A.C.T. Progam Leader

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $16.50 an hour



Start Date



510 16th Street
United States


TITLE: ACT Program Leader

DEPARTMENT: Community Programs: High School Programs

CLASSIFICATION: Regular Part-time (.65, school year)

Mandatory Availability: Monday – Thursday 1:30 – 7pm and Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm

GIRLS INC. OF ALAMEDA COUNTY’S Advocating Change Together (ACT) Program is a hands-on social justice advocacy and civic engagement program that focuses on: 1) training girls in social justice issues and systems of oppression impacting young people in the Oakland communities and 2) assisting girls to identify, research and implement a civic engagement project. Through project-based learning opportunities, girls develop skills in social justice 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.


Girls Inc. is seeking a part-time program leader to provide service delivery to high school girls for the Advocating Change Together (ACT) Program. The ACT Program Leader is responsible for implementing and facilitating the ACT program which includes the delivery of weekly after school programing for high school girls at Girls Inc.’s two centers: 1) Simpson Center for Girls in downtown Oakland and 2) Girls Inc.’s Concordia Park site in East Oakland. The ACT program leader is responsible for and delivers high quality gender-specific trauma-informed culturally responsive programming through direct service that is engaging, innovative and interactive. The ACT program leader’s duties will also include learning and training girls on the ACT Advocacy Skills curriculum and participation in the SUN Project activities and interventions, sisterhood activities with the girls and staff, field trips and facilitate girl-led community engagement and advocacy activities and projects.


* Implement and facilitate ACT programming during weekly workshops with a cohort of 20 girls of color at two Girls Inc. sites – the Simpson Center in downtown Oakland and Concordia Park in East Oakland.

* Learn and co-facilitate ACT Advocacy Skills curriculum and training to high school girls participating in the Girls Inc. advocacy programs.

* Facilitate workshops for the girls on social justice 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 ACT 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

* Effectively utilize prep time to prepare for program activities, lesson plans and events

* Perform other duties as need or assigned


* Experience working and/or volunteering with high school aged youth

* 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

* Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed 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.


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.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply


Email resume and cover letter to Aja Holland, High School Programs Manager at AHolland@girlsinc-alameda.org talent@girlsinc-alameda.org

Employment is contingent upon TB clearance, a valid CA Driver’s license, good driving record, clearance of the required fingerprints and criminal background check and showing proof of 48 college units or passing of the Instructors Aide exam.