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Position: Post-Secondary Success Coordinator
Reports To: Director of Programs and Community Engagement
Type: Full-Time
Position Summary:  This position is designed to lead our growing high school leadership and alumnae programs. The Post-Secondary Success Coordinator will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Serve as lead facilitator for the Ambassador Club, our high school post-secondary planning and leadership program.
  • Support recruitment for high school programs.
  • Collaborate with corporate and social impact partners to identify internship placements for high school participants and alumnae.
  • Develop and implement alumnae program.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Natasha J. Andrews, Director of Programming and Community Engagement nandrews@girlsincpa-nj.org The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Post-Secondary Success Coordinator 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

Ambassador Club

  • Prepares, delivers, tracks, and evaluates programs for participants.
  • Partners with staff and program mentors to strategically plan and develop program curriculum, post-secondary and career exploration activities, community service projects, and special events.
  • Responsible for gathering and collecting program data including but not limited to demographic information, pre- and post-evaluations, and annual survey.
  • Identifies scholarship opportunities and supports students as they navigate the application process.
  • Develops and implements post-secondary assessment tool which supports participants’ outcome and growth from high school through alumnae.
  • Conducts annual review of curriculum, programming, and educational opportunities for program.
  • Establishes a positive rapport with participants, families, and stakeholders.
  • Coordinates and supports three overnight college visits.

Program Recruitment

  • Works collaboratively to develop, facilitate, and implement all phases of the recruitment process.
  • Partners with marketing and program staff to prepare marketing and public relations material for recruitment.
  • Acts as a point of contact and builds relationships with school and community partners to support recruitment efforts.
  • Maintains accurate records of membership, demographics, and participation.

Internships

  • Develops strong industry sector and social impact networks to support programs and internships.
  • Creates resources that support, advance, and enhance post-secondary plans, and academic and professional opportunities for current Girls Inc. participants and alumnae.
  • Assists with employer recruitment of students by identifying, locating, and referring eligible students for internship and full-time job placements.
  • Ensures quality work experiences for students by assisting employers in the development of positions that complement and enhance students’ academic and professional goals.
  • Promotes a positive work experience for students after job placement, through follow-up activities with students and employers.
  • Partners with post-secondary leadership team to support and assist in the identification of quality service and internship opportunities.

Alumnae Engagement

  • Responsible for building and strengthening the alumnae community, creating a vibrant and compelling local network, and contributing to national alumnae network.
  • Utilize post-secondary tracking tools to support participants’ outcomes and growth.
  • Coordinates, manages, and documents in-person and online alumnae events and activities and manages the alumnae communication calendar. Participates in Girls Inc. national alumnae network.

Qualifications

  • Passionate about the mission and vision of Girls Inc.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proven experience in one of the following: Program planning, development and implementation, Alumni Relations and Corporate Partnership and/or Engagement.
  • Experience managing volunteers and establishing volunteer0led programs.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, and Web Searches.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment, sharing information, ideas, and effective practices.
  • At least two years’ experience working with youth in a group setting.
  • Bachelor’s in social work, psycho/social sciences, education, business administrations, communications, or other related field.
  • Must be able to work two Saturdays per month and one evening per week.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Natasha J. Andrews, Director of Programming and Community Engagement nandrews@girlsincpa-nj.org The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Post-Secondary Success Coordinator 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:  $43,000-$50,000 based on experience, with benefits package.
Location:  Girls Inc. at the BOK Building or on-site as needed. Opportunity to work remotely up to three days each week.