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Position: Violence Prevention Education Specialist
Reports To: Youth & Family Engagement Coordinator
Type: Full-Time
Position Summary:  This is a student-support position responsible for the delivery and implementation of violence prevention and intervention programs for our Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) funded Bold Futures Program. Bold Futures is an intensive mentoring program for participants ages 9-14 addressing personal safety, community violence, advocacy, and decreasing involvement in the juvenile justice system. In this position, the Violence Prevention Education Specialist will support students in the areas of healthy living, academic enrichment, and life skills development.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Thalia Wetherill, Youth & Family Engagement Coordinator The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Violence Prevention Education Specialist”.

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 2,000 girls annually.

  • Implement and facilitate Girls Inc.’s comprehensive programs focused on safety and violence reduction.
  • Identify, recruit, and retain eligible Bold Futures students at assigned schools.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute special events and projects that include the following: field trips, guest speakers, and family engagement sessions.
  • Foster relationships with school/site administrators and teaching staff.
  • Communicate directly with parents/caregivers to promote, support, and encourage participation in Bold Futures activities.
  • Works collaboratively with program mentors to ensure the development of healthy, trusting, and intentional mentee/mentor relationships.
  • Maintain accurate records to track activities, outcomes, participation, progress, and status of individual Bold Futures students; generate written reports as required.
  • Work in cooperation with the Youth & Family Engagement Coordinator and other team members to maintain a high quality and safe program.
  • Identify and establish relationships with community resources supporting violence prevention and intervention.
  • Act in accordance with Girls Inc. policies and procedures; practice the duties and responsibilities of a mandated reporter.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Enthusiastic about the mission and vision of Girls Inc.
  • Consistently report to program site as scheduled.
  • Experience implementing trauma informed activities that support behavioral health or social emotional learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, monitor, assess, and record student progress against Bold Futures goals.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of students in a diverse community.
  • Experience in prevention, intervention, education, social work, child development, special education, social welfare, psychology, or other related field.
  • Two or more years of experience working with students.
  • Experience facilitating meetings and working in groups.
  • Bilingual Preferred (Spanish/English)

Certifications and Clearances required prior to delivering programs

  • BA/BS in Social Work or a closely related field (e.g. gender and women studies, sociology, psychology, education, and criminal justice)
  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)/ First Aid/ AED Certification
  • Child abuse clearance, FBI clearance, and Criminal Background

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Thalia Wetherill, Youth & Family Engagement Coordinator The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Violence Prevention Education Specialist”.

Compensation:  $46,000 with excellent benefits package
Location:  Girls Inc. at the Bok Building and other school-based locations as required