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Position: Early Grade Literacy After School — Site Director
Reports To: Deputy Director, Director of Programs & Community Engagement
Type: Full-Time
Position Summary:  To oversee the facilitation of Girls Inc.’s Out-of-School Time Program, funded by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families. Early Grade Literacy After School Site Director is responsible for the development, leadership, and execution of a high quality and structured after school and summer program for students in K-3rd grades.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Natasha J. Andrews, Deputy Director, Director of Programs – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Site Director Application”.

Organization Description: Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (GIGPSNJ) is committed to providing opportunities to empower girls and support women by advancing their rights and opportunities through education and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire all girls and young women to be strong, smart, and bold. Reducing the barriers, they face and reforming systems that impede their success is fundamental to our mission. In partnership with schools and at our Girls Inc. center, we focus on the development of the whole girl. We approach this work with an equity lens, focusing on the needs of girls from low-income communities and girls of color, who face multiple, intersectional challenges. We are committed to girl-centered advocacy, informed by the lived experiences of girls in our network, and girl-led advocacy that lifts their voices and empowers them to be change agents in their communities and beyond. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. GIGPSNJ serves over 2,500 girls annually.


Program Management and Development

  • Oversees the compliance and day-to-day management of Girls Inc.’s Out-of-School Time Program, in accordance with School District, State, and Federal regulations.
  • Supervises the Site Supervisor, Support Services Coordinator, and Group Leaders to ensure that participants receive a quality program that is engaging and developmentally appropriate, Monday-Friday; 3:00-6:00pm.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, retention, and documentation of program participants.
  • Plan, schedule, and implement structured high-quality after-school program that aligns with PA standards. Ensure that day-to-day program activities include STEM, literacy, and enrichment lessons to meet program goals for up to 48 students.
  • Support program design to reflect best practices in after school programs by ensuring programming is developmentally and culturally appropriate.
  • Maintain safe physical and emotional environment for students and staff.
  • Establish performance standards and complete performance reviews; coach, document, and recognize quality performance and support for direct reports.
  • Establish a positive rapport and create a safe and engaging learning environment.
  • Effectively utilize prep time to prepare for activities and program observations.
  • Review weekly lesson plans with the Program Team prior to delivery.
  • Develop a system to communicate regularly with families, administrators, teachers, and volunteers.
  • Serve as a resource in the identification, selection, and use of instructional materials, curriculum, and methodologies.
  • Participate and assist in the facilitation of after school leadership team meetings, conferences, service training programs, and family nights.
  • Implement and/or practice the duties and responsibilities of a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse under current policies and procedures, as required.

Reporting & Evaluation

  • Create and implement procedures to track program documentation—logs, attendance, records, surveys, etc. for purposes of evaluation/reports. Generate written reports as required.
  • Collect, enter, and track program data in database including demographics and program hours.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Foster relationships with school/site administrators and teaching staff. This includes spending non-direct service time at sites to meet with teachers/administrators.
  • Oversee the planning and coordination of special projects, events, presentations, and outings.
  • Attend events, fundraisers that support the organization’s mission.
  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.

Professional Development

  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings essential to the execution of job functions.


  • Must be able to report to program site daily.
  • High levels of professional effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, optimism, and energy.
  • Ability to function in high stress situations.
  • Experience working in under-resourced communities.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of two years experience working with youth.
  • Must have Pennsylvania Criminal, Pennsylvania child abuse, and FBI clearances.
  • Must be Adult & Pediatric CPR and First Aid certified.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Natasha J. Andrews, Deputy Director, Director of Programs – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Site Director Application”.

Location: Site based, in-person
Compensation: $43,000-$46,000, with excellent benefits package.