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Position: Group Leader
Responsible To: Site Director
Type: Part-Time
Position Summary:  Group Leaders will plan and implement Project LEAP program activities to assist students with the exploration of the following concepts: STEAM, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and wellness. Project LEAP is a comprehensive after-school program designed to engage and empower middle school (5th-8th grade students) to see themselves as future STEM (science, technology, engineering, 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. 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 84 affiliates.  Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey is the local affiliate serving 3,000 girls in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Responsibilities

Program Implementation

  • Collaborate with the Site Director and Site Supervisor to ensure that participants receive quality programming that is engaging and developmentally appropriate, Monday-Friday; 3:00-6:00pm.
  • Assist with the daily check-in/check-out process using the After-School Arrival Sheet.
  • Assist with the recruitment and retention of program participants.
  • 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 instructional program.
  • Collect and track program data and outcomes with guidance from Site Director.
  • 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 Site Director and Site Supervisor to maintain a high quality and program safety standards that protect youths’ physical and emotional safety.
  • Acts in accordance with Girls Inc. policies and procedures.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Ensure all materials used for program are sanitized and/or prepare single use materials as appropriate.
  • Inventory enrichment and programming supply needs and ensure adequate replenishment as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.

Professional Development

  • Participate in Girls Inc. staff meetings, trainings, and conferences essential to execution of job functions.
  • Participate in periodic assessment of own performance, develop own goals and objectives.

Qualifications

  • High levels of professional effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, optimism, and energy.
  • Must live within the Greater Philadelphia region.
  • Must be willing to work 15-20 hours per week.
  • Experience working with K-12th grade students is a plus.

To 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 or 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: $15-17 per hour

July 16, 2021