LOFT Girls Inc. Coordinator- Middle School
Overall Duties: Coordinate daily programming for young women in LOFT programming to ensure a high quality program is maintained.
- Develop weekly lesson plans which align with Girls Inc. Core Essential Services (Strong, Smart and Bold OR Health/Wellness, Education/Instruction, Community Engagement & Life Skills) to ensure plans are linked to national, community, and school day goals and outcomes.
- Be a regular presence at O’Keeffe Middle School to build on relationships critical for implementation of programming.
- In coordination with the Middle School Manager, Girls Inc. of Greater Madison Assistant Manager, and the Assistant Director of Youth Programs, meet regularly with the appropriate school-based staff. Attend various club meetings, extra-curricular events, classes and lunch times where connections with MS students can be established and maintained.
- Monitor and share program, staff, volunteer, and family successes or concerns to the Middle School Manager and Girls Inc. of Greater Madison Assistant Manager on a consistent basis.
- Support center outreach efforts to youth living in inadequately resourced areas served by the Goodman Community Center to encourage their engagement.
- Promote skill building, mentorship and positive attitudes through the Goodman Center’s core values of strong character (Goodmanship).
- Monitor interactions with youth and work with staff on positive language, positive behavior management, conflict resolution and youth engagement.
- Maintain up to date records of young women’s participation for all middle school Girls Inc. enrollment.
- Complete and submit quarterly program matrix planning calendars to Middle School Manager.
- Monitor academic progress throughout the school year to ensure accurate reporting and data collection is taking place.
- Maintain a system for gathering Community Learning Center (CLC) grant data. Work with the Middle School Manager to establish communication process to share data for reporting several times during the school year/summer cycle.
- Identify and maintain a caseload of all Girls Inc. youth’s academic and social progress.
- Assist in the collection and updating of all required paperwork.
- Assist facilitating weekly staff meetings as agreed upon by the LOFT team.
- Attend required meetings and conferences related to Girls Inc. and Positive Youth Development.
- Lead professional development opportunities and meetings related to young women’s engagement, as requested.
- Provide support to TEENWorks Coordinator ensuring linkages between health and wellness, life-skills, entrepreneurship, and employability programs.
- Work on projects with Girls Inc. Elementary Lead Teacher to support transition initiatives with 5th and 6th grade girls.
- Participate in required continuing education hours and professional development opportunities.
- Regularly check and respond to email and other internet-based sharing tools as a function of effective communication both within LOFT programming and with GCC center wide.
- Work with Girls Inc. of Greater Madison Assistant Manager, Assistant Director of Youth Programs, and GCC Development staff to plan and implement Girls Inc. special events (Job Shadowing, Mentoring Events, Women of Impact Special Projects, etc.).
- Plan for and engage in affiliate-wide opportunities for young women in Girls Inc. in Madison.
- Supervise, train and support any Volunteers, AmeriCorps Members, and interns as requested by Assistant Director of Youth Programs.
- Participate in planning and implementation of GCC wide family engagement programming.
- Maintain assigned youth files and ensure all required paperwork and other permissions and approvals are on hand, as needed throughout the year.
- Assist with adherence to standards and ensure the quality of program meets all contract or grant obligations.
- Assist with the organization and implementation of monthly family events, program orientations, and center-wide events as planned throughout the year.
- Support a high quality volunteer management program by supporting and orienting volunteers and by communicating volunteer needs and feedback to the volunteer department.
- Two or more years working in an after-school setting or with Middle School Youth with program planning, environment design, and supervisory experience.
- Previous experience with gender-based programming, specifically related to girls and/or young women.
- Working knowledge of positive youth development.
- Experience working with adolescents in group settings.
- Experience working with economically, racially and ethnically diverse populations.
- Experience facilitating groups.
- Competency using Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work as a team, take on a leadership role, and maintain a positive work environment, while supporting staff and enforcing Center and program expectations consistently.
Special Position Requirements
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends in addition to business hours.
- Hold a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Willingness to drive a 15 passenger van.
- B.A. in Social Work, Counseling, Education, or a related field
- Knowledge of Madison resources, program opportunities, and a diverse range of activities.