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If you love learning and engaging youth, and you have a passion for working with children, apply today for a seasonal job as a Program Activity Leader (PAL)!

As a PAL, you have the potential to change girls’ lives and grow as a leader in your community. PALs have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of girls, grades K-8, by facilitating girl-centered activities that promote positive self-growth. As guides of the Girl Scouts Leadership Experience, PALs support girl-led curriculum in areas such as STEM, the arts, healthy living, and leadership development.

Working in teams, PALs coordinate activities for groups of girls, facilitate community troop meetings, and serve as positive role models in migrant education, summer school, and extended care programs throughout Oregon. PALs may work on-site/in-person, or in a virtual environment, depending on the needs of the partner program. PALs support girls in primarily Latinx programs, so strong Spanish-language skills are highly preferred.


The Position:

  • Compensation - $15 per hour
  • Hours - Temporary, seasonal part-time positions 10-20 hours/week (Monday-Friday)
  • Dates - September 2021 through December 2021, with the opportunity to stay on for subsequent seasons.
  • Sites/Locations - Elementary Schools, Middle Schools or Community based organizations in Metro Portland (NE Portland, Gresham, SW Portland, Woodburn, Cornelius, Hillsboro, Molalla), Salem, Silverton, Independence, Hermiston-Umatilla, and Eugene. (Please indicate your preferred location(s) during the application process.)
  • Virtual – Depending on the needs of the program partner, and the current COVID-19 guidance, Activity Leaders may remotely using Zoom or Google Classroom.


Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age – due to minor supervision responsibilities, and background clearance requirements.
  • Spanish language proficiency, highly preferred.
  • Comfort and sensitivity working with diverse populations.
  • Computer proficiency, including the ability to utilize virtual/online meeting platforms such as Zoom and Google Classroom.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, while managing multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate in large and small groups, as well as on an individual basis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively under challenging circumstances while maintaining a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Presentation/teaching skills, including the ability to present and lead activities in a virtual/online environment.
  • Strong skills in organization and problem-solving.
  • Ability to travel to school or community sites.
  • Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree, completed or in progress, preferred.
  • Experience working with groups of children, ages 5-14 years.
  • Experience planning, organizing, and supervising activities for groups of children.
  • Experience leading virtual/online activities/events preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience with Zoom and/or Google Classroom, highly preferred.
  • All applicants must have reliable transportation.


Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate Girl Scout Programs for 10-20 girls in grades K-8.
  • Serve as a positive role model for girls in the program and engage in the Girl Scouts Leadership Experience model.
  • Manage program supplies.
  • Manage program registration/administration within the assigned program site.
  • Track program attendance.
  • Complete administrative tracking and documentation associated with the program.
  • Serve as liaison between assigned program site and main service center.
  • Follow all policies and protocols set by Girl Scouts, and the school or program partner, including health and safety guidelines around COVID-19.


Transferable Skills: Working as a Puentes Activities Leader is a great opportunity to develop valuable professional skills, including...

  • Leadership experience
  • Community networking
  • Program management
  • Teamwork
  • Working with diverse groups
  • Curriculum delivery and development
  • Problem-solving
  • Effective communication
  • Experience in an educational setting


Our Organization: At Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, we believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place through programs that are girl-led, expert-approved, and volunteer-supported. From the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program, which has launched millions of entrepreneurs and businesswomen, to our outdoor and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs that help girls unlock their full potential, Girl Scouting works!

Join our team, make an impact on girls in your community, and watch as they make an impact on the world!

https://youtu.be/huNcE5i3twM

We believe every girl has the power to change the world!


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: We encourage, value, and honor diversity, and support a culture of equity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering equity at every level of the organization. Click here to read our full Equity Statement.


How to Apply: Visit our Seasonal Jobs page: https://www.girlscoutsosw.org/en/our-council/careers/seasonal-employment.html

Select the locations you are interested in during the application process.

Applications not submitted through our website will not be considered.

If you love learning and engaging youth, and you have a passion for working with children, apply today for a seasonal job as a Program Activity Leader (PAL)!

As a PAL, you have the potential to change girls’ lives and grow as a leader in your community…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    September 22, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 21, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$15 per hour, 10-20 hours per week

Benefits

Robust employee assistance program, sick time.

Robust employee assistance program, sick time.

Level of Language Proficiency

English at a conversational level, or better. Spanish preferred.

English at a conversational level, or better. Spanish preferred.

Location

On-site
9620 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97219, United States

How to Apply

Visit our Seasonal Jobs page: https://www.girlscoutsosw.org/en/our-council/careers/seasonal-employment.html

Select the locations you are interested in during the application process.

Applications not submitted through our website will not be considered.

Visit our Seasonal Jobs page: https://www.girlscoutsosw.org/en/our-council/careers/seasonal-employment.html

Select the locations you are interested in during the application…

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