Join GEMS!
Part-time job empowering young people and running summer programs for middle-school girls in central Vermont.

Title: Program director

Reports to: the board of directors

Application due by: August 10, 2021 to


Position Summary: You'll oversee the basic operations of the organization: running two (or more) summer camps, developing curriculum, and helping to grow a small community-based nonprofit. 


You’ll provide ongoing support for girls through programming and activities on a regular basis (every 4-6 weeks) throughout the school year, either after school or on the weekends, fostering relationships with community organizations, developing and implementing GEMS’ long-range goals. You’ll have a diverse set of responsibilities: grant-writing, recruiting and training camp counselors, maintaining the organization’s website, and promoting the programs.  


You’re a good fit, if: 

  • You love middle schoolers and want to hang out with them

  • You’re a self-starter and can imagine and build a future for a small 501c3. 

  • You can write a formal grant as well as catchy social media posts. 

  • You enjoy engaging with the community and listening to people’s needs

  • Enjoy working independently, as well as with an engaged board of directors.

  • You care deeply about issues of gender equity and are invested in helping develop and teach middle school girls.  


Position Hours: This position has flexible hours, with work focused in the summer during camp weeks. Busy summers — you'll plan and run the summer camps (currently two weeks). Expect less work in winter — as little as a few hours a month— though you’ll be expected to run some winter gatherings with kids and participate in quarterly board meetings. Good fit for educators or school employees.


Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. If you couldn’t tell by now, we’re flexible, and we want you to be able to bring your vision and strengths to help this organization grow and to help kids thrive. 

To apply: Send your resume and a cover letter to


A bit more about us: 

Girls Empowered, Motivated, Strengthened (GEMS) is a Randolph-based non-profit that works

with middle school girls to help build confidence, promote and develop leadership skills, and

empower young women to become change-makers within their communities. GEMS runs two

unique, week-long summer leadership programs and regular meet ups with girls throughout the

year that include service projects, games and activities, discussions, and interaction with

community leaders and guest speakers. The organization is looking to expand these initiatives

and seeks a dynamic, self-starter to support the existing program and provide strategic leadership in moving it forward.