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Project Lead Staff for Made w/Code Chapters Project

Project Lead Staff for Made w/ Code Chapters Project

 Overview: Girls Inc. of Lynn has been operating programs and advocating for girls since 1942. We are a local affiliate of the national organization Girls Inc., known for its widely acclaimed, research based, informal educational programs. Our mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold by meeting the needs of girls in the community, developing girls’ capacity to overcome the effects of discrimination and be self-sufficient, responsible members of the community, and by serving as a vigorous advocate for all girls.

Position Summary: The Google Made with Code Initiative is inspiring millions of girls ages 13 to 18 to learn to code and to help them see coding as a means to pursue their dream careers. Girls Inc., a lead contributor to the Initiative, is committed to helping girls discover how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and its many applications offer exciting opportunities today and for the future. The Project Lead Staff person will be responsible for planning, developing and carrying out the Made w/ Code Chapters Project with Girls Inc. of Lynn members and girls in the community.

Purpose: Inspire girls between the ages of 13 to 18 to learn to code and help them see coding as a means to pursue their dream careers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the recruitment and formation of a Made w/ Code Chapter;
  • Plan and deliver 20 hours of programming for 15 girls ages 13-18 years old based on, but not limited to the activities on Google’s Made w/ Code site;
  • Guide and assist the 15 girls to serve as Coding Ambassadors in planning three separate Made w/ Code Parties reaching up to 50 unduplicated girls ages 13-18 years old;
  • Serve as liaison to external groups, organizations or schools to coordinate and carry out the Made w/ Code Parties;
  • Complete all required documentation including participant form, surveys and Made w/ Code Party report form by June 25, 2017;
  • Supervise participants activities and advise the Director regarding participants’ experiences, performance, and interactions as needed;
  • Determine necessary supplies and provided a written list to the Director;
  • Provide a complete final copy of the Made w/ Code activities implemented and agendas for the Made w/Code Parties.
  • Qualifications:
  •  Experience working with youth preferably girls and/or urban youth ages 12-15 in an informal educational and/or recreational setting
  • Desire to work with diverse populations and ability to accept and welcome differing values and points of view
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Experience with behavior management using an empathic and solution seeking approach
  •  Able to create a safe, inclusive, supportive and creative environment for youth, staff and volunteers
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with a proven ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, plan ahead, anticipate and articulate program needs
  • Ability to problem-solve, be flexible, imaginative and innovative
  • Enthusiasm and excitement for working with teen girls
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in designing and implementing innovative, hands-on activities with girls
  • Background in science, math and/or technology
  • Familiarity with computer programming concepts
  • Excellent computer and Internet skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish – English) a plus

This is a contract consulting position from March 1–June 25, 2017 with possibility of continuing during the summer and next school year. Consultants will be compensated $2000.00.

Email cover letter and resume to:

Lena Crowley, Director of Middle and High School Programs at – lecrowley@girlsinclynn.org.

Eureka Lead Instructor

JOB TITLE:                 Eureka Lead Instructor

 DEPARTMENT:           Middle School Programs

SUPERVISES:             Eureka staff as determined by the Director of  Teen and Middle School Programs

 OVERVIEW:                Deliver hands-on, minds-on engaging STEM activities to middle school girls

 STATUS:                     Full-time Consultant stipend position, July-August                          

Principal Tasks:

  • Design and implement hands-on, minds-on activities daily, four days a week
  •  Evaluate, document activities and complete a final report
  • Participate in Eureka program staff training and program preparation activities
  • Ensure safety while offsite and demonstrate leadership during expeditions and group field trips
  • Work collaboratively with other Eureka staff
  • Supervise and mentor a teen intern
  • Support a cohesive team environment, work collaboratively with Girls Inc. staff and volunteers
  • Assist in planning and implementing activities for Eureka special events including: parent/member orientation, Eureka-a-thon and graduation celebration
  • Supervise Eureka participants as requested
  • Attend and contribute weekly staff meetings
  • Assist with the planning and supervision of weekly expeditions
  • Assist colleagues in other components of Eureka

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Educational and/or professional background in science, math, engineering and/or technology
  • Experience working with youth preferably girls and/or urban youth ages 12-15 an informal educational and/or           recreational setting
  • Experience in classroom instruction and/or group facilitation
  • Enthusiasm and excitement for working with teen girls
  • Demonstrated ability to be professional, creative, innovative and flexible
  • Instructors must be available to work all dates of the program including all pre-program training and meetings, as well as post-program meeting
  • Experience developing and facilitating hands-on activities that are developmentally appropriate
  • Team building skills are a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must clear background back ground check and have reliable transportation

Lead Instructor stipends are $6,000 for full days from July 6-August 18, 2017 Monday- Friday 8:00-4:00. The stipend includes staff orientation, training, program planning & preparation time that will take place before Eureka starts as well post program meetings, reporting and curriculum documentation.

