JOB TITLE: Workshop Facilitator REPORTS TO: Program Director SALARY: $20+/hr (based on education and experience), 4-5 hours/week*
MUST BE AVAILABLE THURSDAY MORNINGS (10-11a) & THURSDAY AFTERNOONS (1-2p), & can travel to North Side Chicago locations.
Please send resume & cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org *possibility that hours may increase
Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program provides girls with the opportunity to learn the vital life skill of effective communication. In partnership with Mentoring USA, Bloomingdale’s, the Microsoft Store, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Public Schools, The Chicago Housing Authority, and University of Chicago Charter Schools, we have created a Polished Pebbles mentoring initiative designed to teach girls the importance of communication skills in the workplace, at school, and in their communities. Our mentoring program includes females from various Chicago communities who mentor middle school and high school students in Chicago schools. Our mentees also participate in Bloomingdale’s Brown Bag Apprenticeship Program, which includes store tours, school visits by the mentors, and job shadowing experiences for the girls.
SUMMARY: This position will assist with the development, implementation, and coordination of the Polished Pebbles curriculum within the aforementioned projects. The individual in this position is primarily responsible for independently leading sessions and activities. Furthermore, this position will focus on fostering the development of relationships between the girls and the mentors.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead sessions held during the school day, or during after school program hours, (on an as-needed basis) throughout the duration of the school year;
Assist in the development and maintenance of school and business partnerships;
Provide an inviting and safe environment for students and mentors;
Promote regular attendance and active participation of students;
Foster a setting that assists with self-disclosure, understanding, and overall support;
Provide individual support and guidance to students;
Maintain routine and necessary communication with other staff members and volunteers;
Attend all scheduled trainings and meetings.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree required. Master’s degree preferred. (preferred in education, human services, psychology, social work, or related field);
4-5 years of experience in youth development programming, youth group facilitation, or training;
Experience working with girls from a variety of communities, specifically those that live in urban communities;
Experience (preferred) with implementing job readiness programming;
Experience as school or youth program coordinator (preferred);
Demonstrated capacity for empathy and non-judgment.
Spanish-speaking a plus but not required
Willingness to travel throughout various Chicago neighborhoods
NOTE: INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE SATISFACTORY CLEARANCE OF A CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK.
Inquiries via phone, or social media communication will NOT be acknowledged.
Additional Salary Information: $20+/hour
Internal Number: 08-2016
About Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program
Polished Pebbles is a program that provides girls with the opportunity to learn the vital life skill of effective communication. We provide girls with non-violent and non-aggressive means to self-identify, response to threats of violence, interpersonal conflict, and the challenges of daily living. Additionally, we equip girls with skills that allow them to develop the confidence and ability to:
Speak up in class
Join groups and seek leadership positions
Communicate effectively and respectfully with adults
Have peaceful interactions with their peers