts, teachers, and other partners.
  • Collaborate with other education partners including other nonprofits and the business community.
  • Continuously monitor developments in the STEM arena, research successful programs and introduce new ideas to further the utilization of STEM in targeted school districts.
  • Provide support in the implementation of strategic initiatives to continually refine and improve SVEF education initiatives while meeting measurable goals and objectives.

Operations Management

  • Develop and communicate an implementation plan with specific goals, time frames, and resource requirements.
  • Ensure consistent and responsive delivery of high-quality projects/services.
  • Develop and oversee STEM projects/services to achieve the Foundation’s mission.
  • Establish metrics to document and ensure that projects meet stated objectives and oversee data collection and analysis for project evaluation purposes.
  • Participate in establishing and cultivating collaborative partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, and community leaders in support of STEM.

People Management

  • Support and engage in staff development programs to enhance skills and abilities to provide for professional growth.


  • Provide support for grants, special projects, events or fundraisers in support of STEM.
  • Participate in SVEF’s efforts to develop and implement activities to identify, solicit, involve and retain donors.


  • A Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated program and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of SVEF.
  • Demonstrated operational planning skills.
  • Marketing and sales skills and experience.
  • Ability to lead, influence and motivate individuals and teams (staff, volunteers, Advisory Boards, community, etc).
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Strong decision making, organization, planning, and implementation skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal skills to communicate, influence, negotiate, coach, inspire and motivate.
  • Experience in developing and managing project financial plans, forecasts and budgets.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications and Google Docs.
  • Willingness to learn and evidence of a strong work ethic as part of a team.

Spanish speaking is preferred.

Preferred Start Date and Salary Parameters

Preferred start in November 2018, salary commensurate with experience.

Application Process

Send cover letter and resume to Deb at deb@svef.com

SVEF is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.

Program Assistant

Are you looking for a meaningful way to give back to the community and make a difference in the futures of the next generation? Do you want to be part of the efforts to assist young people from the underserved communities to excel in school and to go to college? We are looking for a passionate, eager Program Assistant to support our Elevate [Math] summer program in facilitating engagement opportunities for our corporate and university partners.

Position: Program Assistant

The Program Assistant plays an important role in supporting a key component of SVEF’s free summer math program, Elevate [Math]. The position provides our corporate partners employee engagement opportunities and is a liaison with E[M] teachers. Additionally, it will provide additional support for the college readiness components of the program. This internship will consist of 20 hours per week, January through August. Scheduling is flexible, but the majority of the internship hours will be conducted during normal business hours at the SVEF office in San José. The position also requires some travel, so reliable transportation is a must. The Program Assistant will report directly to the Director of the Elevate [Math] team.


1. STEM Outreach Event Planning (40%)

  • Work with corporate relations manager and program manager to conduct outreach to and coordinate with corporate partners to offer Outreach Workshops as employee engagement opportunities for individuals or team-building
  • Serve as primary scheduler for major outreach partnerships, such as Google Serve Day
  • Work with program manager to plan STEM workshops conducted by industry expert volunteers for all E[M] classes
  • Understand needs of schools and E[M] teachers to create a seamless experience for all involved by communicating all information and scheduling in advance
  • Update collateral for recruiting participants, utilizing a graphic designer as needed

2. Volunteer Relations (30%)

  • Develop and implement training for all volunteers
  • Maintain updated records on all volunteers
  • Maintain consistent communication with volunteers, reporting regularly to SVEF staff on volunteer activities
  • Develop and implement a volunteer recognition strategy for Workshop volunteers
  • Maintain volunteer descriptions for each STEM Workshop volunteer assignment
  • Recommend ongoing opportunities to keep volunteers engaged year-round

3. College Readiness (20%)

  • Assist in the hiring process of College Mentors for E[M]
  • Organize bussing and volunteer recruitment logistics for the college field trips
  • Assist with day-of logistics and implementation of the field trips

4. Other (10%)

  • Provide additional support to the Elevate [Math] team as needed


  • Strong passion for helping students from underserved backgrounds (low income, first gen, students of color)
  • Must be enrolled at or recent graduate of an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Drive applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with different departments of the organization – Elevate [Math], iHub, Development, and College Readiness teams
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to present information concisely and effectively. Respond promptly to internal and external partners
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

Compensation: January – August: $15/hour for 20 hours per week

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to Catalina Huang at catalina@svef.com. Please include “Program Assistant” in the email subject line. If school credit is to be earned, this position will need to adhere to university regulations and be approved by the university.

SVEF is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.

Don’t see anything that fits you? Send your resume to info@svefoundation.org and we’ll reach out to you if something opens up.

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