Program Director

Play Like a Girl
Nashville, TN
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
To apply, please submit a resume and 1-page cover letter that highlights how your past experience, both formal and informal, has prepared you for this position. Please submit a PDF to with the subject line ‘Program Manager’. Deadline to apply is December 3, 2021.
Where to Apply

At Play Like a Girl!®, we believe that girls given the opportunity to play on a team become women with the confidence to stand on their own. We work with local schools, corporations and community organizations to deliver a coordinated, multi-year program through which middle school girls experience practical lessons in leadership and engage in hands-on STEM education through the lens of a confidence-building curriculum. Play Like a Girl champions gender equality and economic opportunity for all girls, no exception. Diversity, equity and inclusion are an inherent part of our brand DNA. We deliver on this promise every single day – without fail. Since 2004, our purpose has been to inspire the limitless potential in girls. We were the first in the nonprofit sector to bridge the worlds of sport and STEM, making these fields accessible to girls everywhere. Today, we are shining a light on empowering women role models and mentors in an effort to inspire more girls to reach their full potential. Because imagining she can be anything is just the beginning. Actually seeing that she can, makes all the difference.

As Program Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that all programmatic efforts are thoughtfully aligned with the mission, vision and values of Play Like a Girl. You will create and coordinate educational programs on a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics, and engage program participants through hands-on programming and field trips. In addition, you will contribute to the development and sustainability of the organization’s outreach and community programming. In a support role to the Chief Executive Officer, you will assist with day-to-day programmatic operations, ensuring seamless program development, delivery, management and quality control and evaluation. You will manage resources and information and assist with partnership development, participant recruitment, program scheduling, volunteer coordination, stakeholder communication and other duties appropriate to the position as assigned. You will work with teams across the organization on special projects, planning for summer camp, assisting with special events and other initiatives, and collaborating on grant-funded projects. In this newly established role, you will be the key external face of Play Like a Girl in the community. Program Manager must take ownership of the curriculum to ensure ongoing needs assessment and relevant program evolution.

You must possess education and experience including:

Bachelor’s degree in science, communication, education, or related field required; advanced degree highly desirable
2+ years experience developing, delivering, and evaluating hands- on, interactive learning programs including demonstrated skills related to working in a classroom or delivering public presentations and demonstrations for middle school-aged children and/or families and mixed age groups.
Experience working with children and families, preferably in informal educational settings and digital formats and familiarity with Metro Nashville Public Schools
Strong commitment to equity and inclusion and an ability to work with diverse communities and audiences

You must have the following competencies:

Able to coordinate multiple initiatives and tasks across the entire organizational structure including support of programs, events, and projects
Ability to work, prioritize multiple projects, and focus amid frequent interruptions in a fast-paced setting
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Collaborative, team oriented, and courteous.
Self-directed, proactive and comfortable working independently
Creative, organized, flexible, resourceful and willing to learn new things
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, video conferencing
Available to work evenings and occasional weekends to support programs and events
Able to travel nationally
You must demonstrate the following characteristics:

Professional demeanor
Unquestioned integrity, credibility, and trustworthiness
A gracious appreciation for critique and implementing feedback

Computer and WiFi access
Flexible hours and seasonal days off to prioritize mental health and self-care
Annual stipend for professional development and retirement
Contribution towards health insurance
Resources that promote healthier habits and foster resilience in times of stress
Opportunity to make a significant impact in the Nashville community

To apply, please submit a resume and 1-page cover letter that highlights how your past experience, both formal and informal, has prepared you for this position. Please submit a PDF to with the subject line ‘Program Manager’. Deadline to apply is December 3, 2021.