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Teen Programs Facilitator (Part-Time)

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Step Up Chicago | Chicago, IL
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Description

Position Title

Teen Programs Facilitator

Organization’s Mission

Step Up is a national nonprofit membership organization whose mission it is to propel girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women.

Step up leverages our professional women members who give back as donors, mentors and

volunteers to make our local communities and the Step Up programs a success.  

We believe all girls should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and do so by inspiring women to inspire girls through programs that engage and connect.

Organization’s Values

Take Pride in Involvement. Be Inspired by and for Each Other. Take the Long View. Celebrate Success. Innovate. Take Action. Trust Teamwork. Amplify our Message.

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the Teen Program Manager.

Position Summary

As Teen Programs Facilitator, you will have these main areas of responsibility:

Effective School Relationships:

·       Develop and maintain a positive presence and relationship with key school personnel, ensuring Step Up programming schedules are supported.

·       Identify, create, and use communication outlets and tools that will bring awareness to Step Up’s program and engage teen participation.

·       Secure space and time for Step Up recruitment, programming, and special events.

Teen Recruitment and Engagement:

·       Reach out to enrolled teens, individually, at least once a week and maintain regular contact with each participant’s parent/guardian.

·       Coordinate teen transportation to sessions or special events and/or transport program participants, as needed.

·       Create a safe space for Step Up teens that allows them to build their confidence and create trusting and nurturing relationships with their peers.

Program Delivery:

·       Teach 2-3 after- school sessions per week, on site at Step Up partner schools.

·       Develop engaging, teen-centric activities for each session that are aligned to Step Up’s curriculum guide and social and emotional learning framework.

·       Attend weekly meetings and assist with planning three conferences per year, and 6 field trips per year.

·       Achieve learning and growth objectives for Step Up teens through coaching, mentoring, and scaffolding.

Mentor Engagement

·       Attend events as assigned

·       Support mentor orientation and placement/matching with teens for programs, conferences, and events.

·       Participate in member event planning, to include teen attendance, teen participation, networking, and public speaking opportunities.

Other Administrative Duties as Assigned

·       Using a menu of additional needs, the TPM will assign other duties.

Physical and Other Demands:

·       Some extended periods at computer

·       Moderate lifting and transporting of materials for programming and events

·       Can independently travel to Chicago neighborhoods and high schools

Qualifications

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

·       Minimum of three years of experience facilitating structured, curriculum-guided activities for teens with a variety of backgrounds and varying levels of emotional profiles and dispositions, living or attending school in under-resourced communities.

·       A Bachelor’s Degree in liberal arts, youth development, secondary education, social sciences, or social work.

·       Commitment to Step Up’s mission and passionate about fully engaging and empowering all women and girls as agents of a just and prosperous society.

·       You are preferably bilingual in English and Spanish.

·       Solid knowledge of adolescent developmental phases, have practiced positive and constructive approaches to youth development, and are familiar with best practices in social and emotional learning (SEL) programs.

·       Value and have experience creating safe and brave spaces that promotes inclusion, belonging, and empathy.

·       Experience developing and adapting objective-driven and curriculum-aligned lesson plans that creatively engage teens, while using outcome data to improve your inputs and implementation.

·       Experience working at and recruiting teen involvement in a school or similar environment.

·       Excellent time manager with strong prioritization and organization skills.

·       Goal-driven, outcome-based and solution-oriented team player who can provide and receive constructive feedback, and who both promotes and practices a growth mindset.

·       Working knowledge of Salesforce and are highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

·       Capable of traveling within the city, using a personal vehicle with a valid driver’s license and insurance or other reliable forms of transportation.

·       Available to work semi-regular Saturday and evening hours, and are able to accompany large groups of teens on field trips, college visits, or other events.

·       Self-starter, fast-learner, and adaptable professional who works well independently as well as part of a team

·       Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Attention to detail and ability to deliver quality, professional work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills

Location

Step Up is accepting applications from candidates in Chicago.

Salary

This is a part-time, up to 25 hours per week position. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience. 

Step Up is not just an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building local and national teams that represent the communities we serve and to consistently improving our ability to create inclusive and equitable spaces for our teens, our members and our staff.  

Description

Position Title

Teen Programs Facilitator

Organization’s Mission

Step Up is a national nonprofit membership organization whose mission it is to propel girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule

How to Apply

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to tanya@suwn.org .

As an addendum to your cover letter, please provide an answer to the following. Only applicants who provide answers to these questions will be considered for the position.

Provide a 250-500 word statement that captures your beliefs about how best to organize enrichment and learning activities to engage teen girls from under-resourced communities; how to build community among the girls; and how best to facilitate their mastery of the social and emotional skills that will set them up for success in high school and beyond. Please feel free to refer to your academic preparation, personal experience and values.

No phone calls please. Step Up will contact all candidates whom we wish to interview.

Step Up is not just an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building local and national teams that represent the communities we serve and to consistently improving our ability to create inclusive and equitable spaces for our teens, our members and our staff. 

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to tanya@suwn.org .

As an addendum to your cover letter, please provide an answer to the following. Only applicants who provide…

Location

Chicago, IL

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