Program Facilitator - Buffalo

  • Job Tracking ID: 512705-719032
  • Job Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Date Updated: February 07, 2020
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Reports to: Senior Director of Girl Experience
  • Salary: $15.00
  • Department: Girl Experience

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Job Description:


Are you mission-driven, looking to work in a dynamic team environment, and influence the lives of girls? If so, take the time to check out Girl Scouts of Western New York.

Since 1912, Girl Scouts has empowered girls to develop the skills and the voice to become successful and productive citizens. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

If you are looking for a part-time youth development position where you can have FUN and work directly with girls, we have the job for you as a Community Program Facilitator!

In this paid position, you will facilitate Girl Scout programs for girls at local sites including after-school settings, youth and community-based organizations and housing developments in specific areas of Erie County. Programs will include weekly girl programs, participation in Girl Scout product sales, the recruitment of speakers and volunteers and the possibility of bringing girls on local field trips. Comprehensive training and support is provided. Ability to travel between troop site locations required.


In order to enhance in school and after school programming, the Program Facilitator provides formal and informal learning and recreational activities for girls participating in programs through local school districts and selected sites in the Buffalo & Erie County Region.


  • Coordinate and provide the Girl Scout program, targeted learning programs and recreational programs for girls through the troop/group model. Develops a program plan around the assigned National Program Portfolio.
  • Assist the program/membership team in strategic planning to target, recruit and set up new programming sites.
  • Create a positive program atmosphere conducive to team building and learning.
  • Create leadership and role modeling to help group members understand and respect the rights, differences, and similarities of others.
  • Create a solid GS appropriate rapport with girls, parents, and other staff and/or volunteers in the group.
  • Coordinate activities and programs by gathering materials and arriving at the site at least 15 minutes prior to the session.
  • Provide adequate supervision of girls by remaining on-site until girls are picked up by a parent or the designated staff.
  • Enforce site rules, procedures, and health and safety standards. Follow specifications in the Safety Checkpoints.
  • Accurately complete and submit by deadline all required paperwork including attendance records, weekly reports, accident/injury reports, registration forms and fees, time sheets, etc.
  • Support recruitment of girls and adult volunteers for after-school programming, traditional troop programming, GSWNY events and camp by conducting outreach, attending recruitment events and opportunities in schools and the community.
  • Assist with implementation of Product Programs as part of after-school troops.
  • Attend regular Program Team meetings and GSWNY all staff meetings.
  • Attend and apply skills learned through required trainings.

Other duties may be assigned as needed. GSWNY maintains the right to add, change or alter the functions of this position at any time.


* 90-95% travel - requires reliable access to vehicle;
* Part-time working approximately 10-25 hour per week;
* Programs often involve working evenings and weekends.

Experience and Skills:


  • High school diploma or GED. Experience working with children in diverse populations preferred.
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Bilingual a plus.
  • Requires a combination of afternoon, evening and weekend hours.
  • Ability to gather, assess, process and present program and girl data.
  • Become a registered member of the Girls Scouts of the USA, and demonstrate support of the Girl Scouts mission.
  • Successfully complete required background checks.


All Employees of Girl Scouts must maintain an active, annual membership in Girl Scouts of Western New York. This membership must be renewed annually, and all newly hired employees are expected to enroll with GSWNY within the first 30 days of their employment.

Job Benefits:

Part-time employees working fewer than 30 hours per week are not eligible for company-sponsored group benefits.  However, all regular employees of Girl Scouts of Western New York are eligible for paid holidays and paid-time off in accordance with GSWNY policies and procedures.

Girl Scouts of Western New York celebrates diversity in all forms and is committed to creating an inclusive, collaborative and supportive environment for all.  All employment decisions are based qualifications, merit, performance and the needs of the organization.  As an equal opportunity employer, GSWNY does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other groups or persons protected by federal, state or local law.

If this role is not quite what you are looking for, but you are still interested in being part of the Girl Scouts of Western New York community, why not become a volunteer?  We are always looking for adult volunteers to help us bring our program to girls in our communities, where we strive to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place!  For more information on becoming a GSWNY volunteer , please visit our website at: or email Customer Care at   We look forward to hearing from you!