Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest (GIPNW) is seeking a Lead Program Facilitator for our South Seattle, WA location. Girls Inc. is a non-profit organization whose gender-specific and research-based programming is focused on equipping girls with the tools necessary to lead healthy, academically successful, and economically-independent lives. Together with our community partners and supporters, we give every girl the opportunity to realize the Power of Her. As a gender-affirming organization, we support and inspire not only girls but all youth regardless of gender identity to be strong, smart and bold. GIPNW also supports an anti-racist stance and looks to our mission and programming to support girls and all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; and any person from specific and diverse backgrounds.
Girls Inc. embraces diversity in a profound way and believes in the power of a shared table to bring people together as we are committed to building a culturally inclusive team. We see diversity and inclusion as central to our organization. This means that we stand up against discrimination and harassment wherever we operate.
Girls Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) and equal pay to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
As an EEO employer Girls Inc. PNW acknowledges that people belonging to historically underrepresented groups and/or persons protected by federal, state, or local law may be less likely to apply for a job opening based on Required Skills & Qualifications. We encourage all interested individuals to apply for this opening, even if you do not meet all requirements - Required or Preferred as described in this job description. We take into account both commensurate experience and lived experiences of our job applicants, and we encourage you to think broadly about your qualifications and background for this role.
We seek a Lead Program Facilitator to conduct our programming activities with our youth. 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. Girls Inc. strives to identify and place facilitators with youth work experience who can connect authentically with diverse girls and communities. We offer our facilitators focused training and encourage participation in all Girls Inc. events to help cultivate rich and supportive relationships with a dynamic community of women. This position is to fill an immediate need for in-person program delivery. Program delivery consists of in-person programmatic activities hosted at our physical locations across South Seattle and Highline Public Schools.
This Seasonal Site-Based position will begin Fall 2023 and end in June 2024.
- Prepare for each session, accordingly, including planning and reviewing the curriculum for the week and gathering materials furnished by the organization
- Administer and collect enrollment forms, track attendance and other participant data as needed
- Facilitate in-person after school sessions across multiple school sites using provided technology, curriculum, and materials
- Facilitate monthly learning sessions, workshops and supplemental activities for all GIPNW program areas (Girls Groups, Leadership Council, and Eureka!)
- Co-host workshops with external, official partners and organizations
- Facilitate group discussions in a positive manner that ensures opportunities for participation by all youth
- Facilitate high impact, engaging, interactive sessions to maximize learning
- Adapt programming and facilitation style, lessons, and content as needed during sessions in response to group behavioral dynamics and youth needs.
Outreach & Enrollment
- Promote programs, attend events, and assist with participant recruitment and retention, and foster collaborative and empowering relationships with girls, youth, their families, and communities
The duties mentioned above are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties required in this position. This job description is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. This role may not be required to perform other duties as needed to assist with the overall mission of the organization.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
- At least 1 year of group facilitation/instruction experience with underserved youth is required
- Post-High School Training, Associates or Bachelor’s degree is a preference, but not required
- Must possess strong communications and organizational skills, flexibility, independence, warmth, and the ability to problem solve
- Must have the ability to travel to program sites, by way of public transportation, driving one's own vehicle, or another reliable mode of transportation
- Familiar with Google Suite, Zoom, and technologically savvy
- Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds and sit or stand for prolonged periods of time
- Must pass a criminal and school district background check
- We are a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory organization. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status must be proven upon hiring
- Experience being trained on proprietary curriculum and implementation of lesson and activity plans
- 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
- Experience working with transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive youth
- Skilled at building relationships with youth
- Comfortable leading from a virtual platform with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles
- Bi-Cultural, Bilingual, such as Spanish, Somali, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Russian, or Ukrainian speaking ability highly desired
- Deep knowledge of local community resources
- Experience working with or have similar shared lived experiences with the youth that we serve
- Paid Time Off (accrual rate of .077 per hour worked)
- 50 hours of Paid COVID-19 Sick Leave
- 403(b) Retirement Plan Eligible, with the option to contribute Pre-Tax or Roth. With a 3% employer contribution after 1 year of consecutive service, or 1000 hours
- Spot Bonus Program
- Referral Program
- M-TH 1 PM to 6 PM are predictable shift hours
- Facilitation occurs between 5-15 hours per a week
- Each group meets in-person for 2-3 hours session (typically 3 - 6 pm), Lead Program Facilitators will facilitate at least three sessions a week
- Must be available between 15-25 hours per week
- Friday and Saturday programmatic events may occur and will be pre-scheduled
- Shift hours also cover planning time, such as in person or virtual meeting preparation with direct supervisors, staff, and volunteers
- Seasonal GIPNW Office Closures: 12/22 - 1/1 and 3/17