The Murals of the Mind Project

Volunteer Facilitator, Murals of the Mind Project

Posted on July 23, 2019

About the Opportunity

The Murals of the Mind Project (M.O.M.) is seeking volunteers to help facilitate activities and provide supports for our sponsor-funded, week-long summer enrichment pilot program, Accepted! High School Readiness. for middle school youth scheduled for the week of August 19-23, 2019. Working directly with youth rising to 6th-9th grade in September at Columbus Square Rec Center, one of our partner sites. The Accepted! program facilitator assures quality program delivery, continuity, support, and outcome assessment. The volunteer facilitator works collaboratively with the Columbus Square Rec Center director, and M.O.M. executive director to promote Accepted! and sustained active attendance and participation.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

 Facilitate a schedule of workshop activities leading youth, with a focus on navigating through high first year experience, through daily activities in Overcoming First Day Jitters, Improving Organization Skills, Time Management, Studying / Testing, Assignments / Projects / Research, Community Service Hours, Recognizing Peer Pressure / Bullying, School-Life Balance
 Complete, process and submit all required paper work including but not limited to registrations, attendance and end of program survey.
 Engage with youth in workshop activities, encouraging their participation and engagement
 Shares knowledge, experience and skills with a positive and flexible approach.
 Serve as a positive role model for participants.
 Maintain supervision of youth, their activities and whereabouts
 Communicate effectively and ensure delivery of clear, organized, and vibrant presentations.
 Provide light mentoring
 Promote a welcoming, cooperative, positive, safe, and flexible atmosphere while working with others in a diverse environment.
 Adhere to Columbus Square and M.O.M. safety guidelines.
 Agree to be guided in all actions by The Murals of the Mind mission, vision and goals; and to comply with the rec center & M.O.M. policies.
 Provide crisis intervention services to youth in the program; if needed
 Problem-solve issues that may present at enrichment program and present solutions;
 Facilitate conflict resolution between youth and diffusing conflict, if needed and inform Rec Center Director and M.O.M. executive director.
 Attend and complete applicable orientation and training.
 Provides guidance and information regarding activities, participant’s successes with parents / guardians and M.O.M.
 Maintain M.O.M. confidentiality standards

Essential Functions:

 Must be 18 years of age or older
 Ability to successfully complete all pre-employment and post-employment screenings including, but not limited to, criminal background check and child abuse clearances
 Sensitivity for and a commitment to multi-cultural participants
 Ability to apply sound judgment with the ability to work independently and manage multiple levels of youth maturity, experiences and abilities within a group
 Ability to follow and maintain safe working practices at all times

 Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds, work indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather and settings.
 Ability to apply independent discretion within the boundaries of the position
 Provide own transportation
 Ability to apply creativity and vision to motivate and inspire others
 Adaptable to possible changing demands of the position
 Demonstrated knowledge of, or willingness to learn, M.O.M. program, principles, and standards
 Strong leadership skills
 Excellent written and oral communication skills
 Excellent listening skills
 Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
 Uphold the mission and vision of The Murals of the Mind Project
 Exhibit and model honesty, integrity, and trust while performing all job duties
 Be accountable for all duties of this job
 Assist in the success of all Programs as needed

Reporting relationship: The volunteer facilitator(s) is accountable to and supervised by M.O.M. program director.

Must Haves
 High School Graduate (GED)
 Some college
 Experience working with diverse populations youth & leading youth-focused workshops
 Tech savvy
 Volunteer experience

Nice to Have
 Bilingual (Spanish)
 Course work in Programming/Education/Social Work or related field, or equivalent experience in youth programming
 Current Criminal Background Check And Child Abuse Clearances
 Current First Aid and CPR certifications

Details & Dates: Monday – Friday, 9.30a-4p, August 19-23, 2019. Part-time hours may be available.

About The Murals of the Mind Project
The Murals of the Mind Project (M.O.M.) is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization that has provided free and low cost programming, service learning and mentoring to youth aged 10-17 since 2007. Our mission is to increase youth literacy IQ. This is accomplished by engaging youth in literacy and skills readiness programs such as essay writing, creative writing and performance; college, career and financial readiness, STEM encampments, and community service.

M.O.M.’s vision is to awaken the imagination and curiosity of youth, tangibly assisting them in improving life outcomes. We strive to promote literacy, preparedness and educational excellence. M.O.M. encourages young people to custom design their narratives, expand peer networks, embrace their majesty; and celebrate and accept their uniqueness – quirks and all.

Our goal is to take a 360-degree approach to helping improve youth literacy and skills readiness outcomes in Philadelphia and surrounding communities. Our “On the Road” format enables us to go wherever the need is to gets kids and teens ready. Our programs, events and mentoring are diverse, imaginative, fun, and youth-centered.

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