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Position: Site Director – Early Grade After School
Responsible To: Director of Programs & Community Engagement
Position Summary: Oversee the facilitation of Girls Inc.’s Out of School Time Program, funded by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families.

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.

Primary Responsibility: The development, leadership, and execution of a high quality and structured after-school program for students in K-3rd grades.

Program Management and Development

  • Provide administrative supervision and day to day management of Girls Inc.’s Out of School Time Program, in accordance with School District, State, and Federal regulations.
  • Collaborate with the Site Supervisor and Group Leaders to ensure that participants receive a quality program that is engaging and developmentally appropriate, Monday-Friday; 3:00-6:00pm ET.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, retention, and documentation of program participants.
  • Plan, schedule, and implement structured high-quality after-school program that aligns with PA standards. Ensure that day-to-day program activities include STEM, literacy, and enrichment lessons to meet program goals for up to 48 students.
  • Support program design to reflect best practices in after school programs by ensuring programming is developmentally and culturally appropriate.
  • Maintain and implement high quality and safety standards for physical and emotional safety for students and staff.
  • Establish performance standards and complete performance reviews; coach, document, and recognize quality performance and support for direct reports.
  • Establish a positive rapport and create a safe and engaging learning environment.
  • Effectively utilize prep time to prepare for activities and program observations.
  • Review weekly lesson plans with the Program Team prior to delivery.
  • Develop a system to communicate regularly with families, administrators, teachers, and volunteers.
  • Serve as a resource in the identification, selection, and use of instructional materials, curriculum, and methodologies.
  • Participate and assist in the facilitation of after school leadership team meetings, conferences, in service training programs, and family nights.
  • Implement and/or practice the duties and responsibilities of a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse under current policies and procedures, as required.

Reporting & Evaluation

  • Create and implement procedures to track program documentation – logs, attendance, records, surveys, etc. for purposes of evaluation/reports. Generate written reports as required.
  • Collect, enter, and track program data in database including demographics and program hours.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Foster relationships with school/site administrators and staff. This includes spending non-direct service time at sites to meet with teachers/administrators.
  • Oversee the planning and coordination of special projects, events, presentations, and outings.
  • Attend events and fundraisers that support the organizations mission.
  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.

Professional Development

  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings essential to the execution of job functions.
  • Participate in CPR and Trauma Informed Care trainings.
  • Participate in periodic assessment of own performance and develop own goals and objectives. Take advantage of training and other developmental/professional opportunities.

Qualifications

  • High levels of professional effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, optimism, and energy.
  • Must live in Greater Philadelphia region.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with youth.
  • Must have Pennsylvania Criminal, Pennsylvania Child Abuse, and FBI clearances.

To Apply, please send resume to: Natasha J. Andrews, Director of Programs & Community Engagement at nandrews@girlsincpa-nj.org
The subject line of the email should include: Your full name and “Girls Inc. Site Director Application”

Compensation: $37,000-$43,000