Position Title: Program Facilitator
Reports To: Girl Experience Manager
Department: Girl Experience & Membership
Status: Part-Time; Non-Exempt
Location: Buffalo, NY
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!
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 Greater Buffalo area.
- 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
- 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 GSUSA Activity/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
- 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.
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
- 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.
- Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel,
- Ability to project a high level of professionalism at all times;
- Capacity to network effectively and positively represent GSWNY in
the public arena;
- Ability to articulate organizational mission and its importance
with passion and conviction, and in a manner that resonates with the listener;
- Commitment to diversity and ability to interact with diverse populations;
- Strong time management skills with ability to work independently
and effectively prioritize duties and tasks in order to successfully
meet and manage multiple deadlines;
- Capacity to manage stress effectively and work well under pressure
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to
- Proven capability to work in a collaborative, service-focused environment;
- Capacity to work well with others in a congenial and effective manner;
- Ability to effectively manage and foster relationships with
council staff, volunteers and within community;
- Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement and become
a registered member of GSUSA;
- Successfully pass the required background checks at hire and thereafter;
- Maintain reliable transportation to and from home and work;
- Ability to meet the travel requirements of the position to conduct
- If travel is required, must possess a valid driver’s license, meet
minimum state auto insurance requirements, and meet the insurance
carrier’s requirements for coverage.
HOURS & TRAVEL:
- Approximately 15-20 hours per week;
- Regular travel to program-sites is required.
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.
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.