Girls Inc.of Lynn is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send resumes to: Lena Crowley at: Lecrowley@girlsinclynn.org  No phone calls, please.  A conditional offer to the selected applicant will be contingent on the successful completion of a CORI check

Literacy Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:      School Age Child Care Program

 REPORTS TO:       Director of School Age Child Care Program

OVERVIEW:         Girls Inc. of Lynn is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold.  Since 1942 we have been responding to the changing needs of girls and their families by providing essential resources and challenging programs to low-income girls ages 6 -18.  Girls Inc. of Lynn seeks a Literacy Coordinator to plan, implement and coordinate all components of the Literacy program for girls in grades K-6, and create positive relationships with members, and oversee the library.

STATUS:                  Full –Time / Monday – Friday.            (40 hours/week)

Responsibilities

  • Develop and creative, hands-on literacy curriculum with staff to augment programs
  • Identify girls with low reading scores and provide one-on-one tutors with staff or volunteers.
  • Test all K-3 members with DIBELS Next at least three times annually
  • Find free book sources and provide numerous free book distributions to our girls
  • Communicate with Girls Inc. national and assist in trainings as needed
  • Keep the library clean and organized, and purchase new books when funding is available
  • Organize a team of literacy volunteers and interns and coordinate with volunteer coordinator
  • Provide training for new staff and volunteers as assist with planning sessions as needed
  • Work with families of struggling readers to help them support their children to become capable readers
  • Create relationships with schools so we have access to teachers and literacy coaches
  • Provide support to Homework Help program
  • Help to organize family gatherings including, family literacy night, Operation SMART Night, Halloween, Thanksgiving and summer send off and summer end celebration
  • Help Director with QRIS requirements and assessments
  • Provide other duties as assigned by Program Director

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Education, Library Science or related field
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with school-age children and experience in creating and planning youth programs
  • Ability to problem solve, be flexible, imaginative and innovative
  • Massachusetts Driver’s license required and must be willing to obtain a 7D license
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR
  • Ability to work with youth representing diverse cultures, ethnicities, languages and abilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and the Internet
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus

Hourly Rate: $20/hour

Conditional offer of employment will be made to the selected applicant following successful completion of a CORI check.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to: Mamanzueta@girlsinclynn.org

Lynn AmeriCorps Middle School Mentor and Family Engagement Specialist

North Shore AmeriCorps Program

Girls Inc. of Lynn is looking for Strong, Smart and Bold individuals to participate in a year-long community service program designed to help reduce the school dropout rate among English Language Learners through tutoring, mentoring, and family support services.

 Great opportunity for recent College Graduates and Career Changers to advance your career, make a difference and further your education.

 Position: Lynn AmeriCorps Program Middle School Mentor and Family Engagement Specialist

One team. One region. Limitless opportunity.

About AmeriCorps:

AmeriCorps is a national community service program that gives people an opportunity to apply their skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. The Lynn AmeriCorps Program is an AmeriCorps Program where members serve in organizations throughout Lynn, MA to help implement programs designed to reduce the school dropout rate among immigrant students.

About United Way:

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is advancing the common good in our region by providing help today in ways that strengthen tomorrow. Our work ensures that children are ready to learn when they enter school, stay engaged in learning and graduate able to compete, and are nurtured by families that have the financial stability to support both their basic needs and future success. No other single organization has the scope, expertise and influences to bring together hundreds of human services agencies, government, businesses, private foundations and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results.

Program Summary:

Fifteen AmeriCorps members will complete a year of service in Lynn, MA, from September 2017 to August 2018. Corps members will be placed in community agencies throughout Lynn to provide direct support to English Language Learning students and/or their families.  Activities and engagement may include academic support, tutoring, mentoring, college awareness and preparation, and family support.

Collectively, the work of the Corps members will help to ensure a holistic approach throughout the community in order to reduce the barriers to academic success among immigrant children and their families. Corps members will be supervised by both their host organization and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Program Manager.

