HerStory Mentor

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $11/hour



Start Date



Santa Ana, Orange, San Juan Capistrano, Long Beach, Compton, Highland Park, Panorama City, Elysian Park
United States


HerStory Mentors lead weekly HerStory Club programs that build girls’ confidence and self-advocacy skills using creative activities based in storytelling and self-expression in all creative forms. HerStory Mentors receive Global G.L.O.W.’s Mentor Training Program, to support them in leading the programs during the academic school year using written lesson plans that provide guidance and flexibility, so Mentors can bring their personal voice and style into the program. Mentors also support the Southern California HerStory program team in annual advocacy and outreach events.

Mentors work within a team that includes:

  • Other site-based Mentors and one Lead Mentor
  • Global G.L.O.W.’s HerStory SoCal Program Coordinator & HerStory U.S. Program Manager
  • On-site staff from partner organizations, schools & community organizations

Global G.L.O.W. works in vulnerable communities, and all HerStory Mentors are expected to treat program participants, site-based staff, other mentors, and the Global G.L.O.W. team with dignity, compassion and kindness.

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:

  1. HerStory Southern California Program Coordinator
  2. HerStory U.S. Program Manager


  • Facilitate program sessions, sharing curriculum themes and activities by following HerStory Club lesson plans and other workshop materials, led by Lead Mentor and alongside other site-based Mentors
  • Model and foster community, friendship, and trust amongst program participants
  • Ensure the emotional and physical safety of all assigned HerStory Club program participants
  • Support Lead Mentor and Global G.L.O.W. in documenting, reporting on, and monitoring the impact of HerStory programs
  • Actively and consistently participate in weekly pre-lesson planning and post-lesson debriefing that is led by Lead Mentor
  • Be responsive to communication from Lead Mentor and SoCal Program Coordinator via email or phone
  • Proactively communicate with Lead Mentor and Southern California Program Coordinator to support the resolution of any 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

Required Availability

  • Commitment to a minimum of 1 academic school year
  • Consistent 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
  • one-hour for weekly staff meetings via remote conferencing
  • 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, two-day training workshop

Required Qualifications

  • Must have a high school diploma
  • Must be able to secure reliable transportation to and from program locations OR maintain a California Driver’s License and maintain minimum coverage as prescribed by law, if using own vehicle for transportation
  • Must have some relevant knowledge or 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
  • Must be able to professionally and respectfully interact with all program personnel
  • 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 one month of the date and year of hire

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
  • Experience in social-emotional learning (SEL) programs for youth
  • Understanding of the landscape of gender equality, including the challenges facing women and girls
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Essential Functions 

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, 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 use a computer for work communications and functions
  • 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 programs

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in English and Spanish

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply


If you are interested in applying, please email your application to hiring@herstorycampaign.org using the following structure:

  • Subject: “HerStory Mentor Application – First Name Last Name”
  • Body of Email: Include name, contact information, location preference(s)
  • 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 having a profound impact on the success and well-being of a girl growing up today?
  • Please provide information for two professional and one personal references (not related to you) including: Name; Relationship to you; Phone number; Email address.

Only complete applications will be considered. Due to the high volume of applications received, not all applicants will be contacted. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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.