Girls Inc. Program Specialist
Reports To: Girls Inc at YWCA Program Manager
Job Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt
Job Summary: To provide leadership, program development and implementation for Girls Inc. programming throughout the year.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: (Additional duties may be assigned)
- Plan for development and implementation of Girls Inc. and related programs directly and through staff and volunteers
- Prepare appropriate records of participation, individual projects and program impact as needed for reports and grants; but not limited to attendance, reviews of accident/ incident reports
- Requisition and control of program supplies and materials
- Ensure proper staff coverage
- Perform minor custodial duties when needed
- Participate in and contribute to agency, regional, and national trainings
- Periodically review operating procedures and make recommendation as necessary to ensure they are current
- Build relationships with parents and keep them informed of field trips and events
- Act in accordance with YWCA mission, policies, and goals
- Represent agency in community activities in consonance with established policies
- Perform other duties as requested and agreed upon
- Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s polies and applicable laws
- Train employees
- Plan, assign, and direct work
- Address complaints and resolve problems
- Keep Program Director informed of problems, concerns, needs, trends, and unusual situations
- Bring any violation of regulatory issues, company policies, and program procedures immediately to Program Director
Minimum Qualification Standards:
Bachelor Degree with courses in education, recreation, psychology, and sociology preferred. Work experience in youth work or related field which includes some experience in supervision, administration, curriculum and course design, and community relations.
Current and valid NYS driver’s license
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Ability to work with a diverse population. Ability to facilitate cooperative work. Ability to communicate with children and foster their involvement and participation in program planning, program solving, and decision making. Ability to coordinate a multi-faceted program. Ability to inspire, stimulate, and encourage creativity and innovation. Ability to develop and implement programs which are responsive to the needs and interest of girls.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond effectively to common injuries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or board of directors.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, areas, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (body language). Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Equipment, Machines, and Software Used:
General office equipment is used
Mental and Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance visions, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.