New Rochelle Program Site Coordinator
Girls Inc. Westchester is a young affiliate of Girls Inc. – a 150 year old non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Since opening our doors in 2007, we have delivered life-changing programs to more than 2,000 area girls ages 9 to 18.
Our model is simple but effective. Girls Inc. gives girls the right tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment – typically in schools or community centers – peers who share their drive and aspirations, and research-based programming. At Girls Inc., girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In our programs we teach girls how to use their knowledge and strength to promote positive change for themselves and their communities.
We are seeking a 25 hour/week Site Coordinator to oversee our programs in New Rochelle, our first comprehensive program site, where girls in middle school and high school have the opportunity to have a high impact Girls Inc. experience – during school, after school, and outside of school over a number of years. The Site Coordinator is based at New Rochelle High School, and works closely with the administration and faculty at both Isaac Young Middle School and NRHS to ensure that all interested girls can participate in Girls Inc. program. She works closely with community organizations, parents, and other partners in New Rochelle to coordinate and deliver Girls Inc. programming, mentoring, and enrichment activities for 6th-12th grade girls. This position plays a pivotal role in maintaining and growing partner relationships in New Rochelle, leveraging community resources on behalf of New Rochelle girls, and managing a robust and high quality model for replication in other communities. This position reports to the Program Manager, who works out of the White Plains office.
Program Design, Delivery, and Evaluation
- Be a strong, smart, bold mentor to girls, promoting their well-being, development, confidence, and success; embrace every girl’s strengths and abilities
- Meet with students, parents, faculty and administration to learn about and stay current on girls’ needs and community offerings
- Work with Program Manager to determine which Girls Inc. programs to offer, where; adapt/enhance as necessary to ensure that selected curriculum matches needs of girls in various grades, and of community partners
- Plan, develop, and deliver high-quality programming to girls ages 9-18, covering topics including sexual health and pregnancy prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, STEM, and college and career planning
- Track girls’ attendance and participation; employ strategies to maximize participant retention, and promote girls’ long-term involvement in Girls Inc. programs
- Assist in recruitment and registration of participants for workshops, conferences, Leadership Council, etc.
- Lead in the planning special events, enrichment trips, and other outings for girls, and assist with chaperoning
- Oversee administrative tasks for program site, including filing and maintaining databases
- Track program progress, successes and challenges against goals. Share program highlights, successes, and challenges with staff, Board, and funders through regular written and oral reports.
- Distribute, collect, and submit program session paperwork and evaluations
- Provide written evaluation of programming based on data from surveys, reflections, reports, and other feedback
- Coordinate travel of program participants and staff, as needed.
Partner Relationship Management
- Act as liaison to high school and middle school administration, community partners, and funders to develop and maintain program partner relationships
- Seek opportunities to expand Girls Inc. programs in New Rochelle and advance the mission through partnerships with schools, community based organizations, affinity groups and other key stakeholders.
- Ensure that programs meet goals and objectives and create the desired outcomes.
- Supervise program facilitator
- Work with volunteers to deliver and enrich programs and assist in scheduling of Girls Inc. staff and volunteers
- Take part in Girls Inc. program staff training
- Submit evaluations and reports and attend regular supervision with Program Manager
- Provide administrative support as needed
- Other duties as deemed necessary
- Create communications channels to reach parents and caregivers
- Represent Girls Inc. at community outreach events and assist in public relations efforts to increase organizational visibility and cultivate volunteers
- Positively and effectively represent Girls Inc. and our affiliate to all stakeholders in New Rochelle; cooperate in mission- aligned inter-agency collaboration and serve as an advocate for girls in the community.
- Assist Program Manager with coordination of site visits with funders
- Provide timely reporting and program feedback for use in communications efforts and funding requests/reporting.
- Ability to adapt curriculum, as needed (based on duration, program focus, age)
- Expertise in key Girls Inc. program areas (youth development and experiential education; health, wellness & sexuality, including pregnancy prevention, STIs & contraception; media literacy and familiarity with current and popular youth media; STEM)
- Provides clear direction and ensures that each person recognizes the importance of their work
- Provides timely, specific addressable feedback to direct report(s)
- Actively solicits input from each person, encouraging ways to improve program and outcomes
- Open communication style that encourages input and feedback from all constituents
- Recognize conflict situations; listen with intention; work to establish common ground and resolution
- Ability to develop timeline, track tasks, and work to deadlines
- Prioritize appropriately and act in keeping with priorities
- Able to identify and address inhibitors to progress
- Delegate appropriately
- Expertise with office technologies
- Excellent verbal and written skills, as seen in communications with students, parents, partners, funders
- Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with partner’s site directors.
- Writes clearly and succinctly in a variety of communications and styles (suitable for materials for girls, parents, school/nonprofit administrators, funders)
- Speaks effectively with different audiences (girls, parents, funders, administrators, government agencies)
- Support Girls Inc.’s asset-based philosophy of building on strengths, rather than focusing on deficits
- Share information throughout the organization
- Professional team-player in partnership with all staff, partners, board, donors, program participants, volunteers
- Passion for Girls Inc.’s mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold
- 2 years’ experience working with teens and pre-teens as an educator, advocate, program facilitator, or volunteer
- Understanding of girls’ and women’s issues and challenges of low-income and minority youth
- Experience with asset-based, positive youth development program implementation
- Experience working in a school setting
- Experience in community outreach and managing community partnerships
- Computer literate and proficient in MS Word and Excel as well as Google mail and Google calendar.
- Able to use databases and evaluation software.
- Background or studies in women’s studies, African-American Studies, Latin-American Studies, social work, education, psychology or related fields
- Spanish fluency and ability to translate and deliver programs in Spanish.
Additional desired attributes:
- Preference will be given to candidates from Westchester County with knowledge of the schools and afterschool community.
- Previous knowledge, educational experience and/or willingness to learn about the Girls Inc. program areas listed above (under Curriculum).
- Women of color are especially encouraged to apply
How to apply
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume in Word or Adobe PDF by September 15th to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title included in the subject line of the email. The cover letter should address your qualifications for the position and why the Girls Inc. mission matches your experience and interests. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.