H.E.A.R.T Program Leader

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $16.50 an hour



Start Date



510 16th Street
United States


Job Title: HEART Program Leader

Department: Community Programs; High School Programs

Program: HEART Girls Advocacy Program

Classification: Regular, Part-time (26 hours per week) .65 school year

Mandatory Availability: Mon – Thurs 1:30 – 7pm and Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm

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.


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 that 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


* 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

* 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.


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.