HOST SITE NAME: Girls Inc. of Lynn

 About Host Site:

Girls Incorporated of Lynn is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold. For seventy-five years, Girls Incorporated of Lynn has responded to the changing needs of girls and their families by providing essential resources and challenging programs to disadvantaged, low-income girls.   Since its founding in 1942, Girls Inc. of Lynn has been widely recognized and respected for the powerful and positive impact it has had on generations of girls and women.  Our programs are delivered in a safe and supportive girl-focused environment where all girls can be themselves and are empowered to achieve their personal best.

 BRIEF DESCRIPTION of POSITION:

The Lynn AmeriCorps member – middle school will be responsible for engaging English language learner members by assisting with recruitment and the enrollment process. The AmeriCorps member will provide academic support to the ELL members of the middle school program, serve as mentor to four days week, act liaison between non- English speaking parents and the program. The AmeriCorps member will assist with coordination and facilitation of the middle school program’s family engagement component which includes writing and distributing a monthly bilingual newsletter, updating social media and planning and implementation on bi-monthly family nights.

 AmeriCorps Service Requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service over the course of one year
  • Satisfactorily complete host site service project
  • Attend all Corps wide training and work sessions
  • Maintain a service Portfolio
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and reporting

 Position Responsibilities

  • Assist with member recruitment and enrollment
  • Build relationships with ELL guidance counselors and ELL teachers at Lynn middle schools
  • Provide family support to ELL girls and their families, including engaging parents in their daughter’s academic needs.
  • Work collaboratively with Girls Inc. staff to provide a safe, secure, pro-girl environment
  • Provide academic support in the form of homework help and tutoring
  • Mentor a four middle school members four days a week
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of the family engagement component of the program
  • Serve as a liaison between ELL/ESL, non-English speaking parents and the program
  • Serve as liaison between the ESL members and the program including facilitate relationship building between the ESL members and the other girls and staff; ensure that ESL members are aware of program opportunities and services.

 Non -Essential Responsibilities

  • Program transportation
  • Supply ordering

 Qualifications of Ideal Candidate

  • Multi-lingual preferable: English & Spanish, Khmer, Portuguese, Haitian Creole
  • Familiarity with community of Lynn and the Lynn Public Schools
  • Experience working with youth, preferably girls and/or urban youth ages 12-15 an informal educational and/or recreational setting
  • Enthusiasm and excitement for working with teen girls
  • Demonstrated ability to be professional, creative, innovative and flexible
  • Team building skills are a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Technology proficient
  • Detailed planning

Additional Qualifications:

  • High School or GED accepted; BA/BS strongly preferred
  • Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
  • Interest in nonprofit organizations and their development
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proven leadership and project management abilities
  • A passion for national and community service
  • The desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and adaptability
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent US Resident

 Position Benefits:

  • $12,635 taxable living allowance will be made in bi-weekly installments
  • Fully paid health insurance
  • Training and networking opportunities among a core group of Corps members and other non profit professionals
  • Access to resources available at United Way of Massachusetts Bay
  • $5,550.00 Education Award upon completion of service

 To Apply or For More information:

Lena Crowley, Director of Middle and High School Programs lecrowley@girlsinclynn.org

United Way of Massachusetts Bay is committed to fostering a work environment characterized by dignity and respect. Our workforce is diverse and is reflective of our community.  We wish to celebrate our diversity and create an environment in which each individual’s skills and talents are best utilized to help us achieve our goals. Discrimination, of any kind, is not consistent with our mission and values, and will not be tolerated. United Way is committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities as members and provides reasonable accommodations for the application process, interviews and service upon request.

Lynn AmeriCorps Teen Program Academic Advisor

North Shore AmeriCorps Program

Girls Inc. of Lynn is looking for Strong, Smart and Bold individuals to participate in a year-long community service program designed to help reduce the school dropout rate among English Language Learners through tutoring, mentoring, and family support services.

Great opportunity for recent College Graduates and Career Changers to advance your career, make a difference and further your education.

One team. One region. Limitless opportunity.

Position Title: Lynn AmeriCorps Teen Program Academic Advisor

 About AmeriCorps:

AmeriCorps is a national community service program that gives people an opportunity to apply their skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. The Lynn AmeriCorps Program is an AmeriCorps Program where members serve in organizations throughout Lynn, MA to help implement programs designed to reduce the school dropout rate among immigrant students.

About United Way:

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is advancing the common good in our region by providing help today in ways that strengthen tomorrow. Our work ensures that children are ready to learn when they enter school, stay engaged in learning and graduate able to compete, and are nurtured by families that have the financial stability to support both their basic needs and future success. No other single organization has the scope, expertise and influences to bring together hundreds of human services agencies, government, businesses, private foundations and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results.

