CURRENT JOB OPENING
SITE-BASED FACILITATOR, PORTLAND, OR (multiple POSITIONS)
Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our gender-specific programs and research-based curricula equip girls ages 6 – 18 with skills and competencies that enable them to access a bright and economically-independent future. Together with our community partners and supporters, we give every girl the opportunity to realize the Power of Her.
GIRLS INC. AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMMING
Girls Inc. delivers programming at school and community center sites during the school year. Connected to outcomes based curricula, girls practice critical life and social skills while participating in discussions, breaking down stereotypes, learning about women’s history, and exploring academics and careers. For more information about Girls Inc. programming and our curricula please visit www.girlsincpnw.org.
Facilitators may lead up to four after-school Girls Groups each term. 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. Groups meet once a week for three 8-10 week terms over the school year, typically during after-school hours.
The hours are 8-12 hours per week, depending on site availability. Each group meets for 1.5 - 2 hours per week. Groups begin in September/October and end in May/June.
Facilitators support with promotion and recruitment, prepare for groups, and complete administrative tasks and other duties as assigned. Facilitators may also lead supplemental activities for participants throughout the school year such as Girls Council (focused on girls’ leadership development) and the Girls Take Off program (monthly outdoor adventure activities to encourage healthy risk-taking and exposure to new experiences).
- Must possess flexibility, independence, warmth, strong organizational skills, and capacity to problem solve
- Must have at least one year of group facilitation/instruction experience with under-served youth
- Familiarity with delivering culturally relevant and responsive youth programming plus a strong understanding of and/or willingness to learn about diverse cultures and communities
- Relevant and significant experience in gender-specific and/or experiential programming highly desired
- Bachelors-level degree or equivalent experience in a social science or related field preferred
- Deep knowledge of local community resources
- Bi-lingual, such as Spanish speaking ability highly desired
- Must be available during weekday afternoons between 8-12 hours per week
- Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
- Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds and sit or stand for prolonged periods of time
- Must pass a criminal background check
Girls Inc. strives to identify and place facilitators with youth work experience who can connect authentically with diverse girls and communities. Girls Inc. sets high standards for our facilitators so that we can engage the girls we serve in meaningful learning. We also want all facilitators to have a great experience for their own professional development and social enhancement. We offer our facilitators focused trainings and encourage participation in all Girls Inc. events to help cultivate rich and supportive relationships with a dynamic community of women.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to the Girls Inc. Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send in one document, titled LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_SEASONALFAC.doc.
Please no phone calls.
Open until filled.
Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.