Director of Operations & Development

STEM Coding Lab, Inc.

Website STEM Coding Lab, Inc.

"Driving Digital Literacy. For All Children"

An essential member of the leadership team, the successful candidate will be accountable for providing leadership and management of daily program operations of STEM Coding Lab (SCL). The Director of Operations & Development is responsible for the continuous development, implementation, and oversight of SCL programs in terms of process, enhancement, financial success, and efficiency. By providing oversight and direction of all programs in an effective, integrated process to maximize program efficiency, the Director of Operations & Development will maintain a culture of positivity, growth, and accountability.

The Director of Operations & Development will be a strategic manager, able to balance the organization’s mission and strategies while overseeing operational and managerial needs. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the successful candidate will pursue a strategic vision for the organization that focuses on growth and meeting community needs, build new partnerships to grow and sustain the organization, and provide oversight to programmatic areas that supports growth.

The Director of Operations & Development is primarily responsible for the following:


  • Assures that SCL effectively achieves its mission by providing leadership to the team. This includes day-to-day operations, staff supervision, and strategic planning.
  • Provides oversight for programmatic areas, including policies and procedures required for the provision of excellent service delivery models. Drives programs to incorporate best practices and evidence-based models of service delivery.
  • Has primary responsibility for organizational metrics and outcome measures. These include quality metrics and programmatic outcomes.
  • Evaluates program needs and makes recommendations for budget, staffing, equipment, space, and other needs in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Participates in plans for marketing of programs and services, managing growth in areas defined in the strategic plan, and fostering positive referral relationships.
  • Responsible to seek out areas of opportunity that will create new programs or add to existing programs including the ability to network with external sources to develop mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field and recommend improvements in line with recommended practices.
  • Manages staff with kindness and integrity. This includes creating a workplace that is positive and respectful and one where professional growth opportunities are plentiful.


  • Develop and execute SCL’s annual fundraising plan.
  • Oversee the updating and refining of SCL financial documents for the Executive Director and Board Chair on a monthly basis.
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Manage the CRM system and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors and foundation officers.
  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
  • Overseeing organizational special events.
  • Developing proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.
  • Identifying new sources of income through research and networking.
  • Develop and execute SCL’s annual communications calendar via social media, monthly newsletters and direct target campaigns throughout the year.
  • Act as an ambassador for SCL in a variety of environments.

Demonstrable experience, competencies, and qualifications include:

  • Passion for and commitment to the SCL mission and vision, as well as the community we serve.
  • Educational background aligned with the requirements of the position.
  • Deep experience with program development, oversight and evaluation.
  • Progressive leadership development in a career that demonstrates administrative leadership experience with programs and operating results as a primary responsibility.
  • Prior experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Ability to develop, analyze and speak to business performance and metrics.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to The annual salary for this position is $60,000.

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