Program Summary:

Fifteen AmeriCorps members will complete a year of service in Lynn, MA, from September 2017 to August 2018. Corps members will be placed in community agencies throughout Lynn to provide direct support to English Language Learning students and/or their families.  Activities and engagement may include academic support, tutoring, mentoring, college awareness and preparation, and family support.

Collectively, the work of the Corps members will help to ensure a holistic approach throughout the community in order to reduce the barriers to academic success among immigrant children and their families. Corps members will be supervised by both their host organization and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Program Manager.

HOST SITE NAME:  Girls Inc. of Lynn

 About Host Site (Brief description): The mission of Girls Inc. of Lynn is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold by meeting the needs of girls in the community, developing girls’ capacity to overcome the effects of discrimination and be self-sufficient, responsible members of the community, and by serving as a vigorous advocate for all girls. Girls Inc. of Lynn has been operating since 1942, serving girls ages 5-18 emphasizing six core themes: self-reliance & life skills; careers & life planning; leadership & community action; health & sexuality; culture & heritage; sports & adventure.

 BRIEF DESCRIPTION of POSITION: The Lynn AmeriCorps member at Girls Inc. of Lynn’s Teen programs will provide English Language Learners with academic and tutoring support, mentoring, family support, for girls ages 14-18.  This AmeriCorps member will also coordinate the Reading Sisters program; facilitating teen volunteers who read with and provide literacy activities to girls in our school age childcare program.

 AmeriCorps Service Requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service over the course of one year
  • Satisfactorily complete host site service project
  • Attend all Corps wide training and work sessions
  • Maintain a service Portfolio
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and reporting

 Essential Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Academic Advisor for Teen Programs
  • Assist English Language Learners with homework, academics, and tutoring
  • Coordinate the Reading Sisters program; facilitate teen center volunteers providing literacy activities for school aged childcare girls (many of whom are English language learners).
  • Build relationships with ELL guidance counselors and ELL teachers at Lynn high schools
  • Weekly mentoring sessions (2 on 1) with English language learners to develop individualized academic support plans to teens’ specific needs.
  • Provide family support to ELL girls and their families, including engaging parents in their daughter’s academic needs.
  • Identify participants to be recruited for the program. Including but not limited to: English language learners who have faced an academic challenge over the past two years (i.e. received a D or F on a report card, been held back, or identified by teachers or guidance counselors as needing additional academic support.
  • Work collaboratively with Girls Inc. staff to provide a safe, secure, pro-girl environment.
  • Collect and track report cards and progress reports.
  • Daily management of the Learning Center.
  • Serve as a liaison between ELL/ESL, non-English speaking parents and Girls Inc. of Lynn.
  • Serve as a liaison between ELL/ESL members and the program, including relationship building between members, girls, and staff; ensure that ELL members are aware of and have access to programming.
  • Recruit and coordinate tutors to assist girls academically.
  • Assist with Teen Program recruitment.
  • Assist staff with field trips, events and social emotional programming for girls as needed.
  • Carry out additional duties as requested by the Career and Learning Center Coordinator.

 Non-Essential Position Responsibilities

  • Program transportation.
  • Overnight field trips with teens.

 Qualifications of Ideal Candidate

  • Multilingual preferred: English & Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Khmer

Additional Qualifications:

  • High School or GED accepted; BA/BS strongly preferred
  • Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
  • Interest in nonprofit organizations and their development
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proven leadership and project management abilities
  • A passion for national and community service
  • The desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and adaptability
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent US Resident

 Position Benefits:

  • $12,635 taxable living allowance will be made in bi-weekly installments
  • Fully paid health insurance
  • Training and networking opportunities among a core group of Corps members and other non profit professionals
  • Access to resources available at United Way of Massachusetts Bay
  • $5,550.00 Education Award upon completion of service

To Apply or For More information:

Please send résumé and cover letter to Karyn King Fargo at kfargo@girlsinclynn.org

United Way of Massachusetts Bay is committed to fostering a work environment characterized by dignity and respect. Our workforce is diverse and is reflective of our community.  We wish to celebrate our diversity and create an environment in which each individual’s skills and talents are best utilized to help us achieve our goals. Discrimination, of any kind, is not consistent with our mission and values, and will not be tolerated. United Way is committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities as members and provides reasonable accommodations for the application process, interviews and service upon request.