Employment Policies & Opportunities

Girls Inc. Westchester inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face. Girls Inc. Westchester gives girls the right tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment, peers who share their drive and aspirations, and research-based programming. At Girls Inc. Westchester , girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as STEM. Informed by the experiences of girls and their families, Girls Inc. Westchester works with policymakers to advocate on key legislation and initiatives.

We are always growing to serve the changing needs of our participants. Currently, we are offering the following job opportunities in our Program Department to supplement our rapidly growing programs in Westchester.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

The Program Director position requires the ability to effectively plan, organize, and coordinate the development of programs and events in alignment with GIWC overall mission. In addition, working with the team to implement strategies that have a high impact on the girls being served and support the training of program facilitators. The Program Director is a full-time position, who reports directly to the Executive Director. The position requires travel and after hours and weekend programming.

Goals and Responsibilities:

The Program Director will understand, embrace, and execute the mission and vision of Girls Inc. Experience, grounded in youth development principles, by leading the Westchester County affiliates in:

  1. Program Strategy and Fund Development
  2. Staff Development and Management
  3. Program Management
  4. Data Management and Outcome Driven Evaluation
  5. Technology/Social Media/Communications

Program Strategy and Fund Development:

  • Develop a Program Strategy that fits with National and GIWC Strategic Plans
    • Provide strategic direction on how to provide activities or events to engage and increase the number of girls being served
    • Track the number of girls in the program and course correcting in with the assistance of the Executive Director and Director of Development
    • Coordinate with Development Director on expansion of school districts and/or community organizations based upon budget availability in determining appropriate new schools and community organizations
  • Provide strategic planning for the program department based on growth and trends (i.e., projecting the need for a Program Manager, providing a projection for number of facilitators, proactive hiring strategies, etc.) for multi-year budgeting purposes.
  • Work collaboratively with Development Director in aspects of grant reporting and adhering to grant requirements

Staff Development and Management:

  • Recruit, hire and train qualified facilitators as needed
  • Develop goals and objectives for facilitators using GIWC Strategic Plan; continually monitor and provide feedback to each facilitator
  • Conduct annual performance reviews of each facilitator and set goals and objectives for performance standards including, but not limited to:
    • Creating a binder for each school, which includes attendance sheets, weekly lesson plans, surveys (pre/post), and weekly notes.
    • Entering accurate data into Compass 360
  • Attend the first 2 sessions of a new facilitator. Attend once a month, if more needed, GI sessions with facilitators and girls
  • Conduct weekly program staff meetings and/or staff development
  • Provide new hire paperwork. Submit completed paperwork to Executive Director to process
  • Monitor facilitator’s timesheets and expenses for reimbursement
  • Update Program Delivery spreadsheet on a biweekly basis Program Management
  • Provide timely monthly reports to Executive Director and Development Director on or before due date
  • Provide timely reports to Development Director for funder reporting on or before due date
  • Order, organize, and maintain program supplies and equipment
  • Develop, manage, and oversee program MOUs and other contracts to ensure that GIWC staff and site is meeting agreed contract
  • Meet with Principal and/or school personnel at least twice a year, including pre- programming meetings at the start of the school year/semester Create and maintain program schedule and file folder/binder of curriculum and lesson plans by grade level for facilitators and sites
  • Review all grant funding programming, grant reporting deadlines, and adhering to grant requirements
  • Plan and organize annual events such as Leadership Council, Leadership Summit, College Shower
  • Provide accurate and updated information for GIWC recruitment materials and webpage to Development Director Data Management and Outcome Driven Evaluations
  • Manage and oversee the data collection and reporting
  • Manage and oversee the data collection and timely reporting for grant and contract compliance and internal reporting
  • Understand and conduct the SSBOMS and prepare for Executive Director, Board and/or National to show how our programs are impacting the girls we serve Technology/Social Media/Communication

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Outreach and Recruitment
    • Host and attend information sessions with current partners and potential site/community partners to showcase Girls Inc.
    • Seek site/community partners to support/enhance the GI Experience and other events/programs
    • Periodically meet with parents to explain the GI Experience, programs, events, opportunities, and surveys
  • Participate in meetings, trainings, and conferences to further professional development
  • Keep Executive Director informed of problems, concerns, incidents, needs, and trends
  • Complete all paperwork related to administrative responsibilities in a timely manner
  • Act as a back-up as needed for programming at partner sites

