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Program Assistant – Adelante Chicas Youth Program

POSITION TITLE: Program Assistant REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator

Adelante Chicas, is a youth program of Adelante Mujeres. Adelante Chicas was developed in response to an expressed need for a safe and fun environment in which young Latinas can learn from each other and about their heritage; express themselves freely about their experience as Latinas living in the U.S.; and take leadership within the wider community. The program provides a support network for Latina girls, to enhance their self-esteem and promote options for a positive future.

Job Summary: The Adelante Chicas Program Assistant will be responsible for implementing researched-based curricula for small student groups after school hours; support and guide participating girls through self-discovery and empowerment; and work collaboratively with the Program Coordinator and Parent Educator to engage families in their daughters’ growth. The Program Assistant will also be responsible for maintaining accurate records of program participants. Hours: .5 FTE - 20 hours/week. Must be available Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-5:30pm, remaining hours are flexible. Some weekend and evening work is required. Major Duties and Responsibilities: • Implement after school programming for Latina girls. • Maintain accurate records and written communications to track and share project results. • Support Program Coordinator in the planning of field trips, camping trips and other outings • Attend all outings for girls and quarterly events for families of participating girls. • Support Program Coordinator in attaining necessary information for program evaluation. • Work collaboratively with volunteers, interns, and work study students in the fulfillment of program tasks. • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in women studies, communication, sociology, psychology or related field. Four years of directly relevant experience with youth and families may be considered in lieu of formal degree. • Bilingual Spanish/English skills • Minimum one year of group facilitation experience • Strong organization and time management skills • Strong written and oral communication skills • Experience working with and motivating youth • Ability to work with diverse populations • Proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher • Must have car, valid driver’s license, and meet state required automobile insurance minimums.

Desired Qualifications : • Event coordination experience a plus! • Sense of humor, flexibility and willingness to pitch in wherever necessary

PLEASE SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: [email protected] Screening will begin immediately. Position is open until filled.

Location: Forest Grove, Oregon Compensation: 12.50-15/hr DOE. Benefits package includes full medical & dental insurance, and personal time off. This is a part-time job • This is a non-profit organization • Please, no phone calls about this job