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Girls Inc. of the Valley Employment Opportunities

Assistant Director – In-School Programs

SALARY: $20.45- $22.45/hour (full-time, hourly)
SCHEDULE: Generally, Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, some later evenings or weekend hours with
advance notice, schedule subject to change

SUMMARY: Girls Inc. of the Valley is seeking an Assistant Program Director-In School Programs who is passionate about inspiring all girls* to be strong, smart, and bold! Research-based curricula, delivered by trained professionals, equip youth to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Girls Inc. of the Valley is an independent affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, the nation’s leading expert on issues affecting girls and young women.(*Please see our website at www.girlsincvalley.org to learn more about our trans-inclusive gender statement.)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Assistant Program Director-In School Programs will collaborate closely with the Senior Director of School Year Programs to coordinate and deliver Girls Inc. programs during the school day, school vacations, and summer breaks. This role involves leading in-school program coordination and facilitation, supporting day-to-day program operations, and providing leadership. Additionally, the Assistant Director will manage communications with schools and assist the Senior Director in building new school partnerships. The Assistant Director will supervise 1-2 part-time in-school facilitators, as well as interns and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated commitment to Girls Inc.’s mission, vision and advocacy statements
  • Bachelor’s degree, working towards a degree, or strong relevant, professional experience in education, human services or related field
  • Computer literacy including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in team settings
  • An awareness of and commitment to social justice education, gender equity, reproductive justice, trans justice and anti-racism
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, visually, in writing and online with youth, families, volunteers and staff
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job
  • Ability to diffuse and manage stressful situations
  • Must have a valid driver’s license for at least two years with a clean driving record. Position requires ability to drive program vans.
  • First Aid and CPR certified, or willing to attend training
  • Must be Covid vaccinated and boosted, or willing to get vaccinated before employment
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) highly desired (bonus available)

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and name/contact information of three references to Shante Alamo, Program Administrative Assistant, at salamo@girlsincvalley.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Posting will be removed when positions are filled.

STEM Coordinator

Salary: $20.00 Full time/ Hourly

SUMMARY: Girls Inc. of the Valley is seeking a creative, STEM focused individual who is passionate about inspiring all girls* to be strong, smart, and bold! Girls Inc. of the Valley is an independent affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, the nation’s leading expert on issues affecting girls and young women. (*Please see our website at www.girlsincvalley.org to learn more about our inclusive gender statement.)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The STEM Coordinator is enthusiastic about positively impacting the lives of youth in a pro-girl space through the exploration of, and connection to, science, technology, engineering, and math. The position is responsible for developing, facilitating, and supporting the delivery of STEM-based programming for participants in grades 3-12, with a primary focus on our Eureka! program for 8th – 12th-grade scholars. Additionally, STEM Coordinator will have an exciting opportunity to help envision, design, and oversee a new Makerspace housed within Girls Inc. of the Valley’s new program center. The Makerspace will be an integral part of the afterschool programs, summer program and Eureka! programs. The STEM Coordinator will both facilitate programs as well as work to bring in a variety of skilled volunteers to implement exciting hands-on program opportunities. Programming will be delivered on-site and at school-based and community programs. Eureka is an intensive, five-year STEM-based program that builds confidence and skills through hands-on opportunities in math, science, technology, sports, and careers. Eureka aims to increase scholars’ future options for academic achievement and careers, encourage enrollment in college-bound math and science courses, promote positive risk-taking, and assist scholars in developing networks of peers and mentors to support their future endeavors.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrate commitment to Girls Inc.’s mission, vision, and advocacy statements
  • Bachelor’s degree or strong, relevant, professional experience in STEM, education, or related fields
  • Experience planning, facilitating, and evaluating youth development-based STEM education programs
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a summer program, out-of-school environment, early childhood development, school system or a related field
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to connect with people individually and interface with families, community organizations and businesses in the Pioneer Valley with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities
  • An awareness of and commitment to social justice education and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization including support for gender equity, reproductive justice, trans rights, and anti-racism
  • High level of comfort and skill with computer applications, technology, email, Zoom, Microsoft Suite, and Google Suite
  • First Aid and CPR certified, or a willingness to attend training
  • Flexibility in hours, including some evening and weekend assignments
  • Must be Covid vaccinated and boosted, or be willing to get vaccinated before employment
  • Sense of humor and ability to roll with the ever-changing nature of working with youth

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with 3-D printing, electronics, hands-on design, craft, or other creative STEM applications is desirable
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates given favorable consideration
  • Valid driver’s license, with good driving record, and ability to drive a 15-passenger van

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and name/contact information of three references to Shante Alamo, Program Administrative Assistant, at salamo@girlsincvalley.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Posting will be removed when positions are filled.

