School-based Facilitator


organization:Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon
position summary:

Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon inspires girls, ages 8-18, to be strong, smart, and bold. Our gender-specific programs and research-based curricula provide girls with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically-independent future.

After-School Programming: We currently have 10 afterschool program sites in the SE, NE and North Portland areas. Girls do skits, participate in discussions, breakdown media stereotypes, learn about women’s history, and learn life and social skills using outcomes based curricula. For more information about Girls Inc. programming and our curricula please visit

The After-School Program curricula includes Allies in Action (reducing relational aggression), Operation SMART (science, math and relevant technology), Friendly PEERsuasion (drug and alcohol prevention), and Economic Literacy.

Using a curriculum, facilitators lead after-school Girls Groups (ages 8-14), conducting activities and discussions designed to help reduce relational aggression, build self-esteem, cultivate communication skills, expose the girls to math and science activities, and develop leadership skills, culminating in a group project. Groups meet once a week for the duration of the school year, usually between 3:00-5:30. Each group is 1.5-2 hours per week. This position is for facilitating muplitple groups on multiple days. Must be available Monday-Thursday afternoons, from late March until mid-June.

We have high standards set for our facilitators and co-facilitators so that we can give the girls we serve the best experience. We want all facilitators to have a great experience for their own professional development and social enhancement. Our facilitators have the opportunity to invest in Girls Inc. by attending and participating in events, and trainings to help cultivate a dynamic and supportive community of women.

To find out more information and to apply, please contact Jessica Abel by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 503-230-0054.

Salary / Pay Rate:$15/hr
Apply by:March 12, 2011
Qualifications:Requirements: • Must possess flexibility, independence, warmth, strong organizational skills and capacity to problem solve • Miniumum requirement of a bachelor-level degree in a social science or related field • Must have prior work experience with youth • Knowledge of local community resources • Commitment to strenght-based individual and group work • Relevant and significant experience in gender-specific and/or experiential programming highly desirable. • Spanish speaking ability preferred, but not required. • Must be available during weekday afternoons • Pass a criminal background check
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer