JOB TITLE: Facilitator- Schools: High School
REPORTS TO: Director of Schools
Girls Inc. of Memphis inspires girls ages 6-18 to be strong, smart, and bold. Since 1946, Girls Inc. of Memphis has offered programs designed to build girls’ capacity for college preparedness, confident and responsible adulthood, economic independence and personal fulfillment. As a local affiliate of our national organization, Girls Inc., we benefit from research and outcome-based, age-progressive programming specifically designed to provide the Girls Inc. Experience to girls in Memphis.
JOB PURPOSE: The School Based Specialist is responsible for preparing and implementing hands on minds on programming and activities for grades 9th-12th. This individual will also have a pivotal role working with school administration, mentors/volunteers and community partners, to promote the well-being, development, confidence and success in girls. Along with motivating, School Based Specialist will promote their long-term involvement and provide evaluation and feedback to ensure Girls Inc. programs stay relevant to the needs of all girls.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
· Approach work with a focus on girls and staff on their terms and advocate on their behalf-Inclusive
· Focus on thoughtful qualitative and quantitative inquiry for continuous improvement- Accountable
· Take ownership and proactive action for overall agency success-Brave
· Find the light and joy in the work through positive interactions with others-Joyful
· Assist supervisor to provide the agency's vision and ensure all policies and procedures are followed by both staff, participants and mentors/volunteers in order to provide effective programming
· Implement Girls Inc. curricula within a supportive, open, non-judgmental environment to ensure the Girls Inc. Experience
· Plan, develop and implement high quality age-appropriate, intentional programming for girls in grades; 9-12th
· Assist with recruitment, registration, and retention of girls for school based and center-based programming so that program capacity is met
· Work collaboratively with all agency program staff to ensure continuity of program delivery
· Distribute, collect, and submit program session paperwork and evaluations
· Assist with collaboration of key community partners to ensure program growth opportunities
· Assist with planning, coordinating and chaperoning special events, enrichment trips, guest speakers etc. for participants and their families
· Assist with ensuring that the mentor/volunteer program is efficient and effective by providing the appropriate resources to the mentors/volunteers for a positive and quality experience
· Assist with supporting and equipping mentors for placement to include: mentor/mentee match and monthly reviews of each mentor/mentee pair or group
· Assist with ensuring effective and efficient program delivery model is documented, implemented and evaluated through the TraxSolutions process in reference to registration, outcomes evaluation agreement forms, outcome evaluations, attendance, etc.
· Provide written evaluation of programming based on data from surveys, reflections, reports, and other feedback to support school based and center-based reports
· Actively engage in qualitative and quantitative program evaluation, including Strong, Smart, and Bold Outcomes Survey and Seeding Success
· Provide accurate and timely information for grants and other funding applications, reports and documentation
· Follow all agency policy and procedures as outlined in the staff handbook
· Participate in periodic assessment of own performance, develop own goals and objectives; Actively seek personal and professional growth opportunities for self and any staff including participation in conferences, training, meetings and seminars
· Represent Girls Inc. in a manner that conveys professionalism, confidentiality, courtesy, fairness, personal integrity, and respect for others
· Provide appropriate supervision for participants in Girls Inc. programs; maintain and implement high quality and safety standards for physical and emotional safety
· Confer regularly with supervisor; Keep him/her informed of problems, concerns, needs, trends and unusual circumstances.
· Counsels girls individually or collectively, and makes referrals as needed.
· Assist with capturing photos and quotes to share with Girls Inc. team for communications and fundraising purposes
· Assist with facilities and shared space janitorial needs, maintenance needs and equipment inventory
· Perform other duties as assigned
· Must be 21 and older
· Must model the Girls Inc. mission of a Strong, Smart, Bold individual exhibiting strong leadership qualities and a can-do attitude
· Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, sociology, or related field
· Minimum of two years’ experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation in youth development and educational settings
· Demonstrated abilities in incorporating diversity of cultures, ethnicity, languages abilities, and socioeconomic background in work with staff and in programming
· Ability to communicate effectively orally, visually, in writing, and via computer with youth, parents, teachers, coworkers, and volunteers
· Ability to effectively diffuse and manage volatile situations
· Ability to juggle multiple priorities
· Ability to bend, lift, and move up to 50 lbs.
· A valid TN driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle and proof of automobile liability insurance with minimum policy requirements as established by Girls Inc.
· Ability to work Saturdays and evening
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