Santa Ana, Orange, San Juan Capistrano, Long Beach, Compton, Highland Park, Panorama City, Elysian Park
HerStory Mentors lead and support the successful implementation of weekly written lesson plans for HerStory Club programs during an academic school year, and periodic HerStory advocacy and outreach events. In close collaboration with HerStory Lead Mentors, Mentors will effectively impart curriculum themes, and model and foster community, friendship, and trust amongst program participants. Together, Mentors and their team members will ensure the emotional and physical safety of all assigned HerStory Club program participants.
Examples of HerStory advocacy events include:
- International Day of the Girl (October 11)
- World Read Aloud Day (annually in February or March)
- Black History Month Celebration (February)
Mentors work within a team that includes:
- a site-based mentoring team consisting of other Mentors and one Lead Mentor
- the Global G.L.O.W. Southern California-based HerStory staff (Southern California Program Coordinator and U.S. Program Manager)
- on-site contacts from partner organizations, schools, community organizations, etc.
Global G.L.O.W.’s HerStory Campaign works in vulnerable communities, and all HerStory team members are expected to treat program participants, site-based staff, other mentors, and the wider HerStory network with dignity, respect, compassion, and kindness. HerStory team members will also work together to problem-solve when issues arise.
As mandatory reporters—when challenges, concerns, or incidents arise that require immediate attention—Mentors will share them with the following people within the same program day:
- HerStory Southern California Program Coordinator
- HerStory U.S. Program Manager
- Facilitate program sessions and activities in accordance with HerStory curricula and advocacy day workshop materials led by Lead Mentor and in conjunction with other Mentors
- Support Lead Mentor and Global G.L.O.W. in documenting, reporting on, and monitoring the impact of HerStory programs, including (1) completing post-lesson reporting form via online software; (2) collecting testimonials; (3) and taking photographs and videos of programs as needed
- Actively and consistently participate in weekly pre-lesson planning and post-lesson debriefing that is led by Lead Mentor
- Regularly communicate with Lead Mentor and Southern California Program Coordinator via online platforms, call, or text
- Proactively communicate with Lead Mentor and Southern California Program Coordinator to support the resolution of any participants’ (including parents’) complaints or concerns
- Support set-up and take-down of program activity materials, decorations, etc., and ensure cleanliness and organization of program site
- Maintain organized inventory and supplies bins at program sites
- Know, enforce, and follow all emergency procedures and safety guidelines associated with the program and program facilities, including being responsible for mentees’ safety and whereabouts at all times during programming
- Participate in program outreach events and student recruitment
- Support HerStory program team with summer camp and HerStory Summit planning
Mentor Required Availability:
- Commit to a minimum of 1 academic school year to ensure consistent relationships with mentees and site-based team members
- Consistent, uninterrupted availability for the following paid work times:
- minimum of one day per week (late afternoons - early evenings) for clubs, including pre-lesson planning and post-lesson debriefing
- minimum one, in-person monthly regional mentor meeting or training session
- up to five hours per semester of program participant recruitment or site-based community outreach
- prior to program start date, complete two-day training workshop
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must be able to read, write, and comprehend in English, in order to communicate with children, partners, parents, and staff
- Must be able to travel to and from various sites on a daily basis
- Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs
- Must be able to sit and stand for up to two hours
- Must be able to utilize a PC/MAC for work communications and functions, including written comprehension and expression
- Must have the ability to arrange objects or actions in a certain order or pattern according to rules
- Must maintain the ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer)
- Must be able to speak out loud in a group setting in order to facilitate HerStory programs as needed
- Must have a high school diploma
- Must be able to secure reliable transportation to and from program locations
- Must maintain a California Driver’s License and maintain minimum coverage as prescribed by law, if using own vehicle for transportation
- Must have relevant experience in education, child development, social services, or a related field
- Must have strong interpersonal and group communication skills
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English, including strong oral comprehension and expression skills
- Must have a commitment to Global G.L.O.W.’s mission and core values while developing and maintaining respect and harmony with all employees and managers
- Must be able to professionally and respectfully interact with program partners and site personnel as an employee of Global G.L.O.W.
- Mandatory Reporter requirements and form will be provided pre-hire and completed before start date
- Offer letter is contingent upon a passing background check, and proof of a negative TB test result (within the past 2 years)
Desired Background and Personal Attributes
A highly qualified candidate will meet the following criteria:
- Working on an undergraduate or advanced degree from an accredited college or university, or a recent graduate
- Education or curriculum implementation experience (such as hosting workshops, and planning and executing lesson plans)
- Knowledge and experience in education or social-emotional learning (SEL) programs for youth
- Understanding of the landscape of gender equality, including the challenges facing women and girls domestically and internationally
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team, with an interest in building a strong organizational culture
- Bilingual in Spanish
Level of Language Proficiency
Fluent in English and Spanish
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
If you are interested in applying, please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by this Monday, September 17th using the following structure:
- Subject: HerStory Mentor – First Name Last Name
- Body of Email: Include name, contact information, top 3 preferred locations
- Attach: Cover letter, resume and references saved as First Name Last Name Cover Letter; First Name Last Name Resume; First Name Last Name References
- Within your cover letter please respond to this prompt: How do you see mentorship and/or storytelling having a profound impact on the success and well being of a girl growing up today?
- In your references document please provide information for two professional and one personal reference (not related to you): Name; Relationship to you; Phone number; Email address.
Those selected to move forward will be invited to interview on Wednesday, September 19th. Mentor on-boarding and training will occur over the course of two days during our Fall Orientation. The Fall Orientation (September 20-21st) is mandatory for both returning and new mentors.
Only complete applications will be considered. Due to the high volume of applications received, not all applicants will be contacted.
Global G.L.O.W is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women of color are strongly encouraged to apply.