PART TIME FACILITATOR
Girls Inc. Westchester is looking for energetic, enthusiastic women with excellent communication and organizational skills to deliver programs and lead activities for girls ages 9-18 in after school and weekend programs throughout Westchester County.
Mission and History
Established in 2007, Girls Incorporated of Westchester County inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold. We are the local affiliate of Girls Incorporated, a 150-year-old national nonprofit providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles and improve academic performance. At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated and independent.
Job Summary and Purpose
Girls Inc. Westchester offers girl-only programs at schools throughout Westchester to help tween and teen girls navigate the real-life challenges they confront during middle and high school and lay the groundwork for healthy, independent and fulfilling futures.
The school-based Program Facilitator is responsible for preparing and delivering Girls Inc. core programming (including health, wellness and sexuality, STEM, media literacy, economic literacy and college and career planning) and leading activities for middle and high school girls in after school and weekend programs.
Facilitators are required to work in a collaborative manner with program aides and volunteers to safely and effectively instruct goal-driven lessons, games and activities. This individual will also have a pivotal role in becoming a role model and mentor to girls, promoting their well-being, development, confidence and success; motivating and inspiring girls to be active participants in program activities; promoting their long-term involvement and providing evaluation and feedback to ensure our programs stay relevant to all girls.
Duties and Responsibilities
· Prepare, deliver, track and evaluate programs for our participants by recording
program, attendance, outcome, and evaluation data in Girls Inc. tools
· Assist in recruitment and registration of girls for all Girls Inc. Westchester programs
· Ensure participant safety; follow the agreed-upon protocol for mandated reporting
· Work with other Girls Inc. staff to coordinate guest speakers, field trips, and parent involvement in program activities
· Regularly document and share with other Girls Inc. staff highlights and important moments from programs and events in support of funder development and relationship building
· Participate actively in collaborative team exchange of ideas and practices
· Adapt curriculum and structure asset-based lessons that engage and appeal to middle and high school girls in a fun, interactive and empowering learning environment
· Interpret and deliver programs in the following Girls Inc. program areas: youth development; experiential education; health, wellness and sexuality; STEM; economic literacy; college and career planning; and media literacy, including familiarity with current and popular youth media administration
· Organize effectively (track tasks, regularly update calendars and records in Girls Inc. software and work to deadlines)
· Demonstrate expertise with office technologies, especially Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs and Zoom
· Interact positively and professionally with school and partner agency site staff
· Recognize and manage conflict situations
· Develop of positive peer relationships among program participants
Demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills with staff, students, parents, and school partners
· Act as an effective ambassador in order to promote and represent Girls Inc.’s mission to the community.
Minimum education requirement: Associate or Bachelor’s Degree (or near completion)
– Experience delivering youth leadership programming
-Specialized knowledge in girls’ developmental needs and experience a plus
– Demonstrated ability to positively engage girls