JOBS & INTERNSHIPS


Program Manager (Mentoring Program) - Chicago, IL

GirlForward is a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced globally by conflict and persecution. GirlForward participants are ages 14-21 and female-identifying. The community is primarily made up of girls who have come to the US through the refugee resettlement program and represent over 30 countries of origin. There are three main programs at GirlForward: Camp, Safe Spaces, and Mentoring. The Mentoring Program pairs girls with mentors to engage in "4W" activities (Wellness, Wisdom, Wallet and World) in order to explore their passions and graduate from high school. 

GirlForward is seeking to fill the position of Program Manager (Mentoring Program) in Chicago. In this position you will focus primarily on facilitating the relationships of mentors, mentees, and parents. You would be responsible for recruitment, screening, training, monitoring and supporting from the beginning to the end of the relationship. Additionally, the Program Manager will plan monthly events to cultivate powerful community. Building relationships with the community while exploring themes of identity, power, and culture are integral to success in this role. The Program Manager works with the Director of Programs and the Mentoring Team to set objectives and manage project based initiatives.

Manage operations of the Mentoring Program

  • Recruit, screen, train, monitor and support all participants and volunteers.
  • Manage relationships and ensure safety of all mentoring program participants.
  • Manage and support other team members in case management tasks.
  • Plan monthly Mentoring Program events.

Case Management of Mentoring Program participants

  • Ensuring relationship of mentor and mentee is appropriate and meeting goals.
  • Communicating with girl, mentor, and family.
  • Problem solving relationship challenges with match.
  • Provide support to the participant in community as needed.

Program Administration

  • Maintaining detailed records of data including attendance, activities, curriculum, and evaluation metrics
  • Conducting regular evaluations of program and check-ins with girls to determine needs and challenges
  • Fulfilling relevant administrative duties

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA in Social Work, Education, International Studies or other relevant fields preferred.
  • 1-2 years working with high school aged youth in nonprofit, education, or other community context preferred.
  • Must have a strong commitment to social justice and community engagement.
  • Must believe in the practice of cultural humility and critically analyze their own identity, culture, power, and belief system in relation to the community.
  • Must believe in the power of adolescent girls to create positive change in their communities and the world.

GirlForward is dedicated to building a multicultural work environment where all intersectional identities are valued. GirlForward encourages women, people of color, and those who identify as immigrants or refugees to apply. GirlForward is an equal opportunity employer and consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

JOB TYPE

Full Time

SALARY

$30,000.00 - $34,000.00

Salary commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS

Unlimited Paid Time-Off

Flexible Work Day- options to shift days and work remotely when applicable

Health Insurance offered with partial coverage from employer

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of additional languages such as as Arabic, Burmese, or Swahili is a plus!

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

4-year degree

HOW TO APPLY

ashley@girlforward.org

Click here to apply! Applications due by June 1st.


Camp Logistics Internship - Austin, TX

DESCRIPTION
GirlForward is a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution. GirlForward provides high school girls who have been resettled as refugees with individual mentorship, educational programs, and leadership opportunities. CAMP provides a space for girls to simultaneously build their English skills while exploring their identities and learning about the world around them through a social justice lens. Students engage in the classroom setting and explore the city.

We are currently recruiting interns who can support the CAMP program for summer 2018 in  AUSTIN, TX

GENERAL INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

All GirlForward internships are unpaid. Desired qualifications include:

- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

- Organizational skills and attention to detail.

- Able to work well independently in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.

- Experience with youth, tutoring, or mentoring, preferably with English language learners.

- Must have a strong commitment to social justice and community engagement.

- Must believe in the practice of cultural humility and critically analyze their own identity, culture, power, and belief system in relation to the community.

- Must believe in the power of adolescent girls to create positive change in their communities and the world!

- Additional qualifications for specific roles will be listed below.


CAMP LOGISTICS INTERNSHIP

Logistics Interns support the Camp GirlForward lead teacher as program assistants during enrichment activities and field trips. Specific responsibilities include:

- Assisting lead teacher with explorers hour enrichment activities.

- Assisting with planning and coordination of field trips

- Working one-on-one with girls in the community

- Completing administrative tasks such as preparing materials, monitoring supplies, cleaning classroom, and attendance related data entry.

Additional qualifications specific to LOGISTICS INTERNSHIP

- Experience navigating public transit and leading groups throughout cities.

Camp GirlForward will run from July 9th - August 17th. Logistics interns will work 30-35 hours per week. Hours may vary but will most likely be M-F 10 AM-5 PM for the duration.

Click here to apply!