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Position: Early Grade Education Group Leader
Reports To: Site Director
Type: Part-Time
Position Summary:  To facilitate and coordinate Girls Inc.’s Out-of-School Time (OST) Program, funded by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families, for girls and boys at Heston Elementary School in grades K-3. Responsible for programs which assist in the exploration process of the following concepts: early grade literacy, social emotional learning, self-esteem, assertive behaviors, career exploration, and personal health and wellness.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Cristal Bruce, Heston Site Director cbruce@girlsincpa-nj.org The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. OST 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

  • Facilitate Out-of-School Time programs, Monday-Friday; 2:00-5:00pm ET (academic year) and 8:00am-4:30pm ET (summer), which ensures that participants receive quality programs that meet their developmental needs and is culturally appropriate.
  • Prepare and plan afternoon activities for various weather conditions indoor and outdoor.
  • Facilitate digital enrichment activities in the case of site closure.
  • Facilitate daily check-in process.
  • Maintain and implement program safety standards that protect girls’ and boys’ physical and emotional safety.
  • Establish a positive rapport and create a safe engaging learning environment for all participants. Ensure that all youth feel welcome and engaged in the program.
  • Practice conflict resolution and problem solving that models respect for differences, is non-threatening, calm, and de-escalating in style for students during and after instructional program.
  • Practice the duties and responsibilities of a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse under current Girls Inc. policies and procedures, as required.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute special events and projects that are inclusive to the following: Implementation of workshops, field trips, procurement of guest speakers, and a family engagement session.
  • Acts in accordance with Girls Inc. purpose, policies, and goals, representing Girls Inc. in community activities in consonance with established policies.

Community Engagement & Collaboration

  • Develop and implement a regular communication plan for families, teachers, and volunteers.
  • Communicate with teachers of assigned cohort to identify any social emotional needs and provide proactive and responsive supports during brain break block and as needed.
  • Communicate with Assistant Principal, OST Supervisors, and district staff as appropriate to ensure continuity of support for students during and after instructional program.

Reporting & Evaluation

  • Provide constructive feedback to participants’ progress and encourage academic excellence.
  • Collect and track program data including demographics, pre- and post-surveys, and feedback forms.
  • Discuss with program team to identify areas for program support, growth, and expansion.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Ensure all materials used for afterschool enrichment are sanitized and/or prepare single-use materials as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.

Professional Development

  • Participate in all Office of Children and Families (OCF) trainings, in person and virtually, as required.
  • Participate in local and national Girls Inc. staff meetings, trainings, and conferences essential to the execution of job functions.
  • Participates in periodic assessment of own performance, develops own goals and objectives.

Requirements

  • Must be available to work up to 15 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours during the summer.

Qualifications

  • Excellent written, verbal, and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • At least two years of experience working with youth in a group setting
  • Working towards Associates or Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, and web searches

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Cristal Bruce, Heston Site Director cbruce@girlsincpa-nj.org The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. OST Group Leader Application”.

Compensation:  $18 per hour
Location:  on-site