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Program Assistant

Girl scouts of Northeast Texas
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The AmeriCorps Program Assistant is responsible for program delivery, chaperoning participants during assigned sessions and assisting with station rotation and other girl involved activities. This person will share in the implementation and coordination of high quality programming that meets the goals and objectives of GSNETX Girl Scout Leadership Experience and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programming at the STEM Center of Excellence. Program pillars of STEM, life skills, entrepreneurship and indoor/outdoor activities will be regular topics of educational activities provided.

Service Activities

The AmeriCorps Member will deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to Girl Scouts of various ages and program levels at our STEM Center of Excellence.

Community Need Addressed

Research recently released by the Girl Scouts Research Institute, "The State of Girls 2017" indicate that more girls are living in poverty and low-income households today than 10 years ago. The reality is that lower-socioeconomic-status girls face overwhelming challenges every day -- challenges that affect their health, education and emotional well-being. In addition, they are less likely to participate in extracurricular activities. The stress of living in low SES communities often is accompanied by threats of violence or parental addiction -- factors that affect learning and self-image, making it even more difficult for at-risk girls to break through the barrier of intergenerational poverty.

AmeriCorps members will deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), an evidence based program that helps girls cultivate important skills they need to take the lead in their own lives and the world. Through the GSLE, girls learn and grow in a safe, all-girl environment, discovering who they are, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. GSLE features a variety of fun, challenging, and experiential activities that empower girls as they develop leadership skills. AmeriCorps members will provide programming in these focus areas: STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics), Outdoor Leadership and within the Girl Scout Academy, an alternative delivery model in partnership with local schools and nonprofit partners.

Position Outcomes

3,000 low income girls will be served in the program and demonstrate improved academic engagement. Long term impact will be more female students with improved social/emotional skills and academic aspirations, who graduate high school and are better positioned for career success. More girls will choose STEM in their education and careers resulting in more women in the workforce with leadership and essential soft skills.

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Health coverage, Living allowance, Training

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting National Nonprofit/Affiliate
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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