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. This person is also responsible for the emotional and physical health and safety of girls under supervision.
•Facilitates activities and programs which promote the Girl Scout Leadership Experience STEM, life skills, entrepreneurship and indoor/outdoor activities program delivery.
•Assists with hands-on activities such as STEM (i.e. robotics, coding, environmental science, and science experiments), financial literacy and life skills.
•Ensures compliance with GSUSA risk management practices and other governance authorities for all programs.
•Assists with groups of girls according to the GSUSA outlined adult/child ratios.
•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
•Assists with facilitating activities enthusiastically such as: songs, games, crafts, science experiments, etc.
•Recognizes and responds to opportunities for problem solving within assigned groups of girls.
•Helps to provide opportunities for all girls to experience personal and group success.
•Assists with pre-event support including but not limited to check-in, check-out, attendance, pre and post survey administration, supply coordination, set-up, etc.
•Ensures that girls understand and follow safety and educational procedures.
•Researches, collects and communicates examples of high quality programming. Creates, edits and updates curriculum as necessary to provide curriculum tools and create a model for others.
•Assists in the care of the physical facilities and equipment.
•Assists with training and oversight of short-term volunteers which can include corporate group volunteers or individuals that volunteer at workshops/day camps, field trips, camp cleanup days and related facility needs.
•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.
•Must be able to travel within established geographic areas and council service centers, as necessary.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS AND NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Bilingual (preferred, but not required).
•Must remain Outcomes-focused while delivering program activities to the girls to ensure their Girl Scout experience meets the objectives of the program.
•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 5 and above.
•Must be a US 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 Program helpful.
•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 a FBI fingerprint background check.
•Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
•Adheres to the GSNETX’s equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies, which ensure that there will be no discrimination on the basis of 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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an 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/or 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.