50 High Street
Girls Incorporated of Lynn, a not-for-profit agency dedicated to inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold, seeks an Academic and Career Advisor for our Odyssey middle school program. This position will provide girls in grades six through nine with academic support by designing and implementing programming which promotes girls’ academic achievement and increases their awareness of future career options.
The Academic and Career Advisor will report directly to the Supervisor of Middle School Programs. .
This is a grant funded position for the period of September 2018 –August 2019.
Pay Rate: $18.00 per hour
Hours: 29 hours per week
Schedule: Monday-Friday 12:30-6:00/30
During the school year: Coordinate and carry out the academic component of the Odyssey after school program and facilitate structured enrichment programs as requested. During the summer coordinate and carry out the internship component of the Eureka summer program, facilitate the summer ACE class for rising 9th graders in Eureka.
- Plan, implement and evaluate skill building academic workshops on a daily basis
- Collect and track report cards and progress reports from members
- Design and carry out an incentive and recognition programs for the members
- Recruit, train and supervise peer tutors
- Build and maintain relationships with girls and families through a variety of monthly communications.
- Identify and coordinate summer internship host sites in Lynn in the field of science, math, technology and business
- Train, place and supervise teens in above internships
- Prepare materials, monthly reports and program evaluations
- Supervise participants’ behavior and activities at all times
- Assist with recruitment and special events including Family Night events
- Assist in inputting member information into our data system for tracking and attendance
- Plan and deliver structured enrichment programming as requested
- Carry out program activities as assigned such as snack, informal time and fun Friday activities
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor of Middle School Programs
§ Experience in creating, planning and facilitating youth development programming urban teens, preferably girls, from underserved backgrounds
§ Experience working with youth representing diverse cultures, ethnicities, languages and abilities.
§ Understanding of gender issues affecting girls and young women
§ Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to adapt between a youth friendly demeanor and a professional demeanor
§ Knowledge of Massachusetts’ curriculum frameworks
§ Massachusetts drivers license (must be eligible and willing to obtain a 7D license)
§ Educational /professional background in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or strong interest a plus
§ Proficient in Microsoft Office and the Internet
§ Familiarity with the development needs of adolescent girls
§ Candidate must be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed
Girls Inc. of Lynn is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates may submit a letter of interest and resume to the above address, attention: Hai Huynh Supervisor of Middle School Programs.
Paid professional development
Minimum Education Required