Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training, Program Management
2 Year Degree
Girls Inc. a national organization whose mission is to inspire 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. These positive outcomes are achieved through three core elements: people - trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships; environment - girls-only, physically and emotionally safe, where there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and mutual respect; and programming - research-based, hands-on and minds-on, age-appropriate, meeting the needs of today’s girls. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities for all girls and address the systemic barriers that impede girls’ success, particularly girls in low-income communities and girls of color.
Girls Inc. of Chicago has an exciting opportunity for a Part-Time Youth Program Facilitator. The Youth Program Facilitator is responsible for implementing and adapting a wide variety of enrichment activities for grades K-12, during both in and after-school program (1:30-5:30PM) settings. Facilitators will be responsible for conducting curriculum-based activities and discussions designed to increase knowledge, strengthen self-confidence, and cultivate communication and other pro-social skills.
Create, prepare for, and facilitate daily hands-on and intentional activities within our Core Essential Services (Healthy Living, Academic Enrichment and Support, Life Skills);
Develop relationships with girls & their families and provide individual support ensuring their ability to effectively engage in the program;
Ensure girls’ safety both physically and emotionally through active supervision, as they engage in program activities;
Effectively track each girls’ progress in the program, using a comprehensive tracking database in support of program evaluation;
Support with the planning and implementation of special events/projects, in and out of the school(s);
Conduct essential tasks to ensure the maintenance of program equipment and materials;
Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and work in collaboration with staff at the partner school(s);
Provide feedback on impact of the programming to the Program Coordinator;
Perform other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge and Skills
Passionate about the Girls Inc. mission and values and working with youth in grades Kindergarten-8th
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of early childhood education, youth growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to learning and knowledge of equity issues facing girls of color
Must be punctual, prepared, have a positive attitude and is at ease with, (and adept at) using a variety of lively program techniques (brainstorming, role-playing, etc.)
Must be self-directed, detail oriented with proven written and oral communication skills, as well as group facilitation skills
Must be a high-energy, caring, self-starter, innovative and have high level of competency in cultural diversity
MUST have reliable transportation and the ability to work After-school Hours (1:30P-5:30P) in the following South side if Chicago neighborhoods: Chatham, Kenwood, West Englewood, Hegewisch
Education & Experience
Pursuing or achieved a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, Youth Development, Human Development Social Work, or related discipline;
Reliable and able to work the entire school year. Girls develop meaningful relationships with their facilitators and it is difficult for girls when they transition, in the middle of the school year;
Candidates must pass a criminal history records check, and drug screening, in addition to other Chicago Public Schools safety requirements
A minimum of 1-year prior experience working with youth.
Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish)
GIRLS INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
About Girls Inc. of Chicago
Girls Inc. of Chicago provides after school programming that focuses on the development of the whole girl. The combination of long lasting mentoring relationships, a pro girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers to grow up healthy, educated and independent. Informed by girls and their families, we advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities for all girls.
We encourage girls to believe in their fullest potential through the Girls Inc. Bill of Rights.
Girls Inc. Girls' Bill of Rights:
•Girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes.
•Girls have the right to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm.
•Girls have the right to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success.
•Girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies.
•Girls have the right to have confidence in themselves and to be safe in the world.
•Girls have the right to prepare for interesting work and economic independence.