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Position: Eureka! Camden Program Leader
Reports To: School and Community Relations Manager
Position Summary: The Eureka! Camden Program Leader is passionate about the Girls Inc. mission and is excited to motivate more girls to consider STEM post-secondary and career pathways. The Eureka! Camden Program Leader supports the development and oversight of this year-round program by coordinating on-going learning sessions, summer camp experiences, and family engagement opportunities. The Eureka! Camden Program Leader plans and implements activities to explore the following concepts: personal development, STEM, health/wellness, and post-secondary readiness. Eureka! is a five-year program that recruits a cohort of rising 8th graders each ear and provides extensive support through to 12th grade. In years 1 & 2, participants engage in STEM exploration and leadership development activities. In years 3-5, participants develop job readiness skills and participate in advanced post-secondary planning initiatives such as career exploration workshops, college tours, and internships. Sessions during the summer are Monday-Friday, and school year sessions are one Saturday per month.
To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Brionna Pendleton, School & Community Relations Manager firstname.lastname@example.org – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Eureka! Camden Program Leader”.
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.
- Ensure that participants engage in a quality program that is developmentally appropriate during the summer and school year.
- Work collaboratively with team members and external partners to plan and execute career exploration workshops, college tours, and other special events.
- Assist with the daily check-in/check-out process using the Program Attendance Log.
- Establish a positive rapport and create a safe, engaging learning environment for all participants.
- Practice the duties and responsibilities of a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse under current Girls Inc. policies and procedures, as required.
- Work collaboratively with School & Community Relations Manager and team members to maintain an environment that protects youths’ physical and emotional safety.
- Act in accordance with Girls Inc. policies and procedures.
- Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor.
Recruitment & Retention
- Plan and lead Eureka! info sessions and programs at local schools and community organizations for rising 8th graders and their family members.
- Participate in all aspects of the recruitment and enrollment process, including reviewing applications, interviews, and program orientation.
- Communicate regularly with parents and participants, sharing program updates, opportunities, and resources.
- Facilitate retention strategies to ensure all stakeholders are engaged in the program.
- Collect and track program data and outcomes with guidance from School & Community Relations Manager.
- Maintain accurate records to track activities, outcomes, participation, progress, and status of individual students; generate written reports as required.
- Provide feedback on program curriculum, events, and partnerships.
- Participate in local and national Girls Inc. staff meetings, trainings, and conferences essential to the execution of job functions.
- Participate in periodic assessment of own performance, develops own goals and objectives.
- Demonstrated effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, optimism, and energy levels.
- Ability to work as part of a team and individually.
- Consistently report to program site as scheduled.
- Experience facilitating meetings and working in groups.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Minimum of one year of work experience with youth.
- Must submit COVID-19 vaccination card.
- Working towards or has Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Must submit up-to-date clearances, including FBI criminal fingerprints, Child Abuse History Verification, and State criminal background check.
- Must be able to work 15-20 hours per week from September to June, including one Saturday each month. Hours are subject to change up to 40 hours per week during the summer months (July and August).
- Must be able to work during out-of-school time (OST) which includes afterschool, Saturdays, and summer hours.
To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Brionna Pendleton, School & Community Relations Manager email@example.com – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Early Grade Literacy Specialist”.