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree required with focus in education, social work, psychology, sociology and/or child development.
  • Minimum three years of demonstrated successful experience in program development and curriculum development for elementary to high school youth
  • Be proficient in the following: Social media platforms (i.e., Facebook/Facebook Live, Instagram, Twitter, etc.),Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel (including spreadsheet creation and recordkeeping), PowerPoint, Zoom (including breakout rooms and multi-site coordination), Google Office Suite (google drive, meeting, pages, etc.), Canva, Compass 360, Word press
  • Ability to supervise, motivate, cultivate, train and evaluate program staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with ability to receive, consolidate and provide feedback in a constructive way.
  • Effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills with girls and adults.
  • Knowledge of and interest in youth development, gender equity, social justice, cultural issues, and community engagement
  • Ability to respond appropriately in emergency/crisis situations and serve as mandatory reporter
  • Ability to build relationships and interface with persons from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify short-term and long-term program needs and develop relevant programs.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends, when needed.
  • Must commit to the position for a minimum of two years.
  • Ensure that the program adheres to any organizational or grant requirements.
  • Experience with developing and managing program budgets
  • Has prior experience in strategic planning, program development, and operations.
  • Must be detail oriented with the ability to multitask under pressure.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • A current valid driver’s license

Interested parties are asked to email a resume, cover letter and list of professional references to ssmithrodriguez@girlsincwestchester.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Email submissions are preferred.

PART TIME PROGRAM FACILITATORS

Girls Inc. Westchester offers girl-only programs at schools throughout Westchester to help tween and teen girls navigate the real-life challenges they confront during middle and high school and lay the groundwork for healthy, independent, and fulfilling futures.
The Part-Time Program Facilitator (10- 15 hours per week) must be able to lead after-school programming in schools throughout Westchester County as well as virtual programming for special events. School programs run from September through June and special programming is offered throughout the summer months. The Program Facilitator ensures that programs and curricula are delivered in a thoughtful effective manner to engage and excite girls. The Program Facilitators prepare and teach age-appropriate curriculum on-site at schools across Westchester County, with a target focus of serving girls grades 4th – 12th. The Program Facilitators also teach virtually for special programs throughout the year. Curriculum is provided and facilitators should be prepared to supplement with research-based, experiential curricula/programs/activities as necessary. A successful facilitator serves as a role model for girls, other staff, and volunteers, maintaining a high level of professionalism and attention to quality in all aspects of program delivery, recruitment, and reporting.

  • Associate Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Bilingual skills preferred
  • Reliable and consistent method of transportation a must
  • Classroom management experience/facilitators skills
  • Experience working with youth, especially ages 9 – 16
  • Adaptable and flexible attitude
  • Technology proficient and creative (familiarity with Zoom a plus)
  • Reliable and consistent method of transportation

COVID-19 considerations: Facilitators are required to wear a mask in a large group setting.

Pay Rate: $16.00 – $20.00 per hour

Interested parties are asked to email a resume, cover letter and list of professional references to ssmithrodriguez@girlsincwestchester.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Email submissions are preferred.

Please direct any questions to the Executive Director, Dr. Sharlise Smith-Rodriguez at ssmithrodriguez@girlsincwestchester.org.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY & NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

At Girls Inc. Westchester , employment is based upon one’s capabilities and qualifications. It is the policy of Girls Inc. to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, military status and political belief or any other protected characteristic as protected by law. Girls Inc. Westchester prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment by supervisors or employees. Girls Inc. Westchester will not tolerate harassment of our employees by anyone, including vendors.

The policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and non-discrimination applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment, hiring, training, evaluation, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other privileges and conditions of employment. Employees’ questions or concerns relating to Equal Employment Opportunity, discrimination and harassment, should be referred to the Human Resources Department. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against any employee violating this policy.

Further, Girls Inc. Westchester will take affirmative actions to improve the employment of minorities and Vietnam-era veterans. As a measure of creating awareness, Girls Inc. Westchester will include the statement, ‘Equal Opportunity Employer’ in all advertisements and job postings.

Diversity and Inclusiveness Statement

Diversity and inclusiveness is defined as the acceptance, tolerance, honoring and valuing of differences in culture, lifestyles, heritage, and knowledge. This includes all the similarities and differences that make us diverse internally, externally, or situationally and may include, but not be limited to: age, appearance, communication style, economic status, educational background, employer, gender identification, sexual orientation, geographic location, job type/title, language, race/ethnicity, learning style, management status, marital status, mental abilities, nationality, parental status, physical abilities, political affiliation, religion, seniority/tenure, sex/gender, veteran status, work experience, or work location.

Girls Inc. Westchester recognizes that it is essential for the organization to include the values of diversity and inclusiveness as part of our strategy to achieve our vision and mission. Our commitment to these values will be demonstrated through training of all our people, cultivation of these principles, and on-going periodic review of our progress in the following:

  • Thought, decisions, strategies, and resources.
  • Our people (which includes management, staff, volunteers, and funders) in a way that is reflective of the girls and communities that we serve.
  • The delivery of our programs and other services.

It is only through the sustained and ongoing commitment and effort to this value that we can bring unique, creative, and vital people with varying differences and views to the organization.