Girls Are Powerful (GRP) is launching its Mentor Program, which will bring together girls ages 8-17 of all races, cultures, and lived experiences to discover and embrace their identities and use their power to positively impact their communities. This program will connect groups of girls with Peer Mentors and Adult Mentors, who will guide participants through a three-year curriculum within a safe environment for sharing and growth. GRP will launch the program virtually in the fall of 2022.
The Family Engagement Coordinator will partner with Mentor Program team members to support the families of the mentees who join the program. The Liaison will guide families through GRP’s programming to support their child’s journey as well as address family needs, feedback, etc. This is a volunteer position and 100% remote.
Time Commitment: 12-14 hours per month, 1 Year Commitment* with option to renew
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Serve as primary point of contact for parents/caregivers of children involved in GRP’s Mentor Program
- Design, organize, and lead meetings to help parents/caregivers become familiar with and reinforce the skills and concepts their children learn through GRP’s Mentor Program. These meetings could include, but are not limited to:
- Parent/Caregiver information sessions about the Mentor Program
- Parent/Caregiver Circle sessions focused on topics such as supporting and empowering mentees in their everyday lives
- Opportunities to contribute to the success of the Mentor Program, such as feedback sessions, discussing curriculum, etc.
- Alongside the Program and Curriculum teams, design materials for parents/caregivers to use and reference in partnership with the Mentor Program
- Create communication & feedback loop between participating families and the GRP team, helping address participants’ needs, concerns, and questions
- Create a strategy to check in with parents/caregivers throughout the mentees’ enrollment and help reinforce the curriculum at home
- Create methods to evaluate parental involvement, feedback, and program success in collaboration with GRP evaluation plan
Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
It is expected that the candidate for this position will possess all or most of the following:
- Previous experience working within education, youth development, and/or family outreach, particularly within diverse populations
- Knowledge of, or experience using, trauma-informed approaches to youth work, social-emotional learning, and relationship building
- Previous experience with adult learning and/or family advocacy
- Comfortability with public speaking and leading/moderating group discussions
- Ability to work remotely; access to personal computer, reliable internet, and Zoom
- Self-direction and capacity to work independently
- Ability to collaborate across different teams to achieve goals
In addition, all candidates should possess a desire and commitment to empower and encourage the lives of the next generation of girls. Successful candidates will seek to provide leadership, vision, and direction to Girls Are Powerful to ensure that the organization meets the needs of the participants, volunteers, and the community, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a passion for improving the lives of women and girls in our community are essential for success in this role.