Volunteerism and Community Engagement Coordinator

SALARY: $20/hour
Full-Time

SUMMARY: Girls Inc. of the Valley is seeking an organized and driven Volunteerism and Community Engagement Coordinator who is passionate about inspiring all girls* to be strong, smart, and bold! Girls Inc. of the Valley is an independent affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, the nation’s leading expert on issues affecting girls and young women. (*Please see our website at www.girlsincvalley.org to learn more about our inclusive gender statement.)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Volunteerism and Community Engagement Coordinator (VCEC) will oversee, implement, and analyze a robust volunteer and internship program and attend special events and programs to enhance our community connection. The VCEC will work closely with the development and program department to support organizationwide events, such as but not limited to, Spirit of Girls, Business Leaders Reception, Speaking Out, and Champion Events. This dynamic position requires the ability to work with all members of the Girls Inc. team and local communities and partners. The VCEC will be a creative project planner with superior organizational skills. The VCEC should anticipate a flexible work schedule that will include nights and weekends on a regular basis.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An articulated belief in the mission of Girls Inc.
  • Sense of humor and ability to roll with the ever- changing nature of working with people
  • Associate’s degree in education, business administration, human services, nonprofit management, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the functions of the job
  • At least 2-4 years of experience in formal or informal educational settings including program management and development, advocacy work, and/or volunteer management
  • An awareness of and commitment to the educational and cultural benefits of social justice education and cross-culturally adept environments
  • Leadership, analytical and communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job
  • Ability to communicate, support and work with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • High level computer skills including email and working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams) and Canva
  • Valid driver’s license

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and names/contact information of three references to Kimberley Colwell, Executive Assistant, at kcolwell@girlsincvalley.org.

Youth Program Facilitator

SALARY: $17.72/hour
Part Time/ Monday – Friday, 30 hours per week

SUMMARY: Girls Inc. of the Valley is seeking creative, energetic individuals who are passionate about inspiring all girls* to be strong, smart, and bold! Research-based curricula, delivered by trained professionals, equip youth to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Girls Inc. of the Valley is an independent affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, the nation’s leading expert on issues affecting girls and young women. (*Please see our website at
www.girlsincvalley.org to learn more about our inclusive gender statement.)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Youth Program Facilitators lead high quality programs for Girls Inc. participants in our Holyoke Program Center and in our school-based programs throughout Holyoke, Chicopee, and Springfield. Primary responsibilities include group facilitation and group management, program development, and administrative tasks. Programs take place primarily during the school day and after-school hours. Some evening and weekend hours will be required with advance notice. These positions are mostly in-person, with the possibility for occasional remote work.

Elementary School Program: Responsible for program development and delivery for participants in grades K-5. Topics include STEAM, health & wellness, sports, academic success, and social-emotional focused programming.

Middle and High School Programs: About 70% of programming derives from our Healthy Sexuality curriculum with the remaining 30% encompassing a variety of youth development programs geared toward participants in grades 6-12. Activities may include academic support, advocacy, leadership, and life skills.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree or working toward degree in education, science, technology, business administration, early childhood development, psychology, social work, or a related field highly desired; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the job
  • One or more years of experience working in a youth development program including summer program, out-of-school environment, early childhood development, school system or a related field
  • Collaborative, optimistic, energetic, individual who enjoys working with teens
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job
  • Ability to diffuse and manage stressful situations
  • Ability to communicate, support and work with students with diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • An awareness of and commitment to the educational and cultural benefits of social justice education and cross-culturally adept environments
  • Computer literacy including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Flexibility in hours, including some evening and weekend assignments

Youth Support Coordinator

SALARY: 20.00 per hour – Full time/Hourly (generally 10:00-6:00pm)

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: Girls Inc. of the Valley is seeking a Youth Support Coordinator to join our Program Department. We deliver life-changing programs that inspire girls* to be strong, smart, and bold! Girls Inc. of the Valley is an independent affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, the nation’s leading expert on issues affecting girls and young women. (*Please see our website at www.girlsincvalley.org to learn more about our inclusive gender statement.)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Youth Support Coordinator will be responsible for supporting Girls Inc. participants and their mental health needs. This position is a combination of two part time positions – general program facilitation coupled with oversight of our partnership with River Valley Counseling, our mental health consultant and the Department of Public Health (DPH) program requirements. This is primarily an in-person, on-site position with the opportunity for occasional remote work. The Youth Support Coordinator will:

  • Build relationships with Girls Inc. participants, program staff, community contacts and Girls Inc.’s mental health consultant to implement after-school, site-based and/or virtual programs in alignment with our mission and in support of youth mental health
  • Spend 15- 20 hours a week facilitating general Girls Inc. programs
  • Attend monthly meetings and trainings required by DPH
  • Be an active member of community organizations supporting youth mental health
  • Complete monthly grant reporting and billing
  • Conduct client intakes and quarterly assessments

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrate commitment to Girls Inc.’s mission, vision, and advocacy statement
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, human service; or comparable field or equivalent life/ work experiences
  • 2 years’ experience working in a summer program, out-of-school environment, early childhood development, school system or a related field
  • An awareness of and commitment to social justice education and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization including support for gender equity, reproductive justice,
    trans rights, and anti-racism
  • High level of comfort and skill with computer applications, technology, email, Zoom, Microsoft Suite, and Google Suite
  • First Aid and CPR certified, or a willingness to attend training
  • Must be Covid vaccinated and boosted, or be willing to get vaccinated before employment
  • Sense of humor and ability to roll with the ever-changing nature of working with youth

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates given favorable consideration
  • Valid driver’s license, with good driving record, and ability to drive a 15-passenger van

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and name/contact information of three references to Shante Alamo, Program Administrative Assistant, at salamo@girlsincvalley.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Posting will be removed when positions are filled.

Why work at Girls Inc.?

  • Option for 100% employer-paid health insurance and life insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance available at an affordable cost
  • Employer retirement contribution partial-match offered after 1 year
  • LGBTQ-friendly environment
  • $1,000 differential for bilingual (Spanish/English) staff
  • Regular staff appreciation events and professional development opportunities