Girls Middle School Coordinator

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Girls Middle School Coordinator

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New Posting- Posted 3/3/2021

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and Goodman employment application.  Application materials received by Monday, 3/15 will be given preference.  Applications will be received until the position is filled.

POSITION PURPOSE

The Girls Middle School Coordinator is responsible for creating, implementing, monitoring and facilitating programming within the LOFT.  Focusing primarily on our program pillars of;

  • Academic development and support
  • Promoting community engagement and life skill development
  • Engaging youth in health and wellness experiences and education.

The Middle School Coordinator supports the day-to-day operation and reporting for CLC and LOFT programming at the Goodman Community Center.  This position works closely with other LOFT and GCC staff to develop community partnerships, recruit and support older youth programs offered by and in conjunction with other youth development entities, non-profits and community groups using the LOFT for youth directed programs.

All elements of the program for youth should be guided by the Goodman mission, vision, and values, input from youth and community members, evidence-informed quality practices, and stated program outcomes.


 

Job Description

Job Classification: Fulltime (40 hours per week)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

RESPONSIBILITES

Program Implementation:

  • Develop weekly lesson plans and 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 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 the Assistant Director of Youth Programs on a consistent basis.
  • Support center outreach efforts to youth living in inequitably 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.
  • Monitor interactions with youth and work with staff on positive language, positive behavior management, conflict resolution and youth engagement.
  • Participate in planning and implementation of GCC wide family engagement programming. Maintain assigned youth’s student portfolios 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.
  • Support a high-quality volunteer management program by supporting and training volunteers and by communicating volunteer needs and feedback to the volunteer coordinator.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Administrative:

  • Maintain up to date records of students’ participation for all Middle School CLC programming.
  • Monitor academic progress throughout the school year to ensure accurate reporting and data collection is taking place.
  • Support the 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.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings as agreed upon by the Middle School and/or Youth Programs teams.
  • Attend required meetings and conferences related to Girls Inc. and Positive Youth Development.
  • Provide support to TEENworks Coordinators ensuring linkages between health and wellness, life-skills, entrepreneurship, and employability programs.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Leadership:

  • Work with the Middle School Manager, Assistant Director of Youth Programs, and GCC Development staff to plan and implement special events (Job Shadowing, Mentoring Events, Women of Impact Special Projects, etc.)
  • Participate in planning and implementation of GCC wide family engagement programming.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Commitment to GCC’s mission and values.

SPECIAL POSITIONS 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 be trained and to drive a 15 passenger van.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work with students in-person to deliver programming and participate in in-person team and other meetings.
  • Ability to work in multiple environments (i.e. working in schools to develop opportunities, work station at GCC, and remotely as needed).
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.

 

PREFERENCES

  • B.A. in Social Work, Counseling, Education, or a related field
  • Knowledge of Madison resources, program opportunities, and a diverse range of activities.