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Position: Group Leader
Reports To: Site Director
Type: Part-Time
Position Summary:  The Group Leader will plan and implement Project LEAP program activities to assist students in exploring the following concepts: STEAM, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and wellness. Project LEAP is a comprehensive program designed to engage and empower 5th-8th grade students to see themselves as future STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) leaders. Project LEAP will be offered in partnership with and funded by a grant from the School District of Philadelphia

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Cherice G. Arrington, Associate Director of Programs & Advocacy carrington@girlsincpa-nj.org The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. LEAP Group Leader Application”.

Organization Description: Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey (Girls Inc.) 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. Girls Inc. serves over 3,000 girls annually.

Responsibilities

Program Implementation

  • Collaborate with the Program Specialist to ensure that participants engage in quality programming that is engaging and developmentally appropriate, Tuesday-Thursday; 3:00-6:00pm
  • Assist with the recruitment and retention of program participants.
  • Assist with the daily check-in/check-out process using the After-school Arrival Sheet.
  • Establish a positive rapport and create a safe, engaging learning environment for all participants. Ensure that all youth feel welcomed and engaged in the program.
  • Practice conflict resolution and problem-solving that model respect for differences, is non-threatening, calm, and de-escalating in style for students during and after the instructional program.
  • Collect and track program data and outcomes with guidance from supervisor.
  • 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 the Project LEAP team to maintain program safety standards that protect youths’ physical and emotional safety.
  • Act in accordance with Girls Inc. policies and procedures.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Ensure all materials used for the program are sanitized or prepare single-use materials as appropriate.
  • Create inventory of program supplies, and ensure adequate replenishment as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.

Professional Development

  • Participate in Girls Inc. staff meetings, training, and conferences essential to executing job functions.
  • Participate in periodic assessment of personal performance development of goals and objectives.

Qualifications

  • High levels of professional effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, optimism, and energy.
  • Must live in the Greater Philadelphia region.
  • Must be available to work 10-12 hours per week.
  • Experience working with K-12th grade is a plus.
  • Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) required.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Cherice G. Arrington, Associate Director of Programs & Advocacy carrington@girlsincpa-nj.org The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. LEAP Group Leader Application”.

Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received until the position is filled. To learn more about Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey, please view our website at www.girlsincpa-nj.org.

Compensation: $18/hour
Location: on-site