Program Coordinator, Girls First

Posted by Girls First on October 27, 2020

Girls First is a tuition-free, out of school time program for girls in 1st – 4th grade. The mission of Girls First is to build character, instill a positive sense of self, and provide tangible life skills through a creative curriculum of arts exploration, academic reinforcement, and emotional learning. Girls First provides a safe, stable environment where students practice respect for self and others, exercise appropriate interactions with peers and adults, discover new skills and talents, and develop tools that will allow them to achieve greater success in school and beyond. Girls First is a non-profit organization.

The Program Coordinator will have primary responsibility for managing and leading the day to day activities of the program. This is a full-time, permanent position reporting to the Director of Education.

Program Coordinator Responsibilities
• Recruit, manage, and communicate with program volunteers. Ensure that all volunteers complete background checks.
• Recruit and register students each school year. As part of this effort, serve as a liaison to the local schools.
• Serve as the point of contact for families. Send regular program updates to them.
• For virtual sessions, coordinate and facilitate Zoom meetings. Plan family grocery packages.
• For in-person sessions, direct and coordinate that daily activities. Create meal plans.
• Coordinate guest speakers and field trips. For these venues partner with the subject matter expert to lead activities.
• Develop and maintain program calendar and social media calendar.
• Develop and execute summer camp programming in partnership with Montgomery Community College.
• Maintain Girls First website, update Facebook, and other social media venues.
• Maintain student attendance and behavior rubrics.
• Collaborate with the Director of Education on programming adjustments, as needed.
Position Requirements
• Degree and/or equivalent experience (4-6 years) in arts education, community arts, youth development or similar field.
• Administrative and teaching experience in community youth and family settings.
• Back ground in multi-disciplinary arts
• Enthusiasm, willingness, and interest to use and learn multiple technologies, social media platforms and creative media.
• Ability to work across diverse groups
• Be reliable, self-motivated, organized, and flexible.
• Clear written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
• Experience in trauma informed practices a plus.
• Spanish speaking a plus.

Resumes should be sent to

Dawn Lindberg, Girls First Personnel Chair
Mailing PO Box 872, Norristown, PA 19404
Phone 610.733.1078

Program Location: 1208 Green Street, Norristown

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