510 16th Street
TITLE: Girls Advocacy Programs Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Community Programs: High School Programs
CLASSIFICATION: Regular Full-time
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
SCOPE OF WORK
Girls Inc. is seeking a Girls Advocacy Programs Coordinator who will plan and coordinate the implementation of the Advocating Change Together (ACT) Program, the Helping Everyone Achieve Respect Together (HEART) Program and the Sisters United Now (SUN) Project. The ACT and HEART programs are located 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. SUN project location will be between the Simpson Center and local high schools. Through project-based learning opportunities in both programs, girls develop skills in advocacy, leadership, public speaking and project planning. Formats for each program format includes weekly group sessions, leadership workshops and trainings, youth-led discussions and community events, guest speakers and intentional and informative fieldtrips.
Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s 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. This program provides young women the opportunity to find their voice and develop projects to address issues in their community.
Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s HEART program focuses on sexual and reproductive health education and advocacy. HEART girls are trained on a variety of topics around sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and the impact of the intersectionality of gender and culture. The program works toward building an understanding of the impact of intersectionality of gender and culture, decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors that reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancies.
Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s SUN is a 3-year project working closely with multiple community partners to reduce the disproportionate rates of STIs and HIV in Black and Latina women and girls Alameda County through the delivery of gender-specific and culturally relevant prevention and early intervention services.
* Planning, coordination and implementation of the ACT and HEART programs and the SUN Project.
* Supervise, develop and support ACT and HEART program leaders; work with them to create a cohesive team.
* Collaborate with High School Program Manager to design, plan, implement, and document engaging and innovative activities and curriculum for ACT and HEART programs using recent research and data that are gender-based, trauma-informed and culturally responsive using recent research and data.
* Train and implement the ACT Advocacy Skills Curriculum and Training with High School Program Manager and Program Leaders to girls participating in ACT and HEART programs; training program leaders.
* Participate in the adaptation and implementation of SIHLE (Sisters Informing Healing Living and Empowerment) small group sessions as the social skills training intervention for the SUN Project; train and co-facilitate SIHLE intervention with ACT and HEART program leaders with cohorts of adolescent girls of color.
* Identify, develop and implement plan and strategies for meeting the program goals for ACT, HEART and SUN in a timely manner and for effective program management and development; ensure that effective administrative systems are in place and maintained that support the smooth and effective operation of ACT, HEART and SUN programs.
* Attend monthly and quarterly collaborative meetings representing Girls Inc. in the community with partner agencies, providers and networks; participate in STI prevention and early intervention advocacy and sexual health policy meetings, events and activities.
* Design and implement recruitment, outreach, and retention strategies for identifying, attracting, and maintain program participants.
* Monitor and document daily attendance, activity and progress records for ACT, HEART and SUN in the database and through written reports for internal and grant purposes.
* Submit monthly written reports on the progress of ACT, HEART and SUN programs; collect and report any additional data necessary for grant monitoring and evaluation; administer, assist in the creation and analysis of evaluation tools.
* 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
* Perform other duties as need or assigned.
* Support adult and teen volunteers and interns.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
* Minimum 1 year of experience with program and project development, planning and implementation in youth development programs
* Minimum of 2 years of experience working with high school aged youth representing diverse cultures, ethnicities, languages, sexual orientation and abilities.
* High level of cultural competence
* Supervision experience preferred
* Experience with designing and facilitating training for staff and girls; ability to train on advocacy skills, sexual and reproductive health education, STI/HIV prevention and early intervention services
* Demonstrated experience with outreach, networking, collaborating, and building partnerships with schools, community-based organizations, and community experts
* Desire and ability to develop and implement gender-responsive, trauma-informed and culturally competent programs
* Knowledge of advocacy on issues related to social justice, sexual and reproductive health issues affecting girls and young women of color and their families in Alameda County.
* Knowledge of gender issues affecting girls and young women of color including gender equity, gender identity, and girls’ development.
* The ability to motivate, excite, spark curiosity and self-discovery among young women toward advocacy and civic engagement around issues of social justice and sexual and reproductive health advocacy.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Ability work cross-culturally with co-workers, girls, partners, volunteers and interns
* Ability to provide and support program leaders with creating and maintaining a culturally responsive, trauma-informed approach and safe space
* Facilitation and conflict resolution skills gained in a working with high school aged youth
* Collaborative, resourceful, self-motivating, creative, organized, and flexible.
* Knowledge of MS Word, Publisher, Excel, and Outlook and other database applications.
* Ability to bend, lift, move up to 15 lbs
* Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends for events.
Employer pays standard medical plan and provides vacation, sick, and holiday pay
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
Minimum Education Required