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Position: Teen Advocacy Coalition Program Leader
Reports To: Associate Director of Programs & Advocacy
Type: Part-Time
Position Summary:  This position is responsible for program coordination, curriculum development, facilitation, participant recruitment and retention, and partnership development of our Teen Advocacy Coalition (TAC) and advocacy awareness events. TAC is a leadership body of Girls Inc. students (grades 9-12) that advises and informs our organization’s advocacy work. Throughout this two-year leadership program, TAC members develop their advocacy and public policy skills and spearhead a culminating project focusing on a social justice issue of their choice. Members also represent Girls Inc. at various engagements, assist with advocacy social media campaigns, and meet with local community leaders. In addition, the TAC Program Leader will coordinate our She Votes and She Leads Advocacy Summit annually. Both events give students the tools and knowledge to become leaders and empowered change agents.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Cherice G. Arrington, Associate Director of Programs & Advocacy – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. TAC Program Leader Application”.

Organization Description: Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (GIGPSNJ) 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. GIGPSNJ serves over 2,500 girls annually.


Program Implementation

  • Design and develop TAC program plan and timeline adhering to grant requirements.
  • Recruit 25 high school participants and retain 90% of participants in year 2.
  • Facilitate monthly Saturday TAC meetings and coordinate supplemental workshops to support the development and implementation of TAC members’ culminating projects.
  • Develop and retain strong partnerships with community leaders, organizations, and other key stakeholders.
  • Spearhead She Votes events, for K-12th graders, in collaboration with Girls Inc. staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinate our annual She Leads Advocacy Summit, including developing event timelines, securing partners, and training TAC members to lead sessions. Update program curriculum to align with current events and data.
  • Provide an atmosphere that fosters hands-on and minds-on learning while serving as a role model to students.
  • Establish a positive rapport with students and create a supportive learning environment that is inclusive for all.
  • Collaborate with Partnership Manager to identify and secure field trips that align with program goals and outcomes.
  • Organize developmentally appropriate training sessions for TAC members focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), advocacy, trauma-informed practices, and program implementation.

Public Policy

  • Update the Girls Inc. staff on relevant news and policy developments that align with the Girls Inc. National Advocacy Pillars as needed; sharing recommendations on advocacy trends with the team.
  • Represent Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey at local and national partnership meetings.
  • Meet with key local stakeholders to raise awareness about Girls Inc. National Advocacy Pillars—Sexual Health, Safety, and Autonomy; Mental Health and Wellness; Equitable Access to Education; and Civic Engagement and Voting Rights.
  • Work collaboratively with the Development & Marketing Manager to create social media content, action alerts, letters, and other communications to elected officials and the broader community to raise awareness of Girls Inc. advocacy events and social justice issues.

Professional Development

  • Participate in staff meetings, trainings, and conferences essential to the execution of job functions.
  • Participate in periodic assessments of personal performance—develops own goals and objectives


  • Demonstrated effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, optimism, and energy levels.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually.
  • Consistently report to program site as scheduled.
  • Experience facilitating meetings and working in groups.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience with high school students and community partnerships.
  • Must submit COVID-19 vaccination card.
  • Working towards or has Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, sociology, urban education, gender studies, or other related field.
  • Must submit up-to-date clearances, including FBI criminal fingerprints, Child Abuse History Verification, and State criminal background check.


  • Must be able to work up to 12 hours per week (maximum).
  • Must live in the Greater Philadelphia region. This is a hybrid position.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Cherice G. Arrington, Associate Director of Programs & Advocacy – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. TAC Program Leader Application”.

Compensation: $18/hour