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Position: Site Director
Responsible To: Associate Director of Programs & Advocacy
Type: Full-Time with Benefits
Position Summary: The Site Director will support the development and oversight of Project LEAP by coordinating weekly sessions, collaborating with partners, and overseeing the execution of the program. 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 email@example.com – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. LEAP Site Director 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.
- Collaborate with the Site Supervisor and Group Leaders to ensure that participants receive quality programming that is engaging and developmentally appropriate, Monday-Friday; 3:00-6:00pm.
- Responsible for the recruitment and retention for all program slots.
- Review STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and wellness lessons to ensure activities meet grant program goals.
- 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 of 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.
- Communicate regularly with caregivers to provide program updates including but not limited to logistics, behaviors, and attendance. Coordinate family engagement sessions for participants and caregivers.
- Maintain a high quality and program safety standards that protect youths’ physical and emotional safety.
- Acts in accordance with Girls Inc. policies and procedures.
- Assures all staff clearances, trainings, and work authorizations required by the grant or Girls Inc. are up to date.
Community Collaboration and Partnership
- Participate in program planning meetings with corporate and college partners. Cultivate new partnerships to provide supplementary activities for the Project LEAP program.
- Foster a relationship with school partner(s) including meeting with school leaders to discuss program updates and outcomes.
- Develop and implement a regular communication plan for families, teachers, and volunteers.
- Conduct outreach to parents to ensure regular attendance.
Reporting and 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 Compass-360 database including demographics and program hours.
- 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.
- 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.
- High levels of professional effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, optimism, and energy.
- Must live within the Greater Philadelphia region.
- Minimum one year experience working with youth.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
To To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Cherice G. Arrington, Associate Director of Programs & Advocacy firstname.lastname@example.org – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. LEAP Site Director 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.
July 16, 2021