AmeriCorps Girl Scout Program Facilitator - Programs Intern
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JoAnn Fogg - Dallas, TX
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Seasonal
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$713.88 Salary/month
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Description

The AmeriCorps Girl Scout Program Facilitator Intern will assist Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX) in the organization, creation, delivery, implementation and assessment of The Girl Scout Leadership Experience. GSLE program pillars include STEM, life skills, entrepreneurship, and outdoor activities, and will be regular topics of educational activities provided. This person is also responsible for the emotional and physical health and safety of students under their leadership.

  • Facilitates programs and events which promote the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  

  • Facilitates in-person, virtual or live-stream event programming models as needed and assigned. 

  • Facilitates Girl Scout traditions and encourages Girl Scout ways. 

  • With the guidance of your supervisor, design, create and implement programming that is robust and deliberate in design.  

  • Serves as and is responsible for being a role model for participants in behavior and attitude while following the Girl Scout Promise and Law and program procedures. 

  • Help provide opportunities for students to experience personal and group success.  

  • Remain focused on girl experiences and processes and how they impact short and mid-term outcomes while delivering program activities to the girls to ensure their Girl Scout experience meets the objectives of the program. 

  • Assists with pre- and post-event support, including but not limited to program/event planning, check-in, check-out, attendance, post-reflective survey administration, supply coordination, set-up, etc. 

  • Ensures that students understand and follow safety and educational procedures. 

  • Assists in the care of the physical facilities and equipment, including but not limited to program kits, activity materials, program closets, and cabinets in which supplies are kept. 

  • Assists with training and oversight of short-term volunteers, which can include corporate group volunteers, teachers or individuals and can include program delivery, facility needs and clean up days. 

  • Research, collect, and communicate examples of high-quality programming.  Creates, edits, and updates the curriculum as necessary to provide curriculum tools and create a model for others. 

  • Recognizes and responds to opportunities for problem-solving within assigned groups of students. 

  • Responsible for the collection of program materials, including registration, attendance, agreements, and permission slips if applicable. 

  • Guarantee that programming remains outcomes-focused while ensuring the experience meets the objectives and goals of the program. Ensures compliance with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) risk management practices and other governance authorities for all programs. 

  • The member should be flexible and adaptable to changing schedules and direction given by your supervisor to ensure the program is meeting the needs of the organization. 

  • Corresponds with teachers, staff, family members as needed to complete reports, gather data, obtain permissions, send reminders, and generally communicate about GSLE programming.  

  • Manages and facilitates program schedules and calendars, meetings, and events with internal and external customers. 

  • Gathers program supplies needed for lesson/activity. Works with partnered site contact to replenish supplies as needed. Keeps an inventory of program supplies. Copies program materials as needed. 

  • Works with girls, teachers, staff to administer program surveys. Distributes and collects parent and teacher surveys. 

  • Attends essential meetings and training. 

  • May assist with council-led activities and events as assigned at council and partner sites as needed. 

  • Adheres to GSNETX policies and procedures for AmeriCorps members, as referenced in the member service agreement.  

  • Wears the AmeriCorps logo daily. 

In the event of a local, state, or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may be asked on a volunteer basis or be required by OneStar to activate to assist in disaster response and recovery activities within their communities.  This may involve virtual service opportunities or in-person service opportunities.  This may include service opportunities outside of the member’s standard service hours or in place of their standard service duties.  In the event of a large-scale, high needs local, state, or federal disaster, AmeriCorps members may voluntarily or be required by OneStar to deploy to an area outside of their service area to assist in disaster response and recovery activities. 

TRAINING

  • Girl Scout Program Facilitators will be trained on AmeriCorps regulations, prohibited activities, and programming. 

  • Girl Scout Program Facilitators will receive general training about GSNETX Programs, expectations, deliberate design, site-specific policies and procedures, processes, and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. 

  • Girl Scout Program Facilitators will receive training on both the archery range and low ropes course. 

  • Additionally, members will receive ongoing support and trainings throughout the year relevant to the curriculum, classroom management, professionalism, and the demographic they serve.  

OTHER

  • Must be able to travel within established geographic areas and council service centers, as necessary.  Mileage reimbursement is available above normal commute to and from the site assigned. 

  • For members assigned to a Dallas ISD school, they must create a voly account at https://dallasisd.voly.org/, consent to a background check, complete the district’s required orientation, and present photo identification upon arrival at the school  

Benefit of Becoming a GSNETX AmeriCorps Member:

  • Members receive a $1,678.57 education award at the end of their term (can be used for tuition or student loans)
  • Professional development training and networking opportunities.
  • Member Assistance Program : Provides accessible and quality mental health services to AmeriCorps members like 24/7 Counseling & Coaching service, Medical Advocacy, Personal Concierge for Everyday Needs and Financial/Legal Consultation.
  • AmeriCorps Member will hold a membership in the Girl Scout Organization
  • CPR/AED and First Aid Training and Certification
Qualifications

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (preferred, but not required). 

  • Adheres to GSNETX policies and procedures for AmeriCorps members, as referenced in the member service agreement.  

  • Education background preferred. Girl Scout and Nonprofit experience is a plus. 

  • Working knowledge of best practices in nonprofit and/or education. 

  • Knowledge of and ability to work with adults and children ages five and above. 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S.  

  • Must be at least 18 years old. 

  • Must have a high school diploma or be willing to earn one while serving. 

  • AmeriCorps members will be eligible for an education award upon successful completion of service with a satisfactory performance evaluation. 

  • Knowledge of Girl Scout Programs and traditions helpful, but not required. 

  • Ability to communicate and serve hours with integrity, providing proof of work during hours served as requested by the supervisor. 

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision. 

  • Demonstrates and promotes a climate of courtesy, respect, and professionalism to coworkers, the volunteers served by this council, and others with whom her/his position puts her/him in contact. 

  • The AmeriCorps member will have recurring access to vulnerable populations, students age 17 or younger, thus requires a three-part National Service Criminal History Check, including an FBI fingerprint background check. 

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as assigned. 

  • Adheres to the GSNETX’s equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies, which ensure that there will be no discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, sex, creed, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability, or age. 

  • Must hold membership in the Girl Scout organization and subscribe to the tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. GSNETX will pay for the Girl Scout Adult Membership fee ($25) for each AmeriCorps Member.   

  • Attendance is an essential position requirement defined as having regular, consistent, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance including the ability to work regular hours and shifts, before and after hours, and on weekends, when required. 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications. 


 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any member to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this position, the member is regularly required to speak or hear. The member frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The member is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, work in an office environment, work in a seated position, and work with computers.

The member must be able to drive and have a valid driver’s license.  The member must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES:

  • GSNETX will provide CPR/AED and First Aid training and certification.
  • GSNETX will provide Safety, Child Abuse, and Child Neglect training per state regulation requirements. 
  • GSNETX may provide additional certifications as deemed necessary by program schedules such as Archery, Lifeguard, and High Ropes. 
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