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Middle School Program Leader
Girls Inc. of Alameda County

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Middle School Program Leader

Girls Inc. of Alameda County
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Job Summary

$16 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 7 days ago
Job Role
Afterschool Teacher
Employer's Industry
Education, Nonprofit
Job Schedule
Afternoons, Mornings, Weekdays

Job Description

Position Overview

The Middle School Program Leader is a dynamic staff person who is able work directly with middle school age girls to spark academic achievement, motivation, confidence, persistence, and leadership. The Middle School Program Leader will work under the middle school All STARS (Sports, Technology, Academics, Responsibility and Sisterhood) team. The Program Leader is responsible for delivering a 3-5 day per week, after school program for girls attending school in Oakland for the 2020-21 school year. Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s All STARS program focuses on the following areas: community involvement and social justice; technology; health; leadership; sports and fitness; and academic achievement. A Girls Inc. Program Leader is professional, creative, flexible, fun, able to communicate with both girls and adults, and is passionate about working with middle school age girls.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with a group of 20 girls 3-5 days per week after school to implement the All STARS program during after school.
  •  Create a safe, respectful youth development-learning environment.
  • Plan and deliver age appropriate, informal learning curriculum in the areas of technology, sisterhood, leadership, sports, fitness, health, community involvement and social justice, and academic achievement.
  • Collaborate with other program staff to create weekly activity plans.
  • Provide daily homework assistance.
  • Facilitate independence, conflict resolution, and positive risk-taking in girls.
  • Participate in occasional evening or weekend events with participants and their families.
  • Work closely with Program Coordinator and school site staff to track participants’ progress.
  • Work as a team member with Coordinator, Manager, and other Program Leaders.
  • Communicate with families, teachers, school day staff and administration, volunteers and partners.
  • Participate in weekly staff development, supervision, consultations, training, and team meetings.
  • Supervise volunteers during the program.
  • Maintain organization of classroom and communal supplies and paperwork.
  • Effectively utilize prep time to prepare for activities and classroom observation.
  • Work occasional evenings and weekends for events with program participants and their families.


  • Commitment of at least the 2020-21 school year (August 2020 – May 2021)
  • Experience working with girls and families representing diverse cultures, ethnicities, abilities, gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • Group facilitation, behavioral management and conflict resolution skills gained in a working with adolescent youth.
  • Ability to motivate, excite, spark curiosity and self-discovery among young women toward advocacy and civic engagement
  • Ability work cross-culturally with co-workers, girls, partners, volunteers and interns
  • Ability to create and maintain a culturally responsive, trauma-informed and safe space
  • Collaborative, resourceful, self-motivating, creative, organized, and flexible.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook, Access and/or other data base applications.
  • Ability to bend, lift, move up to 15 lbs.
  • Background clearance from the Department of Justice
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends for events.
  • A valid California Driver’s License, access to a reliable vehicle and proof of automobile liability insurance with minimum policy requirements as established by Girls Inc.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.

 Benefits: Employer pays part of standard medical plan and provides vacation, sick, and holiday pay prorated to employees FTE.

Other Benefits: Dental, Voluntary Life, Vision, and Long-term disability available at the employee’s expense and the ability to participate in the 403(B) and Flexible Savings Account.

    Girls Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer 

Business Overview

Our Story

Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Since 1958, we have responded to the unique needs of girls aged 5-18. We empower girls in underserved communities, equipping them to navigate gender, economic, and racial barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent adults. All programs are developmentally appropriate, supporting girls’ changing needs as they grow. From literacy activities in elementary school, to exciting hands-on science projects in middle school, to building leadership skills and college readiness in high school, Girls Inc. girls receive the support and the opportunities they need to thrive. Poised for growth, the Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s operating budget is $6.9M with 110 staff in our downtown Oakland Simpson Center for Girls and in more than 20 schools and satellite centers across Alameda County.


Culture & Perks

Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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