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Position: Bold Futures Program Specialist
Reports To: School & Community Relations Manager
Type: Full-Time
Position Summary:  Bold Futures addresses peer and social protective factors for violence and provides participants with the guidance, support, and skills to be engaged in school, and build healthy relationships with peers and family.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Brionna Pendleton, School & Community Relations Manager bpendleton@girlsincpa-nj.org – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Bold Futures Program Specialist”. Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received until the position is filled.

Organization Description: Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Girls Inc. responds to the changing needs of girls through research-based programs and public education efforts that empower girls to understand, value, and assert their rights. The Girls Inc. national network serves over 140,000 girls through 78 affiliates. Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey (Girls Inc.) is the local affiliate serving 2,000 girls in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

  • Implement and facilitate Girls Inc.’s programs focused on safety and violence reduction.
  • Identify, recruit, and retain Bold Futures students at assigned schools.
  • Plan and execute special events such as: field trips, guest speakers, and family engagement sessions.
  • Foster relationships with school/site administrators and teaching staff.
  • Communicate directly with parents/caregivers to encourage program participation.
  • Work with program mentors to ensure the successful development of mentee/mentor relationships.
  • Maintain records to track program activities and outcomes; generate written reports as required.
  • Identify and establish relationships with community resources supporting violence prevention and intervention.
  • Act in accordance with Girls Inc. policies and procedures; practice the duties and responsibilities of a mandated reporter.
  • Support the delivery of other Girls Inc. programs where needed.

    Required Skills/Experience

    • Two or more years of experience working with a diverse population of students, preferably in a school setting.
    • Ability to work as part of a team and individually.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Bilingual preferred but not required (Spanish/English)
    • Must submit COVID-19 vaccination card.
    • BA/BS in Social Work or a closely related field (e.g. gender and women studies, sociology, psychology, education, and criminal justice).
    • Must submit up-to-date clearances (FBI criminal, Child Abuse History Verification, and State criminal).

    To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Brionna Pendleton, School & Community Relations Manager bpendleton@girlsincpa-nj.org – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Bold Futures Program Specialist”. Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received until the position is filled.

    Location: Hybrid work schedule. Must be able to commute to Girls Inc. at the Bok Building (South Philadelphia) and other school-based locations as required. Program facilitation is in-person. Other tasks may be remote as agreed with supervisor.
    Compensation: $46,000; We offer full-time employees comprehensive benefits including medical, dental 403B retirement plan, and Paid Time Off.