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Building For The Future Program Coordinator

Company: Girls Group Ann Arbor
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary
The Building For The Future Program Coordinator empowers young women to achieve emotional and economic self-sufficiency by ensuring they graduate from high school and begin their college or career journeys.

This position is primarily responsible for:
Facilitating weekly in-school group programming sessions
Facilitating weekly summer enrichment programming sessions
Establish developmental mentoring relationships with participants
Coordinating family engagement, school partnerships, and special celebration events

This position will establish and maintain positive long-term relationships with middle & high school participants to help them find their voice, define their goals and dreams, and move forward in the world with pride and self-confidence. The Building For The Future Coordinator will work collaboratively with a team of programming staff, local schools, families, and community partners to establish a vibrant community of support for participants.

About Girls Group
Girls Group is a nonprofit mentoring agency with a vision to end generational poverty by helping economically disadvantaged young women achieve self-sufficiency. The ultimate ambition is that each young woman finds their voice, defines their goals and dreams, and moves forward in the world with pride and self-confidence. Services establish long-term and supportive mentoring relationships, which span middle school, high school, and continue through a young woman's college and career journey.

At Girls Group we work as a team to ensure high quality, innovative, and mission-driven services. We are a supportive community of dedicated individuals who empower every young woman to write their greatest story. Girls Group is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

About Building For The Future Program
Participants in middle school and high school start in the Building for the Future program. From there, they can access Summer Enrichment programming and College & Career Prep programming. When Building for the Future participants graduate from high school, they enter the Women of Purpose Alumni program.

The foundational services in Building For The Future include youth-led activities, safe space to explore identities, and focus on positive relationships with peers and mentors. Services include individual mentoring, in-school and after-school group sessions. Sessions focus on study skills, being a lifelong learner, financial literacy and empowerment, healthy relationships, self-advocacy, mental health, and community service.

Position Responsibilities
1) Coordinate All Aspects of Assigned Girls Group Programs
Meet program attendance and participant retention targets through ongoing monitoring and recruitment strategies
Develop and facilitate group sessions for assigned programs focused on emotional and economic self-sufficiency utilizing Girls Group program standards and curriculum
Provide case management support to identified high risk participants in alignment with the Girls Group standards, including assessment, person-centered planning, referrals, crisis response, and advocacy
Coordinate program meal, purchasing and organization of activity supplies, and transportation support to Girls Group programs and special events
Maintain key stakeholder relationships with school and community liaisons at assigned programs
Maintain relationships with participant caregivers through monthly outreach
2) Administrative Duties
Adhere to programming procedures, including tracking and maintaining program attendance, participant applications, and program documentation
Actively participate in agency staff meetings, programming meetings, and supervision meetings on a weekly basis
Daily email communications, phone calls, and paperwork
Track debit card transactions and maintain accurate program budgets
Participate in planning, set-up, and coordination of agency wide special events
Participate in community outreach and awareness, contribute to the agency newsletter and fundraising activities
3) Lead Teams of Interns
Provide coaching to teams of undergraduate and graduate student interns assisting with programs
Guide and support interns development of professional and programming skills, provide accountability, and participate in collaborative meetings with other site leads to discuss intern development
Develop positive team dynamics by leading weekly team meetings
Facilitate training sessions on special topics during the biannual onboarding process for new cohorts of interns and select intern-staff meetings
As needed collaborate with interns on special projects, participate in site visits, - and provide ongoing feedback to interns in programming spaces

Desired Qualifications
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work with limited or full license, Child Development & Family Studies, Education, or related field, OR equivalent combination of education and experience
4+ years of experience working with middle school, high school, and/or college students
2+ years of experience working with minority and diverse populations
2+ years of experience leading teams or groups

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of child development, social justice, and youth programming
Comfortable with facilitating sessions in a large group
Able to provide support for students who may be experiencing crisis
Responsible, organized, and excellent communication skills
Maturity, empathy, and strong sense of self
Demonstrate and model professionalism in demeanor, dress, and communication as a role model to peers and youth

Position Title: Building For The Future Program Coordinator
Basic Functions:
Coordinate all aspects of year round programs and facilitate group sessions
Participate in all applicable agency meetings and complete administrative tasks
Lead teams of undergraduate or graduate interns
Reports to: Senior Program Manager
Hours & Schedule: Full time exempt, business hours with flexible scheduling, option to work from home one day a week
Salary: $40,000-$50,000 annually, Competitive salary based on work experience and education
Girls Group Office Location: NEW Center - 1100 N. Main St. Suite 106, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Employee Benefits: Salaried compensation, generous paid time off, holidays off, agency shutdown biannually, bereavement policy, maternity policy, BCN health insurance, vision insurance, dental - insurance, short and long term disability, life insurance, mileage reimbursement, professional development, - professional committee opportunities, employee recognition and rewards, weekly supervision, social work licensing supervision, training for new supervisors

Employee Requirements: Valid driver's license, with no restrictions as to when and where the employee may drive, Reliable personal vehicle used to transport participants on a weekly basis, Proof of vehicle insurance, coverage of $100,000 for bodily injury and $100,000 for property damage, Background screening including fingerprinting, Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster

Standards of Performance
Completion of all responsibilities in a timely and professional manner
Organized and efficient, with strong writing skills, including appropriate spelling and grammar
Good listener and interested in accepting constructive criticism
Capable and willing to discuss Girls Group in an enthusiastic and focused manner
Comfortable using Google documents, Word, Excel, and other basic computer applications
Willingness to set a consistent example of professionalism, maturity, and a positive attitude
Prompt communication regarding any difficulties that prevent the completion of assigned tasks
Establishment of positive, nurturing and trustful relationships with all members of Girls Group
Adherence to Girls Group Policies and Confidentiality requirements
Timely response to email and phone requests from all staff members of Girls Group
Track and submit all expenses and mileage on a monthly basis

Keywords: Girls Group Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor , Building For The Future Program Coordinator, Other , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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