510 16th Street
Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s HEART program is an afterschool program for 9th – 12th grade girls with a focus on sexuality, sexual and reproductive health education and advocacy. In the HEART program, girls are trained on a variety of topics around sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and advocacy. Through project-based learning opportunities, girls develop skills in advocacy, leadership, public speaking and project planning. Formats for the program includes weekly group sessions, leadership workshops and trainings, youth-led discussions and community events, guest speakers and intentional and informative fieldtrips.
SCOPE OF WORK
The HEART program leader is a part-time dynamic professional who has youth programming and group facilitation experience with a passion for reproductive health and sexuality education and advocacy and working with adolescent girls of color using a trauma-informed and culturally responsive approach. The HEART program leader is responsible for and delivers high quality direct service for the 2018-19 school year. The HEART program leader is engaging, innovative and interactive gender-specific programming that includes comprehensive reproductive health and sexuality education, STI/HIV prevention and early intervention services aimed at positive female development, advocacy skills training and participation in sisterhood activities, field trips and youth-led community engagement and advocacy activities and projects. The HEART program serves girls in our downtown Oakland office and at our Concordia Park satellite site in East Oakland.
□ Implement and facilitate HEART programming during weekly workshops with 2 cohorts of 20 high school girls at two Girls Inc. sites – the Simpson Center in downtown Oakland and Concordia Park in East Oakland.
□ Co-facilitate Advocacy Skills curriculum and training to high school girls participating in the Girls Inc. advocacy programs.
□ Facilitate workshops for the girls on sexuality, sexual and reproductive health education and advocacy
□ Assist the program coordinator with planning and co-facilitating the SIHLE intervention model in small group sessions involving STI/HIV prevention and early intervention services for the SUN Project
□ Effectively utilize prep time to prepare for program activities, lesson plans and events
□ Facilitate the implementation of activities, trips, events and youth-led presentations in a youth development framework and philosophy with high school girls of color
□ Assist the program coordinator with conducting recruitment and outreach strategies such as presentations at schools, health fairs, community events, etc.
□ Work closely with the program coordinator to plan and facilitate peer retreats and other special events that build sisterhood among the girls
□ Provide timely entry of all necessary data into the database and submit written timely end-of-the-month summaries on the HEART program to the coordinator for inclusion in monthly reports
□ Work closely with the program coordinator to collect and report on all needed program/project-specific documentation, including demographic information
□ Create and foster a safe, respectful, inclusive and collaborative learning environment with the girls, with other Girls Inc. programs, departments and volunteers in addition to community, school and agency partners
□ Work as a team member of Community Programs and participate in mandatory weekly supervision, staff development, consultation, training and team meetings
□ Work occasional evenings and weekends for events
□ Support adult and teen volunteers and interns
□ Perform other duties as need or assigned
□ Commitment of at least the 2018-19 school year (August 1 – May 31, 2019)
□ Experience working with girls and families representing diverse cultures, ethnicities, abilities and sexual orientation.
□ Group facilitation, behavioral management and conflict resolution skills gained in a working with adolescent youth.
□ Ability to motivate, excite, spark curiosity and self-discovery among young women toward advocacy and civic engagement
□ Ability work cross-culturally with co-workers, girls, partners, volunteers and interns
□ Ability to create and maintain a culturally responsive, trauma-informed and safe space
□ Collaborative, resourceful, self-motivating, creative, organized, and flexible.
□ Knowledge of MS Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook, Access and/or other data base applications.
□ Ability to bend, lift, move up to 15 lbs
□ Background clearance from the Department of Justice
□ Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends for events.
□ A valid California Driver’s License, access to a reliable vehicle and proof of automobile liability insurance with minimum policy requirements as established by Girls Inc.
□ Bilingual Spanish/Cantonese/English preferred.
BENEFITS: Employer pays partial of standard medical plan and provides vacation, sick, and holiday pay prorated to employees FTE.
OTHER BENEFITS AVAILABLE: Dental, Voluntary Life, Vision, and Long-term disability available at the employee’s expense and the ability to participate in the 403(B) and Flexible Savings Account.
Minimum Education Required