Program Facilitator Specialist, Buffalo

  • Job Tracking ID: 512705-774215
  • Job Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: September 27, 2021
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS:

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’d like to be part of this exciting, empowering, and valuable experience, we encourage you to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Position Title: Program Facilitator Specialist - Buffalo

Reports To: Girl Experience Manager

Department: Girl Experience

Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time (20-25 hours per week)

 

SUMMARY:

In order to enhance in school and after school programming, the Program Facilitator Specialist is accountable for recruitment, placement, retention, and support of girls and supervision of Program Aides for grant-funded programs as well as provides formal and informal learning and recreational activities for girls participating in programs through the City of Buffalo and selected sites in Erie County.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops, maintains and extends relationships with community groups, organizations and individuals to expand membership, marketing and program opportunities to support Girl Scouting.
  • Coordinate and provide the Girl Scout program, targeted learning programs and recreational programs for girls through the troop/group model. Develop program plans around the assigned National Program Portfolio.
  • Develop, implement and monitor all training for Program Facilitators.
  • Together with membership teams establish short and long range plans to achieve established membership objectives.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of strategies, services, materials, benefits, and policies relating to acquisition of new members and recommends changes to attain goals.
  • Supports year round recruitment efforts.
  • Create a positive program atmosphere conducive to team building and learning.
  • 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.
  • Maintain a solid Girl Scout appropriate rapport with girls, parents, and other staff and/or volunteers in the group.
  • Accurately complete and submit by deadline all required paperwork including attendance records, weekly reports, accident/injury reports, registration forms and fees, 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 Girl Experience Team meetings and GSWNY all staff meetings.
  • Attend and apply skills learned through required trainings.
  • Other duties as required.

 

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

 

Experience and Skills:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED. Experience working with children in diverse populations preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and organizational skills. Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic budgeting.
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Bilingual a plus.
  • Requires a combination of day, evening and weekend hours.
  • Ability to gather, assess, process and present program and girl data.
  • Ability to work with girls and adults of diverse ethnic, racial, religious and economic backgrounds.
  • Become a registered member of the Girls Scouts of the USA, and demonstrate support of the Girl Scouts mission.
  • Successfully complete required background checks.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

  • Ability to self-transport to program, training and meeting sites.
  • Ability to visually and aurally supervise activities.

 

GIRL SCOUT MEMBERSHIP:

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:

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.

 

GSWNY is also very grateful to have many partnerships offering special deals and incentives at local businesses to GSWNY employees throughout Western New York.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL:

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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT:
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.


WHY NOT VOLUNTEER?!:
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: https://www.gswny.org or email Customer Care at customercare@gswny.org   We look forward to hearing from you!