SUMMARY

Adelante Mujeres provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low income Latina women and their families to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community. The Youth Facilitator and Project Developer reports to the Chicas Youth Development Manager. She/he ensures that programs goals are achieved by working collaboratively with the Chicas Youth Development Manager to implement researched-based curricula for after-school student groups; support and guide participating girls through self-discovery and empowerment; prepare group program reports and evaluations; manage program volunteers and work collaboratively with the Chicas Team to engage families in their daughters’ growth. The ideal candidate will be inspired by and fully committed to Adelante Mujeres’ vision and mission, and will represent the organization in a professional manner among partners, community organizations, families and individuals.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate up to four Chicas after school sessions weekly
  • Create a culture of respectful collaboration among staff, partners, volunteers, and parents to ensure participants’ safety and the delivery of a culturally inclusive program with measurable results
  • Work in coordination with the Chicas Manager, Family Engagement Coordinator, Chicas team, and families to promote a well-managed, high quality program, youth-oriented learning environment
  • Recruit, supervise, and mentor new participants in coordination with Chicas Manager and Chicas team
  • Support the long-term and strategic program planning, implementation and vision ensuring that benchmarks are established to measure outcomes of Adelante Mujeres and Chicas goals and objectives
  • Lead the coordination and implementation of specific Chicas’ projects
  • Guide students through the completion of youth-led community involvement projects that reflect organization’s values, mission and vision, and lead to specific youth-development outcomes
  • Attain necessary information and maintain accurate records and written communications to track and share project results
  • Apply safety practices in all facets of the performance of duties, contact emergency services as needed, and act as a Mandatory Reporter for the safety of the participants
  • Plan, coordinate and attend field trips and other program projects and events
  • Coordinate participant-led fundraiser events
  • Work with Chicas Manager, Development Director, Grants Manager and Director of Education Programs to fundraise for Chicas programs, including soliciting individual and corporate donations and collaboratively submitting information for grants and reports
  • Ensure an active and timely approach to problem solving when issues arise at school sessions by informing Chicas Manager, positively receiving suggestions and proactively making needed changes
  • Be an active member of a participatory work environment where trust, respect, professionalism, teamwork, open communication, and strong work ethic are highly valued
  • Attend professional development trainings and implement new knowledge in his/her work
  • Participate in bi-weekly meetings with Chicas team and individual meetings with Chicas Manager
  • Develop, establish and maintain strong working relationships with community organizations and leaders
  • Perform other work related assigned duties by Chicas Manager or Director of Education Programs

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA preferred or AA Degree in Education, Elementary Education or strongly related field AND minimum of 2 years of actual work experience with youth and families
  • Minimum of two years of group facilitation experience Bilingual/Bicultural Spanish – English
  • Experience supervising volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and enhance curricula
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Adelante Mujeres
  • Knowledge of different computer programs such as word, excel, power point, outlook, and publisher
  • Current Criminal Background check to be completed prior to employment
  • Current driver license and ability to travel
  • Certification or Accreditation: CPR/First Aid Certification and Food Handler Certification within first 30 days of employment
  • Demonstrated ability to: 1. work well with low-income Latina youth and families, 2. efficiently manage multiple responsibilities, and 3. communicate effectively, respectfully, and timely both orally and in writing
  • Sense of humor, positive attitude, creativity, flexibility and willingness to pitch in when necessary
  • Impeccable integrity, common sense skills and a strong work ethic

HOURS/BENEFITS

  • Hourly: $16.35 - $18.27 per hour depending on qualifications
  • Full-time, hourly non-exempt position
  • Benefits: health, dental, life insurance, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) professional development opportunities, paid holidays (12 days annually), sick days (up to 12 days annually) and vacation per year (20 days years one through five, 25 days after five years) following a 60-day probationary period
  • Transcripts may be required

TO APPLY

Please submit the following material electronically (PDF preferred) to EducationJobs@adelantemujeres.org (no phone calls, please)

  • A one-page cover letter clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge you bring to the job and why you are a good fit for this position
  • A resume (limited to two pages) detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments
  • Three professional references Open until filled

Adelante Mujeres is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity.